Swifter due diligence:
Overall 78% of EMEA-based M&A executives say due diligence – from sourcing a deal to deal completion – will take less than three months on average in 2022, up from 64% in 2018
Technology is driving changes across all stages of the due diligence process and can no longer be ignored when it comes to successful M&A. Enhancing your productivity and speed using AI, machine learning, analytics, redaction and other smart tools and technologies can easily be achieved by selecting an application for due diligence that fully supports the digitised due diligence process. Merrill DatasiteOne brings relevant innovations and technologies together to enrich the due diligence process.
M&A in the digital age
Greater security expected:
Most EMEA executives (63%) overall believe new technologies will enable greater security in the due diligence process over the next five years.
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Speed restricted by data and information management:
EMEA executives say accessing, gathering, verifying and reviewing documents, information and data is the factor that slows the due diligence process the most.
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Data analytics the main accelerator:
Most EMEA executives (32%) believe being able to harness data analytics would accelerate the due diligence process the most.
Today due diligence is more advanced and efficient than ever before, with greater speed, simplicity and security across the entire process, enabling practitioners to both withdraw from and close deals faster. But it is still not without its challenges. We surveyed over 500 M&A practitioners to discover the challenges they are currently facing and to question the future of M&A in the digital age?
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