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At our M&A Innovation Breakfast in Lisbon, we asked Portuguese M&A practitioners for their thoughts on the market and how technology could best help them in the future. What did they say? That they clearly understand where innovation can add value in the M&A process.
Energy & Power has faced no shortage of challenges in recent years. It was therefore understandable that uncertainty permeated the minds of dealmakers entering the new year. Would growing whispers of a recession come to fruition or an unexpected black swan event send the industry spiraling into turmoil? In recent weeks, Russia’s rejection of the OPEC proposal to slash daily oil production, coupled with the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, has left the sector reeling.
On the surface, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies should be somewhat immune from the growing global financial crisis, given the level of investment being injected into the industry. However, market events also may accelerate break-ups, restructuring, and bankruptcies.
Redaction for DatasiteOne is a powerful add-on capability to the DatasiteOne application. Learn more about integrated redaction.
At the start of 2020, the most prominent commercial uncertainties for the transportation and logistics sector were the impact of Brexit and US-Sino trade relations. Today, these business growth apprehensions have been replaced by concerns over the economic impact of a global pandemic, as COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, sends shockwaves through the segment.
We surveyed Middle Eastern M&A practitioners to find out their thoughts on how technology and innovation can help accelerate deals in the region. Read our blog to find out which stages of the M&A process could be most transformed by technology, which technologies could benefit them the most, and more.
We surveyed local practitioners in Africa to find out their thoughts on the market, technology and more. Despite a predicted dip in South Africa’s M&A market in 2020, practitioners in the region remain optimistic and ready for technology to transform the M&A process to help them secure success.
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Learn how and why the M&A asset marketing process has improved for investment bank Capstone Headwaters with DatasiteOne Marketing.
Record numbers of pharma and biotech firms are looking outside their organizations for innovation, turning to inorganic growth to feed development pipelines. Whether through in-licensing, out-licensing, or full-scale M&A, this trend has the potential to affect your business for the next decade.
As economies and industries across Asia Pacific continue to grow, it is very important for us to be ready for the future’s evolving businesses. Entrepreneurs, companies and organizations must learn to quickly adapt to a competitive and rapidly changing environment. Are you set up for growth in 2020?
Despite a rocky year for M&A last year in Iberia, Merrill Corp has experienced explosive growth there, and is poised for more. Governments have finally been formed and mid-market M&A remains fairly healthy. Read our blog to find out more.
On top of the stronger-than-ever data privacy requirements, large corporate mergers and biotech and technology breakthroughs are proving that deal preparedness may be the key to deal success for 2020 and beyond. Download our latest whitepaper now to explore the newest trends and innovations facing the healthcare industry.
Early preparation in any situation usually comes with minimal risk and significant upside. As global transactions in energy and power trend towards a double-digit decline versus the prior year, prudent planning is paramount for businesses needing to navigate choppy financial waters in 2020. This was the key learning from our recent Energy & Power M&A Spotlight panel. The lively discussion shed light on the many challenges facing the industry and ways for dealmakers to better position themselves in the year ahead.
Although much of Europe has experienced some decline in M&A activity in 2019, Sweden appears to be holding its own. We spoke to practitioners there to find out their thoughts on the current and future state of the market. Read our blog to find out more.
What do practitioners in Turkey and the Middle East think about the current and future state of due diligence there? Find out what the most important success factors in the process are, how long due diligence takes on average, what the biggest challenges are that technology could provide a solution to...and much more.
Despite a challenging economic environment, many are still pursuing investments in Turkey. How do you navigate the complexities of doing business there and what role does technology play? Read our case study to find out.
How does the due diligence process in the Middle East differ from that in Europe? What are some of the unique challenges of doing business in the region? Read our case study to learn more.
Learn how a leading private equity firm in Istanbul uses the power of local expertise and connections to overcome the challenges of due diligence in Turkey. Read our case to find out more.
Doing deep, detailed due diligence on every deal is key when investing in the Middle East. However, this can mean extended timelines and delays. Technology and relationship-building can help accelerate it. Find out more in our case study.
One of the world's largest law firms understands the unique challenges GDPR presents for private equity firms, including guaranteeing that future acquisitions are compliant, and ensuring that the different companies within their portfolios are, too. Read our latest case study to find out more about these complexities and how to overcome them.
Find out how due diligence is thwarting GDPR risks and what steps companies are taking to ensure compliance.
A team of dealmakers at a major global investment bank was looking for innovative ways to reduce deal team time spent on document redaction and increase time dedicated to higher-value deal activities. Using Redaction for DatasiteOne, the team saw an improvement of 30% of time saved using DatasiteOne vs a stand-alone redaction tool.
OTE is the largest telecommunications provider in Greece, and is part of the Deutsche Telekom Group. Using Redaction for DatasiteOne they were able to redact 40% faster than their previously manual approach.
After January 31, 2020, the UK is no longer part of the EU. It is important to review whether your data room or due diligence application is compliant, as any business that sends or receives data to/from the UK/EEA is affected. Our checklist can help you navigate the compliance process.
Securely share sensitive data and documents with stakeholders inside and outside your organization. Minimize risks from potential leaks and breaches, have dedicated support and accelerate your process in ways regular file-sharing products and tools cannot.
How much impact is Brexit and the Spanish political situation having on M&A in Spain? What opportunities are available? Read our blog to find out.
We understand that the due diligence process is constantly moving, whether in the upload and organize, permit and publish, or analyze and report stages. Our new tools make your due diligence process less painful and much faster, saving you time and ultimately money.
There are many challenges associated with ensuring the success of a portfolio company exit. A deal can be easily lost while you scramble to assemble the deal team, aggregate data, or choose a data room provider on short notice. DatasiteOne helps private equity dealmakers navigate these challenges to accelerate deal readiness with advanced asset staging.
Election season has swept India and much of Southeast Asia this year. For some investors, this meant time seated on the sidelines of dealmaking until results, and prospective leadership changes, were announced. Download this newsletter to read trends and insights shaping dealmaking in Southeast Asia and India, jointly presented by Merrill and Mergermarket.
One year on and GDPR is making an impact, with EUR56 million in fines issued and the number of data breaches expected to rise significantly this year. Moreover, GDPR compliance is complicating the deal-making process, whether by stalling transactions or increasing scrutiny on the data protection policies and processes of target companies. Read our blog to learn more.
In managing your due diligence process, choosing a GDPR-compliant due diligence application is imperative to minimizing GDPR risks and breaches. Our updated checklist can help you manage the compliance process for your due diligence application or virtual data room.
Security, service, expertise, innovation and value confirm that DatasiteOne is the only application for due diligence - resulting in less pain and more gain for you. See the difference between DatasiteOne and other providers here.
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The non-performing loan (NPL) process faces challenges due to larger deals, new regulations, GDPR and political instability - and all increase the risk of the deal falling through. DatasiteOne can help decrease deal vulnerability and optimize and accelerate the NPL process for you.
Outbound M&A in Japan has been dominating the market in recent years. This overseas acquisition spree is likely to continue through 2019. Download this newsletter to read trends and insights shaping dealmaking in the country, jointly presented by DatasiteOne and Mergermarket.
What are the key local trends impacting M&A and due diligence in New Jersey? In this Groundview installment, we discuss key sector trends and due diligence tips with Susan Kindya, DatasiteOne Director.
New technologies, like data analytics, have the potential to enhance the due diligence process, providing dealmakers with more a comprehensive, and much faster, analysis. Discover more in our case study from the third-largest bank and financial services provider in the Baltic region.
Embracing and investing in new technology can be transformative for firms involved in the due diligence process, allowing them to use their time more effectively and efficiently. Learn how one of the world’s largest law firms is doing just that in our latest case study.
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Large corporate spin-offs, biotech and technology breakthroughs, private equity dry powder, and stronger-than-ever data privacy requirements make the healthcare sector one rich with opportunity and risk. As a result, staying on top of due diligence best practices has never been more important. Are you ready?
The marriage of science and technology provides fertile ground for investors working in the healthcare industry today. The promised opportunity often falls short, however. According to a Datasite Insight™ poll of 240+ healthcare finance professionals, here are 5 reasons why.
Document chaos, eCTD blindness, IP vulnerability and insecure Q&A transmittal can be large road blocks when it comes to the drug development process. Learn how Datasite can help clear the way and get you on the fast track to success.
What local deal trends are dominating the Boston market? What are the 10 most active cities in Massachusetts? How are due diligence app project managers like interior designers? Get the download from Alexia Rains in our latest Q&A with top DatasiteOne reps from around the globe.
Merger and acquisition opportunities arise quickly. DatasiteOne is built for rapid, secure implementation no matter the size or complexity of the deal and content requirements. Download the brochure to learn the key functionality and expanded features of DatasiteOne - best-in-class app for due diligence.
What are the M&A trends in Canada? What due diligence issues do clients care most about? We speak with Sean Dainty, Vice President Sales, Canada, to find out what he's seeing on the ground.
Virtual data rooms have been a welcome innovation for M&A due diligence, but augmented reality could further revolutionise the process. Read our latest case study to learn how technology is playing a leading role in the due diligence process for the German-based market leader for braking systems.
In the life sciences industry, a site visit prior to executing an M&A, licensing or strategic partnership is a critical part of comprehensive due diligence. However, each visit must be carefully planned and executed for maximum impact.
Virtual data rooms and big data have a huge impact on the way diligence is done, says a company that has completed over 130 acquisitions across the globe in the past three years.
According to one of the largest financial services groups in the Nordics, technology and AI will continue to improve the due diligence process, as more and more M&A practitioners use virtual data rooms (VDRs) to solve some of their biggest due diligence challenges. Discover more in our latest case study on the evolution of M&A due diligence process in the Nordics region.
M&A due diligence is faster, more secure and technology-enabled than it has ever been. Over the next few years, the due diligence process will continue to evolve.
Investor confidence remains relatively strong toward China and Hong Kong. Both markets avoided much deeper downtrends amid trade tensions and economic uncertainties. Download this newsletter to read trends and insights shaping dealmaking in the region, jointly presented by DatasiteOne and Mergermarket.
In this latest Groundview installment, we ask Mona Shah what key M&A and due diligence trends and issues she's spotting on the ground in Florida.
What does the future of due diligence look like? And how can savvy deal makers best prepare for it?
Merrill is pleased to present the full-year edition of Deal Drivers Americas, a report published in association with Mergermarket. This report provides an in-depth review of mergers and acquisitions in the Americas region, offering insights on notable deals, sector performance, and trends that impacted dealmaking through 2018.
Discover the EMEA M&A highs and lows in 2018 in our annual Deal Drivers report, published in association with Mergermarket. This report provides an in-depth review of M&A in the EMEA region, offering insights on notable deals, sector performance and trends that impacted dealmaking in 2018.
Every year, AIG publishes what is considered by many the standard report in M&A deal insurance around representation and warranties. Mary Duffy, Global Head of M&A at AIG, provides us with an overview of the key facts and figure in this discussion.
At DatasiteOne, we know how much impact little things can have on your ability to quickly execute on deals - and get some time back in your life. Straight from the trenches, here are 7 small ways DatasiteOne can make an outsized impact on your quality of life both in and out of the office.
How do savvy dealmakers best navigate increasingly choppy geopolitical waters, market turmoil and tightening data privacy standards? In this infographic, we compiled research from financial professionals across the globe to come up with these 6 ways dealmakers from the Americas, EMEA and APAC plan to survive and thrive in 2019's increasingly complex landscape.
How will governments cope with the unintended consequences of regulations on growth? Is the outlook for natural gas M&A more positive in the months ahead? What should dealmakers expect from the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)? These are some of the audience questions our Energy & Power panel tackle in the follow-up podcast to our video webinar.
Due diligence is more advanced and efficient than it has ever been, but how much more improved could the process become? Datasite asked 539 M&A professionals from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA), what their expectations were for the future of EMEA M&A in the Digital Age. The findings are interesting, to say the least.
M&A due diligence is faster, more secure and technology-enabled than it has ever been. Discover through this infographic the highlights of what the future holds for due diligence, and download the report to learn more.
The January M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a focus on numbers, movements and current trends for all of 2018. This edition offers insights into global regional trends, private equity buyouts and exits as well as insightful sector analysis for the year.
Shareholder Activism is having far greater impacts on corporates worldwide beyond just the hundreds of activist-targeted companies. A record number of board seats have been won by activists, M&A deals have been impacted, CEOs have lost their jobs and corporate strategies and operational initiatives have been dramatically altered due to activists’ campaigns and influence. The campaigns have significant ripple effect and are influencing demand for changes across corporates large and small. Download this whitepaper to learn how to build an effective shareholder relationship management strategy.
Is AI over-hyped? What does activity in Lat Am look like? How will Space Force impact M&A and what’s a company called Planet got to do with it? Find out what our panelists had to say in our Bonus Audience Q&A round following our 2019 Corporate Development Outlook webinar.
Successful completion of large-scale M&A transactions is a complex process. Companies often make common mistakes that can negatively impact M&A transactions. Access the white paper today so you can avoid these critical M&A transaction mistakes and secure a successful deal.
In this latest Groundview installment, we ask Miguel Gomez what key due diligence and M&A trends he's seeing on the ground in New England, and how clients are using DatasiteOne to get ahead of the competition.
Complex carveouts, sensitive technology and intellectual property (IP) sharing issues, an increasingly complex global regulatory environment, litigious shareholders, and emerging market manufacturers and suppliers all present unique challenges for M&A professionals in today’s Industrials landscape. Learn how DatasiteOne can help you navigate them successfully.
Technology has hit the industrials sector with force, creating tidal waves of change. To better understand how this change flows into merger & acquisitions, we polled 175 dealmakers and compiled their answers into a comprehensive infographic debunking common myths.
The December M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a focus on numbers, movements and current trends. This edition offers insights into global regional trends, private equity buyouts and exits as well as insightful sector analysis.
DatasiteOne enables Investor Relations professionals to share important documents with shareholders as part of a proactive, targeted and transparent approach to managing shareholder relationships.
Originally appearing in the Nov/Dec issue of Middle Market Growth, Merrill Corporation's Mark Williams, Chief Revenue Officer, Americas explains the four technology trends that are impacting dealmaking. Disruptive technology allows forward-thinking deal makers to thrive by utilizing the best elements of innovation to complete deals securely, quickly and successfully.
Everyone’s got advice – your grandpa, your neighbor, your taxi driver, your mom… it’s non-stop. When it comes to building your career, isn’t it time to kill the noise and go straight to someone who has been there, done that and made bank? That’s what Merrill Corporation thought, so we assembled an all-star panel of dealmakers for a Datasite Insight™ Live breakfast focused on Turbo Charging Your Wall Street Career.
Where will most divestitures come from next year? Is R&W Insurance worth the time and money? What makes an attractive target for mid-to-large private equity firms? These are some of the additional audience questions we tackled in the follow up to our lively Industrials M&A Video panel.
The future of due diligence is here - or is it? This infographic explores four key takeaways from Merrill Insight™ audience polling on where the due diligence industry is headed.
Hear how Ernst & Young Solutions LLP partnered with Merrill to overcome some of their biggest due diligence challenges.
Stay on top of industrials due diligence best practices. Download the top questions to ask yourself.
We recently caught up with Ari Fuchs, Director at The DAK Group, to ask about his experience with Merrill DatasiteOne. Hear what he has to say.
Failure to adhere to key business principles places both buyers and sellers at risk of capsizing even the best potential transaction. Datasite has distilled seven common mistakes that we have seen sink deals, which are compiled in this white paper. See what these critical mistakes might be, and mitigate the risks that might derail even the most viable M&A opportunity.
When choosing a virtual data room for due diligence, speed in set-up, security, and ease of use are key evaluation criteria. Download this checklist to ensure success when choosing a VDR platform and partner.
Synergy savings matter - the collaboration of both buyers and sellers in leveraging information resources and tools will determine how quickly they are able to identify the hidden gems in the deal.
The November M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a focus on numbers, movements and current trends. This edition offers insights into global regional trends, private equity buyouts and exits as well as insightful sector analysis.
Shareholder activism is on the rise with activist events hitting record levels in 2018. Over 200+ executives shared what's top of mind and what to consider for a successful long-term shareholder relationship management strategy. Access the infographic to find out which areas of shareholder activism are of greatest concern - and how to prepare for an activist attack.
For private equity and corporate development professionals, timing is a major factor in the success of a divestiture or acquisition. When engaging a potential partner or target, your ability to privately share relevant, accurate information and perform discreet analysis of the opportunity is essential.
Ryusuke Okada, Director and Managing Executive Officer of Takara Printing Co., Ltd. in Japan, spoke with Merrill recently and shared how Merrill DatasiteOne offers outstanding features, making it much more than a basic VDR. Hear how Takara discovered many potential use cases for DatasiteOne, apart from being an important solution for M&A for their customers.
DueDiligence2022 is a fresh report that explores the current state of M&A due diligence whilst taking a forward view of how technology is transforming this domain. The findings were based on a survey of 539 M&A clients and advisors across Europe, The Middle East and Africa.
Find out why energy deals are so data-intensive and more in this installment of our Groundview series, which provides local takes on the M&A and due diligence market from senior Datasite representatives. In this blog, Nicholas Renter discusses the state of the Texas M&A market, new mineral trends, and some of the quirks of conducting due diligence in the energy sector.
In the past couple of decades, due diligence has evolved and improved thanks in large part to the advance of technology and digitisation. Discover the challenges faced by over 500 M&A clients and advisors across Europe, The Middle East and Africa in 2018 and their expectations for M&A due diligence over the coming years. What does the future look like?
Whether M&A is part of an organisations growth strategy or is taking place as a one-off transaction, the pressure to be efficient in deal-making is forcing companies to look for new ways to manage the due diligence process. Many are using technology and new project management techniques to manage the due diligence process in an organised, smart way so that they can focus on what really matters—running their business. Due diligence has evolved and improved thanks in large part to the advance of technology and digitisation. But if today due diligence is more advanced and efficient than in the past, how much more advanced and efficient could the process be in the future?
“Transactions that involve cross border and CFIUS issues are going to cost more, they are going to extend the regulatory approval cycles and it will keep the lawyers busy,” Jim Ackerman, Vice President of Corporate Development for Flex Ltd, predicts during our Merrill Insight Video panel Hot or Hype? Trends in Technology M&A. Here are 7 other top takeaways from our October 4 live-video panel.
Datasite knows how important local expertise is - that's why we have representatives in offices throughout North America. In this series, we ask our top representatives what local-specific M&A issues they're hearing about. Bill Polese gives his view of common diligence pain points in the New York corporate market and local M&A trends he's seeing.
Simplicity, speed, and innovation help Big Four accounting firm to focus on the deal.
The September M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a focus on numbers, movements and current trends. This edition offers insights into global regional trends, private equity buyouts and exits as well as insightful sector analysis.
Resources and recommendations from experts Experts from Lazard, Kirkland & Ellis, and CACI join shareholder activism trends and tactics. Hear what our panel of experts say and discover which recommendations to apply to your shareholder and activist management strategies.
Yoichi Arai, Representative Director of Hongo Tsuji Business Consulting in Japan, spoke with Merrill recently and shared how DatasiteOne exceeds his expectations.
Thanks to a revolutionary architecture, DatasiteOne’s project engineers and development team are moving faster than ever, rapidly creating and delivering new features and functions that unlock productivity across the due diligence lifecycle.
Because of DatasiteOne’s intuitive interface, we can quickly onboard clients to the new application. Our introductory planning calls/demos are taking less time and we’re even seeing a decline in the number of requested onboarding calls. This means clients are getting started quickly without a significant learning curve.
When we launched DatasiteOne and established a new dimension for applications that address the due diligence phase in a transaction, we were stunned by the state of reporting and analytics amongst virtual data room providers.
“AI is a lot like the Iron Man suit – it takes a human and makes them more powerful,” says Joanna Riley in this interview discussing how artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing the way companies identify and recruit talent – and what it means for job seekers.
Banking, legal and private equity professionals speak about their careers, offer advice to new professionals and share what's important to them professionally and personally. See what you can learn from senior professionals and associates in finance.
Shruti Gandhi, founder and managing partner at Array Ventures, joines Merrill Insight Audio for a podcast focused on on investments in big data, tech trends and the excitement of venture capital. Array was founded three years ago, and just sold one of its first investments in a fraud-prevention technology called Simility, to Paypal for $120m cash.
Listen to business technology expert Shruti Gandhi, co-founder of Array Ventures, describe the real-world applications of tech buzzwords like artificial intelligence.
West Coast technology remains the epicenter of upcoming deal activity, according to the latest Deal Drivers. But what are the local topics Bay Area deal-makers are discussing? Merrill DataSite Senior Director Shelle Martin discusses what she's hearing on the ground.
The private equity landscape is changing. As firms face stronger competition, often against new competitors from abroad and/or outside the industry, the need to secure confidential information and documents in real time has never been more critical. Use this white paper as your guide through the pros, cons and questions to ask when evaluating a cloud service like a virtual data room.
Cybersecurity incidents are making headlines. Asian enterprises are becoming as vigilant as their global counterparts about such risks. Download this whitepaper to examine how enterprises, investors and regulators are responding to cybersecurity issues.
Datasite is excited to share the half-year edition of Deal Drivers Americas, a report published in association with Mergermarket. This report provides an in-depth review of mergers and acquisitions in the Americas region, offering insights on notable deals, sector performance, and trends that have impacted dealmaking in 2018.
If you do business with EU customers, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) must be on your radar. By May 25, 2018, any company doing business in the EU must company -- or face heavy penalties. Review Datasite's expert perspectives on preparing for GDPR compliance.
Datasite is pleased to present the exclusive Deal Drivers: EMEA HY 2018 report, in association with Mergermarket. This report presents a comprehensive review of mergers and acquisitions in the EMEA region throughout the first half of 2018, providing an insight into key trends and region and sector activity.
Merrill supports our innovative technology with unparalleled expertise. Our dedicated project managers provide 24/7 support through the entire transaction 365 days a year. Fluent in 14 languages, we help organisations around the world navigate international transactions.
Meet DatasiteOne project manager Caroline Garrido; our gym loving, passionate dedicated Datasite Service team member who support clients through their due diligence process.
Healthcare is one of the most challenging M&A sectors to navigate because of the rise of new immunotherapy drugs and biosimilars, the emergence of Amazon and other potential distribution disruptors, and changing political dynamics like U.S. public opinion shifting toward single-payer healthcare. Encouragingly, 70% of Merrill Insight™ Healthcare M&A Spotlight's viewers expressed confidence in the M&A market for the next 12 months.
One of the questions professionals ask throughout their career is what are the differences between working at a small, medium or large shop. Ultimately, however, the most important thing in deciding where to take your career is understanding how your own personality and work preferences should guide your choice of employer size.
Global M&A activity reached unprecedented new heights in the first half of 2018 -- an H1 record US$1.93trn, more than a 25% jump YoY. Those eye-popping numbers were fueled, in part, by Takeda Pharmaceutical’s US$79.7bn acquisition of Shire, Cigna’s US$67.8bn takeover of Express Scripts, and T-Mobile’s US$58.9bn deal for Sprint.
The healthcare sector is currently one of the busiest in the IPO market because a robust 84% of Fortune 50 companies are currently involved in healthcare. That means there is plenty of ripe opportunity for savvy dealmakers and investors. Our recent webinar, Merrill Insight™ Video: Healthcare Spotlight, Datasite talked to a global panel of experts and polled dealmaking professionals on key topics.
Shareholder activism is going mainstream, and even mid-performing companies need to be prepared. Preparation is no longer a poison pill; however, instead it's deep understanding of avenues of attack and a willingness to work with shareholders and not against them.
Global M&A activity hit new heights during the first half of 2018. Energy, Mining & Utilities was the top performing sector, private equity saw fewer – but larger – acquisitions, and at 41% domestic dealmaking spiked dramatically YoY. Check out the July M&A Insider to enjoy more insights on numbers, movements, and trends.
Merrill Corporation is transforming, from its technology to its sales team -- and Selling Power magazine shares the full story in its July 2018 issue.
Following the loosening of listing criteria on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, a number of US and Asia companies are talking to advisers about raising capital and gaining more visibility. Learn more by listening to our panelists discuss during our recent Healthcare M&A Video.
Guests mingled on a perfect NYC summer night for the NYC DatasiteOne product launch event June 21st. Prior to moving to the rooftop, clients listened to Pulitzer Prize winner Dennis Berman interview Jim Rossman, head of Lazard's activist shareholder division, about how company's can best prepare for shareholder activists.
Realizing private equity value in today's volatile valuation market is a significant challenge. Our recent Merrill Insight Private Equity Spotlight webinar hones in on key elements like identifying opportunities for good returns and the digital disruptions currently underway in private equity. The webinar also addresses both regional and sector hotspots as well as mitigating geopolitical, regulatory and business risks.
The live audience from our recent healthcare video sent in some really great questions. Kimberly Ha, one of our panelists, answers one of them on how to stimulate antibiotic R&D research, in this blog.
Dr. Bill Williams, CEO of BriaCell Therapeutics, discusses funding immunotherapy, why Biopharma is outperforming all other VC sectors and what's contributing to the returns.
M&A dealmaking totals tallied US$1.69trn for the first five months of the year, thanks in part to a strong May where deal value jumped 82.2% YoY. May's top transaction, by value, was Japanese pharma company Takeda purchasing Irish drugmaker Shire for US$79.7bn. Heading into the summer, M&A is filled with a sense of optimism.
As part of our ongoing Datasite Insight™ conversations with senior M&A professionals, we interviewed Jordi Sabé, SVP Corp Dev at Almirall, about his career.
Regulatory compliance continues to be an ongoing concern for many companies. This is especially true for compliance departments at banker/advisor organizations where even the hint of impropriety between the deal side of the business, and the trading side of the business, can earn the ire of federal regulators that are on the lookout for unethical business practices. Two new data room technology tools assist with the challenge of ensuring recordkeeping compliance with SEC regulations during your M&A transactions.
Avoid errors in mergers and acquisitions with the best in document management. Don't let errors open you up to disclosure issues, inaccuracies or lowered esteem in deal making.
Another action-packed month for global dealmakers thanks to deal value that continued its upward climb to 82% YoY. The June M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a clear focus on numbers, movements and trends. Included in the report are league tables, sector breakdowns, examination of private equity, regional analysis and much more.
New listing rules in Hong Kong for biotech and the healthcare reform in China are propelling capital raising activities in the region. Rocketed valuation in the biotech sector drives interest from private equity investments, who demand swift investment cycle with a clear profit-making path for going public. The importance of rigorous and timely pre-investment screening and due diligence process is at an all-time high.
Dealmakers and M&A specialists in Japan discussed the outlook of the Japanese M&A market and explored key factors of deal success at Datasite's Japan M&A Seminar. 65% of Japanese dealmakers forecast a positive outlook for Japan M&A activities in the next 6-12 months. See what sectors the professionals expect to be hot throughout 2018 and into 2019.
Americas pre-completion M&A activity continues its 1Q surge into April, with particularly strong growth in the business services and consumer sectors. Activity centers around the mid-market, with the greatest increase year-to-year in the Americas and big EMEA gains driven by business services and industrials deal-making.
DatasiteOne now features multiple language OCR and search, helping reduce the risks and stresses of comprehensive due diligence. Already, 12% of projects in DatasiteOne include two or more administrators working in different countries, making multiple language OCR and search a vital new tool.
This year has started with a spate of megadeals — and the pace of these mammoth combinations only quickened last month. Private equity and international M&A both had a lackluster month, but M&A value in 2018 remains on track to nearly match the highest amount ever, US$3.87tn, reached in 2015.
Datasite Singapore organized a panel discussion on April 26, 2018, and engaged the startup ecosystem to deliberate on Fundraising Due Diligence – a topic that every startup would have to embrace along its business development journey. The conversation took place at the WeWork’s coworking space in Singapore and attracted about 80 delegates representing views from startups, investors, advisors and enablers.
What do dealmakers really think about GDPR, leverage ratios and how to get a good ROI? Find out what our 600-strong live global audience said about the M&A market outlook, leverage ratios, ROI and GDPR during our private equity-focused webinar Merrill Insight™ | Mining Opportunity, Navigating Risk.
April was all about megadeals with three of 2018's six largest deals announced. A proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile valued at US$58.9bn dominated news cycles as did Comcast's bid for a majority stake in Europe's Sky TV for US$40.7bn. This month's M&A Insider has plenty of insight into a very busy April.
Multiple megadeals results in chart-topping deal value and strong growth on the domestic front comes at the expense of cross-boarder value. Plus, private equity has been charging ahead with buyers increasingly super-sizing acquisitions and historic US tax-cuts keeps North America as the top destination for deals.
Rory Cellan-Jones, a technology journalist for BBC News, was our headline speaker at our recent London-based launch events for our new application for due diligence, DatasiteOne. He was our headline speaker and unveiled to the invitation-only audience the four tech trends that have proven to continually disrupt fast-growing technologies.
Recently, more than 1,400 corporate development and M&A professionals from around the world joined Merrill for a Merrill Insight webinar featuring speakers from Pfizer, Northrop Grumman, Mastercard and GlobalLogic focusing on corporate development opportunities for the year ahead. Their conversation serves as a basis for this white paper.
The ongoing disparity between volume and value in global M&A was once again on display in Q1 2018. The first three months of the year saw US$890.6bn in deals come to market which is up 18% on Q1 2017, but it’s also the strongest start on our records.
Historically, due diligence professionals have relied on downloadable reports with additional spreadsheet manipulation to understand deal status. The DatasiteOne dashboard provides this data out of the box and in a graphically enticing format.
As regulatory organisations and governments around the world tighten their data protection laws, it can often leave businesses wondering where they stand with regard to compliance. This means taking a closer look at internal practices as well as evaluating 3rd party vendors as to their practices to ensure compliance. This guide provides some general information pertaining to the GDPR and outlines how Datasite is approaching compliance.
Although the responsibility for your organisations’ GDPR compliance lies with your business, choosing a provider that helps you to check off some the regulatory boxes saves you time and worry.
North America contributed 45% of global deal value in February 2018, boosted by General Dynamics's purchase of CSRA, Inc. The consumer sector was second to Energy, Mining & Utilities, but the nearly 15% market share is a strong bounce back from the general decline the industry's share last year. The value of cross-border deals dropped YoY, while domestic deal value surged.
Starting at Skadden Arps when M&A was a relatively new and growing practice area, Lori Anne Czepiel was often the only woman on the deal team. In this Q&A, Lori Anne tells us how she navigated her early years as a M&A lawyer, best practices for dealmakers and the advantages of serving the middle-market.
This March, two major Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) events hit the M&A world. Salesforce snapped up SaaS integration provider MuleSoft for $6.5B and Merrill Corporation announced the launch of Merrill DatasiteOne, the first SaaS application for due diligence.
During a recent webinar, Merrill Insight™ | Insurance Sector Spotlight - Healthcare, Hurricanes and Hot M&A, our panel of experts discussed an array of market drivers, including natural disasters, Obamacare uncertainty and rising interest rates shaking up the entire sector. Here you'll find results from our own survey of industry professionals on key segment topics, an easy-access replay of the event and access to related content. And don't miss the opportunity to register for our next event -- Merrill Insight™ | Private Equity Spotlight - Mining Value, Navigating Risk.
During a recent webinar, Merrill Insight™ | Corporate Development, we looked at key insights and challenges in M&A for 2018 and beyond. We spoke with four industry insiders and polled more than 1,000 participants for a view of what's to come. Here, see what dealmakers have to say on topics including industry disruption, a changing geopolitical landscape and more.
Once again, the major M&A story is the disparity between value and volume in global dealmaking. February’s M&A activity saw value totals comparable to the same month last year, but from far fewer deals. The most active sector globally was Energy, Mining & Utilities, but two of the largest deals for the month occured in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications.
More than 300 insurance professionals recently attended a webinar focused on insurance M&A for the year ahead, answering four polling questions along the way. We’ve compiled their responses into a single infographic.
With the recent launch of our new Merrill DatasiteOne due diligence app, we’ve been thinking hard about other ways dealmakers can gain a competitive edge in today’s frothy market. Here’s what US and EMEA M&A experts told us about how they’re navigating the tricky shoals of demanding sellers and high deal valuations.
Following the passage of the US tax bill, M&A experts are more optimistic than ever about the US deal environment. However, dealmakers warn that high valuations, buy-side competition and antitrust issues will continue to pose challenges.
More than 1400 professionals across the globe recently attended a webinar focused on corporate development opportunities for the year ahead, answering six polling questions along the way. Survey responses reflect a wide range of industries and sectors, and we’ve compiled the most intriguing data into a single infographic.
A conversation with Cargill's Peter Hawthorne on life, leadership and how he hires.
December deal making helped to give the year’s M&A activity a boost, with five mega deals contributing almost $200 billion in value. This surge in December gave an overall boost to the market. A total of 18,443 deals worth $3.2 trillion were announced globally during 2017, reflecting a 3% drop in value year-on-year. Merrill Vice President Matt Ellis takes a closer look at the trends marking the final month of 2017.
December dealmaking helped give 2017 a much-needed final boost, with five megadeals -- but there was still a year-on-year decline. As part of the overall annual decline, cross-border activity also saw a small margin drop. Private Equity showed an exceptionally strong performance across the year, with buyouts and exits well exceeding 2016 total deal values.
As the agenda in the developed world begins to shift under increasing public pressure to acknowledge and react to environmental concerns, the Oil & Gas industry sees itself facing many challenges and increasing opportunities.
M&A activity at the start of 2017 was lacklustre and, although momentum picked up towards the end of the year, global M&A volumes were at their lowest since 2013. Despite this, rumours and announcements of high-profile acquisitions, rising deal values and an increase in strategic acquisitions made 2017 a banner year for M&A activity and gave investors, consumers and journalists plenty to talk about.
Be it professional or personal, a good partnership stems from good communication. Thanks to Datasite's DataSite virtual data room (VDR) solution, opportunity for effective dialogue is never out of reach, enabling your most lucrative deals every chance to blossom.