How is artificial intelligence expected to impact the landscape of mergers and acquisitions, from deal sourcing and due diligence to post-merger integration, and what potential challenges and opportunities does it present for businesses involved in such transactions?
Deal sourcing with AI integration into existing tools such as Pitchbook will allow companies to navigate and find opportunities easier with less time and effort required. Potential challenges might be in biases that exist in algorithms in these tools. How are these AI tools being tested to ensure they are bias free, will likely be a hot topic in the future.
I am interested to see if there will also be a boom in security and legal concerns in the M&A field in relation to use of AI. Lack of clear operating procedures for using AI models could pose risks to confidential information, provided within the M&A process, being used correctly. I do think AI offers a range of efficiency optimization abilities, especially to the DD workstream.