Virtual Data Rooms

An essential technology for the Merger and Acquisitiong deal process

A virtual data room (VDR) is a type of cloud storage platform that is specially designed to meet the complex document sharing needs and heightened security standards of organizations handling confidential information. VDRs are similar in principle to popular consumer-grade services like Dropbox and Google Drive, but they offer industry-grade security and functionality. Virtual data room users include investment banking firms, law firms, businesses, large enterprises, tech startups, real estate and development groups, private equity firms, hedge funds, mining and energy companies, biotech firms, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and many more types of organizations with secure document sharing needs.

Virtual data rooms go beyond the functionality of consumer-grade cloud storage by offering a multitude of features that keep documents more secure, that enable secure communication between large numbers of parties, and that make collaboration easier across institutions large and small.

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As global deal making reaches dizzying heights, technology startups and financial services businesses are looking to elbow out some room in the merger technology sphere. This resource is here to help you navigate the sphere by comparing some of the top virtual data room offerings out there.

How To Choose The Right Virtual Data Room Provider

Virtual data rooms are arguably the most important technology used during mergers and acquisitions, since they are the primary means by which buyers, sellers, and their advisers exchange critical documents. Whether it’s for due diligence, or anything else between finding a buyer and closing, a virtual data room keeps documents secure and organized. This lets deals move more quickly, and prevents data breaches and oversights that can lead to legislation down the line.

Virtual Data Room News

  • How to close quicker by pre-planning a Virtual Data Room

    Removing logistical dealmaking hurdles lessens opportunities for excitement to calm. The result: more deals reach closing. A Virtual Data Room (VDR) brings speed and efficiency to the world of M&A transactions and private equity deals by enabling a secure cloud-based location for documents. A VDR provider offers a safe and regulated virtual environment where all parties can […]

  • Mergers and Acquisitions – The Impact of Cloud Collaboration

    The cloud is changing the way companies and individuals perceive online data management. You no longer need to upload a single document every time you want to send it via mail, or wonder if the recipient’s e-mail system will reject your message because of file size. Secure online document sharing accelerates sensitive file distribution, and […]

  • Understanding the Cloud Computing Stack: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

    When businesses start exploring the opportunities of the cloud, they are often challenged with understanding the differences among: Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Even when they understand the difference between the three core cloud categories, it can be difficult to determine the cloud computing model […]

  • Secure Document Sharing Strategies for the Investments Industry

    Business needs within the financial services industry have accelerated research and development of many technology innovations. The cloud is one realm which has advanced, because of the need for: Frequent collaboration on large, complex document files The need to maintain trusted versions of these files from creation and negotiation to sign-off, and beyond. Rapid growth […]

  • The Opportunities of Cloud Computing for the Legal Industry

    Businesses in the professional services industries started recognizing the cloud as a viable solution for their data and content management needs earlier than many others. Lawyers and law clerks need to consume and publish many documents in their daily routines. Secure document sharing in the cloud provides a great way to store, collaborate and access […]

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    How to sell your business from deal marketing to due diligence

    You never know when a good selling opportunity will come up, so it’s always a good practice to groom your business according to some clear best practices and be ready to make that life changing transaction instantly. Constructing an environment surrounding your business where you can assure potential buyers that things are running smoothly is a […]

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    Why Digital Rights Management (DRM) Became Interesting For Businesses Once Again

    Digital rights management or DRM is an old approach focusing on digital media copyright protection. Businesses, including entertainment companies, went crazy about the potential DRM kept in store ten years ago. From today’s perspective the whole concept looks like something used in the dark ages of Internet. The biggest reason why companies tried to implement […]

  • What’s the Difference Between Virtual Data Rooms and Google Drive?

    Google Drive is one of the most sought after SaaS cloud storage solutions at the moment together with Dropbox, OneDrive and couple of other industry leaders. The variety of options may confuse corporate decision makers and it’s sometimes hard to pick the right solution for your needs. The situation becomes even more complicated when you look at […]

  • The dangers of using email for exchanging confidential documents

    Exchange of confidential documents via email has become a dangerous endeavor. This is especially true for law firms, investment banks and corporations. Take attorneys as one example. The bar obligates attorneys to protect the information of the clients, and apart from the financial damage the client may suffer, the attorney can be faced with a potential disciplinary measure. […]

  • Top Cyber Security Risks Affecting M&A Deals

    Businesses of all kinds are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Lloyd’s estimated that businesses lose up to $400 billion per year due to data breaches. With the recent growth in mergers and acquisitions activity — 2015 was the biggest year for M&A ever, according to the Wall Street Journal — deal activity is drawing the attention of cyber criminals. Although there was always the risk of deal information leaking, now that documents are shared electronically, the possibility of unauthorized access to documents is greatly increased.