Trends Report

Market Overview: The M&A Management Tools Market In 2009

Providers Of Dedicated M&A Tools Are Set For Significant Growth Ahead

April 10th, 2009
Daniel Krauss
With contributor:
Jonathan Penn


Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) management tool providers are growing at rapid rates. This strong growth of M&A virtual deal room (VDR) and project management tool (PMT) providers will continue despite the current economic turmoil and fall in the M&A market. The market for such tools was $283 million in 2008 and will reach a total market size of nearly $1 billion by 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29%. We find that the highest adoption rate is for large and mega deals and that the predominant buyers are corporations in the US market. These tools will become an integral and essential part of a structured and systematic M&A process — one that no longer treats M&A as a one-off event and instead represents a coherent process with supporting tools that are designed to help companies reap the full benefits of conducting M&A.

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