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A Data Room Can Help Your Startup Grow Quickly: Learn How OakNorth Raised $440M Using Our VDR

Mar 6, 2019 2:43:03 PM / by Francisco Lorca posted in virtual data room, VDR, fileshare, startups

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Early mornings. Late nights. Lots of running around in between... The life of running a startup!

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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 Prepare a Virtual Data Room for a Thorough Due Diligence Process

Apr 17, 2018 10:04:36 AM / by Maria Rubio posted in due diligence, virtual data room

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Although the data is hard to pin down, the body of research suggests that around half of mergers and acquisitions fail and fail to add any value. While this might make uncomfortable reading for any company about to undergo the M&A process, it is a timely reminder of the importance of the due diligence process and undergoing a thorough audit and evaluation process before anything is signed.

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What to Look for in a Virtual Data Room Provider

Jan 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Kamal Raj posted in virtual data room, VDR, dataroom

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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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Four Virtual Data Room Pricing Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Service

Jan 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, virtual data room, VDR

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M&A Virtual Data Rooms: How to Improve Due Diligence with a Strong Preparatory Phase

Jan 3, 2018 2:58:00 PM / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, due diligence, virtual data room

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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.

 

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We couldn't finish the year in a better way: EthosData named Best Virtual DataRoom

Nov 29, 2017 5:15:00 PM / by Maria Rubio posted in virtual data room

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We are extremely proud about the multiples awards that we have received this year!

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EthosData newly awarded as Best Virtual Dataroom of the Year!

Nov 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Maria Rubio posted in virtual data room

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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.

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5th year in a row! EthosData Data Room Services awarded as Best Data Room Provider

Oct 18, 2017 12:50:00 PM / by Maria Rubio posted in virtual data room

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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:

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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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