Although mergers and acquisitions (M&A) dealmakers can’t see the future per se, they can anticipate upcoming trends based on history and patterns in the market. I asked my colleagues in Intralinks product marketing to share major predictions for the upcoming year, based on their expert knowledge of the marketplace.
The year saw a variety of transactions, from healthcare megadeals to data analytics acquisitions. A handful of mergers turned heads for their unprecedented size or unexpected liaison. We reviewed the five most interesting deals of 2019, plus a bonus IPO, listed in no particular order.