20 minutes

Sectors With The Most M&A Deal Leaks In 2021

The Real Deal Podcast

Each year, SS&C Intralinks partners with the M&A Research Centre (MARC), Bayes Business School at City, University of London, to evaluate the state of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal leaks.

Leaking information about a transaction prior to announcement is illegal. While it can occur unintentionally, more often leaks are done on the sell-side to attract competing bids that will drive up the selling price or on the buy-side by a bidder who might have found risk during due diligence and does want to not have the deal go ahead.

In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Valeriya Vitkova, a senior research fellow at MARC and one of the co-authors of the just published 2021 M&A deal leaks study.

In this episode, Dr. Vitkova shares key findings from the research:

  • Volume of M&A deal leaks during 2021’s record-breaking year for M&A
  • Deal value of leaked deals in 2021 vs. 2020
  • Which regions and countries are “leakier” than others
  • Three surprising sectors with the most leaked deals

Dealcast is presented by Mergermarket and SS&C Intralinks.