Deal of the Week: Technology Predicts 2016 M&A Volume


Each week, host Alex Sherman is joined by guests to discuss the most interesting and market-moving M&A news. 


In this episode, Intralinks' Matt Porzio spills the beans on what kind of deals we'll see in the first half of 2016. Intralinks doesn't own a crystal ball but says its proprietary due diligence technology comes close to predicting the future for mergers and acquisitions. Companies use Intralinks to confidentially research potential M&A targets. That means Intralinks has information on the volume of deals coming about six months before they're announced.

Plus, Bloomberg's Aaron Kirchfeld helped break the news on China National Chemical Corp.'s revised bid to acquire Swiss pesticide-maker Syngenta, valued at more than $35 billion. He explains why that deal -- or one between Syngenta and Monsanto Co. -- will probably happen in the coming weeks. 

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.