GDPR Burdens Hinder M&A Transactions in the EMEA Region, According to Merrill Corporation Survey
Merrill Corporation survey highlights future challenges for EMEA dealmakers when complying with regulations, accelerating deals and harnessing the power of data.
An increasing number of M&A transactions may be stalling because of concerns over GDPR compliance, according to a survey of EMEA M&A professionals conducted by Merrill Corporation, the leading SaaS provider for professionals in the
Overall, the survey highlights the significant role due diligence plays in determining M&A
Technology’s Role in Due Diligence
When it came to technology, respondents identified artificial intelligence and machine learning (46
More than any other factor, 32
“The EMEA M&A environment faces a unique set of challenges as it looks to comply with new regulations and privacy requirements,” said Hilary London, Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager for EMEA at Merrill Corporation. “As we track transactions, it will be very telling how these challenges will impact organizations’ due diligence processes. Streamlining transactions via increased accessibility of transaction data will support greater transparency and enhance compliance, strengthening M&A activity in this market.”
Success Factors in M&A
Effectively executing within the M&A landscape can be a tumultuous process, but according to respondents, the key to successfully managing the M&A process is conducting thorough due diligence (65
Conversely, while these factors would help practitioners successfully navigate this landscape, there are still many challenges. Those surveyed believe that technology could bring simplified and coherent solutions to reviewing and analyzing contract text (70
A total of 539 M&A professionals from Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA) were surveyed by Merrill Corporation and Euromoney in July 2018. The data gathered from the survey informed the DueDiligence2022 report, published by Merrill Corporation.
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About Merrill Corporation
Merrill Corporation is a global leader in SaaS solutions for M&A, communications and secure business collaboration. Clients trust Merrill’s innovative applications, unparalleled customer service and in-depth subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content. Their flagship product, Merrill DatasiteOne, helps users in over 170 countries close more deals, faster.
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