Quantum Terminal for M&A Advisors

M&A Advisory Firms

We help clients to be more successful in M&A transactions

Building short lists can be a research intensive process. What if you could build highly targeted and comprehensive short lists for any company and topic with just a few clicks? Our Big Data and AI driven corporate analytics platform does exactly this. And even more: competence cluster and knowledge profile-based target selection, financial information, for both buy- and sell side mandates. Leading M&A advisory firms are using our platform to offer the best service to their clients.

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M&A Advisory Features & Modules

We have been working with leading M&A advisory firms to develop features and functionalities to optimize a number of tasks in the M&A process.

M&A Short-List Generation

With our machine learning based approach, an M&A target list is created by analyzing the buyers’ technological scope by generating a competence cluster based on its intellectual property and mapping this profile with potential matching targets.

Knowledge Graph

Our research driven Big-Data analytics approach allows us to build comprehensive knowledge graphs for companies of any size. From startups to large enterprises. These knowledge graphs represent detailed knowledge profiles and can be used to identify strengths/weaknesses of potential buy- or sell-side targets.

Company Insights

The Quantum Terminal provides corporate information, ESG data, financial and fundamental data, knowledge analytics, competitive analytics, patent and emerging IP data, ecosystem graphs and regulatory filings on more than 700K companies worldwide.

Use Data in Excel & Presentations

We know that displaying information is only one part of the equation. Our customers can also download any information directly into Excel or their presentations and continue there with their individual calculations or embed the generated charts and graphics in their presentations.

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The Quantum Terminal brings together corporate data of more than 700,000 companies worldwide, Intellectual Property & patent data, powerful analytics and communication tools – in one integrated solution.

M&A advisors use our terminal to significantly speed up the process of identifying buy and sell side targets. With our machine learning based approach, an M&A target list is created by analyzing the buyer’s technological scope by generating a knowledge graph based on its Intellectual Property and mapping it with potentially matching targets. Furthermore, technological similarities between companies can be identified, both from a corporate and patent perspective. An integrated collaboration functionality allows teams to seamlessly integrate the Quantum Terminal research process into the existing M&A advisory workflow.

IP Indicators and Company-Specific Data

At the heart of the Terminal is the assimilation of both proprietary and external research to create real-time indicators pertaining to IP and intangible assets. These indicators provide a critical framework for our smart beta and trade analyzer applications, in addition to the real-time alerts flagging stock price discrepancies vs. the IPI.


Measuring technological impact by capturing forward citations of AI-IP relative to industry peers.


Measuring past R&D performance as a predictor of successfully converting R&D expenses into sales revenues.


LSTM recurrent neural network models to predict fair market value based on IP and fundamentals.


Measuring R&D to IP generation efficacy: Patents/citations scaled by R&D expenditure a positive predictor of future returns.


Measuring IP strength by number of forward citations and other quality criteria.


Measuring corporate IP strength relative to its sector, industry and peers.

Trusted Data. Efficient Delivery

Our server-cluster infrastructure is located in Frankfurt Europe, New York USA, London UK and Singapore. We have industry-leading expertise in delivering physical and logistical security and data protection and provide real-time security infrastructure and network monitoring.


Identify Buy and Sell Side Targets Based on IP Data and Artificial Intelligence

Traditionally, when Company X wants to expand in a particular technology area and wants to prepare a list of potential acquisition candidates, questions around how to identify targets or how to rank them arise. With our machine learning based approach, an M&A target list is created by analysing the buyers’ technological scope by generating a competence cluster based on its intellectual property. Support vector machines are analysing all patent filings and understand what areas the acquirer owns technologies in. For each area, the machine maps every patent of the acquirer with every patent of the potential targets and provides an overview of its relatedness and closeness.

Potential Acquisition Targets, Based on the Technological Closeness and Relatedness.


Identify True Technology Leaders

Who are the strongest players in drone technologies? Who is leading hydraulic fracturing? Where are the top Artificial Intelligence companies? Answers to these questions can be retrieved in seconds – based on more than 112 Million patent records, matched with 700,000 private and public companies. This allows expert investors and advisors to get the clearest view of a company’s innovation cycle and compare it against peers.

The top 25 companies owning “drone” technology, ranked by the weigthed strength of the IP.

Access more than 110MM+ full-text patent filings in the terminal

Expertise Makes The Difference.