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.
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.
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Create M&A Shortlists
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.
Identify and Analyze Competition
Build competition matrices by identifying competing companies directly from a technological-, best in class, over time and geographic perspective.
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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.
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Uncover Competitor, Tech & Market Trends
The Quantum Terminal helps track markets, competitors and technologies by identifying where IP sits within an overall landscape. The platform shows who the actors are in a new, adjacent and emerging space. And it helps to map hotspots and whitespace so you can source inspiration from the closest solutions to the idea you wish to pursue. This is the level of intelligence needed to stay one step ahead.
Geographical Distribution of Selected Technology Based on Strength
Comparative Peer-Knowledge Graphs down to a topic level
Peer Group Comparison of the Developement of Selected Technology Over Time
Identifying competitors by mapping IP competences and screening inbound references
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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