Bring order to the M&A chaos

Manage your M&A data and activities with IBM M&A Accelerator instead of using multiple, disconnected tools and reduce chaos in your deals. This market-leading solution brings your M&A data and teams together to provide you with a real-time, 360-degree view of your transactions. Its flexible, secure and comprehensive digital collaboration environment can help you focus on value capture and reduce distractions to your core business.

M&A Accelerator manages the mechanics of any transaction, allowing deal teams to focus on important deliverables like key decisions, business case achievement and risk reduction.

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Built-in features

Intuitive and personalized role-based interface

Intuitive and personalized role-based interface

Manage and track workplan milestones, issues, risks, key decisions and synergy initiatives in real time.  Personalize role-based home pages for quick onboarding and focus on the most relevant information.

Reporting and dashboards

Dashboards and scorecards for all stakeholders

Offers rich reporting, dashboards with underlying analytics and interactive charts to  keep everyone up to date. Editable reports, snapshots and a report wizard provide almost unlimited flexibility.

Deal templates

Deal templates with lessons learned tracking

Start with the included jump-start content plus capture and reuse previous learnings. Manage deal templates and organize checklists by type, strategic imperative, geography or other factors.

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Documents and workflow management

Provides full document management with versioning, locking, check-in, check-out and drag-and-drop to easily upload many documents. Link documents from other sites like Box, Sharepoint and VDRs.

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Fully enabled and collaborative project management

Manage multiple projects, initiatives and transformations throughout the deal process, using the advanced project scheduling capabilities when needed. Integrates with MS Project and Excel.

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Security, mobility and APIs for integrations

Robust permissions model, SSO and two-factor authentication securely capture and deliver information to the right team member on PC or mobile. APIs enable integration with other systems.

M&A Accelerator’s unique feature set and leading practice content gives you the combined experience of hundreds of successful M&A deals right at your fingertips; using M&A Accelerator was an easy decision.

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The benefits

End-to-end solution

From pipeline through integration, manage prospect targeting, execution strategy, planning, synergy capture and monitoring to have a smarter end-to-end solution.

Shorter time to value

Having all the M&A deal information in one place yields shorter time to value and improves your ability to meet or exceed the business case.

Faster transaction completion

'Smartlinks' tie the sources of value to milestones, issues and other key deal information, visually connecting the dots to improve execution. 

Single source of truth

Unlike using multiple, disconnected tools, M&A Accelerator provides a single source of truth, in real time, for all stakeholders.

Ease of deployment

Out-of-the-box setup provides teams with preloaded content and templates for fast and easy deployment.

Increased team productivity

The integrated solution reduces chaos and eliminates the need for repetitive work, lengthy status meetings and data chasing.

Case studies

Telecom satellite dishes

Leading telecom company

Streamlining the PMO to one person eliminated the need for external PMO staff. This reduced risks and compass on the deal synergies, resulting in: 

  • Significantly lowered consulting fees
  • Decreased time to synergies
Highrise buildings

Fortune 500 tech company

Automating collaboration, communication and information consolidation allowed for completeness throughout the due diligence process, increasing productivity for the team and executive decision makers.

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Leading agricultural and food corporation

Consolidation of a global deal pipeline, along with measurable, like-minded deal criteria, gave the corporate team broad visibility and framed decision making. This resulted in a substantial time savings for corporate development and executives.

Educational resources

Solution brief

An overview of the revolutionary tool that is streamlining the M&A process

White paper

Maximizing M&A results through automation

Fact sheet

Who, how and why companies gain value from a targeted M&A solution 

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