IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator(TM) Shows 2010 Global M&A Deal Activity Has Increased 33 Percent Over 2009

By Intralinks, PRNE
Monday, February 21, 2011

Emerging markets experience the biggest increases in M&A deal activity in 2010

NEW YORK, February 22, 2011 - The end of year and Q4 2010 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator(TM) (DFI) was
released today and reports a 33 percent increase in global M&A deal activity
in 2010 from 2009. In Q4 2010, global deal activity was up 20 percent
compared to Q4 2009 but decreased by three percent versus Q3 2010 following
six consecutive quarters of growth.

The IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator found that there was a significant
increase in M&A deal activity during 2010 throughout all regions but
particularly in the emerging markets. Asia-Pacific (65 percent increase in
2010 compared to 2009) and Latin America (55 percent) were followed by
Europe/Middle East/Africa (33 percent) and North America (26 percent). The
upsurge in global M&A deal activity is illustrated by the 2010 deal flows
exceeding the numbers from early 2008.

The overall positive trends for 2010 are consistent with the following
factors in the marketplace:

    - Continued equity market stability
    - Favorable interest rate environment
    - Cash/Capital stockpiles driving corporate buyers and resurgence in
      financial sponsor activity
    - Corporate growth that can only be achieved through M&A deals
    - Macroeconomic drivers such as need for natural resources

"It's very encouraging to see the sizeable growth in M&A deal activity in
2010," said Matt Porzio, vice president, M&A product marketing, IntraLinks.
"Based on the overall trending, there is a strong possibility of additional
momentum throughout 2011, particularly in Asia-Pacific and Latin America
where the number of intra-regional emerging market deals is expected to grow
at an accelerated rate."

Other noteworthy results from the IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator include
that global M&A deals increased in the telecom, media, consumer and energy
industries in Q4 2010 compared to Q3 2010. There were decreases in the real
estate, industrials, life sciences and technology sectors during that same

IntraLinks has been a leading global provider of M&A virtual data rooms
for more than 10 years. 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.

Read the end of year and Q4 2010 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator 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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Radley Moss, IntraLinks, Public Relations, +1-212-543-7717, rmoss at

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