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Pioneers of the Virtual Data Room: Intralinks Focuses On Enabling and Securing the Flow of Information and Insight


Over the years, the growth of financial technologies has skyrocketed. With new entrantssuch as large cutting-edge technology companies and technology startups, offering new innovations, financial technologies has today become a critical industry that every company wants to work in.

Founded in 1996, Intralinks is a financial technology provider for global banking, deal-makingand capital markets communities.

The company facilitates strategic initiatives like mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and investor reporting by enabling and securing the flow of information.Its solutions enhance these activities by streamlining operations, reducing risk, improving client experiences and increasing visibility.

Today, Intralinks is one of the leading firms in the industry. It has earned the trust and business of more than 99 percent of the Fortune 1000 and have executed over $34.7 trillion worth of financial transactions on its platform.

Dedicated To Your Project as You Are: Intralinks Services & Support

Intralinks confidently supports the largest community of financial services professionals, helping over 365K advisors, buyers and sellers, 1000+ private equity firms and 25K investor organizations and top banks around the globe.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Intralinks help dealmakers prepare for due diligence on their biggest and most confidential transactions. When you choose Intralinks for your next deal, you can expect:  

  • A dedicated M&A VDR expert that will help your deal team with training and best practices to accelerate the preparation and launch of your data room
  • Assistance every step of the way – from deal launch and due diligence to closing and archiving your data room
  • A help desk that your team and all participants in your data room can contact via phone, live chat or email, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Alternative Investments

It helps alternative investment firms raise billion-dollar funds and roll out investor portals for their high-profile LPs. When you choose Intralinks for fundraising, fund reporting or portfolio company management, you can expect:

  • A dedicated expert with years of experience working with alternative investment firms
  • Best practices on setting up indexes, private LP folders, K1 distribution processes, etc., based on its experience working with hundreds of GPs and supporting some of the biggest and most demanding LPs around the globe
  • A help desk that your team and all participants in your data room can contact via phone, live chat or email, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Banking & Securities

It helps banking and securities firms secure how they exchange files with each other and their clients. When you select Intralinks as your technology partner, you can expect:

  • Dedicated experts in client onboarding, debt capital markets,and investor communication use cases
  • Professional services options to help you integrate Intralinks into your environment or create custom solutions leveraging Intralinks’ platform and security
  • Option to set up dedicated help desks for deployments supporting business critical processes

Intralinks for Mergers & Acquisitions

From start to finish, Intralinks help you accelerate deal execution and reduce risk. On the sell-side, it drives productivity through deal prep, buyer ID, marketing and due diligence – all the way to close. On the buy-side, its technology drives efficiency through strategy and targeting, sourcing, management and due diligence – all the way through PMI to set you up for long-term success.

Use Intralinks artificial intelligence-assisted platform to increase efficiency, reduce risk and streamline the entire M&A process—from strategy and deal preparation through the due diligence process and post-merger Integration.

Intralinks for Alternative Investments

In 2017, more than $1 out of every $2 raised globally for the private equity industry was done on its platform. Intralinks is the leading private equity and hedge fund technology provider, and it hosts the largest community of general and limited partners with more than 245,000 LPs from over 57,000 organizations, including endowments, foundations, consultants, pensions and sovereign wealth funds.

Intralinks is used to raise capital, report on fund performance and manage portfolio companies efficiently, transparently and in total compliance.Streamline operations, reduce risk and boost efficiency with the industry’s best private equity and hedge fund technology provider.

Intralinks for Banking & Securities

Banking and securities firms are facing intense pressure to accelerate business velocity and improve customer engagement while managing a rising flood of new and more complex regulation. Sharing and exchanging information is a critical business requirement that provides a host of benefits for banking and securities firms, but without the proper controls, it becomes a source of regulatory and business risk.

Intralinks is the leading content collaboration and deal management platform for the financial services industry. Global institutions use its platform to develop new revenue sources, reduce operational expenses and improve customer experiences with enhanced communication – all while reducing risk by maintaining complete control over shared information.


“In today’s M&A environment, a secure, efficient and user-friendly virtual data room is mission critical. Our clients and prospective investors expect information on demand, anytime and anywhere. Intralinks’ solution delivers.”

  • Tom Crease, EVP, the Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.

“Standardizing on Intralinks for file sharing has reinforced security, compliance and file control. It makes me comfortable to have people use Intralinks because we know there is a full audit trail.”

  • Lei Lu, Senior VP, Head of Technology, Ares Management

The Man Behind The Picture

Leif O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer,and Director: Leif, who is refocusing Intralinks on its primary assets and energizing the organization to write its next chapter, brings with him more than 20 years of cross-functional, global experience in technology. As CEO, he is responsible for all aspects of Intralinks’ strategy and business operations.

Previously, Leif served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at the company. In that role, he was responsible for leading the organization through its transition to a privately-owned business. Prior to that, he managed all aspects of the company’s ability to identify and deliver business value through the Intralinks solution portfolio as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services.

Prior to joining Intralinks in 2013, Leif was Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at Parametric Technology Corporation. Before PTC, he worked as a Regional Sales Manager at ADP. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College.

“We make it easy for you. Our time-tested, financial technology platform is the globally preferred solution for fast, secure, high-value deal-making and transactions.”