The Q3 2010 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator™ (DFI) was just released and reports a 38 percent increase in global M&A deal activity in Q3 2010 versus Q3 2009. In the last quarter, deal activity is up nine percent compared to Q2 2010, a 68 percent increase from the Q1 2009 low.
Results show six straight quarters of growth in M&A deal volume, with a 68 percent increase from Q1 2009
The overall positive trends are consistent with the following factors in the marketplace:
- General improvement and stability in the market
- Impending tax environment changes and stockpiles of committed capital have provided the return of private equity buyers and sellers
- Reduced strategic buyer fear of “double dip” recession resulting in more exploration of opportunities to supplement slow organic growth prospects and enter new markets.
Here is a chart.
Read the Q3 2010 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator at www.intralinks.com/dealflow.