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A Mid-Year Look at How Dealmakers Are Using Data

Dig into the results of our survey on the future of data in dealmaking.

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June 29, 2023

It's official: We've reached the midway mark of 2023. Yet despite being half over, this year remains as unpredictable as ever. Is recession still a threat? Will the supply chain ever fully recover? How will generative AI change business as we know it? When will valuations go back up, and interest rates go down?

So much uncertainty has left dealmakers and companies alike hesitant to transact, resulting in significantly lower deal volumes compared to years past. But data offers dealmakers a rainbow amidst this perfect storm, providing the ability to gain a deeper understanding of niche markets, pinpoint ideal investment-ready targets, engage them with timely and relevant messages, and outmaneuver the competition. 

We surveyed about 100 dealmakers across private equity, investment banking, and corporate development to see how they define what it means to be "data-driven," ways they're currently sourcing opportunities, and what's holding them back from taking full control of their deal flows in 2023. The infographic below breaks down some of the most interesting and insightful results. You can also access a detailed breakdown of all our findings in this report.