BankerBay Launches M&A Vault, Database with 500+ Live M&A Listings Across Globe

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New investment tool responds to increase in M&A, rising competition among financial buyers

The live, verified, institutional deals on BankerBay’s M&A Vault offer immense opportunities for cross-border economic action to our subscribers.

BankerBay, the leading investment banking platform for connecting corporate deals with institutional providers of capital around the world, announced today that it has launched BankerBay M&A Vault. The new feature is designed to give subscribers access to more than 500 live M&A listings across the globe, with detailed search functionality and direct access to interested parties.

The announcement comes in the midst of a worldwide boom in corporate deal activity, with companies increasingly looking to consolidate, acquire, or merge businesses. Deal value in M&A has already reached $1 trillion for 2015, with a host of transactions waiting to kick off in the second quarter and a projected $3.7 trillion worth of anticipated deals this year. Projections will be second only to 2007, when M&A surpassed the $4 trillion mark.

In spite of the current turmoil in the global economy, market analysts and trade watchers are predicting M&A to gain momentum in 2015 due to rising competition among financial buyers and strategic acquirers looking for expansion opportunities. Large cash reserves accumulated during the last few years and the continuing low cost of debt have resulted in increased M&A action in telecommunications, media, and the technology and healthcare sectors in 2015, with other sectors anticipated to join in the race. Some project global M&A activity to increase by as much as 20% in 2015, with the U.S. leading the way.

According to the Swiss banking giant UBS, markets have been experiencing a multi-year boom, driven by search for growth and reinforced by favorable liquidity. M&A is seeing a rapid rise in the face of limited organic revenue expansion opportunities and as an attractive source of risk-adjusted growth.

“The live, verified, institutional deals on BankerBay’s M&A Vault offer immense opportunities for cross-border economic action to our subscribers,” said Romesh Jayawickrama, CEO & co-founder of BankerBay. “We specifically designed it in a way that offers minimum intervention while maximizing a user’s power toward an M&A deal process. Investors can filter deals according to a range of specifications – geography, sectors, and so forth – and engage in direct contact and messaging with interested parties. And because the vault allows for direct access to deal promoters, it is an exquisite business development tool for investors.”

The BankerBay platform is primarily focused on the mid-market segment, involving deals and investment opportunities ranging from $25 million to $500 million. As of July of this year, the database included more than 2,000 live investment opportunities worldwide, growing by more than 200 deals per month. BankerBay members who sign up to subscribe to the new M&A Vault will receive a first look at some of the most interesting new deals featured on the platform.

BankerBay recently moved its headquarters to New York City and raised over $2 million in seed funding. Deals BankerBay has facilitated include:

●    The purchase of a mixed-use real estate development in the U.S. containing a national brand hotel by a developer focused on hospitality for $40 million.
●    A food and beverage company in Western Europe looking to expand into the seafood industry and requiring $50 million in funding to make several acquisitions.
●    A textiles manufacturer in Turkey requiring $50 million in financing to acquire a target company it had a majority stake in.

About BankerBay

BankerBay (http://www.BankerBay.com) is a premium investment banking platform that connects qualified corporate deals with institutional providers of capital around the world. BankerBay uses powerful custom-built software and a global network of finance professionals to match requirements entered by members. Used by leading financial institutions across North America, Western Europe, APAC and the Mideast, BankerBay is one of the fastest growing investment banking networks on the globe. For more on BankerBay, visit BankerBay.

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