Deals are complicated and the life of a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professional is not simple. A typical transaction involves multiple global parties accessing confidential data from multiple locations, as well as significant time pressure from all parties. M&A advisers are responsible for making the deal happen, facilitating the agreement of the parties and closing the transaction. There is no such a thing as a simple M&A transaction and closing a successful deal can rely on how fast and efficient the information is made available. A virtual data room (VDR) can help lighten the burden.
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Every M&A transaction faces unique challenges, depending on the nature of the transaction itself, participants involved and where they are located, budget, or who has access to what documentation to name just a few. And just as every deal is different, there is a marketplace full of virtual data room providers claiming to make the process easier.
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Only around 50% of M&A deals actually go through according to Forbes magazine. The main reason for that high failure rate is that the companies acquired looked better on paper than they actually were. This makes a well executed due diligence process critical, which is only possible if the full M&A life cycle is properly executed.
We are extremely proud with the multiple awards that we have received from ACQ5 and M&A Today. The awards reflect our continued commitment to make our client's experience simple, fast, secure and easy in using a Virtual Dataroom.
We are extremely proud with the multiple awards that we have received from Acquisition International voted by our clients and peers. We have been awarded Best Data Room Provider in the 2017 M&A Awards and 2017 Business Excellence Awards: