Virtual Data Room is a perfect alternative to a secure digital workspace for M&A deals, where sensitive documents can be exchanged, managed, and edited transparently and securely. Here is more about its functionality.
Data Room solution for sensitive merger & acquisition negotiations
Today, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are seen by many organizations as the most important way to quickly optimize their tangible assets in line with the market situation. For most organizations, such agreements are an important means of implementing corporate strategy, one of the main ways to achieve a competitive advantage.
Such integration processes, business transparency significantly transform, reorient, tangle the demands for the management system of business entities. The quality of business management largely depends on the solidity of information and analytical support of the governance process. Therefore, in the outline of this problem, the issue of using a reliable information resource in management is relevant. The use of due diligence in today’s changing business environment is relevant not only in the process of M&A of integrated diversified companies but also in the usual day-to-day management process.
Procedural support of financial due diligence should be represented by a wide range of procedures, namely: request, external confirmation, identification, inspection, verification, analytical procedures, etc. The large arrays of documents should be processed during the audit. To simplify this process most companies prefer using digital data room. The benefit in terms of time and cost savings is very great on both the seller and the bidder side. In addition, the analysis and control options are invaluable for the seller, so that this cloud solution has established itself in the M&A area and has become an indispensable part of daily practice.
The way Data Room manages M&A deals
Thanks to an integrated managed file transfer functionality, Virtual Data Rooms from certain providers also offer the option of securely sending files to external parties outside the data room. Confidential files can be securely made available to business partners or customers via a download link without them needing a user account in the Data Room. It is also possible to receive data from external users as an option.
In addition to the sophisticated security functions, Data Rooms are often characterized by their particularly easy usability and setup. Some alternatives can be used immediately via a web browser without installing software or plugins – also for setting up by Data Room administrators. It is usually no longer necessary to involve the IT department when setting up and using a Data Room software.
As a result of the introduction of a Data Room collaborative system, a company gets the following benefits:
- save working time and money by reducing the number of business trips, long-distance calls, transferring meetings to video format;
- improve the efficiency of business processes by simplifying and accelerating internal and inter-corporate communications;
- increase customer loyalty and gain a competitive advantage in the market, thanks to the convenience of interaction and speed of response to requests;
- optimize the cost of office space by transferring some employees to a remote mode of work and organizing public workplaces for those who need to be in the office;
- reduce cost and time, as well as improve the quality of adaptation of new employees through self-training based on recorded video lectures and webinars;
- maintain the required level of information security and ensure transparent management of personnel access policy to corporate resources.