Q1 2017 M&A announcements expected to increase in three out of four
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 2016--
Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions
(M&A) announcements, with a proven track record for accuracy, forecasts
a 3 percent increase in the total number of M&A deals to be announced
globally in FY 2016 compared to FY 2015. This would make 2016 the new
peak year for the number of global deal announcements, surpassing the
previous peak year of 2007. The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor is also
forecasting a five percent increase in the total number of M&A deals to
be announced globally in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016.
“Historically, M&A activity starts to slowdown in Q3 of a U.S.
presidential election year, as dealmakers watch closely to see which
candidate wins the election and what policies the incoming
administration might put into effect. However, this year seems to be an
exception, which is surprising given the controversial nature of this
year’s presidential election campaign and the unexpected result,” said
Matt Porzio, Vice President of M&A Strategy and Product Marketing at Intralinks.
Year-over-year (YoY) growth in early-stage M&A activity in Q3 2016,
which is an indicator of M&A announcements in Q1 2017, grew by seven
percent globally – the fastest rate of growth so far in 2016. The uptick
in activity is being driven by increased numbers of early-stage
transactions in three out of the four global regions: Europe, the Middle
East and Africa (EMEA, up 13 percent), Asia Pacific (APAC, up 9 percent)
and North America (NA, up 5 percent). In contrast, early-stage M&A
activity in Latin America (LATAM) declined by 12 percent. Globally, the
strongest sectors for early-stage M&A activity are Real Estate, Energy &
Power and Technology, Media/Entertainment and Telecommunications (TMT),
which all increased by double-digit percentages in Q3 2016.
Regional M&A predictions according to the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor
In APAC, M&A announcements in Q1 2017 will increase YoY, with the
strongest levels of growth coming from India and South East Asia. The
top three APAC sectors for YoY growth in Q1 2017 will be TMT,
Industrials and Healthcare.
In EMEA, M&A announcements in Q1 2017 will increase YoY, with the
strongest levels of growth coming from Northern Europe (Nordics and
Benelux) and Southern Europe (Italy, Spain and France). The top three
EMEA sectors for YoY growth in Q1 2017 will be Real Estate, Energy &
Power and TMT.
In LATAM, M&A announcements in Q1 2017 will decrease YoY, with the
strongest declines coming from Mexico and Brazil. Argentina and Chile
will show increased levels of M&A announcements. The only LATAM sector
that will show YoY growth in Q1 2017 will be Energy & Power. The LATAM
sectors with the steepest YoY declines will be Healthcare, Consumer &
Retail and TMT.
In NA, M&A announcements in Q1 2017 will increase YoY, with Canada
contributing stronger growth than the US. The top three NA sectors for
YoY growth in Q1 2017 will be Real Estate, Energy & Power and
The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the number of future M&A
deal announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – sell
side M&A transactions across the world that are in preparation or have
reached the due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on
average, six months away from their public announcement. The Intralinks
Deal Flow Predictor has been independently
verified as an accurate predictor of future changes in the global
number of announced M&A transactions, as reported by Thomson Reuters.
To find out more, download the complete Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report
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