header image

The Ultimate M&A Tool Kit

eknow’s web-based, modular software tools enable your teams to better execute and track any M&A process they own. Your dedicated eknow support team does all the work to get you up and running quickly. Then your powerful new tools and automation provide the structure, simplicity, speed, and visibility you’ve been missing.

eknow M&A Tools: For over 15 years, the most actively developed, mature, and full-featured M&A platform in the world. Contact eknow today for a personalized demonstration.

Choose your M&A modules

eknow is the only solution with dozens of M&A modules and tools that you can turn on or off yourself. Is your team managing a post-merger integration? Or deal flow and pre-close diligence? Financial performance? A restructuring, downsizing, or divestiture? eknow will help you choose and enable just the modules you are ready to use right now. Later, enable whichever tools match your evolving strategic requirements, with a click of the mouse. Disabled modules are invisible to your users until you need them. In fact, even enabled modules are visible only to authorized roles.

  • Deal Flow

    Businesses, stage gates, value drivers, activity, outcomes, & more

  • Diligence

    Checklists, responses, documents, review & analysis, & more

  • Integration

    Teams, projects, issues/risks, dependencies, status reports, & more

  • Financial

    Synergies, project costs, P&L, cost centers, & more

  • Restructuring

    FTE changes, organization, communication, metrics, & more

Let eknow set you up

Whether moving an existing process or implementing one for the first time, eknow makes the transition painless. In fact, your eknow support team does all of the work. We set up your M&A tools “in the cloud,” pre-configured with your modules. Next, we “massage" and migrate any existing data you may have. We can then tailor your tools to your unique requirements. Finally, we give your key users live, hands-on training. For as long as you are an eknow customer, the same eknow team provides monthly support, modifications, and training.

  1. Configuration

  2. Onboarding

  3. Training

  4. Process Support

Start getting the benefits


Structure Screenshot

Key to successful execution is a structured, disciplined process. The problem is the extra work required to “do the right thing."

eknow M&A tools entirely remove this obstacle to success, with built-in best practices, process guard-rails, and automated discipline. eknow provides this proven process structure out of the box. But because no two organizations have identical processes, eknow M&A tools are also designed with the flexibility to accommodate your unique workflow or requirements.


Simplicity Screenshot

M&A is probably the most complex strategic activity you will undertake. The most important direct benefit of eknow M&A tools is to tame complexity: the complexity of data, processes, measurement, communications, accountability, and much more.

eknow imposes order and simplicity on chaos and complexity like no other approach to M&A. This is why eknow M&A tools allow a few individuals to do the work of a small army — or to manage strategy execution by an even larger army.


Speed Screenshot

Delays in diligence can cost you the deal. Delays in integration can rob deal value. Delays in compliance can result in fines or worse.

By fundamentally simplifying, structuring, and automating core processes, eknow M&A tools compress or eliminate many time consuming activities. The result is accelerated execution and reduced risk, whether in opportunity capture, implementation, or benefit realization.


Visibility Screenshot

How are we doing right now? Exactly what must be done next? Just who is accountable for what?

eknow M&A tools automatically provide the answers to these questions at every instant. By executing your M&A activity in eknow M&A tools, you automatically gain near real-time, top-down visibility of what’s important. See the big picture, and drill down to manage by exception. This direct visibility allows you to make critical mid-course corrections, and further multiplies the speed and simplicity benefit (above) of eknow M&A tools.

Connect Every Contributor

The eknow M&A tools approach makes it easy to directly connect your process to dozens, scores, or hundreds of distributed contributors. Not just core process managers or team leads.

time compression chart

Unify Your Data

eknow M&A tools replaces multiple, disconnected information types — spreadsheets, project files, presentations, email, and file sharing systems — with a single, unified model. With the eknow approach, all information is naturally interconnected. Data and changes are easily searched, reported, or audited.

tools chart

Compress Process Time

The eknow approach automates many tasks and processes, simplifies others, and simply eliminates the need for many more. The result: dramatically reduced process overhead, faster execution, and more time available to run your business.

time compression chart

 Hassle-Free Platform

M&A tools are hosted, administered, and supported 24/7 by eknow. You and your users need only internet access via your PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.

The eknow M&A tools platform has been specifically designed for the unique data protection requirements of M&A. For example, the built-in, automated access control framework is fully tailored to M&A roles, organizations, and requirements, not generic permissions models. Every customer has a separate, dedicated eknow M&A tools server. Contact eknow for more details.


eknow M&A Access Framework

User Input/Output

Reports, Dashboard, Forms, Import & Export, Share

Data, Templates, & Audit Log

Deals / Initiatives, People & Teams, Documents, Drivers & Metrics, Tasks, Risks & Issues, Client Data, KPIs

Workflow & Automation

Alerts, iMemos, Triggers, AutoActions

eKnow M&A Tool Author

Linux / JAVA / Apache / Oracle

The Most Mature M&A Tool Provider

eknow is the only company to continuously develop its own M&A platform with its own internal development team since eknow’s founding in 1998. The result: Of full-featured M&A platforms, eknow M&A tools is the most mature, comprehensive, easiest to use, and easiest to administer. eknow M&A tools are by far the most adaptable to your unique requirements. In fact only eknow’s M&A tools are truly and completely configurable, quickly and without programming, at any time. This is why Fortune 500 and household name companies depend on eknow year in, year out.


Continuous active

In house

Development entirely
by eknow