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How Does EthosData Compare with Intralinks?

May 3, 2019 3:20:05 PM / by Maria Rubio posted in SaaS, M&A, ethosdata, Data Room, VDR, virtual data room comparison

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How Does EthosData Compare with Merrill DatasiteOne?

Mar 6, 2019 4:41:49 PM / by Anubhav Singh posted in SaaS, M&A, ethosdata, Data Room, VDR, virtual data room comparison

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A Virtual Data Room or Dropbox: which should you use?

Feb 18, 2019 11:58:21 AM / by Maria Rubio posted in Data Room, virtual data room, VDR

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If you are about to start work on an M&A, IPO or fundraising deal, you’re also about to come across virtual data rooms (VDRs).

A VDR allows multiple parties to share and collaborate on a deal’s critical information through a secure and encrypted web platform.

Now, you’re probably thinking, ‘why should I pay for a VDR when platforms like Dropbox or Google Drive let me do something similar, but for free?’

A Virtual Data Room is very different to a Dropbox or Google Drive. Here are 5 instances where you always should consider a VDR:

1) You’re sharing highly sensitive information and need 100% security

VDRs were built for enterprises to store and share confidential information about a transaction. Dropbox was built for people to quickly share photos of their pets and latest holiday with their friends.

The result is that security is paramount to data room providers.

VDRs have international third-party security certificates and data centers that are physically secured by biometric access and monitored 24/7. In comparison, Dropbox’s security has been breached on a number of occasions.

Furthermore, VDRs allow you to revoke access to a document even after a user has opened that same document. You can also keep all files (regardless of their format) protected with passwords, personalised watermarks and customisable NDAs. Dropbox only lets you password protect your links.

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How to increase the efficiency of your M&A deal

Mar 19, 2018 10:15:00 AM / by Francisco Lorca posted in M&A, Data Room

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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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Interview with Penta: how a startup organises fundraising

Mar 6, 2018 5:26:20 PM / by Maria Rubio posted in Dataroom tips, Data Room, due diligence

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Penta discusses with EthosData how a startup organizes a seed round. Penta is a German digital-only bank for startups and small and medium entreprises, raised early this year a €2.2M seed round.

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Why servers go down? How to avoid collapse?: Understanding availability

Jun 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Maria Rubio posted in Dataroom Security, M&A News, SaaS, Corporate Finance, Data Room, virtual data room, Cloud Computing

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Technology is a critical piece of the business and all technological tools need to be operating at peak performance for a business to be able to maximize its operation, services and sales.

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I need to set up a virtual data room: should I use Dropbox?

May 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Maria Rubio posted in Data Room, virtual data room, VDR

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Why should you pay for a Virtual Data Room when file sharing platforms as Dropbox or Box.net or Google Docs are free?

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Managing a Virtual Data Room in Early Stages of Your Transaction

Apr 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, Data Room, virtual data room

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The actions you take in the early stages of a merger or acquisition transaction through a Virtual DataRoom will set the tone for the remainder of the process. This can be daunting, especially if you’re new to the environment, but by planning ahead and giving special attention to certain policies and procedures you can ensure a smooth, streamlined process.

Virtual datarooms replaced physical datarooms years ago, mainly used during the due diligence process.  But it is now that we are really seeing the additional benefits of a dataroom in the early steps of a transaction:

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Still Using FTP? 3 Reasons to Change to a Virtual Data Room

Mar 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, Data Room, virtual data room, Data Security

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If you’re still using FTP or other consumer storage and transfer solutions for your business requirements, here are 3 reasons to switch to an secure modern solution such as a virtual data room. Remember when you discovered FTP (file transfer protocol) and you thought it was so advanced to be able to upload your data to cyber space? In the good old days before online security became a critical issue, FTP was the answer to transferring information, particularly large files. The problem is, FTP is 40 years old now, and that’s ancient in terms of information technology. 

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M&A Life Cycle Series III:Due Diligence & Data Rooms

Mar 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, Data Room, due diligence, virtual data room

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Your data rooms are all set up and you’re ready to enter the due diligence stage of your merger or acquisition. As was the case in the pre-due diligence phase, the actions depend on whether the process is driven by the buyer or the seller. In the third in our series of posts on the M&A life cycle, we’ll take a look at both options, following on from the planning done at the end of the previous stage.
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