Q1 2020 SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor: North America M&A’s Happy New Year

NA takes last year’s rebound – and runs with it.


2 December 2019

Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor

The Q1 SS&C 2020 Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor is out – and here’s what’s ahead for North America in the coming six months.

As in H2 2019, NA is mirroring APAC in prospective mergers and acquisitions (M&A) new deal announcements, riding a wave of promise that took hold last half.

The expectation, based on the most recent predictive analysis models by Refinitiv1 and Intralinks, sees a growth of 7 percent YOY for Q1 2020; the range is +15 to 0 percent.

Much of the boost in dealmaking is expected to be seen in Canada. For all of NA, however, many sectors show significant strength: Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT), Healthcare, and Materials. It’s a slight change from Q4 2019 – where Energy & Power, Materials, and Consumer & Retail were leaders.

Want to find out more? Get the Q1 2020 edition of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor. Independently verified as a highly accurate six-month forecast of merger and acquisition activity, the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor is compiled by tracking early-stage M&A transactions globally that are in preparation or have begun due diligence.

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Along with our forecast of M&A activity for the next six months, the latest issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor includes:

  • Spotlight feature: Are national security concerns affecting infrastructure M&A?

  • An interview with Ken Schultz, M.D., CEO & Chairman of Los Angeles-based biopharmaceutical oncology company Trethera. He reflects on business development war stories from the biopharma front line, offering an exclusive insider’s view of transactions he’s led during his two decades of dealmaking.

1https://thesource.refinitiv.com/thesource/getfile/index/ccfa0895-7ebc-47bf-ae65-b1f792034ee2 Refinitiv’s data on the number of announced deals for the past four quarters have been adjusted by Intralinks for expected subsequent changes in reported announced deal volumes in Refinitiv’s database.



Peter Braverman

Peter Braverman

Peter Braverman is Senior Vice President of sales at Intralinks, a leading financial technology provider for the global banking, deal making and capital markets communities.