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Achieve Successful Post-Merger Integration - Merrill DataSite

“We’re merging companies and we need to facilitate crucial communication and human resources due diligence review.”

As merger opportunities continue to present themselves in today’s stormy markets, post-merger integration issues have moved to the forefront of everyone’s mind. Ideally, merging two companies is a seamless process. But, in reality, most of the time it is a bumpy ride at best. It is crucial for M&A professionals to prioritize certain integration issues. Communication is considered the most important factor in determining a merger’s success, and is often the one component of post-merger integration on which all others depend. Ultimately, the success or failure of a merger may be hard to estimate in the years immediately following its completion. Therefore, communicating goals and strategies should be top priority for management teams from the very beginning. To help smooth out potential cultural wrinkles, many companies use virtual data rooms (VDRs) to facilitate communication and human resources (HR) due diligence review.

Merrill DataSite has created a tool that allows HR administrators to review employee records in a secure environment, streamlining the acquisition process and post-merger integration. While all the information remains confidential, HR executives are better informed about the caliber of the employees they will be dealing with throughout the integration process. Merrill DataSite’s Virtual Data Room (VDR) makes the integration process more efficient and productive by allowing HR and newly formed management teams to have access to all employee files of both companies in order to assess the best candidates moving forward.

Facilitate your company merger with the industry’s most secure VDR

Companies have employed a Merrill DataSite’s virtual data room for their post-merger process and found the following benefits:

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.

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.

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.

Time savings. 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 documents can be reviewed as quickly as possible.

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 review documents 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.

2014 WINNER – M&A Advisor International Information Management Services of the Year
2013 WINNER – M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards Information Management Product/Service of the Year
2013 WINNER – 3rd Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards Product/Service of the Year
2012 WINNER – Global M&A Advisor M&A Product/Service of the Year Award
2011, 2012 and 2013 WINNER – M&A Advisor International Product/Service of the Year Award