Q2 2020 SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor: EMEA Region M&A Pipelines Point to 2020 Growth in Deal Activity
Dealmakers in Europe, the Middle East & Africa brush off regional headwinds
10 February 2020
Despite slowing economic growth and the uncertain effects of Brexit, the number of announced M&A deals in EMEA is forecast to grow by 4 percent year-over-year (YOY) in the first half of 2020, according to the latest issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report. That puts EMEA just behind both Asia-Pacific and North America with forecast growth of 6 and 5 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.
Early-stage deal activity is growing the fastest in the TMT, Financials, and Energy & Power sectors in Eastern Europe, Benelux, the Nordics, and the Middle East.
Early-stage deal activity points to higher levels of M&A announcements in Italy, the U.K, and Germany in H1 2020, whereas M&A activity is forecast to be lower in France and to be flat in Spain. Following the Conservative victory in the U.K.’s December general election, U.K. early-stage M&A activity jumped by 24 percent YOY in Q4.
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.