M&A tools: Connected Capital Technologies
Explore an integrated suite of M&A technologies that bring deeper analysis and faster insights to enable better decision-making around your capital and transaction strategies through to execution. Welcome to the future of M&A.
M&A dealmaking in a big data world
M&A is a complex, challenging combination of the right capital and transaction strategy and effective deal execution to drive value. Getting it right could mean staying ahead of your competition. Get it wrong and you may fall behind.
The reality is that our increasingly data-saturated world is making getting it right harder still. The future of M&A dealmaking means significantly more information needs to be captured, processed, analyzed and interpreted than ever before. Traditional means are no longer effective in delivering a competitive edge.
To unlock the power of this data, we are developing purpose-built M&A technologies and applications. We call them Connected Capital Technologies. Powered by leading technology including AI, automation and advanced analytics, the Connected Capital Technologies are tailored solutions that address the challenges of M&A, from origination to integration. They can be deployed either as an end-to-end suite or as individual applications.
Special considerations for digital companies, including digital startups
As technology disrupts traditional business ecosystems and the competitive landscape, we can help you consider the unique aspects of diligence surrounding valuation, talent, product and commercial strategies when you pursue buying digital companies, including startups. These companies create customer value through the use of digital technology, and focus on capturing, storing and processing data. They incorporate a technology lens into everything they do to better serve stakeholders.
Fueled by data. Powered by technology. Driven by people.
From growth strategy and portfolio reshaping to M&A, divestiture, post-merger integration and restructuring, the Connected Capital Technologies process massive volumes of internal and external structured and unstructured data. They enable EY professionals to help deliver actionable insights, at a faster pace and deeper level than before. The result can help you make better fact-based decisions to realize your M&A growth ambitions, to enable you to stay ahead. The Connected Capital Technologies span a range of applications, and here you can read more about our flagship investments.
Deals are more competitive. Targets are harder to identify and even tougher to secure. How can technology help to set your strategy on the right journey toward realizing your growth ambitions through M&A?
A comprehensive approach to data is essential to the future success of any business, particularly when executing on strategic objectives. Whether it is scanning the market for strategic targets, identifying disruption within your global ecosystem, mapping and benchmarking competitor investment flows, or monitoring distressed assets, you need a platform that you can trust to help you answer your most strategic questions.
EY Strategy Edge is a strategic intelligence platform generating actionable insights from advanced analysis of broad data sources. The result is a novel 360-degree view across growth, risk and resilience factors, helping you to make better informed decisions about your business. Learn more about Strategy Edge.
Connected Capital Technologies to drive robust transaction execution and create deal value
Knowledge is power. From the volumes of information available on a deal, how can technology help you get the right insights at the right time at the right speed? To help you negotiate a deal, streamline processes and build better working deal teams who create value by skillfully managing the demands of the M&A deal life cycle.
EY tech-enabled Strategy and Transactions advanced analytics teams help turn information into connected intelligent insights to help you make better informed decisions.
What if there was a way to help maximize both speed and value across a transaction? What if there was a technology that connected teams across multiple functional and geographical areas? What if you could execute a transaction faster, improve focus via a single source of truth and make more informed transaction decisions to unlock long-term value?
With EY Capital Edge, “what if” doesn’t apply. EY Capital Edge is an agile end-to-end platform, supporting all aspects of the transaction life cycle. With over 30 apps to select from via the platform’s app store, you have access all in one place to the latest and most powerful EY tools and methods to help drive the successful execution of your transactions. Whether you are buying or selling a business, developing scenario modelling, forecasting or financial planning, EY Capital Edge can help you meet your objectives. Specifically developed to help deliver execution excellence, it supports real-time, global collaboration so that everyone is pulling in the same direction when it counts.
EY Diligence Edge is transforming the way EY performs transaction diligence. The platform:
- Can provide an outside-in view of a target company and its competitors by consolidating and analyzing a range of external information, including news, financial and social media data.
- Creates a “smart data room” by ingesting the hundreds or thousands of documents available, and then scanning them using an EY M&A-specific AI model supported by IBM Watson so EY transaction professionals can search for the pieces of information that are relevant to our clients on a deal.
- Presents findings back in ready-made and intuitive charts and dashboards, enabling clearer analysis and higher value client discussions.