Q2 2020 Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor: Confident Start to Global Dealmaking in 2020
Worldwide M&A activity predicted to grow 5 percent in H1.
10 February 2020
The start of the new decade could herald the beginning of a renewed period of growth for global M&A activity. According to the latest issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report, the worldwide number of announced M&A deals in the first half of 2020 is forecast to grow by 5 percent year-over-year (YOY).
For M&A dealmakers that’s a welcome piece of news following two years in which worldwide deal announcements have flatlined.
The SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor is compiled by tracking early-stage M&A transactions, across the world, that are in preparation or have begun their due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.
Healthcare, Materials and TMT lead our global growth forecast
Worldwide, the strongest growth in early-stage M&A activity is coming from deals in the Healthcare, Materials and Technology, Media and Telecoms sectors. Outside these, the Consumer & Retail sector in Asia-Pacific and the Financials sector in Europe, the Middle East & Africa are also leading new M&A deal starts.
And the regional winner is…
Asia-Pacific M&A announcements are predicted to increase 6 percent YOY in the first half of 2020, just topping North America’s 5 percent and EMEA’s 4 percent growth forecasts. Latin America, meanwhile, is expected to slide by 4 percent.
To find out more and to know the future of global M&A six months ahead of everybody else, download your copy of the Q2 2020 issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.
Along with our six-month forecasts of M&A activity by region and sector, the latest issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor includes:
A spotlight on how environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are affecting dealmaking.
An interview with Marianne Lewis, Dean and Professor of Management at the University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, on a new Intralinks research report, Gender Diversity and M&A Outcomes: How Female Board-Level Representation Affects Corporate Dealmaking. Due to be published on February 18, the report, based on a global study of more than 16,700 M&A transactions over 20 years, presents unique new findings on the relationship between corporate leadership gender diversity and M&A success.