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4th year in a row! EthosData Data Room wins multiple awards from Acquisition International

Mar 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Kamal Raj posted in Corporate Finance, M&A, ethosdata, virtual data room

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Good to know we're getting it right - Best Virtual Dataroom Provider

Jul 4, 2013 11:36:00 AM / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, virtual data room, ethosdata

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We are very happy to hear that the readers of Acquisition International have recognized our virtual data room service quality by naming us “Virtual Data Room provider of the year in India” and “Virtual Data Room Rising Star- UK” in Acquisition International's 2013 M&A awards.

Acquisition International's 2013 M&A awards celebrate excellence and commemorate the achievements and hard-work of all those involved in seeing a deal through to completion. The awards recognises investors, advisers and service providers pin-pointed for their expertise in their specialised field.

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EthosData showcased by Sungard

May 10, 2013 6:55:00 AM / by Sara Salehian posted in Data Room, virtual data room, ethosdata

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We have taken a break from giving tips on good Virtual Data Room practice and document security to share some exciting news.  SunGard Availability Services, the global leading security infrastructure provider, has selected EthosData as the subject of a case study that discusses our new infrastructure, service and level of security.

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From Origination To Due Diligence-How Does A Virtual Data Room Help?

Mar 1, 2013 9:30:00 PM / by Francisco Lorca posted in Data Room, virtual data room, ethosdata, Data Security, VDR, due diligence

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New Private Equity Deal Flow....

Oct 4, 2010 8:15:12 AM / by Francisco Lorca posted in M&A News, M&A, virtual data room, Private Equity, ethosdata

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The last few weeks have been very intense in the Virtual Data Room industry worldwide with in increasing number of transactions (finally).    There has been a significant change in the make up of the data room users with private equity becoming much more important in the buy side.

Bloomberg has covered this in two recent articles from two different approaches.  The first one argues that the increasing appetite of many funds is driven by the "deploy or return" situation that many funds are in.  The second one (Pass the Parcel...) claims that the significant amount of rollover deals benefits funds but not so much LPs.
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7 (+1) steps to start a hedge fund: Use a Dataroom

Sep 29, 2010 3:25:37 AM / by Francisco Lorca posted in ethosdata, Hedge Fund, analytics

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Vanity Fair just published an educative article with the 7 steps to set up a hedge fund.  Very entertaining reading.  Missing one step.

Step 2.5. Get simple technology infrastructure. Including a good analytics/CRM package (Pertrac for example) and an market leading reporting and document sharing platform to manage all the flow of documents to and fro potential investors.
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Uses of Virtual Data Room Services

Sep 23, 2010 2:56:17 AM / by Francisco Lorca posted in M&A News, Data Room, M&A, virtual data room, Private Equity, ethosdata, Hedge Fund, IPO, hedge funds

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Virtual data rooms (VDRs) have become the norm in the due diligence stage in most M&A transactions, substituting the traditional paper-based data rooms (see Know-how article “Virtual data rooms: the due diligence evolution”). However, in the last two years, the use of VDRs has expanded dramatically: both deeper in the M&A process and beyond M&A transactions. We believe that this shift in the role of Virtual Data Rooms is driven by the positive experiences that advisers and clients have had with the convenience, simplicity and functionality of VDRs and with their satisfaction and trust in the level of service provided by dataroom specialists.

During the next few weeks, we will talk about the the use of VDRs in different areas of the corporate world.  Among others, we will focus on:

We will share our experiences in each area with specific examples.  Please send us comments and thoughts!
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When should you use a Virtual Data Room

Apr 20, 2010 4:36:18 PM / by Francisco Lorca posted in M&A, virtual data room, ethosdata, Uncategorized, Hedge Fund, IPO, due diligence

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In general, you should consider engaging a virtual dataroom (VDR) provider to share and control documents with an outside party while maintaining confidentiality and being able to track access to a given document. In particular some of the areas you should focus on are:

  • Preparing documents for a transaction, especially when documents need to be put together from different sources and shared with different parties.

  • Circulating information memoranda or teasers. A good virtual data room will make the process easier and will provide valuable tracking and audit information.

  • Turning around drafts of legal agreements. A good dataroom offers a very simple, secure and easy-to-use document versioning system without the expense of complex dedicated document sharing platforms.

  • Conducting due diligence, as a substitute for a paper or email-based data room.

  • Closing a transaction, as a substitute for hard copy deal bibles. Very useful when reps and warranties are a key component of the transaction.

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