Q2 2020 SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor: Asia-Pacific Region to Power Global M&A Growth in 2020

In a close-run race, APAC just comes out on top


11 February 2020

Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor

Dealmakers in Asia-Pacific have something to celebrate. The latest issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report forecasts that the number of APAC M&A announcements is expected to rise by 6 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2020. That puts APAC at the top of the global leaderboard, ahead of both North America and Europe with forecast growth of 5 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.

Within APAC, Japan, India and South Korea are expected to announce higher numbers of deals in H1 to lead the growth in M&A activity. China and Hong Kong have felt some early impact from the coronavirus but it’s too early to say what the mid- to long-term effects of what this may have on these forecasts.

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



Christophe Montane

Christophe Montane

Christophe joined Intralinks in 2019 as SVP – APAC Sales, overseeing 13 countries and the fastest-growing region of the business. Christophe’s mission is to lead the sales and marketing organization to a journey of innovation and continued growth to become the leading technology enabler for strategic transactions.

He brings to the team from prior roles two decades of experience in the technology and outsourcing sectors providing thought leadership and execution capability required for key large clients in their digital transformation programs.