Mergermarket M&A Forum Australia 2024

The premier M&A forum in Australia

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and Online

15 Oct

M&A in 2030: AI’s role in dealmaking

AI is set to become as mainstream as data rooms and spreadsheets in the next decade, and M&A professionals must consider how the technology might change their professions and how they might take advantage of the opportunities those changes will bring. With a range of potential applications, for example, contract review, due diligence, target identification and profiling, and pricing, these technologies provide the ability to roll through data, analyse it effectively, and identify patterns. For M&A practitioners, if they can develop a cutting-edge AI framework, the efficiencies will allow them to spend more time on skills such as negotiation, long-term strategic thinking, and creative problem-solving. Our panelists will share their thoughts on the future of AI in our industry.

  • What role do M&A practitioners predict AI could perform by 2030?
  • What are the advantages and risks to using AI, and what are AI’s limitations?
  • To what extent is AI more generally integrated into the M&A process today?
  • What skills should dealmakers hone to maintain a competitive advantage in the age of AI?
  • How will the M&A industry workforce and staffing levels change as AI adoption increases?