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The Intralinks M&A Leaks Report

Research Shows the Number of Leaked Deals at a 6-Year Low

Research conducted with the Cass Business School shows leaked deals on the decline due to regulatory enforcement 

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

In new research conducted by Intralinks with the M&A Research Center at Cass Business School, London, we examined over 4,000 transactions globally from 2009 to 2014, looking for unique signals that indicate a leak. The Intralinks M&A Leaks Report sheds light, by region and sector, on the risk and rewards associated with leaking a deal —and how global regulatory enforcement is impacting the number of deal leaks worldwide.

“Vigorous and comprehensive enforcement protects investors and reassures them that our financial markets operate with integrity and transparency, and the Commission continues that enforcement approach by bringing innovative cases holding executives and companies accountable for their wrongdoing…sending clear warnings to would-be violators.”

-Mary Jo White, SEC Chair, October 22, 2015