Q2 2020 Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor: Solid Start Expected for North American M&A in 2020

Brighter outlook after gloomy 2019.

10 February 2020


After 2019’s 8 percent fall in North American M&A volumes, dealmakers in the region are relishing the prospect of fatter deal pipelines. According to the latest issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report, the number of announced M&A deals in North America is forecast to rise by 5 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2020. That puts the region second only to Asia-Pacific and ahead of Europe, the Middle East & Africa with forecast growth of 6 and 4 percent, respectively.

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.

The strongest growth in North American early-stage dealmaking is coming from the Healthcare, Materials and Consumer & Retail sectors.

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.

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