Why Deals Leak

Why do M&A deals leak and who benefits? Intralinks, in conjunction with the M&A Research Center at the Cass Business School, conducted one of the largest-scale research projects into deal leaks and their consequences. The findings show that most leaks are deliberate, and the consequences for buyers and sellers are significant.

Intralinks M&A Leaks Report

Intralinks M&A Leaks Report

The number M&A deal leaks are at a six-year low, while the volume of transactions is at an all-time high. What factors affect deal leaks, and what forces are at play to suppress them?

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New Insights into Deal Leaks

New Insights into Deal Leaks

Scott Moeller, Cass Business School, City University London and Brian Hwang, Director of Product Marketing, Intralinks discuss how the pre-announcement due diligence period affects deal success.

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When No One Knows 

When No One Knows

A study with Cass Business School examines M&A transactions to see how the due diligence process is affected by deal properties and the impact it has on negotiations and success.

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Bloomberg News: Regulatory Crackdown Slows M&A Deal Leaks

Bloomberg News: Regulatory Crackdown Slows M&A Deal Leaks

According to a report examining suspicious trading, in 2014, deal leaks fell to the lowest level in six years as stronger regulation discouraged gossip.

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Reuters Hong Kong Tops M&A Leaks: six years but not everywhere 

Reuters: Hong Kong Tops M&A Leaks

A crackdown on misdemeanors in the finance industry has reduced the frequency of M&A deals being leaked before they are made public. Leak rates are at their lowest in six years…but not everywhere. In Hong Kong, 18.6 percent of deals are leaked compared to a six percent global average, resulting in higher takeover premiums and longer time-to-close. 

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