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The Role of Data and Analytics in Mergers and Acquisitions

Gartner 13 Jan 2021 08:59

Many moons ago I used to take inquiries that were oriented around the use of Master Data Management in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A).  So much so that we wrote notes years ago about how MDM helped that effort, by helping speed-to-value post transaction by reconciling common clients, common suppliers, and common assets, etc.  We have come a long way since then.  During 2020 and in association with the response to Covid-19 Data and Analytics, addressing many chronic business issues and decisions, helped as many of those issues and decisions became actuate.  If you couple the fragile economic climate and erratic response from politicians around the world, there are potentially waves of M&A opportunity.  Many organizations that were well funded before 2020 might well be now flush with (cheap) money; many organizations that were steeped in debt that was due for servicing during 2020 might well be at risk.  The investment community is watching this space closely.  See Corporate dealmakers emerge from pandemic hibernation from the Economist in July 2020.

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