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In 2023, companies are following the leader, ChatGPT, to see who can determine the most profitable model for generative AI technology.

While there are articles like 17 Booming Generative AI Companies & Startups and Generative AI in 7 Charts, who are the law firms, bankers, and companies investing time and money in Generative AI?

In this week's Market Primer, we're diving into 2023 Generative AI M&A activity.

Top Financial Acquirers

Advent International diversified their M&A activity within Generative AI — their acquisitions include companies working in transportation, product development, and consulting.

Other top firms doing deals in Generative AI,

  • ABE Capital Partners
  • ABS Capital
  • TPG
  • Kelso & Company
  • Marlin Equity Partners
  • Alpine Investors

Top Strategic Acquirers

Microsoft made a $10 billion bet on ChatGPT in 2023, solidifying their status as the top acquirer.

Other companies pursuing Generative AI technology through inorganic growth,

  • Ramp
  • PreAct Technologies
  • TechnologyAdvice
  • Teradata
  • Skillsoft
  • Relx
  • Vedrai
  • Vianai Systems, Inc

Top Lawyers

Gunderson Dettmer recognized the rise of Generative AI in Q1 of 2023 and hosted a webinar on the Latest Developments, Legal Risks and Best Practices.

Other top lawyers advising in the Generative AI space:

  • Littler
  • Joseph Saveri Law Firm, LLP
  • Bird and Bird
  • William Fry
  • Mintz
  • KO
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Top Intermediaries

Goldman Sachs’ big prediction for Generative AI: It could raise GDP by  7%.

Here are the other top bankers advising in Generative AI deals.

  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • William Blair
  • Macquarie Group
  • Madison Alley Global Ventures
  • GP Bullhound
  • KMF Business Advisors
  • Tyton Partners

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