I recently returned from the Argyle Corporate Development Forum in San Francisco which was a great opportunity to connect with corporate dealmakers on the west coast who came from many of the leading Bay area companies.
The syndicated loan process can be unwieldy and the ability to execute deals more efficiently is of the utmost importance. With multiple stakeholders (borrowers, arrangers, investors, etc.) involved, syndicated loan professionals need a system that helps manage all of the pieces of financing a deal during origination and execution activities, especially when they are managing multiple deals simultaneously. A solution that optimizes and enhances this process and reduces risk is critical to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the loan market.
The Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator is a unique predictive indicator of future M&A activity. When compared to actual deal volume reported by Thomson Reuters, the Intralinks DFI is a statistically reliable indicator of future deal activity about 6 months before deals are actually announced.
Deal volumes remain high according to the Intralinks DFI, and this is reflected in the reported deal activity over the last month.
Buyers are always looking for value: some markets are hotter than others and buyers are attracted to different kinds of deals. The good news in the M&A market is that not everyone is nervous; in fact, some players feel pretty good about prospects. Much depends on the position in the cycle, the degree of confidence in the eventual recovery and the “exportability” of competitive advantages.
The term “collaboration” is rapidly becoming a misunderstood corporate buzz word as it applies to an ever-growing set of use cases. Collaboration is internally focused; it involves external parties. It’s ad hoc; it’s structured. When industry pundits discuss collaboration solutions, what should you pay attention to?
By applying both encryption and permissioning capabilities to corporate information, IRM provides the core requirements to protect access to information.
Despite better industry leadership, economic recovery efforts and some recent upticks in the stock markets, the economy will continue to struggle in the near term before conditions stabilize and improve. There will be more bankruptcy filings, and the courts, law firms and restructuring advisors will remain busy for a while.