The much anticipated Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor for Q2 2016 has arrived; and, to the relief of many dealmakers, deal volume is expected to grow.
The quarter's Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor data reveals an 11 percent increase year-over-year (YoY) in early-stage M&A activity globally.
The Intralinks DFP, which provides M&A deal volumes and market trends through Q2 2015, shows an increase of 1 percent QoQ and a 12 percent YoY increase.
The value of the M&A market globally was around $1.75 trillion in the first half of 2014, according to the Financial Times.
M&A activity volume is on the rise and a good portion of those deals are in the technology, media and telecommunications sector.
The news that AT&T has made a $49 billion offer to acquire DirecTV came as no surprise to readers of the Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI) report.
According to Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator, which tracks global early-stage sell-side mandates and deals reaching due diligence, the second half of 2013 should see record deal volumes in the TME sector and broadly across other industries.