Why big data and analytics should be part of all private equity deals

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4 minute read 13 Aug 2017
By

Malinda Gentry

EY Global Transaction Analytics Leader

Passionate about innovation. Early adopter of new and disruptive technology. Focused on helping individuals build sustainable and meaningful careers. Loves travel, scuba diving and salsa dancing.

4 minute read 13 Aug 2017

Learn how to apply insights from big data analytics as you make your next private equity deal.

Private equity firms are currently sitting on record amounts of capital as they seek to rebuild their portfolios. But as competition heats up for quality assets, you need to make sure you are fully leveraging data analytics to get a more robust, thorough view of marketplace and emerging trends.

In this video, Malinda Gentry and Bill Stoffel of EY discuss how big data and analytics can help you leverage the vast amounts of data now available to your company as well as outside influencers, including potential shareholder activists and buyers. 

Deploying the latest tools and techniques in transaction analytics can help you carefully examine and study which industries and companies deserve your investment dollars. And then those insights can be used to make faster decisions that help you close the deal faster.

Summary

Private equity firms are currently sitting on record amounts of capital (dry powder) as they seek to rebuild their portfolios. But to use this dry powder effectively, you need to leverage transaction analytics to get a more robust, thorough view of marketplace and emerging trends.

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By

Malinda Gentry

EY Global Transaction Analytics Leader

Passionate about innovation. Early adopter of new and disruptive technology. Focused on helping individuals build sustainable and meaningful careers. Loves travel, scuba diving and salsa dancing.