Data-driven due diligence for M&A
With heightened scrutiny from stakeholders, as well as growing compliance and financial risks, the inclusion of ESG issues in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence process is a must-have. Cornerstone to this process is the identification of material ESG issues - to illuminate the key issues that should be on target companies’ radars.
Datamaran Due Diligence offers a fast, and yet robust, approach for company deep dive analysis, as well as associated site visits and other interactions with relevant parties.
Datamaran is the only software available to automate a tailored ESG materiality analysis based on relevant data. It offers up-to-date insights into competitive, regulatory and reputational risk drivers.
More specifically, this innovative software application supports M&A due diligence by:
- Providing greater confidence in the relevance of identified material issues by taking into account external factors (competitors, industry, suppliers, customers, governments, trade associations, international organizations, NGOs and media);
- Giving access to underlying raw-data to provide evidence and examples behind the results (e.g. peer disclosure, news articles, regulations...);
- Enabling automated peer and sector benchmarking analysis on identified material issues to determine the maturity of the target company; and
- Offering a systematic and replicable process to identify and understand material ESG issues that present potential risks in order to adjust estimated target companies’ value and opportunities.
To find out more about how Datamaran can help you devise a quicker, more efficient and more robust M&A due diligence process, speak to one of our experts now.
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“Data-driven materiality helps us to take better strategic decisions.”
Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business, BBVA