Procurement M&A and Investment Intelligence

Research, data & advisory for investment, due diligence, M&A and strategic decisions

Solution & Market Due Diligence

Our approach combines industry and business-level analysis with data-driven, atomic insight into product strengths and weaknesses. Make the choice between off-the-shelf subscriptions and reports or granular unpublished data and insights with or without interpretation and advisory. Sponsors can work with us actively or consume research passively. Outside advisors can also license the library of reports and data to support specific transaction intelligence.

Technical Due Diligence

It is increasingly difficult to separate technology/architecture diligence from product and solution-level diligence. Development environments, architecture, code and platform-level considerations directly impact the rate of innovation and drive (or reduce) investment and, if applicable, integration risk. In recent quarters, sponsors made the choice to leverage Spend Matters’ deep technical experience alongside other diligence components over 50% of the time.

Customer Satisfaction & Due Diligence

With reference data spanning 1,000+ companies using procurement and finance solutions, we set the benchmark for quantitative and qualitative understanding of customer satisfaction. Choose between off-the-shelf reports or unpublished, deeper peer benchmarks. Or gather custom insights in days — not weeks.


Market Assessment Reports

Work with the best and most expert brand in procurement and finance solutions to educate, explain and provide an unbiased view of the market and your asset to potential buyers. From macro to micro, we can justify the differentiation, growth and fit better than generic consultancy reports.

Strategy & Corporate Development

Replace hunches with data-driven expertise for M&A, divestiture, partnership, product/marketing strategy and discreet product audit efforts. See the difference that strategic, expert minds combined with the most granular set of data in the market can make for your fund, portfolio company or business.

Trusted Advisor

Deep but unbiased ties to practitioners, solution providers and consultants. Talk to us in confidence or get introduced to the best network in procurement and finance technology. With our vast industry connections and a reputation for high ethical standards, Azul has established a strong following for all research, coverage and analysis working with sponsors, strategic buyers, CEOs and boards.

Connections, solution provider intelligence and technology know-how

We Analyze

Azul can provide the inside track on any of the players within the procurement and supply chain landscape and provide tactical insights to inform deals and transaction-level decision making. Gain an informational advantage with expert advisory.

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We Support

Our market intelligence and technology deep dives provide an entirely new level of expertise to rapidly inform macro sector analysis, market sizing M&A strategy, private fund investment, due diligence and joint ventures.

We Partner

Whether its breaking news, coverage of a liquidity event or research that defines the potential impact of an acquisition in the procurement and supply chain space, we can help you communicate the impact.

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We Connect

We can connect investors with niche solutions in the ecosystem offering a candid, hard-hitting look inside both incumbent and emerging players in procure-to-pay, supplier network, e-invoicing, invoice discount and supply chain finance.

Azul’s collaborative engagement process


Contact us online, by phone or in person to communicate your specific challenges, interests or needs


We will guide you to the available resources and discuss cases where clients faced similar challenges


Work with stakeholders to identify potential strategies, tactics, pitfalls or areas requiring further study


Our experts can assist with additional guidance or develop a strategy that meets the needs of your organization

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