Before we hear about the latest M&A, joint venture, IPO or fundraising deal in the news, every transaction is clouded in secrecy. So much so that a special code name is used when referring to each deal.
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.
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.
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.
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.