The IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI) for the first quarter of 2011 found a 24 percent increase in global mergers and acquisitions deal activity over the comparable period of 2010, with notable increases in activity in Latin America and strong growth across North America.
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Latin M&A dealmaking rose 39 percent year -over-year, with smaller increases in the Europe/Middle East/Africa (26 percent increase), Asia Pacific (22 percent) and North America, with a reported 21-percent increase in deals.
Matt Porzio, vice president for M&A marketing for Intra-Links, said the growth in mergers and acquisition and the rise in dealmaking--despite ongoing pressure on the U.S. dollar and an uncertain political climate--was a positive development across the board.
While the one year later results were encouraging, DFI also found that regional growth remained flat or decreased from the fourth...