The Optimum Solution for M&A Deals
“We’re conducting M&A due diligence and need to protect the privacy of corporate documents while keeping buyers anonymous and segregated.”
From document scanning to every person and process that touches your M&A deal, any breach in the chain can leave you legally exposed. This is the reason why Merrill DataSite Virtual Data Room solution (VDR) has become an indispensable tool for streamlining the due diligence process worldwide.
By helping maintain and share critical M&A deals information in its secure environment while ensuring an airtight "chain of custody" for corporate documents, Merrill DataSite VDR has become the solution of choice for many dealmakers who are up to speed with the latest technological developments.
Manage your deal efficiently and securely, while maximizing your deal price
Companies using Merrill DataSite virtual data room solution to manage their M&A deals 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 to ensure your deal can be accomplished as quickly as possible. The entire process takes place much more quickly, and buyers' travel time and costs are either completely eliminated or greatly reduced.
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 that assistance is only a phone call away.
Scalable. Whether you’re trying to attract 2 or 200 potential buyers, Merrill DataSite can accommodate them all simultaneously at any time of day with complete confidentiality. Sellers can conduct simultaneous, confidential due diligence cycles and host an unlimited number of bidders without extending transaction time, impeding access or breaching bidder confidentiality.
Flexible. Our talented in-house team has managed thousands of projects. Thanks to years of experience working with the world’s largest companies on highly complex deals, DataSite features some of the most advanced functionality of any VDR. What’s more, we have over 400 samples of deal structures. You can use one of these, build a custom structure, or if you have a structure you’ve used in the past, we can implement that one.
Tightest security. Merrill DataSite is the first virtual data room to be fully accredited with the highest-level security certification, ISO 27001:5000. 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.
Minimize 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 deal closes.
Maximize the deal price. One of the best ways to drive a higher deal price is to attract multiple bidders. We’ve made that easier by providing simultaneous, 24/7/365 access to as many bidders as you designate. In addition, Merrill DataSite tracks each move of every bidder, down to specific pages viewed within 1/100th of a minute, which provides you with invaluable insights that can be crucial to negotiations.
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 superior insight. This intelligence is invaluable in helping determine the best buyer for your deal.
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