How will technology impact M&A in the future? What tools will be most transformational? Do the views of practitioners vary by region? Based on the views of 2,235 global practitioners across 49 markets, our global and regional reports from the Americas, EMEA, and APAC examine the current and future state of M&A, through case studies and detailed analysis, and including full survey results.
Increasingly, the entire M&A process – from sourcing to execution – is being supported and enhanced by new digital technologies. Significant technological advances in the M&A and due diligence process have already occurred, and more are expected to transform the sector and its processes in the next five years. The evolution is needed – and even demanded. But what in which areas will such changes support and empower practitioners the most? And how does this vary by region and country?
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78% of practitioners globally believe their firms have a medium level of digital sophistication.
Financial constraints and security issues top the list as the main barriers to adopting new technologies.
Practitioners believe due diligence is far and away the most time-consuming stage of M&A (66%)
Nearly half (48%) of practitioners globally think due diligence could be most enhanced by new technologies.
AI and machine learning and big data are expected to have biggest impact on the M&A process in five years (55%).
You are an M&A Digital Leader. You have forged ahead of all the others on your M&A digital journey. You readily embrace the tools to help you lead the way and will continue to do so on your next journey.
You are an M&A Digital Challenger. Your M&A journey is underway. You are ready to explore more ways digital tools can help you but have not yet embraced all that are available.
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