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.
With all the data and sensitive information being disclosed in an M&A process, Saswat Bohidar, of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), says it’s imperative for both sides of the transaction to make good use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). Without the proper guardrails, there could be serious consequences to the success of the deal.