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.
The UK is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. Are you and your company prepared for the post-Brexit world? What will the impact be on M&A activity? Dealmakers, we want to know your thoughts on this historic event.