Pulse: How Data Will Define Dealmaking for a Generation
07 September 2016Pulse
With EY's confirmation that growth in big data deals is running at an annual rate close to 30% coming hot on the heels of Microsoft’s $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn, the summer has seen intensification of the global dash-for-data. Underlining this increased emphasis on data-driven deals is the fact that data has firmly established itself as the primary commodity to be mined in the 21st Century. Data driven transactions are likely to define dealmaking for a generation – this in turn pose questions for business leaders and the legal and accounting community alike.