SS&C Intralinks Forecasts Asia-Pacific to Lead Global Q3 2019 M&A Activity
M&A deals worldwide expected to increase by two percent in Q3 2019.
WINDSOR, CT, May 20, 2019 (PR NEWSWIRE) – SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC), today announced results from the Q3 2019 issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements.
"The Asia-Pacific region is expected to show the strongest growth in M&A activity over the next two quarters and rise four percent year-over-year," said Matt Porzio, SVP, SS&C Intralinks. "Similarly, M&A activity in North America is expected to increase by around three percent year-over-year for the same time period."
Regional breakdown of M&A activity predicted for Q2 and Q3 2019:
In Asia-Pacific, the number of announced M&A deals is predicted to increase by 4 percent year-over-year (YOY) over the next six months, within a range of -3 to 12 percent, led by the Real Estate, Energy and Power and Financial sectors. China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Australasia are expected to make the strongest contributions.
In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the number of announced M&A deals is predicted to increase by 1 percent YOY in the first half of the year, within a range of -6 to 9 percent. The strongest growth contributions are expected in the Real Estate, Healthcare and Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sectors. France, Germany, Italy and Spain are expected to see the largest increases in M&A announcements.
In Latin America, the number of announced M&A deals is predicted to decrease by 6 percent YOY in the first half of the year, within a range of 2 to -12 percent. However, where there is growth, the Materials, Energy and Power and TMT sectors are predicted to lead the way. Among the largest LATAM economies, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru are predicted to show YOY increases in M&A announcements.
In North America, the number of announced M&A deals is predicted to increase by 3 percent YOY over the next six months, within a range of -6 to 14 percent, led by the Financials, Consumer and Retail and Energy and Power sectors.
The SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the number of future M&A announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity, defined as new sell-side M&A transactions that are in preparation or have begun their due diligence stage. On average, early-stage deals are six months away from public announcement.
SS&C Intralinks, recently acquired by SS&C Technologies, is a pioneer of the virtual data room, enabling and securing the flow of information by facilitating M&A, capital raising and investor reporting. SS&C Intralinks has earned the trust and business of more than 99 percent of the Fortune 1000 and has executed over US$34.7 trillion worth of financial transactions on its platform.
About SS&C Technologies
SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software for the global financial services and healthcare industries. Founded in 1986, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has offices around the world. Some 18,000 financial services and healthcare organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services.