AI-Redaction that works in practice

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AI redaction tools are designed to automatically detect and remove sensitive information from documents to ensure data privacy and security. In addition to accurate results, there are several important usability features that are crucial for a tool that will give you return on investment. Here are some key features you should look out for when […]

LLM-based AI – how accurate is it

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In our previous post “Should we blindly trust AI?”, we discussed the main benefit of an accurate AI tool for information extraction. And that is that it saves the user time, and not that it takes the human out of the loop. At Imprima we like to be open about how accurate AI can be. […]

Should we blindly trust AI?

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At Imprima, we believe no one should rely wholly on AI without careful thought, regardless of its accuracy. Even the most accurate AI can’t fully see issues the way you can. Why? Simply because the AI does not have the specific context and responsibilities that you have. At the end of the day, you own whatever […]

How Large Language Models change the game for Due Diligence Reviews

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Technology deep dive (but don’t be put off if you are a non-technical person, we will keep it high-level) Last week we discussed why information extraction and automated document summaries for Due Diligence is a difficult nut to crack. This week we discuss how it can be done, with AI. But not just any AI. […]

Close, but no cigar: why pseudo AI fails to provide a solution to Due Diligence


Time Pressure and Error Understanding the risk or value of a company by reviewing its documentation is a time-consuming task, particularly when dealing with large volumes of documents or complex information. Time pressures can give cause to oversight. and we’ve seen this in the past with examples such as Caterpillar and Siwei (2010) in which […]

The VDR as your AI Due Diligence Hub

Virtual Data Rooms (VDR) have transformed the way M&A takes place, providing both security and convenience to the transaction. With the now extensive capabilities VDRs offer, from document management, audit trails, detailed user permissions and Q&A functionality, to advanced reporting, and in some VDRs AI-based redaction, the VDR is an essential element of nearly all […]

The rise of automated tools for Due Diligence

The deluge of data in the last decade The massive increase in data over the past decade has significantly impacted the Due Diligence process in M&A. The volume of data that companies now have related to operations, customers, financials, etc. has exploded. This means more data to collect, process, and analyse during Due Diligence. The […]

Secure Redaction

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AI redaction needs to be accurate (read more), automatic (read more), and easy to use. However, all these features are worthless if you can’t rely on the redaction to be securely implemented. You need to have the confidence that the people viewing the redacted documents can’t see what has been redacted, unless they are permitted. […]

Customised AI-redaction – making sure it redacts what you want redacted

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Last week, we addressed the challenge of achieving perfect accuracy in automated redaction. We emphasised that even with the most advanced technology, perfect recall and precision are not feasible, despite what some vendors may claim. Contrary to the practice of other vendors, we like to be open about our accuracy statistics, and you can read […]

Accuracy of AI-redaction

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In our previous blog post we discussed how advanced AI technology – driven by Large Language Models – can be used for automatic redaction of sensitive information. We mentioned that very high accuracy can be achieved with such technology. In this post we will show that the latter is indeed the case. Recall We already […]

Large Language Models for Automated Redaction

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Technology deep dive (but don’t be put off if you are a non-technical person, we will keep it high-level) Last week we discussed how time limits and the likelihood for error make manual redaction very challenging, and why even automated redaction is a difficult nut to crack, at least with traditional search methods, and “Regular […]

“To Err is Human” – Redaction Challenges

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Time and error Redacting documents can be time-consuming, particularly when dealing with a large volume of documents or complex information. Time pressure can arise due to impending deadlines, or the need to share information quickly while ensuring data privacy. When there isn’t enough time allocated for redaction, there is an increased risk of errors. We’ve […]

Where and when to redact documents

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During M&A Due Diligence, prior to releasing all information to the buy-side, sellers often need to redact certain sensitive information to protect confidential or proprietary data (see part 1 of our series – Why redaction is so important). Even with smaller sized transactions, the redaction process can be a lengthy and painful task which can […]

Why redaction is so important

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Redaction plays a crucial role in due diligence by protecting sensitive information and ensuring compliance with privacy regulations. By effectively redacting sensitive information, the due diligence process can proceed smoothly and securely, enabling mitigation of potential risks. The importance of redaction during due diligence CONFIDENTIALITYMultiple parties such as potential investors, acquirers, or legal advisors may […]

Automated Contract Summaries for Corporates

How Imprima’s Smart Summaries Tool is Revolutionising Corporate Deal Making Are you tired of spending hours poring over legal documents and contracts during corporate deal making? Imprima has the solution: Smart Summaries, our cutting-edge AI-powered tool that creates automated contract summaries so you can analyse and summarise legal documents and contracts quickly and accurately. Smart […]

Smart Summaries for REAL ESTATE

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Whether you are acquiring land, producing a Rent Roll or simply need a summary of key terms in a portfolio of Lease Agreements – Imprima Smart Summaries is the tool your Real Estate team can rely on. Smart Summaries utilises innovative machine learning techniques to understand key provisions in any document. The algorithms can adapt […]

Smart VDRs – It is all about Accuracy

Last week we shared our blog on Smart VDRs with you. It included some accuracy stats on Smart Summaries, the key Machine Learning tool to extract data points from transaction documentation (such as dates, locations, etc.). Before that we shared the accuracy stats of our Smart Redaction tool. Today we would like to zoom in […]

Smart VDR – a Paradigm Shift

Virtual Data Room (VDR) replaces Physical Data Rooms (2002-2022) 20 years ago, the M&A Due Diligence (DD) process changed fundamentally with the introduction of Virtual Data Rooms. Before then, DD was conducted by designating a separate physical room at the seller’s office, where physical copies of all company documentation pertinent to the DD were made […]