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.