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Automated contract discovery and review for M&A

Jeffrey Wolff |February 27, 2017|Read time: 1 min

eDiscovery is not only relevant in corporate litigation or when responding to regulatory requests and investigations. eDiscovery technology can also be highly beneficiary to outside counsel and corporate lawyers involved in merger & acquisitions (M&A) due diligence, to the management of a venture capital or private equity deal, to refinancing, fundraising, seeking permission to merge, pro-actively investigating FCPA issues or when conducting any other kind of complex corporate transaction.


Speed is of the essence

Time is a crucial factor in most business deals and especially in M&A or when preparing refinancing or fundraising for companies or large infrastructural projects. The longer these processes take, the higher the chance a deal will fall through or the terms will deteriorate. All parties involved feel a sense of urgency to get things done, to respond to due diligence requests, to turn around markups of documents, etc.

Due diligence and the preparation of a Virtual Data Room (VDR) as part of these processes is time-consuming and expensive and all parties involved want to implement these as cost and time effectively as possible.


Automate Due Diligence Tasks

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for search, automatic classification, analysis, issue detection and redaction offer high productivity gains. With AI-technology, manual due diligence tasks such as the manual categorization of portfolios into product types and supporting document sets followed by the manual review of each set, can be minimized.

ZyLAB uses Artificial Intelligence to automate due diligence tasks to guarantee the highest level of completeness, efficiency and quality. You can automatically collect relevant documents from their original location (email boxes, file shares, MS-SharePoint, O365), shift and filter agreements from non-agreements and automatically analyze and classify the content of specific contractual documents to get immediate insight into your contractual obligations, risks and opportunities.

Whether you have to collect, organize and review documents for a VDR, or have to deal with the underlying documentation or maintenance records related to collateral for real-estate, life science, pharmaceutical, complex machinery, large infrastructures or portfolio management - ZyLAB technology helps you to prepare faster, better and more cost effectively than with any other product on the market.

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist who joined ZyLAB in May 2015 and serves as Director of E-Discovery Solutions. He brought with him over 20 years of experience in Information Systems and enterprise software. He has been involved in solution architecture, design, and implementation for major projects within the Department of Defense and Fortune 1000 corporations.

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