Intralinks launches global deal sourcing network

Source: Intralinks

Intralinks® Holdings, Inc. (IL), a leading, global SaaS provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions, today launched Intralinks DealNexusTM, the largest global deal marketplace and professional network for qualified M&A professionals.

Intralinks DealNexus offers a secure and confidential way for dealmakers to find and engage the best buyers or capital partners, and is used by more than 5,000 private equity firms, corporations, investment banks and advisors to intelligently connect and exchange deal opportunities. The company's first community offering in the social enterprise market, Intralinks now offers a unique end-to-end solution for managing the full lifecycle of strategic transactions, from deal preparation, marketing and sourcing through to due diligence and execution.

"Intralinks DealNexus is invaluable in expanding our network and deal flow pipeline, giving us unique visibility into potential opportunities that fit our strategy and that otherwise we'd never have seen," said Patrick O'Keefe, principal of the private equity firm Excellere Partners. "The connections made through Intralinks DealNexus led to a relationship and an M&A deal that closed in half the time of a traditional transaction. Intralinks DealNexus really works, helping us find and close opportunities and giving us a clear competitive edge."

Intralinks DealNexus combines the recently acquired MergerID and PE-Nexus networks into a single integrated platform, linking buyers and sellers to increase the number of relevant, actionable deal opportunities they receive. By taking these processes online, Intralinks DealNexus shortens timeframes to close for advisors and increases deal sourcing efficiency for buyers. Intralinks DealNexus has initiated over 5,000 actionable deal opportunities with a cumulative value of over $100 billion. Membership to Intralinks DealNexus is free to qualified professionals.

"Intralinks DealNexus is the of the M&A world," said Matt Porzio, vice president of strategy and product marketing at Intralinks. "We bring together strategic buyers and sellers in a secure community that helps them target the widest possible market in order to consummate a deal. Deal sourcing networks are becomie becoming an increasingly significant channel for deal marketing, and with Intralinks DealNexus we've created the largest, most vibrant global network of dealmakers, significantly reducing the time and cost needed to find and close deals."

Survey of Over 2,400 Dealmakers Finds Online Deal Sourcing Networks Transforming The M&A Industry
New research unveiled today by Intralinks confirms the growing impact of social computing and online deal networks in the M&A industry. The global survey of more than 2,400 M&A professionals showed broad adoption of online deal sourcing platforms, with an increasing volume of successful deals being initiated through these deal networks. The survey found that the traditional deal marketing process is rapidly being augmented and transformed by leveraging technology, social media and community-based deal networks to speed deals and reach the biggest possible target audience. Survey highlights include:

More than 40 percent of dealmakers currently use an online deal network to support deal sourcing. Of them, over 85 percent of sell-side M&A professionals have marketed at least one deal online in the last 12 months.
More than 50 percent of buy-side and over 40 percent of sell-side professionals have closed a deal that was sourced on an online network
Social networks like LinkedIn and Twitter are an integrated and successful component of deal networking, broadly used across the industry
Almost 70 percent of dealmakers report that online communities of M&A professionals are making deal-sourcing more efficient

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