WINDSOR, Conn., Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC) today announced results from the Q2 2020 issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements.
"Based on our data, 2020 could mark the beginning of a new cycle of growth in worldwide M&A activity," said Todd Partridge, Head of Global Marketing, SS&C Intralinks. "The new deals entering the due diligence phase in virtual data rooms over the last two quarters points to a 5 percent year-over-year increase in worldwide deal announcements."
Regional breakdown of predicted M&A activity in H1 2020 compared to H1 2019:
In Asia-Pacific, the number of announced M&A deals is predicted to increase by around 6 percent year-over-year (YOY), within a range of 1 to 11 percent, led by the Materials, Consumer & Retail and Healthcare sectors. Japan, India, China, Hong Kong and South Korea are expected to make the strongest growth contributions.
In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the number of announced M&A deals is predicted to increase by 4 percent YOY, within a range of 1 to 7 percent. The strongest growth contributions are expected in the TMT, Financials and Energy & Power sectors. M&A announcements in Italy, the U.K. and Germany are all expected to see increases.
In Latin America, the number of announced M&A deals is predicted to fall by 4 percent YOY, within a range of -9 to 2 percent. The Financials, Industrials, and Energy & Power sectors are predicted to lead any growth in announcements. Any increases in LATAM economies are expected to come from Mexico and Peru.
In North America, the number of announced M&A deals is predicted to increase by 5 percent YOY, within a range of -2 to 14 percent, led by the Healthcare, Materials and Consumer & Retail sectors.
The SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the number of future M&A announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity from the previous four quarters, defined as new sell-side M&A transactions that are in preparation or have begun their due diligence stage. On average, early-stage deals are six months away from public announcement.
SS&C Intralinks is a pioneer of the virtual data room, enabling and securing the flow of information by facilitating M&A, capital raising and investor reporting. SS&C Intralinks has executed over US$34.7 trillion worth of financial transactions on its platform.
About SS&C Technologies
SS&C is a global provider of services and software for the financial services and healthcare industries. Founded in 1986, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, and has offices around the world. Some 18,000 financial services and healthcare organizations, from the world's largest companies to small and mid-market firms, rely on SS&C for expertise, scale and technology.