Dealing with data: your M&A playbook

By Valeska Bloch, Jessica Mottau
Cyber Data & Privacy Mergers & Acquisitions Technology & Outsourcing Technology, Media & Telecommunications

In brief

Data has played an increasing role in M&A over the past 18 months. 

There is more M&A activity involving data rich assets, and - across all sectors - data opportunities and risks are impacting headline price, post-completion deal value and risk-allocation profile of investments and M&A transactions.

For both buyers and sellers, this playbook helps in-house counsel and dealmakers navigate the data issues that arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, demergers and investments to maximise the value in these transactions.

In this playbook

> Five key questions to ask before assessing data opportunities and risks

> Spotlight on cybersecurity

> Tips for buyers and sellers