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Q4 2019, let’s do this. As we sprint toward the end of year, we’re pleased to present a selection of business intelligence, including a white paper on the current M&A market, the SS&C Intralinks 2019 M&A Deal Leaks Report and much more. If you have any feedback or story ideas, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at

2019 SS&C Intralinks Annual M&A Leaks Report

Deal leaks have been drying up for two years running. Find out why in our new report.
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RIP Your M&A Deal: How to Avoid Abandoned Acquisitions

At the Transactions Advisors M&A Conference 2019 held at the University of Chicago, Intralinks’ Matt Porzio moderated “Avoiding Abandoned Acquisitions,” a fascinating panel where he was joined by Sarah Arendsen, senior director corporate development and strategy at Kellogg Company; Hugo Dubovoy, VP, corporate secretary and chief corporate and securities counsel at W.W. Grainger; and Jared Sine, chief legal officer at Match Group. Each had their own cautionary tale to impart to the audience.
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What an Analyst Learned from A Fat-Finger Mistake That Nearly Tainted A Global Investment Bank's Public Trading Desk

How an inadvertent email blunder caused chaos and left an indelible mark on a young banker.
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Navigating Today’s M&A Market: Task Force Report, Vol. 3 [Download]

At the close of the second quarter of 2019, The M&A Advisor, in conjunction with SS&C Intralinks, convened a panel of Out IN Front task force members to discuss the results of several surveys as well as other subjects relevant to the industry. Now the conversation is available in a report touching on the following topics:

  • The current state of the M&A market
  • Deal volume & deal value
  • Increasing valuation multiples and availability of private equity
  • Cross-border investment and China
  • Disruption due to technology
  • The role of data and analytics in M&A
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The Demise of the Conglomerate?

Once, powerful conglomerates were assembled through long-term M&A strategies. Is the unravelling conglomerate structure only affecting organizations in the West?
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Limited Partner Views on GP Pre-Selection Criteria, Alternative Investment Plans Over the Next 12 Months

Our third annual LP Survey provides unprecedented insight into what limited partners worldwide are thinking, from investment allocation trends to GP selection criteria.
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Managing the Transition from LIBOR to ARR: The Road Not Taken

The phase-out of LIBOR in 2021 means big changes to financial services. The impact on contracts will be particularly significant. Are you prepared?
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  • What’s on David Solomon’s mind as he enters year two as CEO? (Goldman Sachs)
  • Global third-quarter M&A sinks to three-year low amid U.S.-China trade war fears (Reuters)
  • Demystifying deal making: Lessons from M&A veterans (McKinsey)
  • Mayer Brown report: EU buyers have returned to the market and are hunting U.K. companies (MarketWatch)
  • How to reduce the risks of mergers and acquisitions going wrong (Forbes)
  • A look at the U.K.'s busiest LPs (Pitchbook)
  • Is private equity bad for beauty? (Glossy)
  • Report: A majority of fundraising and M&A deals in the cryptocurrency industry are now happening in Asia and Europe (PwC)
  • Maximizing value with the ‘soft’ side of M&A (Financier Worldwide)
  • Deals made during downturns create more value (CFO)


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