The New State of M&A 2020-2025 is a global research project and report analysing how technological advancement and digitalisation are transforming M&A, due diligence and asset marketing.
Thought Leadership Consulting (TLC) was commissioned by Datasite (formerly Merrill Corporation), a SaaS provider to the M&A industry, to research and produce the analysis. Some of the key questions the research investigated included: How digitally mature and sophisticated is the M&A process currently, and how will this change over the next five years? What areas of M&A could potentially be transformed by technology, and which technologies could have the most transformative impact?
To help answer these questions and others, TLC surveyed 2,235 senior and more junior M&A practitioners globally from corporates, private equity firms, investments banks, law and professional services firms for their insight on the subject. A series of qualitative interviews with M&A bankers, lawyers and company CEOs were also conducted to provide further insight and opinion on the trends and developments they are seeing.