Pre-deal, we identify gaps in businesses and align their needs with a target profile, monitoring prospective acquisition targets. Post-deal, we can more easily actualize these enhanced insights into a virtuous cycle, adding value to operations of the acquired target and across our entire asset portfolio.
Tech solutions which used to be affordable to only the largest of conglomerates are now driving competitive advantage for mid-market companies – both buyers and sellers alike. Our panel, moderated by The Deal’s senior reporter Steve Gelsi, discussed how predictive analytics are uncovering the optimal value of future transactions, and what corporate board directors and C-Suite decision makers need to understand to navigate these innovative new disruptions.
Jim Peko is our firm’s beacon of light guiding clients when it comes Transaction Services, and he did a terrific job explaining the evolution of due diligence – from research based on EBITDA, tax, and insurance – to a more holistic approach. Now, technology makes it easier than ever to connect the dots between historic data points, more quickly accurately predicting the future in M&A. The breakthrough has been the speed with which AI- and ML-enabled tools can harness and analyze more data than ever before, providing actionable insights fast. By bridging the gap between past and future, the potential value of transactions changes dramatically. And with the looming prospect of a contraction in our economy, the speed with which disruptions can be anticipated and mitigated is essential.