NEW YORK, April 14 /CNW/ - Indicator Also Shows an Increase in Activity From the Last Quarter of 2009 in Asia Pacific, North America and Latin America.
Results of the Q1 2010 IntraLinks(R) Deal Flow Indicator (http://www.intralinks.com/dealflow) show a 39 percent increase in global M&A deal activity versus Q1 2009 and a two percent increase from Q4 2009 results. Q1 2010 deal flow was close to equal to the benchmark period of Q1 2008, showing continued stability following consecutive quarters of double-digit growth in global deal activity in 2009. Although January and February were relatively slow, the March deal flow was up 25 percent in comparison to February.
The current deal flow increase was driven primarily by activity across Asia Pacific, with a strong 20 percent increase over Q4 2009. There was also positive news in North America and Latin America, with an increase in deal activity by four per cent and two per cent respectively compared to Q4 2009. EMEA witnessed a five percent decrease after a peak in activity in Q4 2009.
These improvements are consistent with key drivers being reported in the marketplace:
- Continued stability in the equity markets
- Increased access to capital and favorable interest rates
- Returning confidence and willingness to use increasing cash positions
- Increased cross-border activity, especially in the "emerging markets"
and private equity firms looking to monetize portfolio assets,
generate returns for investors and create headroom for new investments
"The latest IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator shows that there has been tremendous growth in M&A deal activity in certain industries, particularly telecoms, media, consumer and life sciences," said Matt Porzio, VP, Product Marketing. "Although our indicator tells us that M&A deal activity was slow in the beginning of the quarter, the report indicates an upward swing in March with positive trends in several key regions."
IntraLinks has been a leading global provider of M&A virtual data rooms (http://www.intralinks.com/customized-solutions/business-needs/mergers-acquisitions) for more than 10 years. Our involvement in a significant percentage of M&A deals in the early stages of each transaction affords us uncommon perspective and insight on global deal flows. Issued quarterly, the IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator is calculated using the total volume of IntraLinks virtual data rooms that were proposed for use by deal teams initiating projects during the previous quarter. The totals are then analyzed regionally and compared to previous time periods.
Read the Q1 2010 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator at http://www.intralinks.com/dealflow.
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