Global M&A Deal Flow Indicator Report Q2 2009


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Updated quarterly, this is the most definitive guide to trends in Global M&A activity.

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Global M&A Deal Flow Indicator Report Q2 2009

  1. 1. DEAL FLOW INDICATOR 2nd Quarter 2009 Report July 30, 2009 1 866 INTRALINKS New York + 1 212 342 7684 London + 44 (0) 20 7060 0660 Hong Kong + 852 3101 7022
  2. 2. INTRALINKS DEAL FLOW INDICATOR 2nd Quarter 2009 Report • July 30, 2009 The IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator is a leading indicator of upcoming deal activity. IntraLinks has been the leading global provider of M&A virtual datarooms for more than 10 years and is currently involved in nearly half of global deals greater than $25 million. Most of these deals are active on IntraLinks’ virtual datarooms as many as three months prior to being publicly announced. With over a decade of experience and the unique perspective of observing deal flow before it is announced, the IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator has been created to provide an early view of deal flow trends in the global market. In this first release, the IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator findings include: • A 10% increase in global deal activity in Q2 ’09 from Q1 ’09 • The global increase was primarily driven by deal activity in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions • Both regions (Americas and Asia-Pacific) saw a 16% increase from Q2 ’09 vs. Q1 ’09 • Deal activity in EMEA in Q2 ’09 remained flat vs. Q1 ’09 levels • This view adds a layer of understanding to recent economic reports that predict an overall stabilization in the markets IntraLinks believes the increased activity in Q2 ’09 has three primary drivers: • Gains in equity markets helping to narrow the valuation gap that has existed between buyers and sellers • Increased distressed M&A activity as companies continue to execute on their plans to sell assets • Pent up forces of market consolidation combined with equity markets gains and distressed M&A activity have led to increased strategic buyer activity Furthermore, the IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator shows: SEQUENTIAL QUARTERLY GROWTH RATE – GLOBAL DEALS 15% • A 28% decrease in the total number of global deals from 10% 9% 10% the peak in Q2 ’08 5% • The decrease was consistent 4% Growth Rate across all major regions 0% -2% (Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific) -5% • Q2 ’08 was the height of deal -10% activity and the downturn began with the Q3 ’08 indicator -15% data -18% -19% -20% Q1 ‘08 Q2 ‘08 Q3 ‘08 Q4 ‘08 Q1 ‘09 Q2 ‘09 The IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator is calculated based on the total volume of IntraLinks exchanges that were proposed for use by deal teams that initiated projects during the quarter. The totals are then analyzed by global regions and compared to previous time periods. © 2009 IntraLinks, Inc. IntraLinks, the IntraLinks logo and IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator are trademarks of IntraLinks, Inc. All rights reserved. Notice: Deal Flow Indicator may be used solely for personal, non-commercial use. Contents of this report may not be reproduced, distributed or published without the permission of IntraLinks. For permission to republish Deal Flow Indicator content, please contact This report is provided “as is” for information purposes only, and IntraLinks makes no guarantee, representation or warranty of any kind regarding the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of its content.