According to the latest Global Sentiment Survey, 60 percent of M&A professionals are optimistic about the deal environment in the next six months.
The quarter's Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor data reveals an 11 percent increase year-over-year (YoY) in early-stage M&A activity globally.
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.
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