The Optimum Solution for Fundraising
“Preparing for a capital funding event is time consuming and challenging: gathering, organizing and exchanging information for the due diligence review process can really put a strain on our resources.”
The fundraising process can be even more difficult when the company has to integrate paper-based materials. Today, leading companies are eliminating these challenges by leveraging Merrill DataSite, a premier virtual data room (VDR) solution that streamlines and accelerates due diligence review.
Merrill DataSite is well-recognized among private equity (PE) firms as a top-ranked virtual data room solution for acquisitions, divestitures and other portfolio management activities. However, many PE firms are not aware that Merrill DataSite is also an ideal solution to streamline and simplify their fundraising activities, making it a vital tool.
Merrill DataSite allows PE firms to streamline all of the activities involved in raising a fund, and makes the process much easier to manage while saving valuable time. Equally important, this fundraising management software also simplifies and accelerates the due diligence process for potential investors. Our client base of “fundraising” users includes many PE firms of all sizes in the U.S., Europe, Central and South America, China and Australia.
Save time, reduce costs and foster collaboration in your next capital funding event
Merrill DataSite can be used throughout the entire life cycle of a transaction. All work is managed and monitored in a secure online environment, resulting in a faster, more efficient preparation process in which no detail is overlooked. Consequently, a company can be well-prepared for a capital funding opportunity that requires thorough due diligence. All members of the working group − attorneys, accountants, consultants, financial sponsors, underwriters, company executives, employees and board members − can take advantage of Merrill DataSite’s powerful online tools to:
Gain immediate access to key information
- Research and investigate information for drafting sessions
- Conduct complete, site-wide reviews using flexible online search tools
- Fulfill underwriters’ due diligence requests
- Manage “circle-up” and “facts-check” processes
- Facilitate third-party audits
- Prepare exhibits for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings
- Respond to SEC comment letter(s) and complete corresponding due diligence
- Support road show queries in real-time
Companies of all sizes have found the benefits of Merrill DataSite’s virtual data room to be invaluable for many reasons. Clients take advantage of:
Tightest security. Merrill DataSite is the first virtual data room to be fully accredited with the highest-level security certification, ISO 27001:2005. In addition, documents are 256-bit SSL encrypted, watermarks are tamperproof and customized, and data can be viewed, printed and downloaded only by the account holders you designate.
Minimized costs. Our price is totally inclusive: there are no hidden costs, unlike most other VDR providers. All the support and training is included; you won’t need to acquire any third-party software; and you won’t have to pay extra to include more participants in your data room. This means you can budget with confidence knowing there won’t be surprise expenses when the deal closes.
Best in class support. Customer service and the handling of confidential, business-critical information is Merrill’s core competency. You’ll meet your project team on the very first planning call and they will remain with you throughout the duration of the project to ensure your goals are achieved. Plus, your dedicated Project Management team is available 24/7/365.
Ease of use. DataSite is designed to flow like many familiar web-based applications so it’s easy to use. Plus, the site and Customer Service team are available 24/7/365, so you can work on your due diligence process whenever, wherever, knowing that assistance is only a phone call away.
The best solution
Merrill DataSite is the world’s leading virtual data room for due diligence, and has successfully handled mission critical documentation for its clients for decades. Our award-winning platform provides advanced technology and in-depth functionality so that you can deliver the right data to your team members easily and instantaneously.
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