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
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.
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.
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.
Intralinks will present Deals in 2013: A Mid-Year Review at 1 PM EST. The video webcast will focus on the “unexpected twists” of the market today.
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.