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INsights readers, welcome to the final newsletter of the year. Was 2019 a good year, a great year or the greatest year ever? Tweet us at @intralinks and let us know.

We wish you a happy holiday season. See you in 2020.

Business Development War Stories from the Biopharma Front Line

Ken Schultz, M.D. is CEO & chairman of Los Angeles-based Trethera, a privately held biopharmaceutical oncology company progressing a first-in-class small molecule into clinical trials. A seasoned biopharma executive with two decades of global M&A dealmaking expertise, he provides an exclusive insider’s view of transactions he’s led during his storied career.
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SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor for Q1 2020

Based on volumes of early-stage due diligence M&A activity in worldwide virtual data rooms over the past two quarters, Intralinks’ predictive model forecasts that the worldwide number of M&A deals to be announced over the six months ending Q1 2020 is expected to increase by around +6 percent year-over-year (YOY), within a range of +11 percent to +1 percent, with the strongest growth in deal announcements expected to come from the TMT (Technology, Media & Telecoms), Materials and Energy & Power sectors. This is a marked turnaround from the 7 percent YOY decline in worldwide deal announcements in H1 2019.
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Q1 2020 regional predictions:

Private Equity Performance Shows Its Stickiness

Two leading industry practitioners – Quilvest Private Equity Partner Jean-François Le Ruyet, and bFinance Director, Private Equity Sweta Chattopadhyay – discuss the performance of private equity (PE) funds this year, and why PE remains appealing to investors. Le Ruyet and Chattopadhyay cite PE's continued ability to deliver on long-term performance and the increasing focus that investors are placing on manager/company-level due diligence.
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Secret Lawyer S1/EP 1: Scandal Strikes, Time to Litigate

In the first of a four-part series, an in-house lawyer looks back on beginning her career as the LIBOR manipulation scandal broke on both sides of the Atlantic.
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What LPs Around the World Are Planning for 2020 [Video]

Watch to learn actionable insights from our annual survey of limited partners, who revealed what they are looking for from fund managers and investment plans for the next 12 months.
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Most popular stories of 2019

  1.  Meet an Investment Banker Who Hustles and Flows
  2.  Power On: Renewable Energy M&A Activity and Valuations Heat Up in the U.S.
  3.  Secret Banker: 'Who Intentionally Leaked My Deal?'
  4.  3 Key Ingredients for Post-Merger Integration Success
  5.  Managing the Transition from LIBOR to ARR: The Road Not Taken


  • Hernan Cristerna, global co-head of M&A at JPMorgan Chase Bank, discusses the state of the M&A market and his outlook for the year ahead. (Bloomberg)
  • Stephen Schwarzman doesn't stop: An exclusive Q&A with Blackstone's chief (PitchBook)
  • Is bigger better when it comes to fund size? (Institutional Investor)
  • Anu Aiyengar: M&A deals a good sign of what to expect in 2020 (CNBC)
  • The biggest deals and attempted deals of the 2010s (Yahoo! Finance)
  • M&A playbook: How to prepare for the cost, staff and tech hurdles (CIO Dive)
  • Who says you can’t trust ESG data? One of the biggest names in ESG. (Institutional Investor)
  • What businesses can learn from the arts (The Economist)
  • Ray Dalio’s new mentee? Sean "Diddy" Combs. (YouTube)


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