Deal flow


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Deal flow

In investment banking, the rate at which new deals are referred to a brokerage firm.

Deal Flow

The rate at which new proposals are made to a funding firm. Deal flow is also used to indicate the general feeling of how often a firm receives new offers. The term is used almost exclusively in venture capital, and not in banking. Some venture capitalists, notably Bill Burnham, have criticized the concept, believing that venture capital firms should seek out potential deals rather than allow the proposals to come to them. See also: Venture capital.
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Given his past hands-on experience, Mike will be able to assist in Phoenix Capital's current deal flow and manage the increased activity Phoenix currently is working on.
NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the Q1 2010 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator show a 39 percent increase in global M&A deal activity versus Q1 2009 and a two percent increase from Q4 2009 results.
The government sector still maintains its position as the most active with 20 transactions in the quarter and a percentage to total deal flow of 36%.
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NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Q2 2010 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI) was released today and reports a 40 percent increase in global M&A deal activity versus Q2 2009.
Respondents cited a variety of factors as the main drivers behind deal flow in Q4 2010.
They will launch Keiretsu Global, the first of its kind global platform enabling their US and International Keiretsu chapters to share deal flow and collective knowledge across its accredited membership base.
Eastern Union Funding announced the appointment of two relationship management executives to oversee the company's extensive relationships and enhance deal flow.
For the fourth quarter of 2011, the IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator ("DFI"), which provides an early view of current deal flow activity and trends in the global market prior to public announcement, observed a 22 percent increase in global merger and acquisition (M&A) deal activity compared to Q4 2010.
Unfortunately, stock prices have also been depressed, resulting in limited purchasing power, The good news, though, is that things have begun to turn around, according to Matthew Thorne, an attorney who serves as chairman of the MountainWest Capital Network Deal Flow Committee.
Generally the deal flow is still very strong,' he said.
As a follow-up to last year's M&A Plans and Other Strategic Growth Initiatives report, Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) again collaborated with Merrill DataSite [TM] to determine how M&A deal flow is recovering in the post-recession period and released M&A Deal Flow in the Post-Recessionary Period.