Mergers and acquisitions are a delicate process due to the speed at which they need to happen, the amount of legislation and compliance involved and the number of key stakeholders that need up-to-date, sensitive documentation at their fingertips.
Perivan, the UK’s leading financial printer, managed services and enterprise technology solutions provider and EthosData, a world-class, award winning, global Virtual Data Room specialist, have today announced a strategic partnership following the recent transfer of the Millnet Financial Printing business (EthosData’s previous UK partner) to Perivan.
M&A transactions are complicated, and with increasing compliance requirements and data legislation set to make the process even more difficult, it’s becoming harder to make quick decisions based on critical insight. With a need to focus on the deal, the efficiency of a successful transaction and a thorough due diligence process are becoming increasingly important.
Virtual data rooms for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become an increasingly vital part of the transaction process and have been used widely, not only in due diligence but across the whole deal timeline.
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.
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.
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: