The use of tech tools in M&A determines operational efficiency of companies, risk minimization, and, ensures the implementation of strategic programs, increasing competitive advantage.
Trends in mergers and acquisitions
The rapid economic and technological changes taking place in today’s globalized world are leading to significant corporate reorganizations. Companies seek to increase the efficiency of production processes and enter new markets. One of the most adequate prerequisites for successful adaptation to these changes is a merger. Private business owners have recognized the fact that in an ever-changing market, growing competition, well-thought-out and successful international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can significantly increase the value of their companies.
Let`s identify the main causes of M&A deals:
- element of the strategy of future development;
- strengthening and strengthening market positions;
- problems due to the global economic crisis;
- interest in business restructuring in insolvency;
- debt restructuring;
- optimization of corporate structural groups of companies;
- lack of access to credit resources;
Basic tech tools to stimulate M&A deal potential
To achieve the maximum quality of the M&A process for the enterprise, the optimization methods, which will achieve the appropriate level of business process management efficiency indicators and establish a balance of interests of business clients and competitors in the market are proposed. The choice of information system, as well as setting goals should be made taking into account the long-term economic planning of the organization. The structure of the information system and its functional purpose must meet the goals of a particular organization, and the process of implementing new information technology must take into account the extremely high rate of its variability with new types or versions.
Any notation includes three main components: the theoretical basis, a description of the steps required to obtain a given result, the recommendations for use both individually and as part of a group. There is a large number of information systems for conducting M&A deals in the IT market. The most common are:
- MRP II (Manufacturing Resource Planning) is a production planning strategy that involves both operational and financial production planning, which provides a broader coverage of enterprise resources than MRP.
- DocFlow (document routing systems) and WorkFlow (workflow management systems) software. Examples of such software include a Virtual Data room (VDR), a secure repository, and a confidential data environment.
- Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) is a corporate information system designed for the automation of accounting and management. As a rule, ERP systems are built on a modular basis and cover all key processes of the company.
- CRM-system (Customer Relationship Management) application software for organizations, designed to automate strategies for interaction with customers, optimize marketing, establish and improve business processes and further analysis of results.
- SAP (System Analysis and Program Development) comprehensive solutions for any business process in all areas, that help work better, faster, and easier on a scale of all enterprises.
Virtual Data Room – a secure repository using in the M&A process
Data room is a ready-made cloud pre-configured solution for secure data exchange that can be easily launched in a browser. VDR is particularly popular because documents can be easily loaded into the information room and optimized in a practical folder system.
iDeals, iDGARD, Intralinks, Brainloop, Netfiles, Drooms, Imprima, Onehub, Firmex, Box VDR are among the leading providers of virtual data rooms. The virtual data rooms are characterized by a holistic approach to data protection, and their solutions are considered to be the most innovative in the industry.