The VDR platform provides a new way to work on multi-document deals involving any number of participants. You can put an end to endless email threads where documents are tossed over the fence or updates are never considered or taken into account. All parties have access to the identical documents in a safe virtual dataroom while being able to access all the important documents. Once everything is well-organized and transparent it’s easier to discern potential deal issues or opportunities. With FERPA compliance, GDPR compliance, HIPAA compliance and eIDAS included, it’s easier than ever before to meet all regulatory requirements in M&A.
A good vdr is one that offers a modern, intuitive interface that can be accessed via tablets, desktops and mobile devices. It should also offer familiar features like drag and drop publishing, a wide variety of file format support and a simple data room setup. It should also offer security features such as active watermarking, 2-step authentication to prevent the theft of passwords, audit logs, secure connections to the internet (https ://),) and 24/7 monitoring.
In addition, a good VDR for M&A should provide end-to-end functionality that assists your process from target review through closing the deal integration. It should also allow access controls, such as specific roles, restrictions and announcements. It should also be able to monitor & restrict rubber stamping and downloading of sensitive information to protect you from untrusted parties. This is a vital aspect that is often not considered in other VDRs.