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In the context of the M&A tasks and processes, what level of digital maturity and technological sophistication does your company have:

78% of practitioners globally believe their firms have a medium level of digital sophistication.

Generally, what have been/are the main barriers to adopting new M&A process related digital technologies in your company:

Financial constraints and security issues top the list as the main barriers to adopting new technologies.

When thinking about the following key areas or stages of M&A, which is the most time consuming:

Practitioners believe due diligence is far and away the most time-consuming stage of M&A (66%)

Of these key areas or stages, which two do you believe could be enhanced most by new technologies and digitalization:

Nearly half (48%) of practitioners globally think due diligence could be most enhanced by new technologies.

Which of the following technologies do you think have will have the most transformational impact on the M&A process in the next five years:

AI and machine learning and big data are expected to have biggest impact on the M&A process in five years (55%).

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