Based on the volume of early-stage M&A activity Intralinks has seen so far, we believe that 2014 will be the year of dealmaking recovery.
The value of the M&A market globally was around $1.75 trillion in the first half of 2014, according to the Financial Times.
Doing some deals requires all night campaigns, rapid redeployment and intelligence gathering - a day in the life an investment banker.
The $3 billion Apple reportedly spent on Beats is starting to pay off. And like we said when the Apple and Beats deal broke, the TMT sector is hot.
The latest Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator report showed that North America-based deals reaching the due diligence stage decreased by 6% QoQ in Q1 2014.
Despite credible rumors, one of the most talked about deals has finally been confirmed – Apple will acquire Beats Music & Electronics for $3 billion.