For M&A dealmakers, the pandemic spurred on the race to deploy digital tools at every stage of the transaction, from identifying targets to deal closure. This study confirms the scale and speed of change within the M&A ecosystem as almost all participants now agree that technology is a differentiator for their company.
Despite this progress, gaps remain. As this study shows, law firms, buyers and investment banks are all at very different stages on their technology journey. We reveal where the technology gaps are and what dealmakers are doing to address them.
- 80% of law firms report they should do more with less staff
- 50% of investment banks and financial buyers report technology streamlines due diligence
- Most financial and strategic buyers report they keep a database of past deals
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