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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 Data Room, M&A, 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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Physical Data Room Procedures

Mar 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Kamal Raj posted in Data Room, due diligence, virtual data room, VDR

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Physical data rooms are quickly being replaced by virtual data rooms, partly because of the complex procedures that are necessary to protect the information held in these rooms. Having confidential deal information in a specific location means that the parties in a deal need to travel to and from the location each time they view documents, which also results in high costs associated with transport, accommodation, premises and security. Another complex issue is the on-site management of the venue, which needs to be restricted to only those who are essential to the due diligence process. Use of Virtual Data Rooms has considerably evolved over the years over its Physical counterpart in many ways.

Let’s take a closer look at the procedures involved in using a physical data room.

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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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M&A Life Cycle Series II:Pre Due Diligence and Data Rooms

Feb 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, due diligence, virtual data room, dataroom

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Once you’ve identified your virtual data room vendor, the deal enters the pre-due diligence stage. This includes putting in place the infrastructure needed to facilitate the due diligence process, prepare the documents and sign the required agreements between the client and the data room vendor. The steps in this phase depend on whether the process is seller-driven or buyer-driven.
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Virtual Data Room Comparison: Questions That Will Help You Compare

Aug 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM / by Harsh Batra posted in virtual data room

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On average 140 people search for “Virtual Data Room Comparison” globally on Google each month. There are many options when setting up a dataroom and with so much choice out there, it is easy to be overwhelmed.  In the past, we have already discussed the most common mistakes that people make when choosing a data room provider and the factors to take into account when comparing providers.  Here are some of the questions that you should consider when making a decision.

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EthosData Virtual Data Rooms' Cricket Team Beats SpiceJet By 1 Run

Aug 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM / by Harsh Batra posted in virtual data room

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At EthosData we love competing! Our Virtual Data Room competes with the likes of Ansarada, Intralinks and Merrill all the time. Competition brings out the best in us so we wanted to take that competitive spirit into the sports arena by participating in a corporate cricket tournament. Over the last 3 months, we played against IIT Alumni, Foresight Communications, WCE, JPKU and SpiceJet in a T20 cricket tournament that also included Metlife, Vadilal, HMV and GS Corporate. In the road to victory in a thrilling final, here are the lessons we learnt:

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Data Room Providers Perspetive On How To Give Brilliant Demonstrations

Aug 13, 2014 12:00:53 PM / by Harsh Batra posted in virtual data room, Dataroom Demo,

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We have given thousands of Data Room demos over the past 14 years. If you are providing a Software As A Service (SAAS), then to be able to convince your prospect about the benefits of paying for such a product, you will have to give demos. These demonstrations of your product can be in person, or can be provided through online tools such as JoinMe, Go-To-Meeting or Webex. Irrespective of how you choose to give your demos, there are some key ingredients which make for a brilliant data room demonstration. Here they are:

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