For the second year in a row, Intralinks Dealnexus, an online deal origination and buyer identification platform, has been named a finalist for M&A Advisor’s 9th Annual International M&A Awards. The awards serve as a benchmark for international dealmaking excellence, and celebrate the accomplishments of the year’s top performers.
The deal business can be tough, and the success or failure of a deal, whether it be large or small, heavily depends on whether the two organizations that are a best fit for each other can be identified. In order to do this successfully, advisors need to securely and discretely share just enough information about their deals to allow the platform’s buyer-matching algorithm to connect them with private equity firms and corporations seeking the types of deals they’re working on.
The platform is the world’s largest deal sourcing network, hosting live, actionable M&A deals from more than 4,500 registered investment banks and M&A advisory firms. In 2016 alone, 2,100 vetted dealmakers joined the network, a year-over-year increase of 17%. Over that time period, Intralinks Dealnexus welcomed an additional 825 new investment banks, advisory firms, private equity groups and family offices – serving as a testament to the platform’s effectiveness in sourcing M&A deals and assisting in finding the right buyers.
Today, the platform intelligently connects dealmakers with the network’s base of over 4,000 acquisitive corporations and private equity groups. More than 14,500 vetted dealmakers in over 100 countries around the world rely on Intralinks Dealnexus’ proprietary deal-matching and deal marketing engine to find and engage the perfect deal, buyer or investor.
By using Intralinks Dealnexus, corporate M&A departments and private equity groups can actively, passively and confidentially source actionable deal opportunities within a gated community. On the sell-side, advisory professionals can create a blind deal profile and instantly generate an intelligent buyers’ list based on user-submitted (and maintained) investment criteria of private equity groups, family offices, lenders and many more.
Removing the traditional grunt work out of taking a deal to market allows member firms to save both time and money, freeing up precious resources for additional deal work. Intralinks has also recently initiated a phased, end-to-end UX overhaul of the entire Intralinks Dealnexus platform, starting with a redesign of the homepage. Now, when users login, the homepage offers a significantly cleaner, yet more powerful, set of dashboards.
Since the product’s launch in 2010, it has hosted more than 21,000 deals. While the network’s base of registered firms spans the entire spectrum size-wise – from boutique M&A firms to multinational conglomerates and everything in between – its sweet spot is middle market firms seeking greater visibility, intelligence and efficiency for their deal process.
The finalists of the 9th Annual International M&A Awards have been selected from the nominees in the first stage of evaluation, and the independent panel of judges will announce winners at the awards gala on June 12 at the New York Athletic Club.
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