Discovering Information: What Does it Cost, What Does it Take?

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By Pieter van der Made (Executive Chairman) and Jeroen de Knijf (Senior Data Scientist) at Imprima Introduction Do you feel you are wasting a lot of time looking for information and documentation? Well, you are not alone. According to McKinsey, ’employees spend 1.8 hours every day – 9.3 hours per week, on average – searching […]

What is the Due Diligence Process in Real Estate Transactions

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Real estate is a complex universe of a lot of unknowns and a quickly evolving marketplace. With a per deal size of a real estate transaction running easily into 6-digits or beyond, it is essential to be privy to crucial details that may not be readily apparent when purchasing a property. Such hidden details can […]

Importance of Virtual Data Rooms in M&A Transactions

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M&A transactions are one of the most investigative transactions undertaken by a company throughout its lifespan. The degree of scrutiny and the sheer number of voluminous documents involved in an M&A transaction makes for a very communicative as well as a collaborative exercise. To provide a common yet secure platform for participants to facilitate the […]

Expert panel: How AI is changing legal due diligence

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Fears that artificial intelligence technology would automate professional jobs and create mass redundancies swept through the legal sector a few years ago – as it did through many professional services industries. While those fears have proved unfounded, AI technology is beginning to change how legal due diligence is conducted. Today, the use of artificial intelligence […]

Due Diligence Checklist for Virtual Data Room Preparation

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M&A is an extensively detailed, time-consuming, and relatively long process requiring multiple exchanges of documents (and their copies) between parties. Given the difficulties posed in organising copious amounts of data accurately and efficiently, virtual data rooms (VDR) have become an industry norm. The Smart Index, AI-powered software, developed by Imprima, automates categorisation and structuring of documents in […]

1..2..3…Pow! Your new VDR is ready in the blink of an eye!

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Who would have thought creating a virtual data room from scratch would be that easy?  It’s the same story each time. Whenever you begin setting up a data room, a huge proportion of your time must be dedicated to structuring and organising large amounts of documentation. As this process is usually performed within time constraints, it can be prone to error as it involves mainly repetitive tasks – a matter […]

What is Vendor Due Diligence?

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We have spoken before on what you should look for when deciding on a virtual data room. But before you get to that stage of a deal, whether you’re in M&A, Corporate Finance, Real Estate, Legal, or Capital Raising, how do you ensure your most sensitive documents and data are in order? Vendor due diligence […]

Sell-Side Success for M&A professionals

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Virtual data rooms and vendor due diligence have given sellers more control in the M&A process. But with an economic cooldown on the horizon, how can sellers continue to maximise their chances of success? Over the past 15 to 20 years, tools and processes like virtual data rooms (VDRs) and vendor due diligence (VDD) have […]

The Rise of the Mega Deal

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To download the PDF version of this report, please click here. Megadeal activity is robust, but dealmakers working at the top end of the market face unique challenges, both in getting deals over the line and after the close. What are these challenges and how should they be approached? Last year, there were 39 mega […]

What is Due Diligence?

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Due diligence is the vital audit or investigation of a potential investment and is a key component within M&A. While mergers and acquisitions have been around since the advent of businesses, a formal legal procedure didn’t come into effect until the United States Securities Act of 1933. The legislation was put in place to protect […]

European and Global M&A H1, 2019 Review

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This article provides the key takeaways from the Global & Regional Merger and Acquisition report (published by Mergermarket) for H1, 2019. In 1H19, the deal value is down 11% on 1H18 but up 17% on 2H18. In this period, 8,201 transactions were made, amounting to $1.80tn worth of deals. When you dig deeper, you see […]

Is M&A Getting Better or Worse? Q1, 2019 Review.

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This article provides the key takeaways from the Global & Regional Merger and Acquisition report (published by Mergermarket) for the first quarter of 2019. Specifically, the report examines current factors which have contributed to a more challenging M&A climate at the beginning of this year. After a peak in H1 2018, M&A activity has greatly […]

AI’s Role In Dealmaking: M&A in 2030

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To Download the PDF version of this report, please click here. Artificial intelligence is already transforming M&A and over the next decade it could separate the success stories from the also-rans As artificial intelligence (AI) tools become more widely adopted, M&A professionals must consider how the technology might change their professions and how they might […]

VDR Providers Explained

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Virtual data room providers offer key cloud services for all sorts of businesses today.   VDRs Often referred to simply as VDRs, virtual data room providers offer an online resource for storing files, documents and all other sorts of data off-site. Rather than an individual or company having to store all of its own data […]

M&A 2018: When Less Was More.

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In the first 6 months of 2018, M&A activity hit an 11-year high but as the year went on, intensifying trade tensions, political instability and increased regulatory scrutiny all took their toll on M&A activity. This hit both volume and value of transactions in the second half of the year. Of the top 20 deals […]