Data rooms are secure spaces for reviewing corporate documentation. In the past, these were physical locations, housing reams and reams of paper. M&A deal teams use them to safely share sensitive information.
Virtual data rooms serve the same purpose as traditional ones. But rather than filling buildings with paper, everything is now securely housed online. M&A deal teams use them to power due diligence. But now they can provide so much more than simple storage space. Now they automate time-consuming processes. They allow global collaboration. And they give valuable insights that help close deals, faster.
This is the phase of a deal where the buyer gets to review every aspect of the seller’s business. Only then can they decide how much they’re prepared to pay. This means giving them access to all the records and contracts of the business.
Use a virtual data room (VDR). Better yet, go beyond a data room with Datasite. Secure content and automate tasks. Simplify processes and streamline workflows. Get due diligence done.
During due diligence, buyers will have many questions about the assets they’re reviewing. There could easily be up to 500 questions on any given project. Sellers need to give accurate and complete answers to these questions. Only then can the deal move forward.
In the past, sell teams answered questions using email and spreadsheets. But that takes an incredible amount of time and brings a lot unnecessary risk to any deal. We introduced integrated Q&A to our virtual data rooms in 2006. Now you can manage all Q&A in one place, securely and efficiently.
You might think that consumer-grade file sharing systems, such as Box, Dropbox™ and Google Drive™, could do the job. After all, they do market themselves as “low-cost solutions for the high-stakes challenges of M&A due diligence”. Sound good? Repeated high-profile security incidents say otherwise. And good luck getting hold of a file-sharer when you’re not paying for the service but trying to participate in the bidding. The challenges of complex M&A due diligence demand a more secure, purpose-built VDR application.
The needs of M&A deals are very different from the needs of the general public. We designed Datasite on insights from more than 2,000 dealmakers. Its tools and features power more than 9,000 deals a year. All protected by ironclad security. It’s backed by world-class support, all day, every day, anywhere in the world. And you can rest safe in the knowledge that there’s an audit trail tested by the industry’s leading regulators.
You have plenty of options to choose from. But Datasite is the only data room provider that meets all four criteria to make your deal a success.
We made a deal. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, we’ve been doing it since 1968. But deals have changed, so we have too – Merrill Corp is now Datasite. The only thing that hasn’t changed is our focus on you and your deals. It’s just that now you’ll make them in Datasite.
Close deals, faster, with our decades of experience at your service. Our deep global expertise is ready to support your needs around the world. It took the insights of more than 2,000 of you to build Datasite. So, you can be sure it covers every aspect of your deal. Power due diligence with pioneering technology. Create seamless connections across stakeholders. And bank on ironclad security. From secure content sharing and disclosure, to regulated communications and compliance services, let Datasite provide the solutions. So, you can focus on closing the deal. Learn more about Datasite.
As a global provider, Datasite works with thousands of clients, based all around the world. We’re headquartered in the United States, but you’ll find us throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. View all our locations here.
Designed to support financial transactions and reporting, Datasite covers every aspect of the M&A deal process. Take collaboration up a notch. Discover a better approach to marketing. And simplify communications in regulated industries. More specifically, Datasite serves Investment Banking, Corporate Development, Private Equity and Law Firms.
Datasite is the market leader when it comes to executing corporate and company actions. Whether you’re dealing with acquisitions, bankruptcy or divestitures; exchange offers, mergers or privatizations; reorganizations, spin-offs or tender offers. The solution of choice is Datasite.
Hosted in both North America and Europe, Datasite runs on around 1,000 servers. And being based on Microsoft Azure, it is completely scalable. So, there are no storage limits. No matter how big your deal, we’ve got you covered.
No one wants a nasty surprise when it comes to billing. Our prices are completely transparent and all-inclusive. There are no surprise add-ons and zero hidden costs. Contact us and request a quote for any of our products and services.
Make deals wherever you like. Datasite is device and browser agnostic. It’s a secure web-based app that works on Windows machines or on a Mac. You can keep your deal moving using Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Microsoft Internet Explorer (v11 or later) or Microsoft Edge.
Yes, Datasite doesn’t need any IT infrastructure. No downloads. No add-ons. No plug-ins. Everything you need is there in the SaaS app.
No, you’ll need an internet connection to access the app.
Yes, look for the Datasite mobile app in the Apple App Store. Keep all your deals (and the people behind them) in reach. And you can be sure your files won’t fall into the wrong hands, thanks to facial recognition and fingerprint scanning.
There’s no limit to what you can store. Hundreds of thousands of pages? Hundreds of gigabytes? Knock yourself out.
Upload files of up to 2GB, or zip files of up to 50GB. Use bulk uploading and you’ll be processing documents five times faster than any other solution on the market.
We listened to you. More than 2,000 of you. Industry experts – actual users – who told us exactly what was needed to make closing deals easier and faster than ever before. Build your virtual data room quickly and easily. From logging on for the first time, to closing your project when the deal’s done. Discover unparalleled ease of use, faster response times and more powerful tools.
You don’t want updates to get in the way of your deal. But new features mean more power and insights to make that deal. That’s why we built Datasite in a way that allows continuous innovation and continuous delivery (CI/CD). Microservices and APIs make updates quickly and easily, without taking the system offline. No more quarterly releases. No more blackout periods. Just seamless updates so you always have the latest version.
Rather than being one big program, microservices break an app up into smaller, modular services. Developers update these smaller services independently. That means they can make updates without having to shut down the whole system. Writing software is much easier using best practices and a unified set of tools. An application program interface (API) is just that. Using APIs, developers build structured software that’s easier to maintain and update.
Scalable. Powerful. Secure. What’s not to love? Datasite is a secure SaaS application, built on Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services. Not only does this give you all the power of cloud computing, letting you scale Datasite to suit your needs. It also combines $1 billion of Microsoft’s market-leading security with our own protocols and access controls. Your deal has never been in safer hands.
When housing hundreds of thousands of files, you need the most powerful search there is. That’s why we use Elasticsearch. Built to meet the needs of modern search, it handles large file repositories at incredible speeds. Get the answers you need without the wait.
Download our Datasite Security Overview PDF. There you’ll find information on data, systems, network and infrastructure security. As well as a discussion on global regulatory compliance.
Yes. Just like you, we take security seriously. And that includes integrated IRM. Set revoke access to downloaded documents by role. That includes all Microsoft Office and PDF files. Enable watermarking and all other files will download as branded PDFs.
As a multi-tenant cloud application, Datasite uses the latest cloud security best practices. It:
Datasite is completely GDPR compliant. What’s more, our working group regularly reviews, maintains and improves our data protection policy.
We have a dedicated security organization focused entirely on protecting your data. It ensures deep risk management and strong governance throughout Datasite.
Datasite Diligence is where due diligence happens. Capitalize on the latest technology to make the best deals possible. With machine-learning models, trained on more than three million documents, you’re already ahead of the game. Close more transactions, faster. And complete deals with confidence. Due diligence doesn’t get in the way with Datasite Diligence. Learn more about Datasite Diligence.
Sign a statement of work and we’ll assign a Datasite project manager to your project right away. In a matter of minutes, you’ll be ready for initial document upload. Set permissions, invite users, and you’re away.
Setting roles and permissions is a sensitive process and mistakes could cost your deal. Get it right first time. Easily cascade permissions and set multiple roles using the powerful security grid. Then compare project, folder and file settings with the intuitive graphic user interface.
Anyone with a Project Administrator role can add files to a project. Anyone with a Limited Site Administrator role can also upload, rename, move and delete files.
You can’t afford to put the wrong files up for review. Avoid costly mistakes using Datasite’s flexible publish and unpublish settings. This content staging lets project admins check content in an unpublished state. When they’re happy with everything, they can share it with buyers for review.
Yes, you can control this from inside the app. Choose to receive alerts hourly, daily or weekly.
Yes, with the choice to display it on first login or every time users open the app. Use either a standard disclaimer or create a custom option to suit your project.
Business is global – and so are we. Datasite is localized into 14 languages: English (US or UK), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
Not at all. Treat yourself to a seamless user experience, and an intuitive interface. You’ll be uploading and organizing files in no time – even if you’re a first-time user. Should you hit any problems, reach out to our expert project managers. They’ll get you back on track straight away.
Get up and running in no time. We spend a lot of time making the Datasite user interface as intuitive as possible. But there are always tricks and tips that let you get more from your software. Join our online help community for advice, support and insights.
Reach us using email, online chat or via our online Datasite Help Community. You can also pick up the phone any time of the day or night, any day of the week and speak with a real person – in 18 languages. Guaranteed to pick up in three rings. You’ll find our contact details here.