In episode three, an ex-banker recalled how his M&A deal team used a dark art when naming buyer groups to enhance the mystery of an auction process. In the finale of season one, he reflects on that fateful day when his deal was intentionally leaked – and what the leaker’s deception taught him.
Leaking information about a transaction is a big no-no. While our research shows that leaks are in decline, some sectors and regions remain leaky. Intralinks’ Matt Porzio discussed the topic with a panel of M&A industry veterans from Salesforce, Square and Broadcom at Wharton San Francisco.
The 2018 Intralinks Annual M&A Leaks Report, which analyzes and reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal leaks globally for the period 2009-2017, has just been published. In this INsights post, I’ll highlight some of the key findings.