The Optimum Solution for IPO & Finance
“We don’t have the time or resources to gather, organize and exchange the due diligence information for our SEC-registered IPO financing.”
Preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) is one of the most challenging and time-consuming events in a company's life cycle. The IPO process is even more difficult when the company has to integrate paper-based materials.
Today, leading companies are meeting and eliminating these challenges by leveraging the IPO software Merrill DataSite, the premier virtual data room solution (VDR) that streamlines and accelerates due diligence review and the subsequent filing of regulatory submissions.
Manage and organize your documents for efficient SEC filing
A superior document management platform, such as Merrill DataSite, is essential throughout the entire IPO process. By transforming traditional paper-based data into a secure, centralized virtual data room, deal teams are able to easily and securely comb through online materials in order to assess critical information and collaborate on the review process, yielding faster, more efficient drafting of all SEC-required documentation.
Working groups comprised of attorneys, accountants, consultants, financial sponsors, underwriters, company executives, and board members can all take advantage of Merrill DataSite's powerful online tools to:
- Immediately access key information
- Research and investigate information for drafting sessions
- Conduct complete, site-wide reviews through the use of flexible online search tools
- Fulfill underwriters' due diligence requests
- Manage the "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 using Merrill DataSite virtual data room solution to prepare for IPO filing cite multiple benefits for both buyers and sellers. Here are some of the advantages:
Save time. No matter the size or complexity, your customized data room will be up and running in 72 hours or less. Multiple users can access your data 24/7/365 which means you can gather and organize information for initial drafting sessions quickly and efficiently.
Easy to use. DataSite is designed to flow like many familiar web-based applications so it’s easy to use. Plus, the site and Customer Service are available 24/7/365, so you can work on your deal whenever, wherever, knowing assistance is only a phone call away.
Scalable. Merrill DataSite can accommodate multiple users and parties all simultaneously at any time of day with complete confidentiality. This can help to accelerate the review process, considerably reducing the time required to complete due diligence.
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 with 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 project closes.
Best-in-class support. Customer service and the handling of confidential, business-critical information is Merrill’s core competency. In fact, for over 45 years, Merrill has been dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction. 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.
Auditable. Merrill DataSite provides the ability to track and report each move of every user, down to specific pages viewed – providing invaluable insight. This intelligence makes it easy to notify team members of outstanding documents still to be examined – helping to keep the project on schedule.
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.
2012 WINNER: Global M&A Advisor M&A Product/Service of the Year
2012 WINNER: M&A Advisor Information Product/Service of the Year
2011 WINNER: M&A Advisor Product/Service of the Year
2010 WINNER: M&A Advisor Mid-Market Financing Product/Service of the Year