Trends Report

The Emerging M&A Management Tools Market

Integrated Solutions Pave The Way To More Sophisticated M&A Management

September 9th, 2008
With contributor:
Thomas Mendel, Ph.D.

Summary

While the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has increased over the past few years, most companies lack a structured and repeatable approach for managing the deals in an efficient and effective manner. And while dedicated tools and applications support many other operational processes, the market for M&A management tools is still nascent. However, over the past few years, various providers have started to successfully deploy solutions based on virtual deal rooms as well as offering dedicated project management software to support the M&A process. Although most of these solutions offer wide-ranging benefits to customers, Forrester believes that providers need take their solutions to the next level in order to unlock the full potential of this emerging market.

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