The Impact of Generative AI on the M&A Process

Our client was looking to better understand how Generative AI (Gen AI) currently impacts the M&A process of their clients, and how this will continue to evolve as technology becomes more advanced.

The objective was to define needs, pain points, and use cases Gen AI could solve in the M&A process, along with identifying which third-party services companies are using to incorporate Gen AI, and their key selection criteria. 

10EQS interviewed leading corporate development & PE professionals to get first-hand perspectives on the perceived impact of Gen AI on the M&A process, use cases, barriers to adoption, and motivations for Gen AI solutions. 10EQS further conducted secondary research to illustrate the current state of the Gen AI market solutions landscape

Project Team
  • Ex-Deloitte Management Consultant with a background in academic research and extensive experience in GTM strategy & AI
  • Business Analyst supporting secondary research and analysis
  • 10EQS Delivery Operations (=PMO) providing quality assurance, process management and expert recruitment
  • 10 industry experts
Industry experts (sample)
  • Senior Vice President, Legal, Portfolio Management – Private Equity Company (US)
  • Director, Corporate Development – Software Company (US)
  • Data Scientist, Private Equity – Investment Management Company (US)
  • Senior Manager, Corporate Development & M&A – Retail Company (US)

10EQS defined go-to-market recommendations for the client’s M&A practice. Amongst others, 10EQS found that an effective deal advisor in the GenAIworld delivers solutions that provide clarity on Gen AI usage, drive productivity, efficiency, and speed to enable an acceleration of deal throughput.