IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator(TM): 24 Percent Increase in Global M&A Deal Activity between Q1 2010 and Q1 2011

By Intralinks, PRNE
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Findings show strong year-over-year growth both globally and regionally indicating a return to more normalized levels of activity

NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 - The Q1 2011 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator(TM) (DFI) was released today
and found a 24 percent increase in global M&A deal activity compared to Q1
2010. Each region experienced increases in deal activity year over year
compared to Q1 2010 with Latin America seeing a 39 percent increase,
Europe/Middle East/Africa a 26 percent increase, Asia Pacific a 22 percent
increase and North America a 21 percent increase.

"Despite the pressure on the U.S. dollar and the uncertain political
climate it's very encouraging to see the North American market increasing
both sequentially and year over year," said Matt Porzio, vice president, M&A
product marketing, IntraLinks.

However, the IntraLinks DFI found that regional growth remained flat or
decreased in Q1 2011 compared to Q4 2010 with the exception of North America,
which increased 12 percent sequentially.

"Different regional factors, such as the unresolved debt issues in
certain European markets, shifting regulatory environments, and the fallout
from the Japan disaster, are also impacting deal flow. At the same time, it's
very important to recognize the year-over-year increase in all regions as a
positive indicator and we need to understand that we essentially have
returned to pre-crisis levels of activity," he added.

Outside of North America, the remaining regions experienced the following
sequential decreases - Latin America (one percent), Europe/Middle East/Africa
(eight percent) and Asia-Pacific (22 percent).

IntraLinks has been a leading global provider of M&A virtual data rooms
for more than 10 years, providing a cloud-based platform that accelerates
deals from the beginning to the end of the process. The IntraLinks Deal Flow
Indicator is calculated using the total volume of IntraLinks exchanges that
were proposed for use by deal teams initiating projects during the previous
quarter. The totals are then analyzed by global regions and compared to
previous time periods. This report is based on observations and subjective
interpretations of M&A deal activity and is not intended to be an indicator
of IntraLinks' business performance or operating results for any prior or
future period.

You can access full results from the Q1 2011 IntraLinks Deal Flow
Indicator and view video commentary at

About IntraLinks

IntraLinks (NYSE: IL) is a leading global provider of
Software-as-a-Service solutions for securely managing content, exchanging
critical business information and collaborating within and among
organizations. More than 1 million professionals in industries including
financial services, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer, energy,
industrial, legal, insurance, real estate and technology, as well as
government agencies, have utilized IntraLinks' easy-to-use, cloud-based
solutions. IntraLinks users can accelerate information-intensive business
processes and workflows, meet regulatory and risk management requirements and
collaborate with customers, partners and counterparties in a secure,
auditable and compliant manner. Professionals at more than 800 of the Fortune
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