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IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator: A Quarterly Review of Trends in the Global M&A Market

White Paper Published By: Intralinks
Intralinks
Published:  Oct 02, 2012
Type:  White Paper
Length:  19 pages

On a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis, the DFI has risen by 21% - the fastest increase since Q2 2011 and far above the average growth rate of 1% over the preceding nine months. 

When looking at longer term DFI activity, the figures paint an equally optimistic picture: the year-on-year (YoY) figures for prospective deal activity rose by 23%, while the trailing 12 month aggregate deal volume rose by 22%.

Overall, we are seeing a substantial amount of potential activity bubbling below the surface that could materialise in Q3 and Q4. There are a range of factors that could be underpinning this growth in activity. Some companies may be seeking to divest themselves of non-core operations in order to focus on core operations, and others may view M&A as the best way to access fast-growing markets.

Trends in the market show that buyers are coming back, albeit with a far more selective and cautious approach following months of economic volatility. In the remainder of the year, buyers will be covering all their bases by conducting water-tight due diligence to minimise risks before buying assets in uncertain times.



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