May 13, 2019

M&ATech: Merrill Corp to launch tool to block sensitive text, exec says

5/13/2019

Merrill Corp, the US provider of SaaS tools for M&A clients, will launch an update to its DatasiteOne platform in June that will let project administrators block sensitive text for certain users, said Chief Product Officer Thomas Fredell.

The Minnesota-based provider of virtual data-rooms (VDRs) has conducted research that shows that blocking text is a critical action that is used in at least 75% of deals, Fredell said. The new service will be called Redaction and will let administrators redact and un-redact documents within the VDR, he said.

“Redaction is a massive undertaking that often requires several members of the deal team,” Fredell said. “Not only does our redaction tool save deal teams time from having to manually manage sensitive information with permanent markers or other tools, it also provides a more secure, easy way to block or unblock sensitive information, as needed.”

Merrill Corp believes in constantly innovating its VDR platform, Fredell said. Its approach is based on deeply understanding customer problems and developing many iterations of new tools before formally launching them, he said.

In April, the company updated DatasiteOne with a new dashboard, visual analytics and Q&A functionality. The new visualization tool gives different advisers different levels of granularity, based on whether they are executing a deal or looking at the big picture, Fredell said.

The new visualization tool also helps vendors identify potential problems in due diligence processes, Fredell said. The tool shows which parts of a due diligence process are attracting more attention than others from buyers, he said, adding that this allows vendors to troubleshoot potential problems.

The company was founded in 1968. It has more than 670 employees spread across 25 locations across 13 countries.

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Companies need to ramp up their digital capabilities or run the risk of a deal unravelling and being cast aside in favor of a more tech savvy market competitor. EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli writes in Finance Derivative about the tech transition re-shaping M&A due diligence.

Good Value: Incorporating ESG Into M&A Due Diligence

Law.com has featured findings from the New State of M&A survey, as well as the recent Climate Change survey, in a story on incorporating ESG into M&A Due Diligence.

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Several Pandemic-Inspired Changes Here to Stay, Dealmakers Agree: Conference Insight

Comments from CMO and Head of Strategy Doug Cullen are featured in a Mergermarket article on how the pandemic has changed the way dealmaking gets done. The article highlights how Datasite has used remote and virtual tools to expand its talent pool.

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Making Corporate Wellness Programs Work

CHRO Deb LaMere comments on how involving both employees and managers in the design and implementation of corporate wellness programs can yield benefits for both employer and employee. The article highlights how this strategy helped Datasite secure a +90% employee participation rate in one of its programs.

What Might the U.K.’s 2021 Autumn Budget Mean for M&A Activities?

EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli writes about the current positive outlook for merger and acquisition activities in the U.K., and considers what potential tax reforms in the 2021 UK autumn budget might mean for the investment climate.

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Preparing for Climate Change's Impact on M&A

CEO Rusty Wiley writes about the concrete steps dealmakers can and are taking to mitigate climate change’s impact on M&A on Nasdaq.com. With COP26 in November and potential new disclosure regulations on the horizon, the article also highlights how technology can help discover and track climate change and other environmental, social and governance risks.

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Datasite Survey Shows How Climate-Change Risks Threaten M&A

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses how issues related to climate change are explicitly feeding into corporate and sponsor M&A activity. The article shows that climate change concerns are now the biggest risk to M&A in the next 12 months.

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Even With CGT Reforms, Will M&A Deals Continue to Soar in Q4?

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver the 2021 autumn Budget later this month. It will be a pivotal announcement, offering insights into how the government plans to address accruing public debt while also offering the transitionary support the private sector needs after Covid-19 support measures cease. Merlin Piscitelli writes in Investment Week about the impact of tax reforms on M&A.

DealTech: Climate Risks Emerge as Potential Dealbreakers in Due Diligence - Experts

Risks associated with climate change are increasingly emerging as dealbreakers in the due diligence processes, according to findings from a new Datasite survey of 400 US and UK dealmakers. CEO Rusty Wiley discusses the findings, including the fac that 44% of dealmakers expect climate-change concerns to be the biggest dealbreaker in the next 12 months.

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Climate Change to Be Key Driver in M&A Deals: Survey

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses the findings from our survey of 400 US and UK dealmakers on climate change’s impact on M&A with CQ Roll Call. The article shows that dealmakers see climate change as the biggest risk to completing M&A in the next 12 months

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Why Prioritizing Mental Health is Good for Employees and Employers

In recognition of World Mental Health Day and in support of greater awareness of mental health in the workplace, a contributed article by Deb LaMere was published by Nasdaq.com on why prioritizing mental health is good for employees and employers. The article provides practical steps companies and leaders can take to support employee well-being.

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Supply Chain Woes and Pent-Up Demand Move Industrials M&A – Panel Mergermarket

Senior Director of Product Marketing Abby Roberts is featured in Mergermarket discussing how tax reforms and hikes expected next year are contributing to increased deal activity.

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The Value of Humans: Why M&A Can’t Rely on Technology Alone for Customer Service

EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli writes in Global Banking and Finance Review on ‘The value of humans: Why M&A can’t rely on technology alone for customer service’.

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How Can Technology Transform M&A Due Diligence?

EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli writes in Lawyer Monthly about how tech has simplified and sped up the M&A process through automation. This is crucial given the significant rise in deal volumes this year.

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DealTech: M&A Prep Sets Stage for High Volumes in 4Q21 and Beyond – VDR Insight Analysis

CEO Rusty Wiley comments on the factors that are keeping third quarter deal activity high, and the outlook for the current M&A boom to continue through the end of this year. The article also includes information on which sectors are driving the high volumes.

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How to Find and Maximize Digital Value in Any M&A Deal Post-Pandemic

EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli writes about the impact digital collaboration tools are having in helping dealmakers tackle some of the biggest challenges in dealmaking: time and efficiency. The article highlights how digitizing the entire M&A lifecycle is crucial for companies looking to generate efficiencies, achieve financial targets and revenue growth.

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Datasite, Formerly Merrill Corp, Expanding at Rapid Pace Due to AI-Powered Services

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses how our Twin Cities roots have played an essential role in our innovation and growth with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ). The article highlights how Datasite is capitalizing on the area’s rich tech talent as well as advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), to deliver applications that streamline dealmaking.

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Looking Ahead to Factors Shaping Market Activity

A bylined article exploring the factors shaping M&A activity in the life sciences sector by EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli was published in the September issue of Pharmaceutical Technology Europe. The article highlights how the sector continues to attract investor interest despite unprecedented disruption caused by the pandemic.

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Trends, Predictions and Challenges for M&A Activity

A contributed article by EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli on M&A trends, predictions and challenges for the life sciences sector was published in the September issue of Pharma Times. The article highlights some of the key trends that are set to drive deals through 2021, including acceleration of digital health and changes in regulations.

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Datasite on the Hunt for Tech Acquisitions Across M&A Lifecycle, CEO Says

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses Datasite’s growth and strategy outlook with Mergermarket. The article features comments from Rusty on the company’s ambition to support the entire M&A lifecycle, from the inception of a deal, through marketing the asset and due diligence, to closing the deal and post-deal content sharing, through acquisitions and other activities.

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Datasite Wins 2021 Brandon Hall and Stevie Awards

Datasite has been awarded a pair of silver medals by the 2021 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers and the Brandon Hall Excellence in Human Capital Management Awards. The company was named an Employer of the Year in the Large Computer Software category by the Stevie Awards, and Future of Work: Best Advance in Leading Under a Crisis, by Brandon Hall.

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M&A Opportunities Persist in LatAm Despite Socio-Political Challenges, Experts Say

Comments from Datasite Sales Director Daniel Davila on some of the trends impacting M&A in Latin America are featured in Mergermarket. The article notes the socio-political challenges in the region, but explains that will be some dealmaking opportunities.

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Infrastructure Bill Will Add Fuel to Recovering M&A Market

Americas CRO Mark Williams shares insights in Benzinga on how a US $1 trillion infrastructure bill is the beginning of a boon for transportation, building and electricity industries. The bylined article explains how new money for infrastructure will also perk up M&A in these industries, despite some unique challenges.

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M&A Offers New Challenges and Opportunities in 2021's Second Half

CEO Rusty Wiley shares insights on the outlook for US M&A in this year’s second half with Nasdaq.com. The article includes information on what is on dealmakers’ minds, including sectors to watch and how changes in regulations and legislation will impact deals in the rest of 2021.

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M&A Punching Through Pandemic and Politics in Colombia and Peru

Regional Sales Director Daniel Davila discusses how vaccinations have helped to lift M&A activity in Colombia and Peru in BNAmericas. The article notes that transactions on Datasite’s platform are up 40% in the first half of this year compared to the same time last year.

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Deb LaMere, Chief Human Resources Officer at Datasite on Women as Deal Makers

CHRO Deb LaMere speaks with Scott Becker on his Private Equity Podcast on how the pandemic has impacted dealmakers, from using more technology to getting deals done, to burnout, which hit women dealmakers, especially hard. The discussion also focuses on how companies need to take concrete steps to address employee health going forward, including prioritizing wellness and mental health.

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Datasite Executive Merlin Piscitelli on the UK's Fintech Funding Boom and the Future of M&A

EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli updates City AM on the UK's fintech funding boom and the outlook for M&A. The article focuses on M&A trends and developments to watch out in the UK, including how the pandemic, technology and SPACs are impacting M&A.

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New Rules on UK Spac Listings Start Today: Here’s What You Need to Know

Comments from EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli on new Financial Conduct Authority SPAC rules, intended to make the London market more competitive and which are now in effect in the UK, are featured in Financial News.

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New UK SPAC Rules: Too Late or the Start of a New Cash Shell Party in London?

Comments from EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli on new Financial Conduct Authority SPAC rules, intended to make the London market more competitive and which are now in effect in the UK, are featured in The Armchair Trader.

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New UK Blank Cheque Company Rules Kick In

Comments from EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli on new Financial Conduct Authority SPAC rules, intended to make the London market more competitive and which are now in effect in the UK, are featured in Wealth Briefing.

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Will the FCA's Reform Agenda Set Off a SpAc Revolution?

EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli shares insights in City AM on how recently enacted FCA reforms, which include making SPACs a more attractive and accessible option by lowering the minimum amount a SPAC would need to raise at initial listing from £200 million to £100 million, will impact the future of SPACs in the UK.

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What Hollywood’s Latest Ravenous M&A Craze Means for the Companies That Will Remain

Comments from Americas CRO Mark Williams on what’s prompting some of the recent M&A activity in the entertainment sector are featured in The Observer. The article explains how the need for content is creating more competition from and consolidation of players, as companies work to keep pace with producing content.

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AI Tools Speed, Secure M&A Processes

BankBeat Biz features a Q&A discussion with Sales Manager Jenna Kroll on how AI tools are changing the M&A management process. The article explains how AI-powered tools can automate tasks, reduce human error, and ensure greater regulatory compliance for deals, ultimately speeding up the entire process.

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How Data Science Supports M&A, IPOs and SPACs - Mark Williams, Chief Revenue Officer of Datasite

Americas CRO Mark Williams explains how Datasite uses technology, including AI-powered tools, to help dealmakers manage their capital transactions, including M&A, SPACs and IPOs on The Future of Biztech podcast. The conversation also touches on what’s driving the current surge in M&A.

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Three Tips To Consider As Dealmakers Head Back To The Office

CEO Rusty Wiley shares insights with Forbes on three key areas business must consider as employees, including dealmakers, begin to return to their offices after the pandemic has forever changed the way work, and deals, get done.

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Mergers, Acquisitions and Exit Strategies

Comments from EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli on the importance of investors, sponsors, and target companies being aligned and deal ready to ensure a successful SPAC outcome, were published in The Times Raconteur Special Report, along with infographics based on data from our Deal Drivers: EMEA Q1 2021.

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Tech deal volume verging on overwhelming — panel

Comments from Datasite VP of Product Management, Jennifer Simon, on the outlook for tech M&A are featured in Mergermarket in an article that focuses on the surge of tech deals currently taking place.

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How Would a Global Corporation Tax Affect M&A Deals Involving U.K. Companies?

EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli shares his insights in Bloomberg Tax on how a universal corporation tax rate might potentially impact cross-border M&A activities, especially ones that include UK companies.

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The Tech Sector Is Surging as Digital Transformation Continues to Drive M&A

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses some of the factors driving the M&A surge, and how dealmakers are leveraging technology to manage the increased volumes in this video interview with Nasdaq Trade Talks.

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Digitalization is The Key to Korea's Economic Progress

Insights from Yoichiro Shimizu, Head of Japan Sales, on the outlook for Korea’s digitalizing the M&A management process, are featured in Gentosha Gold.

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The Importance of Dealmaking Customer Service in the age of COVID-19

Deven Lindemann, EVP of Client Services, shares insights on how to provide customers, especially dealmakers, with great experiences in the age of Covid-19, in this article published by Benzinga.

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Preparing for the Return to the Office

CHRO Deb LaMere shares insights from our Dealmakers Get Ready to Return to the Office survey, including key areas for companies to focus on as they welcome employees back to the office.

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Datasite CRO Todd Albright Shares How His Sales Force Is Recovering Strong

Global CRO Todd Albright shares best practices and sales strategies with Sales Game Changers Podcast on how Datasite is helping its customers continue to recover strong. The discussion features practical tips sales professionals can take now, as well as the importance in delivering amazing customer service, such as Datasite Experience.

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Now That Some Workers Are Back in Their Offices, What's Next?

CEO Rusty Wiley shares insights on the challenges and opportunities all business leaders will face in the next six to 12 months, as more workers return to offices. The article references findings from our Dealmakers Get Ready to Return to the Office survey and provides examples of issues leaders might want to focus on, including using more technology and support for customers.

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New State of Play: How M&A Dealmakers will Choose to Work

EMEA CRO Merlin Piscitelli highlights the results of our Dealmakers Get Ready to Return to the Office survey in this Acquisitions Daily article, The New State of Play: How M&A Dealmakers Will Choose to Work.

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DealTech: Deal prep shows strong growth in 2Q21 – VDR Insight ​

Mergermarket prominently highlights insights from Datasite CEO Rusty Wiley in its quarterly DealTech column which features information on where M&A is headed, ahead of the close of this year’s second quarter. The article also includes a link to our new customer service microsite, Datasite Experience.

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Initial Public Offering Method "SPAC" Popular with Start-Up Companies. Can Japan Ride the Tide?

Yoichiro Shimizu, Head of Japan Sales, shares his insights with Gentosha Gold on how more and more APAC dealmakers are now exploring SPACs. The article also highlights how using the right technology can help dealmakers streamline the SPAC management effort, especially as more PE-owned companies look to use them as a viable exit option this year.

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DealTech: Remote dealmaking likely to thrive in 2021 despite return to office - experts

CEO Rusty Wiley shares insights on how dealmakers will use more technology post-pandemic to manage the M&A process. The article also features findings our Dealmakers Get Ready to Return to the Office survey, which shows many dealmakers are facing pressure to hold in person meetings in support of building client relationships.

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Planning Benefits for a Post-Pandemic World

Comments from CHRO Deb LaMere are featured in this article on the outlook for the future of work, including how location agnostic work environments may be the future.

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Legal professionals Are Already Feeling The Stress To Go Again To The Workplace

Omaha Legal News features findings from our Dealmakers Get Ready to Return to the Office survey that shows 60% of legal dealmakers are feeling pressure to hold in person meetings in support of building client relationships.

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Engineer Turned Entrepreneur Solving the World's Problems with Software Executive Thomas Fredell

CPO Thomas Fredell shares his story, what’s driving continued M&A activity, and how Datasite is helping dealmakers get more done, in this Digital Executive podcast interview. The interview also features tips on product design.

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Lawyers Are Already Feeling The Pressure To Go Back To The Office

Above the Law features highlights from our Return to Work Survey, which shows that dealmakers, including lawyers, are facing pressure to have in-person meetings to service business relationships.

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Beyond Performative Rainbows: How Businesses Can Support the LGBTQ+ Community for (and with) Pride

SUCCESS magazine looks at companies that are doing more than just changing their logos to a rainbow for pride month. Datasite’s Inclusion and Diversity Council is highlighted as an example of how companies should aspire to something beyond just ‘Performative Rainbows.’

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Three Key Factors to Innovating in a Post Pandemic World

Chief Product Officer Thomas Fredell discusses three factors that will be key to innovating in a post pandemic world. The article considers how direct engagement and an attitude of openness will help drive innovation as businesses move forward.

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More Women Dealmakers Faced Burnout Than Men. A High-Powered Exec Details the 'Structural Inequalities' that Need to be Addressed

CMO Doug Cullen comments in Business Insider on some of the findings from Datasite’s Dealmakers Return to Work survey, which shows that women dealmakers were more burned out and had poorer mental health compared to their male counterparts during the pandemic. The article also explores the experience of one woman PE dealmaker during the pandemic and the efficacy of working remotely while juggling personal responsibilities.

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Morning Coffee: Bankers Meekly Return to Office After 15 Months of Freedom. Vaccines Might Make Citi Bankers Fat

Findings from Datasite’s Dealmakers Return to Work survey were included in this eFinancial Careers article on bankers returning to their offices. The article focuses on the plans several banks have announced as restrictions from the pandemic ease.

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How Datasite’s CHRO Focuses on Talent in the Tech Market

Chief Human Resources Officer Deb LaMere discusses the company's focus on talent and how its people strategy has evolved to meet employee needs in the wake of the pandemic. The article also features tips on health and safety and preventing burnout.

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As M&A Accelerates, Dealmakers Are Leveraging AI and ML to Keep Pace

CEO Rusty Wiley shares insights on how artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing how deals get done, both on the sell-side and buy-side. The article highlights how these technologies can aid in efficiently and effectively managing the entire M&A process, a critical action for companies that not only want to survive but to thrive in a post pandemic world.

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Behind the Momentum: Five Realities of Today’s Corporate Lawyers

General Counsel Patty Elias share insights on five ways legal advisors are adopting new norms and workflows to help power the post-pandemic recovery. The article considers how new protocols and workflows can help M&A lawyers manage everything from truncated timelines to burnout.

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US M&A Will Continue to Boom After Robust Q1 Deal-Making – Mergermarket US M&A Webinar

By Sydney Halleman in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Yiqin Shen in New York with analytics by Philip Segal High multiples and increased M&A activity are expected to continue in the US after a strong performance in 1Q21, industry experts said during Mergermarket’s M&A Momentum: USA Webinar last week.

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Where is ANZ’s Technological Sophistication When it Comes to M&A Processes?

Yoichiro Shimizu, Head of Datasite Japan, discusses key factors holding back the digitization of M&A processes in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The article references findings from a recent Datasite report, including the main barriers for dealmakers adopting digital M&A processes, and the technologies that will help accelerate M&A in the next five years.

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How digitally mature are M&A processes in ANZ?

Yoichiro Shimizu, Head of Datasite Japan, discusses key factors holding back the digitization of M&A processes in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The article references findings from a recent Datasite report, including the main barriers for dealmakers adopting digital M&A processes, and the technologies that will help accelerate M&A in the next five years.

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SPACs Here to Stay Despite April Downturn, SEC Scrutiny – Mergermarket US M&A Webinar

By Sydney Halleman in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Yiqin Shen in New York US special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) remain attractive this year despite a recent lull in IPOs and an unexpected regulatory shift, industry experts said during Mergermarket’s M&A Momentum: USA Webinar last week.

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Deb LaMere of Datasite: “Education Can Create Economic Opportunity and Prosperity”

Chief Human Resources Officer Deb LaMere highlights diversity and inclusion initiatives at Datasite and shares steps that other organizations can take to create more inclusive cultures. The article also discusses topics like the value of greater workplace flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of providing physical and mental wellness resources for employees.

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#TradeTalks: M&A is Expected to Increase Over the Next 12 Months

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses why M&A is soaring, where it's headed next, and how dealmakers are responding to higher valuations and more competition. The interview draws on insights from the 10,000 deals Datasite facilitates each year, as well as results from a recent Datasite survey on the broadening options dealmakers are now pursuing to succeed.

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WTF is a SPAC?

Americas CRO Mark Williams comments on the impact of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) on the M&A industry. The article, which focuses on how SPACs work, why they've recently increased in popularity, and the benefits and risks to de-SPACing, also includes comments on whether SPACs are expected to stick around.

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SPACs are Coming to Canada - Mergermarket Canadian M&A Forum

Initial public offerings of special purpose acquisition companies on Canada’s stock exchanges, which have so far paled in comparison to the frenetic pace of US SPAC issuance, will likely increase this year, industry experts said during Mergermarket’s Canadian M&A Forum.

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What Data Center Firms Need to Know About SPACs

Merlin Piscitelli, Chief Revenue Officer, EMEA, shares insights on the benefits and challenges of using special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) to go public. The article features his comments on why technology companies are taking advantage of the transaction trend and how there is still a great deal to prepare in terms of diligence for the transaction.

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ESG Concerns Could Make or Break Canadian Deals – Mergermarket Canadian M&A Forum

By Sydney Halleman and Rachel Stone Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are increasingly important for Canadian companies during acquisition due diligence, industry experts said during Mergermarket’s Canadian M&A Forum.

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Canada to See Robust M&A Pipeline as Mid-Market Deal Flow Builds on 1Q Mega Deals – Mergermarket Canadian M&A Forum

by Rachel Stone and Sydney Halleman After a couple of mega deals in the first quarter, mid-market deal flow in Canada is expected to be strong for the rest of the year, industry experts said during Mergermarket’s Canadian M&A Forum.

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Lean into Technology: The Best Way to Manage Soaring M&A

CEO Rusty Wiley shares insights on how dealmakers can harness technology to seize the moment, as global dealmaking soars. The article also includes information on how dealmakers are broadening their transaction options to include partnerships and SPACs, and other factors that are expected to impact M&A this year.

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EP. 191 - KETO Mojo & Datasit‪e‬

Chief Product Officer Thomas Fredell discusses how the pandemic has impacted global dealmaking, and how innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, are changing and modernizing how M&A gets done. The interview also includes insights on the current state of M&A and the history of virtual data rooms.

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Virtual Data Solutions Deliver Health Care Stability

Marcio Moerback, Head of AMERS Marketing, shares insights on how technology and being deal-ready can lead to smoother transactions for health care organizations. The article discusses ways that early preparation can streamline and improve collaboration, and how virtual data rooms can help organizations to better manage disclosure and oversight.

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Virtual Dealmaking is Here to Stay, According to Dealmakers

Mergers & Acquisitions highlights findings from a recent Datasite survey that shows where dealmaking is headed for the rest of 2021. The article focuses on which regions will see the most activity and the staying power of virtual dealmaking.

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DealTech: M&A volumes surge as restructuring deals lag expectations – VDR Insight

By Rupert Cocke M&A deal volumes have continued to flourish in the first quarter of the year, setting up 2021 for healthy activity levels, particularly when a long-awaited wave of restructuring deals emerges, according to providers of virtual data rooms (VDRs). Datasite has seen a significant increase in activity on its platform since the end of last year, CEO Rusty Wiley said. This is mostly driven by sellside mandates and merger activity, he said.

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Distressed M&A surge on the way, says Datasite’s Wiley

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses M&A during the pandemic and into the second half of 2021, including a potential surge in distressed deals, once government intervention subsides. The article also highlights how environmental, social and governance factors are impacting deals and the outlook for continuing to conduct deals remotely, going forward.

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Why The ESG Spotlight Should Be On Diversity And Inclusion In 2021

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses the importance of implementing policies and programs that build more equitable environments within organizations. The article highlights the benefits of a continued, sustained effort to champion diversity and cultivate inclusion, and highlights some of the steps that Datasite has taken to support flexibility, family-friendly benefits and the recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse talent.

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Deb LaMere of Datasite: 5 Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society

Chief Human Resources Officer Deb LaMere highlights diversity and inclusion initiatives at Datasite and shares steps that other organizations can take to create more inclusive cultures. The article also discusses topics like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce, and ways that diverse viewpoints can lead to higher rates of innovation within an organization.

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The Middle Market Readies For a Robust 2021

Chief Product Officer Thomas Fredell discusses the digital tools that dealmakers can use to take advantage of projected M&A trends in 2021. This interview with the Association for Corporate Growth features best practices for sell-side teams to optimize valuations and buy-side teams to acquire the best targets, as well as highlighting other tools that dealmakers may not already be deploying or using to their full advantage.

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How the Pandemic Has Impacted M&A

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the M&A industry, and the ways that new tools and technologies will shape dealmaking in 2021 and beyond. The article highlights several factors that impacted M&A trends, as well as the importance of remaining 'deal ready.'

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How AdNovum, Datasite, Syngenta, and More are Pushing for Gender Equality

Chief Human Resources Officer Deb LaMere discusses several ways that Datasite promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. The article highlights initiatives such as recharge days, a single bank of paid time off for employees to use how they want, and regular celebrations that promote diverse talent, including International Women's Day.

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Shaping a More Equal Future

CHRO Deb LaMere explores strategies organizations can take to shape a more equal future. The Nasdaq contributed article focuses on how the pandemic has hit working women especially hard and that now is a good time to reinvigorate efforts to support gender equality.

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Accumulated Demand, Restructuring and Liquidity, Keys for M&A in 2021

Alvaro Ortega, Head of Sales, Iberia and Italy, provides commentary on the role of technology in ensuring M&A success. The article discusses the three key factors that will define M&A in 2021, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market.

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The M&A Outlook for 2021

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses how a vaccine and proposed changes to tax policies will shape the M&A outlook for the year ahead. This interview with the Association for Corporate Growth also highlights findings from a recent Datasite poll which shows that M&A is expected to increase in 2021.

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7 Questions on European PE From Above: Frans Tieleman and Merlin Piscitelli

EMEA Chief Revenue Officer Merlin Piscitelli looks back at shifts to the Privaty Equity landscape in EMEA in 2020, and provides insights on expected trends for for 2021. The interview explores how due diligence has adapted to a remote and virtual environment, the impact of Brexit, and the role that new technologies will play in PE in the coming year.

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Datasite Offers Cutting-Edge Tools to Manage Deals, a Market That is Poised to Increase in 2021

Alvaro Ortega, Head of Sales for Iberia and Italy, discusses the 2021 Spanish M&A outlook and how technology is improving dealmaking efficiency. The article further explores the M&A outlook for Spanish banking, energy, technology and health sectors.

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A Reflection On 2020 M&A Activity And A Look Ahead For 2021

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic affected 2020 M&A activity, and what dealmakers can expect in 2021. The article highlights key M&A trends from the last year, and explores how factors such as US tax reform, the availability of a safe COVID-19 vaccine, and additional government stimulus will impact M&A this year.

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APAC M&A in 2020 and What’s Ahead for 2021

Yoichiro Shimizu, Head of Datasite Japan, shares his insights on how the global pandemic affected 2020 M&A in Japan and the outlook for 2021. Shimizu's article discusses the benefits of being deal ready and the increasing role environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors will play in shaping successful deals.

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Boosts to M&A in Healthcare, Renewable Energy Under Biden-Harris, Predicts Datasite CEO

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses the potential impact of the Biden-Harris administration on the outlook for M&A. The article explores the sectors that are likely to benefit or not benefit under the new administration, as well as tax reform plans that could change corporate income and capital gains taxes, which could dampen M&A.

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Episode 263: The Role of the CHRO Leading Change

VP of HR Deb LaMere discusses how to lead organizational change in this Workology podcast. The episode highlights strategies Deb has put in place at Datasite to support its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, and best practices for adopting new technologies and other company-wide changes.

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Datasite Plans to Use Acquisitions to Accelerate Growth – CEO

Datasite, a Minneapolis-based SaaS technology provider for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professionals, plans to accelerate its growth through acquisitions backed by its new sponsor, CapVest, said CEO Rusty Wiley

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Buy Out Companies Without Seeing Each Other? The Challenges of Mergers and Acquisitions in 2020

Jerome Pottier, Head of Western Europe Sales, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the M&A industry in France. The article explores different ways that businesses have adapted, and highlights shifts that may have a lasting impact.

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CapVest To Acquire Datasite

Datasite's acquisition by CapVest is featured in FinSMEs. The article highlights key information about the organization and the Datasite platform.

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CapVest’s Datasite Buy Underscores Private Equity’s Appetite for Technology Investments

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses Datasite's acquisition by CapVest with Refinitiv. The article notes that the acquisition is one of the latest several private equity-backed deals for software and technology companies, that show staying power beyond the pandemic.

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SaaS Tech Provider Datasite Completes Agreement to be Acquired By International Private Equity Firm CapVest

Datasite's acquisition by CapVest is featured in Crowdfund Insider. The article includes comments from CEO Rusty Wiley on the company's growth plans in 2021 and beyond.

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PE Dealmaking in 2021: Vaccine Cheer, Travel and Diligence Tools in Focus

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses the outlook for M&A with PE Hub. The article highlights findings from a recent Datasite poll, which shows that M&A is expected to increase in 2021, and that technology has made it easier for transactions to continue despite the pandemic.

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London Private Equity Firm Acquires Minneapolis-Based Tech Firm

CEO Rusty Wiley discusses Datasite's acquistion by CapVest with the Star Tribune. The article highlights Datasite's strong performance in 2020, as well as plans for the next phase of growth in 2021 and beyond.

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#TradeTalks: Global M&A Deal Volume is Expected to Increase in 2021

CEO Rusty Wiley reviews M&A in 2020 and the outlook for deals in 2021. The interview highlights findings from a survey of 200 dealmakers on several geopolitical and economic factors that could impact global M&A over the next 12 months.

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DealTech: Deal Volumes Resilient to COVID-19 – VDR Insight Analysis

Deal volumes have proved surprisingly resilient to the COVID-19 pandemic in recent months, creating a sense of optimism for 2021, according to providers of virtual data rooms (VDRs).

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M&A in 2020 And What's Ahead for 2021

CEO Rusty Wiley provides an overview of M&A trends in 2020 and offers insights on what dealmakers can expect in 2021. The article discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on M&A, as well as other economic, governmental and medical factors that will dictate 2021 activity.

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What’s in Store for Distribution M&A in 2021?

CEO Rusty Wiley offers insights on the M&A outlook for 2021. The article references Wiley's recent Nasdaq article discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on M&A, as well as other economic, governmental and medical factors that will dictate 2021 activity.

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How COVID-19 Changed the M&A Market? A Discussion on Q4 and Beyond

Yoichiro Shimizu, Head of Datasite Japan, shares insights on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the M&A industry. The Magazine Summit article highlights key takeaways from the recent Datasite webinar, M&A Deal Drivers: Japan 2021.

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M&A Digitization Update in APAC - New Technologies and Integration of Existing Systems Remains a Challenge

Nicheee! shares key takeaways from a recent Datasite report, The New State of M&A: An APAC Perspective. The report explores the current state of M&A trends in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as its prospects for the future.

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Sales Leaders Monica McEwen and Rosie Corcoran Share Timeless Strategies for Success As We Near Year End

VP of UK Sales Rosie Corcoran provides advice for emerging sales leaders on how to be successful, and the importance of seeing the big picture. In this episode of Sales Game Changers, Rosie also discusses the benefits of regular communication with customers, the importance of empathy, and the power of teamwork and cross-functional partnerships at Datasite.

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How to Professionally Decline an Unnecessary Zoom Meeting

VP of HR Deb LaMere shares advice on how to best navigate communication with colleagues and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article discusses the use of video calls during remote working, and offers guidance on establishing boundaries and guidelines to help combat "Zoom fatigue."

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AI-Powered M&A Life Cycle with Kamil Msefer, VP of Product Management at Datasite

VP of Product Management Kamil Msefer shares insights on Datasite's customer-centric approach to product development and discusses how AI technology can leveraged to solve business problems throughout the M&A lifecycle. The article also explores innovation and productivity at Datasite, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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