Intralinks is confident that the ongoing growth in M&A activity will continue through the 2d quarter, fueled by strong performances in EMEA and North America. In North America in particular the drivers include low interest rates and pressure on corporate honchos to generate growth in that low-rate environment.
Corporations have cash in the till; and it is sitting up, begging to be put to work. Thus, M&A deals are on the way.
Companies in the chemicals industry end up in play as mergers-and-acquisitions targets when they have trouble getting financing any other way. If QE policy makes financing too easy, it has the counter-intuitive effect of freezing this particular M&A market.
M&A activity in the hedge fund space continues to thrive, though it's not green shoots and blooming roses for all, as a new report by Freeman & Co. shows.