New improvements in Artificial Intelligence (AI)can help M&A teams to identify patterns, frauds, accounts manipulation and market feedbacks to M&A deals. In other side new world is world of Big Data atmosphere. Data science tools can help transactions use the hidden beneficial data among such big data that standard procedures never explore them.
I’m currently not aware of AI tools that would significantly affect DD process. I could imagine that for Commercial DD, AI could become useful CDD not only focus on the target but also its market environment.
I agree that AI can help identify patterns and fraud etc. I know during the DD process, the company that is being acquired need to open up its books. But I’m not sure, if they would actually let a data scientist to get control of all the data to do analytics. This is because the deal is not signed yet – and the acquiring firm may back out. Opening the books makes one feel vulnerable