- Significant Growth in Activity Observed in all Regions Over the Last 12 Months
NEW YORK, July 15 /CNW/ - The Q2 2010 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI) was released today and reports a 40 percent increase in global M&A deal activity versus Q2 2009. Despite the continuing economic uncertainty, IntraLinks observed an 11 percent increase in global activity when comparing Q2 2010 to Q1 2010.
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Significant increase in M&A deal activity was observed in all regions over the last 12 months. Asia Pacific led the way with a 59 percent increase in Q2 2010 compared to Q2 2009, followed by Europe/Middle East/Africa (53 percent), North America (32 percent) and Latin America (19 percent).
Europe/Middle East/Africa M&A deal activity increased by 18 percent compared to Q1 2010. There was also positive news in Asia Pacific, North America and Latin America, with increases in deal activity of nine percent, eight percent and four percent respectively compared to Q1 2010.
The overall positive trends are consistent with the following factors in the marketplace:
- Increased access to capital and favorable interest rates
- Returning confidence and willingness to use increasing cash positions
- Strong earnings and growth for many companies despite the wider
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. This report is based on observations and subjective interpretations of M&A deal activity and is not intended to be an indicator of IntraLinks business performance or operating results for any prior or future period.
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Read the Q2 2010 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator at http://www.intralinks.com/dealflow.
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