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M&A Activity Will Continue to Grow in 2015
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Blog Voyage
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Blog Voyage,
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7/7/2015 | 5:57:41 AM
Re: The predictive value of virtual data rooms
"It would definitely be interesting to see any correlations between tax laws and M&A due dilligence."

Absolutely.
Byurcan
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11/10/2014 | 9:35:40 AM
Re: Did someone say bubble?
Interesting stat, I agree. Financial technology M&A was flat after the financial crisis, but started to pick up in 2012 and seemingly gone strong since then. Interesting that some people are calling the current time we're ina  "bubble."
Becca L
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10/29/2014 | 6:23:00 PM
Re: The predictive value of virtual data rooms
It would definitely be interesting to see any correlations between tax laws and M&A due dilligence.
Becca L
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Becca L,
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10/29/2014 | 6:18:46 PM
Did someone say bubble?
Matthew, thanks for sharing this. I'm glad you're able to pull data and leverage your vantage point of M&A activity to project future deal levels - definitely a unique perspective.

I'm surprised by some of the additional survey highlights, like the sway of taxes and that "54 percent say that recent technology deals and technology valuations indicate a tech bubble" - Is there any more light you can shed on this bubble concern?

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10/27/2014 | 11:01:02 AM
Re: good signs
It is good news! Deal makers seem extremely optimistic that M&A growth will continue into 2014 - especially in energy and technology.
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10/27/2014 | 7:04:14 AM
good signs
Following a lull, the increased activity the past few quarters is a great sign. Heading into 2014, it's good to see these trends continuing.
IvySchmerken
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10/24/2014 | 9:19:30 AM
The predictive value of virtual data rooms
Sell-side firms that conduct M&A perform a lot of due diligence on these dealls. It makes sense that virtual data rooms would see a surge in activity as a leading indicator of forecasitng the volume of deals. As you mentioned, one type of deal in the headlines - inversions- has been driving a lot of M&A activity. If the government begins to crackdown on these kind of tax-avoidance deals, will the data from your virtual data room reflect that ahead of time? 


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