Transformation, Efficiency, Opportunity: Transactional Technology in M&A

14 April 2020

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Mergermarket is pleased to present Transformation, Efficiency, Opportunity: Transactional Technology in M&A in association with SRS Acquiom.

The future, in the form of deal-enabling technology, is already here. Yet the uptake of technology by M&A parties remains variable. A need for efficiency and speed are driving all players to find solutions that take time-consuming work out of the process or leverage technology to handle volumes of data to arrive at better decisions faster. This study highlights where investments are being made and areas of concern for some parties.

Key findings include:

  • Nearly three-quarters of law firms and close to two-thirds of financial buyers say that their organization is embracing technology in M&A transactions to differentiate themselves from other firms.
  • Ninety-two percent of strategic buyers, 80% of financial buyers, and 76% of law firms say that they now experience even greater difficulty in keeping data secure.
  • Majorities of all three respondent groups plan to make in-house investments in at least one technology area.