Being a leading global provider of virtual data rooms for the last 16 years has allowed us to stay on top of the fast-paced M&A industry. The Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI), which tracks global sell-side mandates and deals reaching due diligence prior to public announcement, gives us insight
Here are the ten most noteworthy M&A deals for October 2013.
How far do merger and acquisition deals travel?
There was a time when people asked the same questions about food and wine and even mineral water. Today, my lamb comes from New Zealand, my asparagus from Peru
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.
Mirror, mirror on the wall. Let us update the question of “who is the fairest of them all?” In the world of sell-side M&A, the simple truth of the matter is that nobody really knows. Go on, take a guess.
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.
The M&A industry needs a Match.com. That’s one of the conclusions from recent research we’ve just completed investigating how the M&A industry is adopting new, community-based networks which are designed to make the deal sourcing and marketing process more efficient.
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.