Sustained Recovery Underway in the Global M&A Market Sets Strong Start for 2014

Intralinks Introduces Deal Management for Syndicated Lending

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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.

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Off-Road M&A: Rules of the road

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The M&A landscape today is much different than it once was. Today’s roadscape is congested, and drivers are struggling to understand what lies ahead.

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The Yanks are Coming: Why North American Corporates are Europe-Bound

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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.

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Deal Efficiency: How to Avoid Managing the Deal through Email and Excel

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M&A bankers are often heard developing their own version of the 80/20 rule. The 80 is the “heavy lifting” identified as the boring process, document handling and deal management but carried out by expensive professional staff. The 20 is the glamorous world of positioning the target, buyer identification and negotiation.

The Deal Lifecycle: It's More than a VDR

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Deal marketing and sourcing is one area where technology can add considerable value to the deal process. Our recent acquisition of PE-Nexus and MergerID, two leading deal sourcing platforms, has created the largest community of M&A professionals - linking buyers, sellers and advisors while providing additional reach through the deal marketing process.