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  • November 25, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Africa

    Africa has its share of challenges when it comes to dealmaking – political instability, economic uncertainty, and now COVID have all cast a shadow over M&A. How bright does the future look for M&A in Africa?

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  • November 23, 2020
    Datasite for Law Firms | Innovation [Video]

    Learn why our continuous innovation sets us apart and enables legal dealmakers to improve productivity, reduce reputation risk and ensure profitability.

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  • November 20, 2020
    The Future of Transaction Management: Corporate Challenges & Solutions

    In this report, we sought to better understand what corporate dealmakers’ roles look like from the inside out, including the projects they work on, challenges they face, and tools they employ. The results may surprise you.

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  • November 20, 2020
    Opportunities for Restructuring in Energy & Power

    Video Q&A with Mark Castiglione, CEO at Alta Mesa Resources

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  • November 18, 2020
    Promoting Operational Improvements in the Deal Lifecycle

    Managing a group of successful dealmakers requires having the best tools at your disposal. The right technology can help your team overcome some common productivity challenges and ensure you have the visibility to make critical operational decisions.

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  • November 17, 2020
    Deal Drivers: APAC Q3 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic may have begun in the Asia Pacific region, but its impacts there have varied hugely. The economic impacts of the pandemic are proving just as varied as its progression rates. Activity has dipped everywhere, but some economies are bouncing back more quickly. Learn more from the latest Deal Drivers APAC report.

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  • November 17, 2020
    Private Equity Dealmaking and Due Diligence Strategies in a COVID-impacted, Post-election 2021

    COVID-19 will continue to impact private equity dealmaking and due diligence strategies well into 2021, according to panelist insights and audience polling during our recent New Strategies for PE Dealmaking and Digital Due Diligence panel.

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  • November 16, 2020
    Deal Drivers: AMERICAS Q3 2020

    After a tough year and a hard-fought U.S. election, M&A activity in the Americas is at a crossroads. How can we know which industries will recover the fastest? How will trends like consolidation impact the landscape? Which regions offer unique opportunities? Get the insights you need in this Q3 market report.

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  • November 15, 2020
    #iblifehacks: Women in Dealmaking

    Our newest video series features insights into building your career with some of investment banking's stellar female professionals.

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  • November 13, 2020
    Needle in a Haystack: Speeding Up Legal Due Diligence Responsibly

    Legal advisors can reduce anxiety and bolster deal team confidence by choosing VDRs with these three crucial due diligence capabilities. Each proving beneficial to the buy-side and sell-side alike.

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  • November 12, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Turkey

    Turkey had a relatively strong start to 2020; however, the COVID pandemic along with longstanding economic problems persist in Turkey. How are dealmakers tackling the challenges? What will turn around M&A in Turkey?

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  • November 12, 2020
    Deal Drivers: EMEA Q3 2020

    Our latest report on mergers and acquisitions trends in EMEA, looks closely at what has driven deals across the region in Q3 2020 and whether a recovery is in the cards any time soon.

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  • November 12, 2020
    Datasite for Law Firms | Customer Experience [Video]

    Datasite has been a strategic partner to law firms for 25+ years across the full spectrum of financial transactions - including M&A, restructuring, administration, and capital markets. Watch this short video to learn how our global Client Services team provides an unparalleled customer experience for legal advisors on deals of all sizes during due diligence and beyond.

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  • October 30, 2020
    Rethinking Redaction in Legal Due Diligence

    Here are 3 reasons law firms should prioritize automation of redaction during legal due diligence to address the growing urgency to keep M&A lawyers focused on higher-value work.

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  • October 30, 2020
    Datasite Helps Brazilian Trucking Go Digital

    As the newest solution to a fragmented transportation market, CargoX was progressing through multiple rounds of funding. With that, came a constant need to provide documentation and responses to due diligence requests from dozens of stakeholders, often on tight deadlines. Working with Datasite, the process of collecting, organizing and sharing documentation was simplified and provided security and confidence to their investors.

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  • October 29, 2020
    3 Data Room Security Capabilities Every Legal Advisor Should Mandate

    Here are three bedrock security requirements all M&A lawyers should mandate for any platform or VDR used to manage financial transactions.

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  • October 29, 2020
    Delivering Premium M&A Client Experiences as Legal Advisors

    Research consistently shows legal advisors are primarily selected based on factors influencing client experience – dispelling the myth of such decisions being driven merely on price or law firm rankings. In this infographic, we share best practices for bolstering the advisor-client relationship while managing financial transactions.

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  • October 29, 2020
    Managing Transactions with Confidence: A Guide for Legal Advisors

    Legal advisors managing financial transactions are driven by two critical goals – delivering the best outcomes for their clients and driving law firm profitability. In this infographic, we explore how technology can help law firms achieve both.

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  • October 29, 2020
    M&A and the US Presidential Election

    The US presidential election is one of several economic and geopolitical factors expected to impact the global M&A outlook for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. However, it is not the top concern, according to our survey of 150 dealmakers. So what are dealmakers’ top concerns?

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  • October 28, 2020
    9 myths about Corporate Development

    Misconceptions about the corporate development role within organizations abound. Drawing from our global corporate dealmaker survey and Datasite Insight, here are 9 common misconceptions about corporate development teams and their functions.

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  • October 28, 2020
    Dispelling law firm myths

    M&A legal advisors play a dynamic role in dealmaking. Here are 5 common myths market research dispels about lawyers and their clients – including misconceptions about the legal due diligence process.

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  • October 26, 2020
    NYC Dining Guide

    Here at Datasite, we are privy to the best and most exclusive New York dining spots, even during a pandemic. Enjoy the best the city has to offer while staying safe and socially distanced at these amazing bars and restaurants in our latest dining guide.

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  • October 26, 2020
    The Deal Preparation Challenge

    While all deals are not the same – asset sales, PIPE’s, refinancing and restructuring, the need for good deal preparation is. Datasite’s due diligence and M&A products provide market leading technology to make getting ready effortless - like AI Indexing, Smart Categories, Redaction AI, Project Inbox.

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  • October 23, 2020
    3 Ways Legal Advisors Can Sustain Profitability in Uncertain Times

    Advances in legal technology prove decisions in M&A transaction management can bolster productivity and improve work product while reducing the reputational risk of law firms to drive profitability and client retention.

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  • October 23, 2020
    Transaction management in a post-COVID-19 world

    Learn how corporate dealmakers are reshaping their workflow to capitalize on the new normal.

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  • October 22, 2020
    4 Key Considerations for Corporate Development in a post-COVID-19 World

    COVID-19 has upended the way corporate dealmakers approach transaction management, according to audience polling and panelist insights during our recent Future of Transaction Management panel. Based on the discussion, here are four questions every corporate development team should consider before embarking on their next transaction.

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  • October 21, 2020
    Sonenshine chooses integrated deal marketing tools to save senior bankers hours of time

    For Sonenshine, the remote work environment offered an opportunity to rethink the tools they use in the M&A process. Learn how they added integrated deal marketing functionality to drive better collaboration.

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  • October 21, 2020
    Embracing Automation: Boosting Productivity in a Post-COVID World

    Discover how a virtual data room positions your law firm to thrive in a post-COVID M&A environment by streamlining processes and overcoming remote-work challenges.

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  • October 13, 2020
    New Product: Datasite Acquire – Speed Up & Simplify One-to-One Transactions

    There is a better way to execute buy-side due diligence. Datasite Acquire, our newest product, is the first truly dedicated buy-side due diligence virtual data room designed to meet the needs of corporate development teams.

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  • October 12, 2020
    #iblifehacks Networking Tips from Top Dealmakers

    A few key takeaways emerged from our conversations with industry experts to discuss career insights and how the global pandemic has reshaped the dealmaking workplace.

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  • October 12, 2020
    How Legal Teams Can Overcome 3 Major Buy-Side M&A Challenges

    Datasite recently announced a new M&A solution designed to address the most common challenges buy-side teams experience during due diligence. Here are three reasons why Datasite Acquire resonates in a particularly profound way for legal advisors.

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  • October 12, 2020
    The New State of Play: M&A Leaders Offer Insights in the Wake of a Pandemic

    The global pandemic has shaken up all the rules in the Americas M&A market. So what's next? Read the key takeaways we heard from M&A leaders on our recent live webinar roundtable in partnership with the Financial Times.

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  • October 12, 2020
    Invest in Insight: Private Equity Market Brief

    There’s no question that global Private Equity dealmaking is dramatically down from pre-COVID-19 levels. Times are uncertain, and PE fund managers are looking out for sectors that have been less impacted by the global pandemic. But despite today’s challenges, it’s a perfect time to take stock of where you are, and innovate to do better.

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  • October 06, 2020
    Test Your Corporate Development Team's Health

    A strong corporate development team is integral to any business engaged in inorganic pursuits. Yet common institutional challenges hold them back, according to Datasite Insight polling of 1,000+ corporate dealmakers. Think your team has what it takes to buck the trend? Ask these three questions.

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  • October 05, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Healthcare & Life Sciences Deal Drivers in China - Expert Insights

    China’s biotech sector saw a 78% increase in 1H deal value year-on-year with deal activity thriving amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Investments and IPOs in the healthcare sector are expected to gain momentum and pick up going forward, according to industry experts speaking at a webinar hosted by Datasite and Mergermarket.

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  • October 01, 2020
    Value Preservation & Transaction Tools for M&A in Critical Times

    Many businesses are facing an uncertain future due to the effects of the current pandemic. As a result, value preservation is being considered as a way forward. But what can firms do to ensure a future? What tools are available to help them?

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  • September 28, 2020
    NEW Feature: ‘MD Analytics’ provides functional data to help senior bankers win deals and execute faster

    Datasite Outreach has recently launched new analytics capabilities, providing even more insights for your next deal marketing process.

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  • September 24, 2020
    The Case for Technology & Information Officers in Law Firm Business Planning

    Law Firm executives exploring pathways for sustaining profitability would benefit from strong representation from the technology and information teams in planning committees – individuals immediately positioned to identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency gains.

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  • September 24, 2020
    Local Spotlight:The New EMEA Restructuring Landscape

    COVID has created challenges for many businesses and left more than a few wondering what the future holds for them. Find out how the restructuring landscape is changing in EMEA, and how companies can stabilize and move forward.

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  • September 24, 2020
    The New State of M&A: An APAC Perspective

    Covering the M&A lifecycle, due diligence, asset marketing, and restructuring, our new report reveals what the process looks like for APAC dealmakers today and in the future, and how much of the process can and should be automated, as well as what areas.

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  • September 23, 2020
    NEW Feature: Redaction AI

    Redaction AI for Datasite Diligence enables dealmakers to speed up redaction using Artificial Intelligence. Redaction AI utilizes pattern recognition to locate occurrences of data types such as names, addresses, postal codes, email addresses, and currency mentions. Redaction AI also takes lists of user-defined terms, phrases and images and marks them for redaction. Redaction AI cuts redaction times by two-thirds vs. manual redaction. And because we enable users to tag each redaction with a reason, you can unredact in seconds by de-selecting by reason. Redaction AI is fast and easy to use.

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  • September 23, 2020
    The New State of M&A: An EMEA Perspective

    Covering the M&A lifecycle, due diligence, asset marketing, and restructuring, our new report reveals what the process looks like for EMEA practitioners today and in the future, and how much of it can and should be automated and in what areas.

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  • September 23, 2020
    The New State of M&A: An Americas Perspective

    For all the advances that have been made, just how digitally mature and technologically sophisticated is the M&A, due diligence and asset marketing process for practitioners across the Americas? Find out in this comprehensive report.

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  • September 21, 2020
    The New State of M&A Hub

    How will technology impact M&A in the future? What tools will be most transformational? Do the views of practitioners vary by region? Based on the views of 2,235 global practitioners across 49 markets, our global and regional reports from the Americas, EMEA, and APAC examine the current and future state of M&A, through case studies and detailed analysis, and including full survey results.

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  • September 15, 2020
    IB Career Management for Post-MBA Associates

    We put together a few pointers for MBA students who are starting their Associate program or will be in the future.

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  • September 14, 2020
    German M&A Advisory in the Digital Age

    At a recent roundtable discussion, Eighteen M&A thought leaders from Germany discussed how digitalization changes the work of M&A advisors.

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  • September 11, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Healthcare & Life Sciences Deal Drivers in China - Pulse of the Market

    During the webinar we hosted with Mergermarket, our expert panel discussed potential future investment hotspots in the healthcare and life sciences sector in China, as well as how regulatory changes can give dealmakers an advantage in closing more deal opportunities.

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  • September 10, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Greater China – Expert Insights

    Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR, having been the earliest regions to be impacted by COVID-19, saw initial signs of deal recovery in Q2 and further recovery is expected in 2021, according to industry experts speaking at a webinar hosted by Datasite and Mergermarket.

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  • September 10, 2020
    3 Pro Tips for Easing the Burden of Managing Transactions

    For those charged with leading financial transactions – M&A, divestitures, capital raising, restructuring, etc. – the prospect of managing the deal team and other relevant stakeholders while meeting target deadlines often seems elusive at best. Here are a few pointers to help transaction managers maintain the requisite swagger needed to move through the deal lifecycle as a winner. Quickly.

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  • September 10, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in the Nordics

    M&A in the Nordics had a tough first half of the year, with the upward trajectory experienced in Q1 being quickly reversed by the COVID crisis. Is the region starting to recover? Find out what the experts think.

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  • September 02, 2020
    Datasite for Restructuring & Administration Primer

    Share information securely. Manage content easily. Simplify processes. Datasite solves the largest challenges you face to effectively work through corporate restructuring and reorganization. Letting you handle the most sensitive of events with the precision you need.

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  • August 27, 2020
    Diversifying into Distressed M&A: Challenges & Opportunities [Infographic]

    In this time of uncertainty, many firms are exploring diversifying their portfolios into distressed assets. Here, dealmakers share their Insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by current market conditions.

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  • August 23, 2020
    Deal Drivers APAC FY19

    Mergermarket’s in-depth review of M&A across the Asia Pacific region throughout 2019, including heat charts, sector performance, trends, and league tables.

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  • August 23, 2020
    Embracing Tech in Swedish M&A

    Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world and home to some of the most well-known names in the tech sector. Why is this so, and does it extend beyond the sexy start-ups to traditional M&A? Find out in our blog.

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  • August 18, 2020
    Deal Drivers AMERICAS HY 2020

    It’s an unprecedented time for M&A in the Americas. COVID-19 has disrupted the entire region, and M&A activity fell sharply in the first half of the year. Already though, trends have begun to emerge that offer clues about the trajectory of the recovery in different countries and industries.

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  • August 17, 2020
    New Feature: Project Inbox

    Project Inbox is unique to and only available from Datasite. And, most importantly to you, its going to improve the lives of everyone on the deal team. MDs, VPs and others on a deal team can now email any files they need loaded directly into the project. So can clients!

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  • August 17, 2020
    Easing the Financial Strain from COVID-19: 5 Ways Hospitals and Other Healthcare Organizations Can Overcome Their Biggest Transacton Management Challenges

    In this guide, we takea look at the top transaction management challenges that hospitals and healthcare providers are facing, and five ways to leverage technology to help navigate uncertain financial times.

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  • August 14, 2020
    Deal Drivers APAC HY 2020

    Our new Deal Drivers report takes a close look at M&A in H1 2020 across Asia Pacific. Published in partnership with Mergermarket, this report provides insight into key trends, and region and sector activity.

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  • August 10, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Greater China - Pulse of the Market

    In a live panel discussion with CITIC Capital, China International Capital Corporation, UBS, and Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong, we took stock of M&A activity in Greater China and considered the areas where financial stress is of greatest concern, as well as opportunities for growth in the coming months.

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  • August 05, 2020
    Deal Drivers EMEA HY 2020

    Our new Deal Drivers report takes a close look at M&A in H1 2020 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Published in partnership with Mergermarket, this report provides insight into key trends, and region and sector activity.

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  • August 04, 2020
    Deal Drivers: A series of M&A market spotlight reports

    Find out how M&A is faring across the globe in our spotlight reports, examining local market activity in EMEA, the Americas, and APAC, including M&A trends, top deals and bidders, future challenges, and sector-specific information.

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  • August 04, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Australia & New Zealand - Expert Insights

    M&A in Australia and New Zealand saw some signs of a recovery starting in May after deals globally witnessed significant declines due to COVID-19 since the start of the year, according to industry experts speaking at a webinar hosted by Datasite and Mergermarket.

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  • August 03, 2020
    Top Challenges in M&A Deal Marketing

    Insights from Datasite’s Global Survey on top challenges in the M&A deal marketing process, including recommendations to drive efficiency in the process.

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  • July 30, 2020
    The New Normal for New Dealmakers

    Key Insights from #iblifehacks: Career insights from the top minds in dealmaking webinar hosted by Datasite

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  • July 29, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Italy, Spain & Portugal

    Southern Europe has been hard hit by the current pandemic. Like other regions, the Q1 figures that looked so promising have since taken a downward turn. Will recovery in M&A take as long as it did with the 2007/08 crisis for this region? And what will drive it forward?

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  • July 29, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in SE Asia & India - Pulse of the Market

    M&A deal flow has experienced a slowdown in Southeast Asia and India because of the COVID-19 crisis, and the outlook remains uncertain. Learn how dealmakers on the ground are adapting and continuing to close deals despite the current situation.

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  • July 29, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Japan Q1 2020

    Despite the devastation caused by COVID-19 in the first quarter of 2020, Japanese M&A was not hit as hard as expected. Learn more about the activities driving M&A deals in Japan in our latest Deal Drivers report.

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  • July 29, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Southeast Asia & India Q1 2020

    Published in collaboration with Mergermarket, this Deal Drivers report revealed that deal volume across Southeast Asia and India was down almost 18% in Q1 2020 compared to the previous quarter, but value jumped 40% over the same period.

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  • July 29, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Australia & New Zealand 2020

    Australia and New Zealand have been among the countries most lauded for their COVID-19 response, with rapid measures preventing widespread outbreaks of the disease. Nonetheless, as is the case elsewhere, the shutdown has made a severe economic impact, which the region could find challenging to bounce back from. Learn more about the trends that will enable M&A recovery down under in this new report.

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  • July 29, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Mainland China 2020

    The outbreak of coronavirus at the end of 2019 and the subsequent lockdown measures taken in China during the first quarter of 2020 had a major cooling effect on M&A activity in the country. Read this report and learn about the top deals, activities, and trends driving dealmaking across China.

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  • July 29, 2020
    NEW Feature: Lighten your mental load with search alerts

    If you’re engaged in document review, you will be looking through the data room for a specific word or phrase. Search alerts is another way our Landing Page gives you easy visibility and access to the project information you need, when you need it.

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  • July 29, 2020
    5 Career Hacks for New and Future Dealmakers

    As we continue to navigate uncertain times, junior dealmakers need to set themselves apart. During a recent panel discussion entitled “Career insights from the top minds in dealmaking”, industry veterans offered a few tips on how to jumpstart your career and achieve success in an increasingly competitive industry.

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  • July 28, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in SE Asia & India - Expert Insights

    Gain insight from our panel of experts as they take stock of the response to date in two of Asia Pacific’s regional economies and consider the areas where financial stress is of greatest concern for dealmakers in Southeast Asia and India. And get exclusive access to the bonus Q&A handout with additional insights from the panelists.

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  • July 28, 2020
    Embracing Change: Legal Dealmakers Market Report

    We interviewed hundreds of legal advisors working in M&A about the challenges they face in buy-side and sell-side transactions and how they’re overcoming them.

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  • July 27, 2020
    Securing the success of Healthcare and Life Sciences M&A in APAC

    The healthcare sector is rich with opportunity. But to take advantage of these opportunities, you need to track and control a complex exchange of information. Read this white paper and gain insight into how you can stay on top of your deals while keeping sensitive IP and patient data secure.

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  • July 26, 2020
    7 Tips for Maximizing Your VDR for Restructuring

    A VDR is a critical resource when going through the restructuring process, providing a secure document repository for complex situations. Make sure that you're using your VDR to its full potential.

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  • July 23, 2020
    EMEA Spotlight: M&A Recovery, Restructurings, and the Role of Technology

    What will drive M&A recovery in EMEA, both generally and specifically? And will there be lasting effects from our time in lockdown on M&A in the region, in particular with technology? We asked these questions to M&A and restructuring professionals at the different virtual briefings and webinars we hosted in the past five months. While aligned in many areas, there were some interesting differences.

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  • July 20, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Australia New Zealand - Pulse of the Market

    In line with the global plunge in M&A activity amid the pandemic, M&A deal value in Australia and New Zealand dropped 53% year on year in Q1 to US$5.4bn and deal volume fell 26% to 114 deals. Learn how dealmakers in these regions are adapting to the crisis and continuing to get deals done.

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  • July 14, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in the Middle East

    The Middle East has not suffered quite as badly from the current pandemic as other regions, but neither has it been spared. While the outlook seems fairly positive, the region is not yet at average levels for dealmaking. Find out what the experts had to say about recovery in the region and more.

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  • July 14, 2020
    Deal Drivers: South America H1 2020

    With countries across the continent largely in lockdown, economic activity slowed significantly and practical difficulties such as restrictions on travel and meetings represented basic obstacles to dealmaking.

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  • July 13, 2020
    Latin America Market Resilience Report

    What does a market comeback look like? Download the summary report from our recent LATAM Market Resilience panel for a look at 6 factors shaping the recovery.

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  • July 13, 2020
    Canada Market Resilience Report

    As Canada’s businesses come back online, what are some overlooked factors that will shape the recovery? Download the summary report now from our recent live panel on Canada Market Resilience.

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  • July 13, 2020
    EMEA M&A: A new state of play – what do dealmakers say?

    As the COVID-19 crisis continues, a new state of play appears to be unfolding for the M&A industry. We asked a panel of experts for their views on how the virus affecting volumes, how dealmakers are adapting, and what will be the lasting effects on the industry.

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  • July 07, 2020
    The Emergence of Lawyers as Technology Stewards

    Key insights from the Embracing Automation: Productivity Hacks for Transactional Legal Teams webinar hosted by Datasite and Law.com.

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  • July 07, 2020
    U.S. Market Resilience Report

    As businesses in the U.S. come back online, what will recovery look like? Download the summary report from our recent U.S. Market Resilience webinar and read about the top overlooked trends on the front lines of the recovery.

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  • July 07, 2020
    NEW Feature: Document translation

    Datasite’s new document translation tool significantly reduces time spent on data room preparation while improving user experience and increasing security.

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  • July 06, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Nordics 2020

    M&A activity in the Nordics declined in Q1 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated. Has the disruption sunk hopes of a 2020 rebound in Nordic dealmaking? Find out in our latest spotlight report.

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  • June 30, 2020
    New Product: Datasite Prepare

    Datasite has released its newest product, Datasite Prepare. Designed to help deal makers streamline the deal preparation process.

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  • June 29, 2020
    The New State of M&A: A Global Perspective

    How will technology impact M&A in the future? What tools will be most transformational? And in which stage of the process? Our new report examines the current and future state of M&A, based on the views of 2,235 global practitioners across 49 markets.

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  • June 25, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Japan - Bonus Q&A

    What is the outlook for Japanese investors in terms of Southeast Asia and Asia in general? How should the impact of COVID-19 be considered in business valuations? These are some of the audience questions our panel tackled in this bonus Q&A to our webinar.

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  • June 25, 2020
    M&A in DACH: Difficult, But Feasible

    At our recent webinar, in partnership with FINANCE Think Tank, our panel of experts discussed how M&A in the DACH region has been faring since the pandemic began.

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  • June 24, 2020
    NEW Feature: Smart Categories and Document Preview

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  • June 24, 2020
    Honey Successfully Navigates Complex M&A

    Running a profitable startup with millions of users, Honey’s management team consistently fielded inbound investor interest. Find out how they ensured deal readiness and preparedness when opportunity knocked.

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  • June 22, 2020
    Prepare Your Next Transaction: Refinancing. Restructuring. Rebuilding.

    Get ready for a possible restructuring transaction. Learn how to pick strategy and prepare your business.

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  • June 19, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Mexico H1 2020

    As the Mexican economy begins emerging from COVID-19 lockdown, dealmakers have plenty of questions about what comes next. Reviewing the numbers from last quarter, we can already start to see answers. Learn more in the Mexico H1 Deal Drivers Report.

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  • June 16, 2020
    Datasite Diligence - new features

    The latest new features, focused on improving Q&A and document watermarking, will help you save time setting up and managing a deal.

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  • June 16, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Benelux

    The Benelux region has been hard hit by the current pandemic, with Belgium recording one of the highest death rates in Europe and M&A recording its lowest quarterly value since 2014. But cross-border transactions from China and the US have been providing a boost. What lies ahead for M&A in the region?

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  • June 15, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Italy, Spain & Portugal 2020

    With much of Italy, Spain and Portugal locked down since early March, pursuing M&A activity has been challenging on both strategic and practical levels. How will M&A in the region fare going forward? Find out in our latest spotlight report.

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  • June 12, 2020
    Datasite Slays the Deal Preparation Challenge

    As deal professionals you have the herculean task of getting the deal room ready in days. You have hundreds or thousands of documents to upload, review, index, categorize and redact before the data room can go live. While important this work is mind-numbingly manual and slow. But it must all be done correctly, or the deal can be delayed or worse.

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  • June 09, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

    M&A in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has held up fairly well compared to the rest of Europe, with 108 deals worth €7.1bn to date. However, Q2 has been experiencing a slowdown. Will CEE be able to bounce back? If so, what will drive a recovery? And how can technology help dealmakers get the deals done? Find out what the experts had to say.

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  • June 05, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Hong Kong 2020

    A spotlight on mergers and acquisitions trends in Hong Kong between January and May 2020, published in collaboration with Mergermarket. Read the report and learn about the activities and trends that are driving M&A deals as Hong Kong gets ahead of the curve in readiness for a new normal in the second half of the year.

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  • June 04, 2020
    Restructure with Foresight: Potential, Challenges & Outlook in APAC - Bonus Q&A

    Looking back at the last financial crisis, how do you think the APAC M&A market will be able to rebound after the COVID-19 crisis? Will China now be less willing to allow failure of SOEs to reduce impact on the economy and jobs? Are funds looking for higher returns than prior to COVID crisis, for same level of risk? These are some of the audience questions our panel tackled in this bonus Q&A to our webinar.

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  • June 04, 2020
    Productivity Hacks for Legal Advisors

    In this infographic, based on polling of 450+ corporate lawyers globally, Datasite explores the greatest productivity challenges to transactional workflow – and solutions to overcome them.

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  • June 04, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Brazil Q1 2020

    Just a few months ago, Brazil’s economy looked to be on a historic upswing. Now, a global pandemic and political uncertainty are shaking up dealmakers’ best-laid plans. Get the details in the latest Deal Drivers Report for Brazil (Q1).

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  • June 04, 2020
    Deal Drivers: DACH 2020

    M&A in DACH appears to have weathered the COVID-19 crisis better than many of its neighbors. Our latest Deal Drivers spotlight report focuses on M&A trends in DACH, and examines the state of the market and what lies ahead.

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  • June 02, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Japan - Expert Insights

    Gain insight from our panel of experts as they take stock of the response to date in one of Asia Pacific’s major economies and consider the areas where financial stress is of greatest concern for dealmakers in Japan.

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  • June 01, 2020
    NEW Feature: Set your VDR progress reports on automatic

    Schedule progress reports down to the five-minute mark. That combined with our rapid data refresh rates ensure your reports are always fresh.

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  • May 29, 2020
    NEW Feature: Smart Categories and Document Preview

    With Smart Categories and Document Preview we give you the tech to spend more time on high-value activities. Allow our natural language processing algorithm to suggest categories of newly loaded documents and preview them before you confirm their belonging.

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  • May 29, 2020
    NEW Feature: AI Indexing

    When we looked at where administrators spend a lot of time in the platform and where Datasite gets many help requests, document organization and index set-up stood out. Our new tool saves time with automation around appropriate index locations and folders for new documents.

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  • May 28, 2020
    NEW Feature: Redaction Reasons

    Datasite releases Redaction Reasons, the only dataroom integrated application that lets dealmakers unredact strategic, commercial or privacy-related (e.g. PII or GDPR) content in seconds.

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  • May 27, 2020
    Enabling Deal Marketing in a Remote-working World

    The fact is, deals are not dead. Whether it be opportunistic investments, a continuation of Pre-COVID-2019 transactions, debt refinancing or restructuring, there is still market activity that requires the right tools to get deals done.

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  • May 25, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in Japan - Pulse of the Market

    At our recent webinar with Mergermarket, experts on the ground shared the challenges the are experiencing today and their outlook for Japan M&A in the coming months.

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  • May 25, 2020
    Datasite for NPL

    Streamline the non-performing loan (NPL) process manage NPLs at scale with our dedicated team and innovative technology.

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  • May 19, 2020
    Deal Drivers: Canada Q1 2020

    Market conditions are shifting the playing field for Canadian businesses. With high levels of household debt and a natural resources-dependent economy, what may the road to recovery look like? Find out in the latest Datasite report.

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  • May 18, 2020
    Local Spotlight: Deal Drivers in the United Kingdom

    What does M&A look like for dealmakers in the United Kingdom as we navigate the current waters? What might UK M&A look like going forward? What will drive a recovery? And which technologies will help deliver deals? We asked the experts and the audience during our recent live virtual briefing. Read our latest blog to find out their views.

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  • May 15, 2020
    Restructure with Foresight: Potential, Challenges & Outlook in APAC - Expert Insights

    Over 500+ dealmakers and restructuring professionals from across Asia Pacific shared their thoughts on the opportunities, challenges and outlook for APAC’s distressed M&A market, the types of restructuring that will be prevalent in coming months, and the technologies that would help them the most to navigate this storm.

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  • May 14, 2020
    Deal Drivers: France Q1 2020

    Our new Deal Drivers spotlight report focuses on M&A trends in France in Q1 2020, and examines the state of the market, the impact of COVID-19 on transactions, and what lies ahead.

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  • May 13, 2020
    Navigating the Storm: Stakeholder Strategies [Infographic]

    With the market in flux, dealmakers shared their strategies for the coming months during our live corporate roundtable.

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  • May 11, 2020
    Deal Marketing Challenges

    Although deal marketing is a mission-critical aspect of mergers and acquisitions, 60% of investment bankers report the process is inefficient and overly manual.

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  • May 08, 2020
    Restructure with Foresight: Potential, Challenges & Outlook in APAC - Pulse of the Market

    Over 500+ dealmakers and restructuring professionals from across Asia Pacific shared their thoughts on the opportunities, challenges and outlook for APAC’s distressed M&A market, the types of restructuring that will be prevalent in coming months, and the technologies that would help them the most to navigate this storm.

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  • May 07, 2020
    CXO Insight with Wouter Van Wersch, General Electric APAC

    At the 2019 CXO Summit co-organized by Datasite and IJK Partners, we spoke with some business leaders and asked them about their expectations and growth strategies for their organizations in the Asia Pacific region.

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  • May 06, 2020
    Dealmaker Market Outlook Infographic

    In the face of a severe global economic crisis, dealmakers world-wide reflect on what is developing to be their new normal.

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  • May 06, 2020
    U.S. Restructuring Outlook: 3 Key Insights

    In these unprecedented times, even companies with strong balance sheets just a few months ago find themselves exploring restructuring or strategic alternatives. Is Chapter 11 bankruptcy the only way out? If not, what other options do companies have?

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  • May 06, 2020
    Transforming the Deal Marketing Process White Paper

    How to improve efficiency and reduce errors in the marketing of M&A assets

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  • May 04, 2020
    European Market Gears Up for Full Restructuring Cycle as Borrowers Try to Push Balance Sheet Reworks Away - Webinar Coverage

    As countries across Europe prepare for phase two of the coronavirus pandemic, with lockdown measures set to be gradually lifted and economic support measures being implemented, the restructuring community is prepping up as well for what will likely be a long and busy restructuring cycle..

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  • April 30, 2020
    CXO Insight with Oliver Rippel, Asia Partners

    At the 2019 CXO Summit co-organized by Datasite and IJK Partners, we spoke with some business leaders and asked them about their expectations and growth strategies for their organizations in the Asia Pacific region.

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  • April 29, 2020
    Game-planning for Volatility: Expert Panel Offers Advice to Navigate the Storm

    Take a global pandemic, add a shock to oil prices, and you have a recipe for entire industries looking for answers. Get a summary of the insights shared from our panel of C-level experts from our webinar, "Navigating the Storm".

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  • April 28, 2020
    Deal Drivers: United States Q1 2020

    Market conditions are shifting the playing field for U.S. businesses, as companies in every industry reevaluate their core strategy. What should you expect in the coming months? Find out in the latest Datasite report.

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  • April 27, 2020
    Deal Drivers: United Kingdom Q1 2020

    How is UK M&A weathering the current economic conditions? What were the biggest deals and in which sectors in Q1 2020? How is the leisure sector faring in these tough conditions? Find out all this and much more in our latest Deal Drivers spotlight report.

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  • April 27, 2020
    European Restructuring: Challenges and Outlook for Q2 2020 and Beyond

    European dealmakers shared their thoughts on the outlook for distressed M&A, the types of restructuring that will dominate going forward and what technology would help them the most. While there is no immediate fix for the current challenges, the good news is that people and businesses are working towards finding the right solution sooner than later.

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  • April 23, 2020
    CXO Insight with Choong Lien Luen

    At the 2019 CXO Summit co-organized by Datasite and IJK Partners, we spoke with some business leaders and asked them about their expectations and growth strategies for their organizations in the Asia Pacific region.

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  • April 16, 2020
    CXO Insight with Jeanne Lim

    At the 2019 CXO Summit co-organized by Datasite and IJK Partners, we spoke with some business leaders and asked them about their expectations and growth strategies for their organizations in the Asia Pacific region.

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  • April 09, 2020
    Opportunities for Restructuring in Energy & Power

    Video Q&A Panel with Perella Weinberg Partners, Energy Division

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  • April 09, 2020
    CXO Insight with Dato Karim Abdullah

    At the 2019 CXO Summit co-organized by Datasite and IJK Partners, we spoke with some business leaders and asked them about their expectations and growth strategies for their organizations in the Asia Pacific region.

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  • April 06, 2020
    Opportunities for Restructuring in Industrials

    Video Q&A with Siobhan Sweeney-Cordova, Executive Vice President at AIAC

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  • April 06, 2020
    Opportunities for Restructuring in Transportation

    Video Q&A with Keith Prusek, Managing Director at Jefferies

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  • April 05, 2020
    Opportunities for Restructuring in Healthcare

    Video Q&A with Taylor Phelps, Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald

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  • April 05, 2020
    Opportunities for Restructuring

    Video Q&A with Aja Whitaker-Moore, former Editor-in-Chief, Acuris Fixed Income

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  • April 04, 2020
    Opportunities for Restructuring in Retail

    Video Q&A with Justine Mannering, Managing Director at Stifel

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  • April 02, 2020
    M&A Tech in World with COVID-19

    Technology is now more crucial than ever for M&A activities and communications -- from asset marketing to due diligence -- to continue despite all the uncertainty.

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  • April 02, 2020
    Your Essential Documents Checklist for Restructuring

    When the decision to restructure is made, this often throws day-to-day operations into chaos. Whether you are shedding a few assets or engaged in a more complex workout, the number of stakeholders and artifacts involved in the process can sometimes feel endless. Download the checklist so that you are prepared to navigate whatever the future holds.

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  • April 01, 2020
    Bambu Success Story

    Bambu has raised three rounds of funding prior to its Series B, totaling US$3.7 million. In July 2019, the company successfully raised US$10 million in its Series B funding.

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  • April 01, 2020
    Gilmour Space Success Story

    In 2017, the company raised its Series A funding round amounting to A$5 million (US$3.546 million). It is now working on enhancing its capabilities to launch small satellites into Low Earth Orbits (LEO).

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  • March 26, 2020
    Datasite for Restructuring & Bankruptcy Primer

    Share information securely. Manage content easily. Simplify processes. Datasite solves the largest challenges you face to effectively work through corporate restructuring and reorganization. Letting you handle the most sensitive of events with the precision you need.

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  • March 25, 2020
    Blog: Opportunities for Restructuring in Tourism & Travel

    No industry has been harder hit from the global crisis than tourism and travel. Read the blog to learn how the tourism and travel industry is navigating the storm.

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  • March 24, 2020
    Blog: In the Energy & Power Sector, a Time for Cool Heads and Thoughtful Action

    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?

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  • March 24, 2020
    Blog: Navigating the Storm: Opportunities for Restructuring in Healthcare & Pharma

    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.

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  • March 24, 2020
    Blog: Navigating the Storm: Opportunities for Restructuring in Retail

    A confluence of long-term trends was already disrupting Retail & Consumer companies. Now, the sector finds itself at the center of market volatility as global brands, SMEs, and consumers alike learn how to navigate in this tricky environment.

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  • March 24, 2020
    Blog: Navigating the Storm: Opportunities for Restructuring in Industrials

    The Industrials sector enjoyed a relatively healthy 2019, despite trade wars, slowed job growth, and other headwinds. Unfortunately, the market conditions of 2020 have not been so kind.

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  • March 23, 2020
    Local Spotlight: M&A Innovation in Portugal

    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.

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  • March 23, 2020
    Blog: Navigating the Storm: Opportunities for Restructuring

    For many of us watching the global economy crash to a halt due to Covid-19 these last few weeks, the experience feels eerily familiar. Of course, no one expected a pandemic to push us into another down cycle, but echoes of financial crises past appear everywhere. Here are some practical steps you can make now that will help prepare you for whatever happens next.

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  • March 23, 2020
    Navigating the Storm: Opportunities for Restructuring in Transport & Logistics

    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.

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  • February 13, 2020
    Local Spotlight: M&A Innovation in the Middle East

    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.

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  • February 13, 2020
    Local Spotlight: M&A Innovation in Africa

    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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  • February 13, 2020
    Deal Drivers Americas 2019 Edition

    Get the details on the deals that shaped 2019 with this comprehensive report

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  • February 13, 2020
    TTB Partners Optimizes Deal Execution

    Co-Founder Chris Scoular shares how Datasite Outreach has changed the game for TTB Partners, becoming the single source of truth for deal marketing.

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  • February 12, 2020
    Deal Drivers EMEA FY2019

    Our full-year Deal Drivers report, published in association with Mergermarket, provides an in-depth review of the 2019 M&A market for EMEA, including heat charts, sector performance, league tables and trends.

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  • February 09, 2020
    Capstone Headwaters: Optimizing the Deal Marketing Process

    Learn how and why the M&A deal marketing process has improved for investment bank Capstone Headwaters with Datasite Outreach.

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  • February 05, 2020
    Big Pharma’s Big Shopping Spree

    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.

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  • January 30, 2020
    Merrill CCPA Checklist

    Download our CCPA Data Room Checklist to be sure your “Service Provider” has put robust compliance measures in place.

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  • January 24, 2020
    CXO Insights for 2020

    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?

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  • January 15, 2020
    APAC League Table December 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month's top financial advisors.

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  • January 09, 2020
    Iberia: Poised for Further M&A 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.

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  • January 09, 2020
    APAC CXO Summit Insights 2020

    At the recent CXO Summit that we co-organized with IJK Partners, we hosted business leaders and changemakers who shared their experiences, success stories and and best practices to secure growth in Asia Pacific for 2020 and beyond.  

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  • December 26, 2019
    Future of Due Diligence in Healthcare M&A

    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.

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  • December 09, 2019
    APAC League Table November 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • December 03, 2019
    Five steps to being a standout seller

    With the M&A market starting to swing in favor of the buy-side, how can sellers standout? In this infographic, we draw from Energy and Power expert insights to explore five ways sellers can shine.

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  • November 27, 2019
    5 Energy & Power Trends to Watch

    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.

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  • November 20, 2019
    Sweden: State of the Market and Dealmakers’ Expectations

    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.

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  • November 19, 2019
    M&A Due Diligence in Turkey and the Middle East

    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.

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  • November 13, 2019
    M&A Market Briefing: Greater China

    Outbound buying has maintained some of its strength as slowed economic growth drives the need for Chinese firms to search abroad for growth and access to advanced technology, brands and key natural resources.

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  • November 12, 2019
    APAC League Table October 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • November 11, 2019
    Pragma: Navigating the Challenges of the Turkish Market

    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.

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  • November 11, 2019
    Deloitte: The Complexities of Diligence in the Middle East

    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.

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  • November 11, 2019
    Mediterra Capital: The Power of Local Expertise and Connections

    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.

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  • November 11, 2019
    Gulf Capital: The Art of Dealmaking in the Middle East

    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.

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  • November 11, 2019
    M&A Due Diligence: The Impact of GDPR

    How is GDPR affecting M&A due diligence? What role is technology playing in GDPR compliance? How are practitioners responding to the increased regulation? Download our report to find out all this and more.

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  • November 08, 2019
    M&A Due Diligence: The Impact of GDPR

    How is GDPR affecting M&A due diligence? How are practitioners responding to the increased regulation? Do practitioners think it will increase scrutiny of policies and processes? Find out the answers to these questions and much more.

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  • November 05, 2019
    Sidley Austin: Navigating Private Equity’s GDPR Challenge

    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.

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  • October 31, 2019
    Deloitte: Due diligence key to thwarting GDPR risk

    Find out how due diligence is thwarting GDPR risks and what steps companies are taking to ensure compliance.

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  • October 21, 2019
    Case Study - Global Investment Bank Streamlines Redaction and Frees Up 30% of Resources

    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.

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  • October 20, 2019
    Exceptional Service + Trusted Expertise

    Our Services team is here to help you achieve success: 24/7/365, in 14 different languages. See what we can do for you, how we do it, and what our clients say.

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  • October 18, 2019
    OTE Case Study - Accelerating the Redaction Process to Go-live Quickly

    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.

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  • October 14, 2019
    Brexit: Uncertainty and Opportunity in M&A

    Everyone seems to have a different opinion on Brexit, but when it comes to M&A, 'uncertainty' and 'opportunity' are on the tips of everyone's tongues - including the experts. See what they had to say when they spoke to us recently.

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  • October 14, 2019
    Brexit Data Room and Due Diligence Application Checklist

    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.

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  • October 14, 2019
    Q&A: The Impact of Brexit on M&A

    In our exclusive Q&A with David Chmiel, Managing Director of geopolitical research and analysis firm Global Torchlight and a former M&A lawyer, he discusses the impact of Brexit on M&A, its effect on due diligence, and much more.

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  • October 07, 2019
    The Future of TMT M&A Deals

    What are the biggest hurdles facing Technology, Media, and Telecommunications M&A deals? We discussed with our TMT webinar panelists and polled an audience of 500+ finance professionals across multiple time zones to find out.

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  • October 07, 2019
    7 Ways TMT M&A Deals Fail Infographic

    What are the biggest hurdles facing Technology, Media, and Telecommunications M&A deals? We discussed with our panelists and polled an audience of 500+ finance professionals across multiple time zones to find out.

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  • October 02, 2019
    DatasiteOne for Sensitive Data Sharing & Control

    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.

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  • September 30, 2019
    DatasiteOne Diligence for Private Equity Firms

    DatasiteOne Diligence allows firms to execute complex financial transactions and meet global regulatory disclosure requirements on an ongoing basis with the only cloud solution designed for long-term use and stability.

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  • September 29, 2019
    White & Case: GDPR-Buyer and Seller Beware

    Buyers and sellers must remain vigilant when in comes to GDPR compliance. Read our case study to learn why leading international law firm White & Case says GDPR compliance should be treated as a journey rather than a destination.

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  • September 29, 2019
    APAC League Table September 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • September 23, 2019
    Spanish M&A: Look Both Ways and Proceed with Caution

    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.

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  • September 23, 2019
    M&A Market Briefing Australia

    Inbound dealmaking continues to be a dominant theme in the Australian M&A market as international firms and funds continue to pour capital into the market.

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  • September 15, 2019
    APAC League Table August 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • September 10, 2019
    Will You Survive Project Danger?

    Based on real-life stories and scenarios, this interactive due diligence guide walks you through many of the data room decisions M&A professionals must make, and how those decisions can impact the deal - and your life.

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  • September 10, 2019
    Power Up Your Due Diligence

    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.

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  • September 10, 2019
    M&A Due Diligence: Clients vs Advisers

    Do client and adviser opinions differ when it comes to due diligence? Do they think things will change in the future? Find out their views on data breaches, the role of technology, the effect of GDPR on transactions and much more.

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  • September 04, 2019
    Exceptional Service + Trusted Expertise

    Our Services team is here to help you achieve success: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, in 14 different languages. Find out what we can do for you, how we do it and what our clients say.

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  • August 26, 2019
    DatasiteOne for Private Equity

    For private equity professionals, readiness is a key factor in successful exits. Coupled with an effective information-sharing strategy, DatasiteOne enables you and your portfolio companies to take advantage of any market interest as it arises.

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  • August 20, 2019
    The Key to Faster Exits for Private Equity

    When an exit opportunity emerges, Private Equity professionals need to engage bankers with greater readiness so due diligence with target buyers can start more quickly.

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  • August 16, 2019
    DatasiteOne Preparation for Private Equity

    DatasiteOne Preparation and an effective information sharing strategy with portfolio companies enables you to capitalize when market interest and valuations are right.

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  • August 14, 2019
    APAC League Table July 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • August 12, 2019
    3 Tips for Achieving M&A Success in CEE

    M&A deals in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are on the rise, bucking the downward trend across Europe. How can you continue to achieve M&A success in the CEE? Read our blog to find out top tips from experts, and more.

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  • August 07, 2019
    Deal Drivers EMEA HY 2019

    Find out the latest EMEA M&A forecast and trends for H1 2019 in our EMEA Deal Drivers H1 2019 report, published in conjunction with Mergermaket.

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  • August 05, 2019
    Secrets of Successful Bankers

    What does it take to climb the M&A ladder? In this infographic, we compile Dos and Don'ts taken from panelist learnings and live audience polling in our Merrill Insight webinar: Dealmaker Stories - How I Became a Rockstar in Investment Banking.

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  • August 04, 2019
    Deal Drivers Americas HY 2019

    Get the latest Americas M&A forecast and trends for HY 2019 with our Deal Drivers Americas HY 2019 report, published in conjunction with Mergermarket.

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  • July 31, 2019
    Top Tips From Those Who've Been There

    No matter how elegant the financial model, spreadsheets can only take you so far. Want to learn what it really takes to stand-out from the investment banking crowd? Here are top tips from those who've been there.

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  • July 27, 2019
    Accelerated Redaction Management for Deal Professionals

    Redaction for DatasiteOne is a powerful add-on capability to the DatasiteOne application. Learn more about integrated redaction.

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  • July 25, 2019
    M&A Due Diligence: Clients vs Advisers

    Due diligence compliance has always been an issue in M&A, but do corporates and private equity firms have different concerns than lawyers and bankers? Read our blog to learn more.

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  • July 25, 2019
    Accelerate Deal Readiness with Advanced Asset Staging

    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.

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  • July 16, 2019
    M&A Market Briefing Southeast Asia and India

    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.

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  • July 14, 2019
    APAC League Table June 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • July 09, 2019
    GDPR One Year On

    Which countries have incurred the biggest fines for GDPR breaches? Who is spending the most on data protection? How is GDPR affecting M&A deal progress? Find out here.

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  • July 02, 2019
    Happy Birthday, GDPR!

    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.

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  • July 02, 2019
    GDPR Data Room Supplier Checklist

    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.

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  • June 26, 2019
    Less Pain + More Gain: DatasiteOne vs Other Providers

    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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  • June 21, 2019
    5 Ways Redaction for DatasiteOne Boosts Your Deal Game

    Check out what this newest feature has to offer with our comprehensive infographic.

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  • June 20, 2019
    M&A Market Briefing: Japan

    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.

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  • June 18, 2019
    NJ Groundview 4 things you don’t know about Jersey

    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.

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  • June 18, 2019
    Luminor Group: Data-driven dealmaking

    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.

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  • June 18, 2019
    Baker McKenzie: The technology driven evolution of due diligence

    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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  • June 18, 2019
    M&A Due Diligence: Clients vs Advisers

    How closely aligned are clients and advisers when it comes to their views on the due diligence process? Where does technology currently fit in and what role will it play in the future? Download our report to find out more.

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  • June 14, 2019
    APAC League Table for May 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • June 13, 2019
    Redaction for DatasiteOne

    The only due diligence app with integrated redaction. See how it's done.

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  • June 13, 2019
    Redaction Feature Showcase Bonus Q&A

    Your Questions Answered - Bonus footage from our Redaction Feature Showcase.

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  • June 04, 2019
    Healthcare Divestitures: The Big Break Up?

    Although megamergers in the healthcare sector have been grabbing headlines, spin-offs and divestitures may be the new game of the day. What are the reasons behind this shedding of assets and what are some best practices?

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  • May 30, 2019
    5 Reasons Why Dashboard and Visual Analytics Will Make Your Life Easier

    Check out what this newest feature has to offer with our comprehensive infographic.

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  • May 28, 2019
    APAC League Table for April 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • May 23, 2019
    5 Reasons You Should Use Q&A for DatasiteOne

    Learn how Q&A can solve for common challenges such as security, tracking and buyer engagement.

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  • May 23, 2019
    Dashboard and Analytics Feature Showcase Bonus Q&A

    Your Questions Answered - Bonus footage from our Dashboard and Analytics Feature Showcase

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  • May 17, 2019
    Q&A Feature Showcase Bonus Q&A

    Your Questions Answered - Bonus footage from our Q&A Feature Showcase

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  • May 16, 2019
    Power Up Your Due Diligence

    Due diligence isn’t exactly fun. DatasiteOne’s new tools make due diligence less painful and much faster, saving you time and ultimately money.

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  • May 14, 2019
    Due Diligence Healthcare Checkup

    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?

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  • May 09, 2019
    5 Ways Healthcare Technology Transformation Fails

    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.

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  • May 03, 2019
    Healthcare M&A Spotlight Bonus Q&A

    Your Questions Answered - Bonus Q&A from our Healthcare M&A Panel

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  • May 02, 2019
    Challenges & Solutions for Document Sharing in the Drug Development Process

    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.

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  • April 29, 2019
    Boston Groundview: local deal trends, buyside growing pains and how project managers are like interior designers

    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.

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  • April 28, 2019
    DatasiteOne - Expanded Features

    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.

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  • April 24, 2019
    DueDiligence2022 – M&A Due Diligence in Europe

    M&A due diligence is faster, more secure and technology-enabled than ever. Discover how practitioners in France, Germany, Italy and Spain think it will continue to evolve in the next five years.

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  • April 17, 2019
    APAC League Table - March 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • April 09, 2019
    Canada Groundview: top 10 M&A cities, key trends and issues

    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.

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  • April 09, 2019
    The Drug Development Process

    Comprehensive infographic on the drug development process and the need for secure information sharing.

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  • April 05, 2019
    Knorr-Bremse: Seeing an AR future for virtual data rooms

    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.

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  • April 04, 2019
    M&A in CEE: Riding the Wave

    M&A deals in CEE are on the rise. What's pushing this wave of activity and will it be an endless summer of deals?

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  • April 04, 2019
    M&A Due Diligence in Europe

    Download our M&A Due Diligence in Europe report to understand the key issues facing M&A practitioners in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, and how new technologies could transform the due diligence process for you.

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  • April 03, 2019
    Problems and Solutions in Due Diligence

    A quick guide on how DatasiteOne can help navigate challenges in the due diligence process.

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  • April 02, 2019
    Seven Key Considerations in Site Visit Planning and Preparation

    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.

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  • April 01, 2019
    5 tips to M&A success in the here and now

    We distilled findings from our global future of due diligence survey to see how dealmakers can use technology to improve due diligence in the here and now.

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  • March 27, 2019
    Rentokil Initial: the power of virtual data rooms and big data

    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.

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  • March 21, 2019
    Nordea: from the physical past to the digital future

    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.

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  • March 21, 2019
    DueDiligence2022 - State of Due Diligence in the Nordics

    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.

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  • March 19, 2019
    M&A Market Briefing: China & Hong Kong

    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.

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  • March 18, 2019
    M&A Due Diligence in the Nordics

    We surveyed over 100 M&A practitioners in the Nordic region to discover the challenges they are facing and to question the future of M&A in the digital age. To read the findings, download the report today.

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  • March 14, 2019
    APAC League Table for February 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • March 12, 2019
    Florida Groundview: Four Common Data Room Misconceptions

    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.

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  • March 07, 2019
    Merrill Insight™ | The Future of Due Diligence – White Paper

    What does the future of due diligence look like? And how can savvy deal makers best prepare for it?

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  • March 07, 2019
    The DatasiteOne M&A Career Guide

    The DatasiteOne M&A Career Guide will help you assess which role may be the best fit for you as you take the next step in your financial career.

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  • February 26, 2019
    DatasiteOne Year One

    DatasiteOne transforms the way dealmakers prepare, vet and execute transactions. But don’t take our word for it – take our clients'.

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  • February 22, 2019
    Merrill - Deal Drivers Americas FY 2018

    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.

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  • February 18, 2019
    Americas M&A Update: Q1 2019

    What do you need to know about Americas M&A in Q1 2019? Mark Williams summarizes key trends impacting current M&A state of play.

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  • February 14, 2019
    EMEA Deal Drivers in 2018 (Full Year Report)

    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.

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  • February 14, 2019
    APAC League Table for January 2019

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • February 07, 2019
    Merrill Insight Audio Discussion with Mary Duffy – Global Head of M&A, AIG

    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.

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  • February 06, 2019
    DatasiteOne - Feature Overview Brochure

    DatasiteOne is the only application for due diligence that helps dealmakers around the world close more transactions, faster, with the strongest combination of deal making, analytics and reporting support.

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  • February 05, 2019
    7 Small Ways to Win Big

    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.

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  • February 05, 2019
    2019 Global M&A Survivor's Guide

    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.

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  • February 01, 2019
    2019 APAC M&A Survivor's Guide

    How can savvy APAC dealmakers navigate increasing geopolitical headwinds, market turmoil and regulatory headwinds to M&A success in 2019? Pulling on recent market research, this infographic explores 8 ways to win the M&A game.

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  • January 29, 2019
    Your Questions Answered - Bonus Q&A from our Energy & Power Panel

    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.

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  • January 28, 2019
    Test Your Corporate Development Team's Health

    Confident your team is in good shape? Answer these five questions to confirm a healthy diagnosis.

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  • January 24, 2019
    The 5 Success Factors for M&A Due Diligence in 2019

    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.

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  • January 24, 2019
    Due Diligence 2022 M&A in the digital Age Infographic

    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.

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  • January 24, 2019
    The Monthly M&A Insider - 2018 Full-Year Edition

    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.

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  • January 16, 2019
    APAC League Table December 2018

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • January 16, 2019
    Building Corporate Readiness to Avoid Shareholder Activism Whitepaper

    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.

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  • January 16, 2019
    Your Questions Answered: 2019 Corporate Development Outlook: Bulls, Bears and Best Practices Bonus Q&A

    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.

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  • January 02, 2019
    Seven Critical M&A Transaction Mistakes

    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.

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  • December 31, 2018
    Leading Telecom Provider Streamlines M&A Process

    As a large international business, this telecom leader relies on continuous innovation in the M&A process to optimize its business growth.

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  • December 20, 2018
    New England Groundview: Corporates "Always on the Run"

    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.

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  • December 20, 2018
    New York Groundview: Donald's state of mind

    What trends are driving M&A and due diligence in the New York City market? We ask Donald Davis, head of our advisory team, what conversations are taking place in the local market.

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  • December 17, 2018
    Challenges and Solutions in Industrials Due Diligence

    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.

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  • December 17, 2018
    8 Tech Myths About Industrials M&A

    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.

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  • December 17, 2018
    The Monthly M&A Insider - December 2018

    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.

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  • December 14, 2018
    DatasiteOne for Shareholder Relationship Management

    DatasiteOne enables Investor Relations professionals to share important documents with shareholders as part of a proactive, targeted and transparent approach to managing shareholder relationships.

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  • December 13, 2018
    Innovation Is Transforming M&A

    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.

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  • December 12, 2018
    Six Sure-fire Steps to Career Dominance

    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.

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  • December 12, 2018
    Your Questions Answered - Bonus Q&A from our Industrials M&A Panel

    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.

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  • December 11, 2018
    4 things you should know about the Future of Due Diligence

    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.

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  • December 11, 2018
    APAC League Table November 2018

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • December 10, 2018
    DatasiteOne - Trusted partner by EY to help you secure deal success

    Hear how Ernst & Young Solutions LLP partnered with Merrill to overcome some of their biggest due diligence challenges.

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  • December 07, 2018
    11 timely due diligence questions for industrial professionals

    Stay on top of industrials due diligence best practices. Download the top questions to ask yourself.

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  • December 06, 2018
    The DAK Group Experience: How Merrill DatasiteOne helped the firm streamline their due diligence process

    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.

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  • December 05, 2018
    7 common critical mistakes in deal-making

    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.

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  • December 03, 2018
    Selecting a Virtual Data Room VDR for Due Diligence Checklist

    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.

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  • November 29, 2018
    Closing the gap in deal-making Why synergy savings matter

    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.

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  • November 26, 2018
    The Monthly M&A Insider - November 2018

    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.

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  • November 20, 2018
    Merrill Insight | Shareholder Activism Infographic

    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.

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  • November 12, 2018
    APAC League Table October 2018

    Datasite and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • November 08, 2018
    Improve Deal Readiness with Structured Asset Staging

    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.

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  • November 08, 2018
    Navigate use cases of DatasiteOne in Japan

    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.

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  • November 08, 2018
    Road to Success - Investment Banking

    In the cut throat world of M&A, breaking into this competitive job market is just the beginning. How do you advance once you're there?

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  • November 07, 2018
    Due Diligence 2022

    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.

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  • November 01, 2018
    Texas Groundview: Private Equity Hold 'em

    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.

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  • November 01, 2018
    Due diligence 2022 - M&A in the digital age

    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?

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  • November 01, 2018
    Merrill Insight Tech M&A

    We polled 500+ dealmakers during our Datasite Insight™ Video | Hot or Hype? Trends in Technology M&A on what they thought about technology-specific challenges such as new, looming regulatory hurdles like CFIUS expansion. Here's what they said.

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  • October 31, 2018
    To DueDiligence2022 and beyond: How changes in technology will impact ‘the deal’

    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?

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  • October 25, 2018
    The Monthly M&A Insider - October 2018

    The October 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.

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  • October 17, 2018
    Is FIRRMA the next GDPR? And 7 other takeaways from our October 4 TMT panel

    “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.

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  • October 11, 2018
    APAC League Table September 2018

    Datasite and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • October 04, 2018
    NY Groundview: Bill's Top 4 Diligence hacks

    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.

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  • September 26, 2018
    Big Four accounting firm hails DatasiteOne as 'amazing'

    Simplicity, speed, and innovation help Big Four accounting firm to focus on the deal.

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  • September 25, 2018
    The Monthly M&A Insider - September 2018

    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.

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  • September 25, 2018
    Merrill Insight™ - Shareholder Activism Toolkit

    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.

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  • September 24, 2018
    Merrill DatasiteOne enables a financial advisor in Japan to take deal-making to a whole new level

    Yoichi Arai, Representative Director of Hongo Tsuji Business Consulting in Japan, spoke with Merrill recently and shared how DatasiteOne exceeds his expectations.

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  • September 19, 2018
    Fast. Simple. Secure. Unlocking productivity in M&A due diligence

    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.​

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  • September 19, 2018
    You're in control: Intuitive service tools empower seamless due diligence

    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.

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  • September 19, 2018
    Painting a vision for insight and analytics in due diligence technology

    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.

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  • September 14, 2018
    Merrill Insight™ | 5 ways AI is shaking up the job market (and how to use it to your advantage)

    “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.

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  • September 13, 2018
    APAC League Table August 2018

    Datasite and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • September 13, 2018
    Merrill Insight™ - Dealmakers Toolkit

    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.

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  • September 05, 2018
    Merrill Insight™ | 9 things would-be venture capitalists should know

    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.

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  • August 31, 2018
    Buzzed out? Real life impact of AI, big data and machine learning

    Listen to business technology expert Shruti Gandhi, co-founder of Array Ventures, describe the real-world applications of tech buzzwords like artificial intelligence.

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  • August 22, 2018
    View from the Bay: trend-spotting in M&A's epicenter

    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.

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  • August 20, 2018
    Securing the Deal

    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.

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  • August 17, 2018
    Suit and Tie

    Prospects often ask, “Why do we need services like DatasiteOne? Don’t FTP protocols work well, or even other lower end Virtual Deal Room providers get the same job done?"

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  • August 17, 2018
    Merrill Deal Counter

    See how DatasiteOne, the only SaaS app for due diligence, can help you drive the M&A, capital raising or divestiture process from the earliest stages.

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  • August 14, 2018
    Don’t Let Cybersecurity Risks Hinder the Real Deal – An Asian Snapshot

    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.

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  • August 13, 2018
    APAC League Table July 2018

    Datasite and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • August 10, 2018
    Deal Drivers Americas - 2018 Half-Year Edition

    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.

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  • August 10, 2018
    Merrill Insight™ | GDPR Resources

    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.

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  • August 08, 2018
    Deal Drivers EMEA - 2018 Half-Year Edition

    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.

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  • August 07, 2018
    Merrill Service - the team behind your digital due diligence

    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.

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  • August 03, 2018
    A day in the life of Datasite Service: Meet Caroline

    Meet DatasiteOne project manager Caroline Garrido; our gym loving, passionate dedicated Datasite Service team member who support clients through their due diligence process.

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  • August 03, 2018
    Merrill Insight™ Healthcare M&A Spotlight - Toolkit

    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.

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  • July 31, 2018
    Small, medium or large? Ask these 6 questions to find out what’s right for you.

    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.

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  • July 25, 2018
    Record deal values come in a world full of contradiction

    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.

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  • July 23, 2018
    Home Healthcare Services provide an enticing opportunity during healthcare boom

    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.

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  • July 20, 2018
    M&A to become 3D chess game, head of Lazard shareholder advisory says

    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.

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  • July 20, 2018
    The Monthly M&A Insider - HY 2018

    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.

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  • July 17, 2018
    Merrill Sales – Transforming a 50-Year Old Company from the Front

    Merrill Corporation is transforming, from its technology to its sales team -- and Selling Power magazine shares the full story in its July 2018 issue.

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  • July 10, 2018
    APAC League Table June 2018

    Datasite and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • July 03, 2018
    Listing on the HKSE - fad or future?

    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.

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  • July 02, 2018
    Shareholder activism, an NYC rooftop and DatasiteOne

    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.

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  • June 29, 2018
    Merrill Insight™ Private Equity Spotlight - Webinar Replay & Resources

    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.

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  • June 29, 2018
    What policies can increase antibiotics investment and why does it matter?

    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.

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  • June 28, 2018
    BriaCell’s Williams answers your biotech investment questions

    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.

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  • June 27, 2018
    Robust global growth, plenty of capital, stabilizing geopolitics gives buyers confidence

    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.

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  • June 26, 2018
    Almirall's Sabé on critical thinking, corporate challenges and why he left banking

    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.

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  • June 26, 2018
    APAC League Table May 2018

    Datasite and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • June 25, 2018
    Keeping ahead of the due diligence regulatory storm

    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.

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  • June 22, 2018
    DatasiteOne: The Pinnacle of M&A Document Management

    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.

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  • June 21, 2018
    The Monthly M&A Insider - June 2018

    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.

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  • June 21, 2018
    Chasing the Next Biotech Unicorn

    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.

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  • June 12, 2018
    Japan M&A Market Outlook

    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.

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  • June 06, 2018
    Merrill M&A Deal Forecaster - June 2018

    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.

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  • May 30, 2018
    Eliminating document language barriers in M&A due diligence

    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.

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  • May 24, 2018
    Megadeals are heating up, just in time for summer

    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.

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  • May 23, 2018
    DatasiteOne wows attendees at Singapore launch event

    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.

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  • May 23, 2018
    APAC League Table April 2018

    Datasite and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • May 22, 2018
    Top takeaways from our latest Datasite Insight™ Video

    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.

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  • May 17, 2018
    The Monthly M&A Insider - May 2018

    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.

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  • May 11, 2018
    Merrill M&A Deal Forecaster - May 2018

    Our new M&A pipeline activity heat maps show what sectors and regions are most active worldwide. This global outlook is based on Merrill's unique perspective as the leading due diligence projects provider in the capital markets industry.

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  • May 03, 2018
    Deal value highest of any Q1 on record, cross-border value dip warrants caution

    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.

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  • May 01, 2018
    Disruptive Technology: 4 trends uncovered at DatasiteOne launch event

    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.

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  • May 01, 2018
    Merrill Corporate Development Outlook for 2018

    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.

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  • April 25, 2018
    7 ways to improve integration success

    In the M&A world, saying integration is critical to a successful deal outcome is a bit like saying the sky is blue. But when asked how to turn common wisdom into practice many dealmakers draw a blank.

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  • April 25, 2018
    The Monthly M&A Insider - April 2018

    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.

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  • April 24, 2018
    DatasiteOne. Update One. Dashboard One.

    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.

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  • April 23, 2018
    How does Datasite comply with GDPR?

    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.

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  • April 20, 2018
    6 GDPR compliance items Datasite helps you to check off your list

    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.

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  • April 19, 2018
    Consumer sector continues to grow in strength, bucking trend of general decline

    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.

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  • April 11, 2018
    Merrill Insight™ | Warshaw’s Czepiel on Secrets of Successful Dealmaking

    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.

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  • April 10, 2018
    What's the Big SaaS Deal? 4 Ways our New Merrill DatasiteOne Platform Impacts your Day-to-Day

    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.

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  • April 09, 2018
    Merrill Insight Insurance Spotlight Webinar Recap

    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.

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  • April 06, 2018
    Merrill Insight™ | Corporate Development Resources and Webinar

    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.

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  • April 06, 2018
    March 2018 M&A Insider

    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.

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  • April 05, 2018
    Four takeaways from our Datasite Insight Insurance Spotlight: Infographic

    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.

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  • April 03, 2018
    Merrill M&A Deal Forecaster - March 2018

    The March 2018 issue of M&A Deal Forecaster is here! Merrill's M&A Deal Forecaster shares unique M&A insights based on Merrill's majority share of financial due diligence projects.

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  • March 30, 2018
    6 ways to impress your boss

    In the cut-throat world of M&A, your data room provider can make an outsized impact on deal success. Pick Merrill DatasiteOne and be a stand-out.

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  • March 28, 2018
    7 ways to win a deal besides price

    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.

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  • March 20, 2018
    APAC League Table February 2018

    Datasite and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

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  • February 28, 2018
    PitchBook 2017 Annual European PE Breakdown

    In this issue of the PitchBook 2017 Annual EMEA PE Breakdown report you'll see a review of the year and get a head start on the 2018 outlook.

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  • February 28, 2018
    Deal Drivers EMEA 2017 full-year edition

    Datasite is pleased to present the Full Year Edition: Deal Drivers EMEA, which takes an in-depth look at M&A data, movement and trends in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and examines key trends that dealmakers expect to see in 2018.

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  • February 23, 2018
    Merrill Spotlight: M&A Market sweetens, but do wrinkles remain?

    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.

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  • February 22, 2018
    Corporate Development 2018 Outlook and Trends: Infographic

    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.

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  • February 21, 2018
    Corporate Office: Cargill's Peter Hawthorne on Working Across Cultures

    A conversation with Cargill's Peter Hawthorne on life, leadership and how he hires.

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  • February 16, 2018
    Deal Drivers 2017 Full-Year Edition

    Datasite is pleased to present the Full Year Edition: Deal Drivers Americas, which takes an in-depth look at M&A data, movement and trends in North America and Latin America and examines key trends that dealmakers expect to see in 2018.

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  • February 08, 2018
    APAC League Table January 2018

    Datasite has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, ranking leading M&A advisors in Asia Pacific (APAC) including Japan. This summary also provides insight into the biggest deals in the region for the previous month.

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  • January 25, 2018
    Merrill Q&A – 2018 Private Equity Outlook

    What does the private equity pipeline look like for next year? Get answers from our Global Head of Strategic Advisor Accounts in this recent Q&A session.

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  • January 25, 2018
    Navigate Asia FinTech

    Apart from the marriage of the two words “finance” and “technology”, what does FinTech really entail? To many, it is still an insurmountable task to look beyond the word and scope out elements that would succinctly define FinTech.

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  • January 25, 2018
    December deal making boosts 2017 M&A activity with five mega deals

    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.

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  • January 23, 2018
    January 2018 M&A Insider

    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.

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  • January 19, 2018
    Global M&A due diligence times drop, but why?

    Deal duration times fell by an astonishing 17.6 percent to a 6.1 month average in 2017 from 7.4 months in 2014. We help you try to understand why in this blog post.

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  • January 16, 2018
    A digital transformation needed for Oil & Gas sector

    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.

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  • January 15, 2018
    What to expect for M&A in 2018

    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.

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  • January 11, 2018
    Cutting a deal: How secure information flow is integral to a successful startup and venture capital partnership

    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.

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