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  • M & A Professional Working on a Data Room

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    Trackers for Datasite Diligence and Prepare

    Trackers is one of the must-have features of Datasite. It provides a single, central checklist, used by all involved. When one user makes a change, everyone sees it who needs to see it. There’s no more confusion. There’s no more back-and-forth. No more multiple versions of the list, no more emails, no more Excel. And because everything happens on the Datasite platform, there’s no more switching between any other software at all.

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    Expert Spotlight: Will Deal Momentum in Denmark Continue in 2022?

    A sustained period of inflation will impact both financial markets and transaction processes, and is currently top of mind for those involved in dealmaking. This was one of the key findings in a recent discussion in Copenhagen on the opportunities and challenges within Nordic M&A.

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    2H 2022 M&A Outlook

    How is the increasingly turbulent market landscape impacting dealmaker’s M&A outlook for the second half of 2022 and beyond? To understand just what kind of opportunities and challenges lie ahead, Datasite surveyed over 540 dealmakers across five countries to find out.

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    Market Spotlight: Distressed Deals in EMEA – Will History Repeat Itself?

    Events in Europe are already affecting the successes enjoyed by dealmakers in 2021. Is the current situation similar to the 2007-08 crisis? Will restructuring and distressed M&A increase in EMEA in the coming months?

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    As the Tide Turns, What’s Next? H2 2022 Market Outlook

    If 2021 was a high water mark for M&A, then 2022 is seeing the ebbing of the tide. In our latest report in association with PitchBook, Datasite assesses the new outlook for dealmakers.

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    The New State of M&A: Africa, Middle East & Turkey

    Most Africa, Middle East & Turkey M&A practitioners believe new technologies should enable greater analytical capability, and security, in the due diligence process over the next five years. How else can technology help them and in what areas?

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    Market Spotlight: Keeping up with LATAM's Fintech Boom

    Latin America may not spring to mind as an obvious venture capital hub. But the volatile political and economic history that has often deterred investors, has an upside. Potential is vast, innovation is buzzing, and now growth is flourishing as money floods into the region.

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    Why Data Protection, Security & Compliance are Essential for Dealmaking

    Four years on from GDPR and data protection remains essential for dealmakers. Why? What are the risks if you don’t have the right security in place and don’t comply with GDPR? How do you make sure your deal data is properly protected? And how does that benefit you and your deal in the end?

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    Market Spotlight: China’s data security rules racked with ambiguity

    New legislation governing data security in China has raised many challenges, both in terms of the short transition timeframe and the fact that some provisions remain ambiguous. Organizations await clarification while they try to make sense of the practical effects on operations in China and offshore data processing activities. Learn more in this market spotlight blog.

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    5 Ways Advisors Can Solve Buy-side M&A Challenges

    Advisors have been crying out for an innovative technology solution to ease the buy-side M&A process. Now there is one. Learn how Datasite Acquire solves 5 buy-side M&A challenges for advisors.

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    Market Spotlight: Rising Cybersecurity Demand in Our New, Risky Reality

    In Europe, cyberattacks are on the rise, exacerbated by rising digitalization. How is this impacting M&A dealmaking in this sector? And will M&A in this space continue to grow in importance?

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    Technology is redefining the relationship between client and M&A advisor

    While investment banks have in the past used their global network of offices and bankers as a selling point in scouring the globe for M&A opportunities, technology is transforming the speed and scope of that process.

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    Harnessing technology to prepare and plan a defense

    Investor activism has gone from the fringes of M&A activity to becoming one of the central drivers of deals in recent years as activists increasingly pressure company boards to make change and generate greater value.

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    AI is beginning to transform M&A due diligence

    Machine learning technology is now being used to read large amounts of documents and recognize certain legal concepts.

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    The importance of asking the right data privacy questions in M&A due diligence

    The fintech industry has exploded over the last decade. Start-ups such as Worldline and Worldpay have grown into industry leaders and become involved in multi-billion dollar deals, driving M&A activity in the sector globally and in Europe.

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    How the crisis has brought M&A’s digital future closer

    For those acquirers still pressing ahead with deals, the coronavirus outbreak has not just slowed down the pace of M&A activity, it has changed the rules of engagement.

  • Case Study

    Harnessing the power of data in M&A

    Latin America is a region that offers big risks and rewards for local and overseas acquirers.

  • Case Study

    Analytics are transforming the M&A process

    The M&A process is being disrupted as analytics enables advisors to process greater levels of data and enable clients to gain a competitive edge.

  • Case Study

    Process plus technology key to accelerating diligence

    Mega-sized acquisitions may grab the headlines, but middle-market M&A is always where most of the action is irrespective of whether the deals are transacted in Europe, Asia-Pacific or the Americas.

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    Using technology to empower the advice of M&A advisors

    When it comes to winning a seat at the table in M&A, bankers often say that 90% of the time it comes down to turning up.

  • Case Study

    Buyers and sellers embrace advanced data analytics in APAC and China

    While North American and European markets have led the way in using advanced data analytics in M&A, the trend is gaining traction in APAC and most recently in China.

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    Different factors determine the speed of diligence in different markets

    In just over a decade Hong Kong-based SC Lowy has grown from a small capital markets boutique with a handful of staff to a global banking and asset management group with a US$2bn balance sheet and 250 employees.

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    Dealmaking in China demands a different approach

    Chinese companies have routinely demonstrated how comfortable they are making overseas acquisitions. For foreign companies seeking to acquire in China, however, the process is much more challenging and time-consuming.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC Q1 2022

    M&A activity across the APAC region as a whole slipped in Q1, which was to be expected after a record-setting 2021. It’s a trend that can be observed across geographic markets an is best understood as a reversion to the mean rather than a cause for concern at this stage. Learn more from our latest Deal Drivers report.

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA Q1 2022

    After a stellar 2021, M&A markets around the world experienced a return to levels more in line with historic precedent in Q1 2022. EMEA was no exception, with deal values and volumes declining. But bright spots persisted. Find out how EMEA M&A performed in Q1 2022 and what lies ahead for the region.

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    Deal Drivers: Americas Q1 2022 Report

    After the ferocious momentum of 2021, dealmaking in the Americas has been easing down in recent months. Not so much a decline as a return to business as usual, the first quarter of 2022 offers clearer indications of what lies ahead.

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    Expert Spotlight: Will the Strong Momentum in European M&A last in 2022?

    The M&A world was going full steam ahead in 2021. But the big question now is whether the frenzy can continue in Europe? If so, for how long? And what will help drive activity there?

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    Regrouping But Not Retreating - Corporate M&A in Q2 of 2022

    Is the American M&A market just catching its breath after the frantic activity of 2021? Or is this the start of a more profound slowdown? For Datasite’s Q2 Corporate Update, a panel of corporate M&A leaders discussed what we can expect from the rest of the year.

  • M & A Professional Working on a Data Room

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    New Feature: Outreach Drag and Drop

    Drag-and-drop is just one of the ways that Outreach makes deal marketing effortless. You just copy and paste contact details from your spreadsheet – no need to arrange a tedious upload. In one click you can import titles, phone numbers, email addresses, and custom fields. Updating existing details is just as fast.

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    M&A Handbook 2022 Iberia

    TTR’s 2022 Iberia M&A Handbook, published in partnership with Datasite, provides a comprehensive analysis of the M&A market in Spain and Portugal, including M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions.

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    Datasite Solves the DRM Dilemma for Virtual Data Rooms

    Digital rights management (DRM) has held the promise of providing the best of both worlds when it came to M&A and due diligence. Deal administrators would have complete control to protect sensitive content and reviewers would have an easy way to download, review and work with the content in their own environment for due diligence.

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    Expert Spotlight: Will Deal Momentum in Norway Continue in 2022?

    As we look back across 2021 at M&A in the EMEA region, we can’t help but feel buoyed. And the Nordic region outpaced the rest of Europe, breaking its own records. But can the momentum continue? Experts recently met in Oslo to discuss this question.

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    Expert Spotlight: Will Deal Momentum in Finland Continue in 2022?

    M&A in the Nordic region outpaced the rest of Europe in 2021. But can the trend continue in Finland in 2022? And what will be the key themes underpinning M&A transactions there this year?

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    How 2022 is shaping up for US M&A

    After last year’s explosion of M&A activity, everyone’s been wondering whether the streak can continue. Now the first quarter of 2022 is in the rearview mirror, and our view of the months ahead is taking shape. Datasite and Financial Times teamed up to produce a panel discussion on how the US market is doing and where it’s headed.

  • Blog

    Market Spotlight: SPACs seek to regain stellar reputation

    SPACs have actually been around since the 1990s, but last year saw the first real explosion of SPAC-related deal activity. Now, just as abruptly, SPAC IPOs have fallen off. According to figures from Dealogic, a sister organization to Mergermarket, just 63 SPACs floated in Q1 of this year, representing a decline of more than 80% from the same period in 2021. The volume and scale of de-SPAC mergers has likewise waned, falling to 32 in Q1.

  • M & A Professionals Working on a Data Room

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    Market Spotlight: Capitalizing on the clean energy revolution in APAC

    For the energy sector, early 2021 was characterized by rising commodity prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ongoing supply chain disruptions, as well as the public’s calls to expedite the transition to low-carbon and renewable energy sources. In Australia, where the energy sector dominates a large share of M&A, these trends are having an outsized impact, with an emphasis on environmental concerns and climate change. The clean energy revolution is underway, and Australian companies stand to benefit mightily.

  • Investment Bankers discuss a data room

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    Case Study: Why Stony Hill Advisors Treasure Datasite

    Who guides the guides? Datasite. Stony Hill Advisors can do everything from our single secure data room. And our support team provides all the help they need to close deals swiftly and successfully.

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    Market Spotlight: Renewed Public Spending a Boon for Defense M&A

    Many European member states of NATO have attracted past criticism from the US for failing to spend the mandated 2% of their annual economic output on defense spending. But will this change in light of the current Ukraine crisis? And what does this mean for defense sector M&A?

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    The impacts of HFCAA on M&A: When the eagle and the dragon got divorced

    The economic marriage of the West and East is on the rocks. China and the US have seen decades of – if not exactly marital bliss – then certainly mutual cooperation. Investments have flowed both ways, with Chinese firms often opting to raise capital on US stock exchanges, and US companies expanding for instance into Shanghai or Beijing. But in recent years a political chill has been pushing these two economic giants into – metaphorically speaking – separate bedrooms.

  • M & A Professional Walking out of Office Building

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    Bye-bye, M&A language barrier. Hello, due diligence safety net.

    When deals involve multiple languages, even the best translators can miss crucial details when the documents to inspect can run into hundreds of thousands. Learn how Datasite can help you eliminate document language barriers in M&A due diligence.

  • M & A Professionals Working on a Data Room

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    4 Reasons a Buy-side Data Room is a Better Option for Buyers

    For years, buyers have had to work with data rooms set up by sellers, who are often inexperienced. Read on to find out why having a dedicated buy-side platform matters to buy-side M&A dealmakers.

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    Talent and diversity in dealmaking

    To better understand how dealmakers view diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in their own workplaces and in dealmaking, Datasite surveyed 600 global M&A professionals across the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany and Australia. Following, are some of the key findings.

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    Strategy for the Middle Market: How to Ace Your Add-Ons

    Datasite’s first private equity webinar for 2022 focused on how firms can boost the value of platform companies through well-chosen add-ons. Our panelists discussed the best practices for add-on deals, sharing lessons gleaned from an increasingly fast-paced middle market.

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    Expert Spotlight: Key M&A trends in ME Turkey

    Experts recently reviewed the current landscape of the Middle East and Turkey M&A market and looked at current trends and emerging opportunities for 2022. Find out their views in our blog.

  • M & A Professionals Working on a Data Room

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    Blog: Index Syncing in Datasite Acquire

    Return to sanity with Datasite’s index syncing. Now you can generate an index folder structure directly from your tracker – to which it stays actively linked. For every folder, there's a dedicated row in the tracker to assign, comment upon, or flag its contents.

  • M & A Professional Working on a Data Room

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    Blog: Assigned Views in Datasite Acquire

    Prevent deal shame with watertight workstreams in Datasite Acquire. It’s both a powerful tool and a fine-tuned instrument. You can hide entire columns, or just filter out specific information as needed. That means you can tailor your trackers to a host of different scenarios.

  • M & A Professionals Present Data Room Concept

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    Blog: Jump Start Project Setup in Datasite Acquire

    Stop duplicating work. Duplicate success instead. Copy the core elements from an existing project. Then just tweak the details, and you’re up and running.

  • M&A Professionals engaged in a Data Room

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    New Feature: Index Syncing in Datasite Acquire

    Think of your favorite project in Datasite Acquire. Wish you could copy and paste? Well, now you can.

  • M & A Professionals discussing use of a Data Room

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    New Feature: Assigned Views in Datasite Acquire

    Does your deal have highly sensitive information? Well, whose doesn’t? Keep information on a need-to-know basis with assigned views.

  • Investment Bankers discuss a data room

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    M&A in the Middle - A Private Equity Lesson

    Why are private equity (PE) firms interested in acquiring US middle-market companies? Because they always have been! But why now especially? The US mid-market is a prime hunting-ground for assets you can grow quickly to achieve a swift exit. According to PitchBook, PE accounted for a record 20% of global M&A activity in 2021, of which the US mid-market activity made up 27.5%.

  • M & A Professionals working on a Data Room

    Case Study

    Case Study: Delivering buy-side deals on an industrial scale

    Datasite Acquire is the world’s first data room made especially for buy-side deals. It lets you create a simple, efficient, repeatable process for acquisitions. While bidding farewell to common issues such as weird file structures, inexperienced sellers, and chasing up deal progress. Here’s how Datasite Acquire massively cut deal times for one Fortune 500 industrials company.

  • City Skyline

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    Market Spotlight: Digitization of M&A Deals in the Middle East & Turkey

    Tech is on the rise, in terms of deals and dealmaking, as is general optimism for M&A in the Middle East and Turkey. Find out how increased digitization is impacting M&A there.

  • M & A Professionals discussing a Data Room

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    New Feature: Jump Start Project Setup in Datasite Acquire

    Think of your favorite project in Datasite Acquire. Wish you could copy and paste? Well, now you can.

  • M & A Professional Working on a Data Room

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    New Feature: Reuse Your Tracker Templates in Datasite Acquire

    Think of your favorite project in Datasite Acquire. Wish you could copy and paste? Well, now you can.

  • M & A Professionals discussing use of a Data Room

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    Merging Teams and Acquiring Talent: Workforce Best Practices for M&A

    The “Great Resignation” has thrown a spotlight on the question of how to build and retain talent. Datasite’s first quarterly corporate update focused on workforce issues in mergers and acquisitions. Abby Roberts, Datasite’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, moderated this panel discussion.

  • M & A Professional Working on a Data Room

    The Future of Transaction Management - Enterprise Edition

    Dealmakers at larger organizations face unique challenges in the post-COVID environment. How they work and the transaction types they work on have been radically altered, and success requires a different focus and skill-set than at their smaller, less structured peers.

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    2022 UK TMT M&A Outlook: Hotspots and Challenges

    Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) was one of the strongest sectors for mergers and acquisitions in 2021, but what's on tap for 2022? Datasite surveyed 200 senior UK M&A professionals, including some CEOs, to find out where the best investment opportunities and challenges lie.

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    Market Spotlight: DX and ESG to take M&A center stage in Japan

    At the recent Japan Deal Momentum: M&A, private equity, and tech trends webinar hosted by Mergermarket and Datasite, our panel of experts examined Japan’s M&A performance in 2021 and shared their outlook for 2022.

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    Market Spotlight: Aussie pension mega funds seeking growth with cross-border M&A

    For a long time, Australia’s pension system was characterized by a proliferation of small-scale funds. This is beginning to change under the direction of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, and the investment strength of the country’s pension funds looks set to flourish. Learn more about how Aussie pension funds are growing into global players.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC FY 2021

    Read our latest Deal Drivers report to learn more about the top ten deals by sector in 2021, including the latest heat chart, league tables, and top bidders by value and volume.

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    Expert Spotlight: Japan Deal Momentum 2022

    Japan dealmakers have a positive outlook on deal activity pipeline through 2022 due to a continuation of corporate divestitures, digital transformation (DX), and ESG trends among others, according to industry experts speaking at a webinar hosted by Datasite and Mergermarket.

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA FY 2021

    EMEA M&A markets went into overdrive in 2021, resulting in new annual highs for deal value and volume. Which sectors saw the most activity and why? Find out in our latest report.

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    Market Spotlight: An active year for Private Equity in EMEA

    Globally, 2021 has seen record-breaking levels of M&A. So it is unsurprising that PE activity in the EMEA region has been similarly spectacular. What drove the activity and will it continue in 2022?

  • M & A Professional Working on a Data Room

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    M&A Trends: What’s new in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) Sector

    TMT deal activity shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Datasite can help you ride the crest of the wave. That’s why the top 20 global PE firms use us. It’s why we’re the choice of 78,000 PE professionals worldwide. Because Datasite is so much more than a data room. We’re a great investment in great investments.

  • New York City Landscape

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    Market Spotlight: M&A 2021 in Americas, A Hard Act to Follow

    The global M&A record has been smashed. Aggregate deal value broke the US$5tn barrier to reach US$5.7tn in 2021, easily surpassing the previous high of US$3.9tn in 2015. Records also tumbled for deal volume, with 25,982 transactions. I

  • New York City Landscape

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    Deal Drivers: Americas FY 2021

    The Americas M&A market navigated a challenging year in 2020. Volatile stock markets and global economic disruption as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns and uncertainty saw declines of 14% in deal volume and 23% in deal value. Download this comprehensive review of M&A activity in the Americas to learn more about M&A activity in 2020.

  • M & A Professional Walking Through Airport

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    Buy-side M&A Technology Trends in 2022

    For years, buyers have had to work with data rooms set up by sellers – often inexperienced ones. In response, many began to run their buy-side processes from their own data rooms. But they’re still using a platform originally designed for sellers – a muddy short-cut across a lawn.

  • M & A Professionals discussing a Data Room

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    Women in Finance: A Q&A with Anjali Motiani

    Anjali Motiani, Datasite Vice President Finance, EMEA & APAC, shares her thoughts about the challenges companies are currently facing in the inclusion of women in M&A, the steps Datasite is taking to level the playing field, and more.

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    Expert Spotlight: Africa Deal Momentum

    African M&A showed signs of resurgence in 2021. Our recent webinar reviewed the current landscape of the African M&A market and looked at current trends and emerging opportunities.

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    Market Spotlight: M&A Activity in Africa

    How has African M&A fared during the pandemic? What might the market expect in the coming year? What impact is technology having on the industry? Find out in our blog.

  • M & A Professionals discussing a Data Room

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    Your Data Room Checklist

    Do your due diligence on your data room. Make sure it provides the right technology, security, and service for you. So you can get your deal done effectively and efficiently.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC 2022 Outlook

    Read this Deal Drivers outlook report and learn about the top five predictions on the factors that will influence APAC dealmaking in 2022 along with the latest heat chart, showing the sectors and regions where activity is likely to dominate based on ‘companies for sale’ tracked by Mergermarket.

  • M & A Professionals discussing a Data Room

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    New feature: Buyer-led Q&A in Datasite Acquire

    ‘Are you sure that’s the latest question list?’ The English language is capable of conjuring countless emotions, from joy to terror, but there are few more horrifying sentences to hear in the middle of due diligence.

  • Healthcare professionals discuss future of M&A in healthcare

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    M&A Trends: Digital Health, Due Diligence, and the Future of Healthcare in 2022

    Like an iceberg, the healthcare industry has always been slow-moving, vast, and mostly unseen; grinding through heavy regulations and the complexities of innovative science below the surface of public sight. In fact, the sector's true size takes many by surprise.

  • M & A Professionals discussing a Data Room

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    The Future of Due Diligence in Healthcare M&A

    From fledgling startups to Fortune 500 companies, all companies stand at the center of building a technology-based healthcare infrastructure system that can not only withstand a pandemic, but give the healthcare system the funding, research, and development needed to usher in modern solutions for a long-neglected system

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    Deal Drivers: Americas 2022 Outlook

    The stellar momentum of M&A in the Americas looks set to continue from 2021. But which sectors and locations will see most activity? Explore the key factors and our five predictions for dealmakers in 2022.

  • M & A Professionals discussing a Data Room

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    TTR LATAM – November 2021 Report

    The report also includes a breakdown of M&A activity by sector, alongside information and data related to Private Equity and Venture Capital investments. League tables in the final pages of the report rank the top legal and financial advisors by the volume of deals announced in 2021.

  • M & A Professionals discussing a Data Room

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    Setting our sights on the New Year - 2021's Q4 Corporate Roundtable

    As 2021 draws to a close, there’s still lots of uncertainty about economics, politics, and global health in the year ahead. What trends can we see taking shape, and what do they imply about prospects for M&A in 2022? To address these questions, Datasite gathered knowledgeable voices from around the industry for this year’s final Corporate Roundtable.

  • Investment Bankers discuss a data room

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    Powering a Changing World: Insights From Mergermarket’s Energy M&A Forum

    The shift towards clean, sustainable power is accelerating around the globe, creating novel opportunities for consolidation, investment, and acquisition. Datasite and Mergermarket organized a suite of in-depth webinars to explore the changing face of M&A in energy. Our expert guests weighed in on topics ranging from mergers in traditional oil and gas to creative investments in alternative power.

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    FT Global Dealmaking Summit Summary Report

    In November, Datasite's chief marketing officer and head of corporate strategy Doug Cullen took a look at recent valuation trends as part of the FT's Global Dealmaking Summit, participating in an interview and panel discussion entitled "Technology M&A: how frothy are current valuations?". Read the summary report from the FT editorial team here, and register for on-demand content from the 2-day virtual event.

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA 2022 Outlook

    EMEA M&A has experienced record levels in 2021. But what about next year? What forces will influence dealmaking in 2022? And what are the top five predictions for the factors that will shape the year ahead?

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    M&A Trends Report: Climate Change and the Mergers and Acquisitions Landscape

    To understand the effect of climate change on M&A, Datasite surveyed 400 dealmakers globally and produced a report with the findings. ESG and climate trends are changing the investment landscape. Climate change concerns are having an effect on mergers and acquisitions, 400 dealmakers told Datasite in a global survey.

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    2022 M&A Outlook and 2021 Year in Review

    To understand just what kind of opportunities and challenges are ahead for global M&A, Datasite surveyed 600 dealmakers in the US, UK and EU to find out. The following are key takeaways on what’s top of mind for dealmakers, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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    TTR Iberian Market - November 2021 Report

    TTR’s November 2021 report, published in association with Datasite, reveals that Spain and Portugal have both seen has seen a yoy rise in M&A deal volumes for the year to end-November 2021: figures were up 21.34% and 28.22%, respectively. However, both countries experienced a decrease in deal values: Spain experienced a 6.90% decrease in the capital mobilized and Portugal figures were down 31.52%.

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    Market Spotlight: Pandemic restrictions slow down business recovery in Vietnam

    After months of harsh lockdowns in response to a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, Vietnam’s government began to ease restrictions in October, putting an end to one of the strictest shutdowns in the world. Read more as we look into the impact of the pandemic on Vietnam and the global supply chain.

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    Expert Spotlight: India Deal Momentum

    With India's lockdowns being among the harshest in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a plethora of challenges for most of the country’s traditional sectors, including retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. However, as they struggled to survive, a new set of companies have flourished, and have managed to grab the spotlight in India’s dealmaking and IPO market, according to industry experts speaking at a webinar hosted by Datasite and Mergermarket.

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    Expert Spotlight: Gaining the Competitive Edge with Digitalization

    The use of technology and AI has become critical in terms of efficiency, timing, and transparency in dealmaking, and especially in PE. Experts share their thoughts on how digitization can help you gain a competitive edge in PE.

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    TTR LATAM - October 2021 Report

    Our October M&A Report covering LATAM indicates a 40% raise in transaction volume compared to 2020 and 130% increase in their value. Read the report to find out more details about the state of M&A in the region.

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    TTR Iberian Market - October 2021 Report

    TTR’s October 2021 report, published in association with Datasite, reveals that Spain has seen a YOY rise in both M&A deal values and volumes for the year to end-October 2021. And in Portugal, despite a YOY dip in total M&A deal values, total volumes were up 24%.

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    Market Spotlight: EU sets out sustainability taxonomy for everyone's benefit

    What qualifies as 'sustainable' or 'green' when it comes to ESG-related matters? The EU has set out its much-anticipated taxonomy for sustainable activities. Find out more about what the regulation covers, its objectives, and the upsides for businesses and investors.

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    Inflation risks and rising interest rates likely a transitory issue

    Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers with money to spend have been confronted with global supply constraints, higher prices and increasingly concerning inflationary pressures.

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    Deal Drivers: Americas Q3 2021

    M&A in the Americas is back with a bang. Despite lingering COVID-19 disruptions in some South and Central America countries and the Caribbean, all regions have had a better 2021. With dealmaking surging to new highs during the first nine months, a banner year is in the cards.

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    Deal Drivers: Asia Pacific Q3 2021

    M&A activity across much of the Asia-Pacific region continues to bounce back from the lulls seen at the height of the COVID-19 crisis last year. Globally, the acceleration seen in the first half of 2021, in most countries at least, now looks to be normalizing, yet APAC volumes and values are proving resilient.

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    M&A Exit Planning with Our Ultimate Deal Readiness Checklist

    Download our Ultimate Deal Readiness Checklist to help you plan your exit starting up to two years out from the anticipated event.

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    Expert Spotlight: Poland Adapting to a New Dealmaking Environment Using Technology

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    About 68% of M&A practitioners in India and 56% in Singapore view security and privacy issues as concerns in adopting upcoming digital technologies. Get our New State of M&A report for Southeast Asia and India to learn more about trends in the region and how advisors are using technology to help their clients succeed.

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    Being the first country to feel the severe impact of the pandemic, China was also the first major economy to emerge on the other side. However, after such a strong recovery, it was inevitable that the pace of growth would slow. Learn more about trends in domestic and overseas markets that will impact China's economy in the second half of 2021.

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    Down to Business: Q&A with Jordi Sabé, former Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Almirall

    As part of our ongoing Datasite Insight™ conversations with senior M&A professionals, we interviewed Jordi Sabé, former SVP Corp Dev at Almirall, about his career.

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    TTR LATAM – August 2021 Report

    Read our newest report to learn more about the state of M&A in Latin America in August 2021, including deal volumes and values, cross-border transactions, PE and VC activity, and the financial and legal advisor rankings. You don’t want to miss it!

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    In this video series, we sat down with corporate development leaders to reflect on key learnings from COVID and what trends they’re seeing in their industries.

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    Southeast Asia M&A deals have bounced back strongly as private equity players lead cross-border activity, given increasing openness from companies to take on PE investment amid difficulty in accessing capital, according to industry experts speaking at a recent webinar hosted by Datasite and Mergermarket. Read this blog to learn more.

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    Deal Drivers: Asia Pacific HY 2021

    M&A activity in the APAC region continued to perform strongly in the first half of 2021. Both deal values and volumes were significantly higher than in the same period a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic forced large parts of the region to impose tough lockdown restrictions on their economy. Read this Deal Drivers report to learn more.

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    Market Spotlight: EU Green Deal Set to Unleash “Tectonic Change” on Industry

    In July, the EU unveiled the most ambitious set of policy proposals yet to help the bloc achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. What does it mean for dealmakers?

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    Market Spotlight: After a roaring 2020, is the boom time over for SPACs?

    How exactly changes to SPAC regulation will manifest remains uncertain, but it seems clear that more heat will be taken out of the market. SPACs won’t disappear, but the heady times of 2020 and early 2021 may soon prove to be a flash in the pan.

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    Deal Drivers: Americas HY 2021

    Key M&A markets in the Americas saw record-breaking activity during late 2020, as dealmakers rebounded from the worst of the pandemic. After months of lockdowns, dealmaking in Q1 2021 continued to benefit from the release of pent-up demand, among other factors.

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    TTR Iberian Market - July 2021 Report

    The report also includes a breakdown of M&A activity by sector, alongside information and data related to Private Equity and Venture Capital investments. League tables in the final pages of the report rank the top legal and financial advisors by the volume of deals announced in 2021

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA HY 2021

    M&A activity in the EMEA region gathered pace during the first half of 2021, following a strong rebound from the COVID-19 crisis in the second six months of last year. Which sectors led the way? And will the upward trend continue?

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    Expert Spotlight: China Deal Momentum – Mid-Year IPOs Review

    After a softer patch in the second quarter of 2021, Hong Kong's initial public offerings will likely rebound significantly over the next six to twelve months, as China tightens scrutiny of overseas listings by its corporates including those based in the Cayman Islands, dealmakers said at a recent webinar.

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    Market Spotlight: Tech & telecom sectors lead as SEA witnesses increased PE activity

    In the first half of 2021, Southeast Asia's M&A deal value of US$85bn across 482 deals eclipsed the US$31bn accounting for 406 deals during the same period last year. Technology and telecommunications were the best performing sectors in the region, accounting for over 3/4 of the region’s deal activity combined. Learn about the opportunities for M&A in Southeast Asia in this blog.

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    Based on our 330+ survey of buy-side dealmakers, this infographic explores buyers’ greatest workflow challenges– and solutions to overcome them.

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    Market Spotlight: Hong Kong IPOs set to crawl out of Q2 lows in months to come

    Emerging out of the winter of the global pandemic, the summer of 2021 saw renewed activity in the global IPO market. The total amount raised through IPOs by Asian companies expanded exponentially year-on-year in the first half of the year, reaching US$85.4 billion. Learn more in this market spotlight on IPO deal momentum in China and Hong Kong.

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    New State of M&A: Japan

    For all the advances in recent years, just how digitally mature and technologically sophisticated is the M&A, due diligence, and asset marketing process in Japan? Read this New State of M&A report to learn more.

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    Grow Big or Go Home: M&A Acceleration in the US Tech Industry

    The explosive growth of the tech industry has created a wealth of opportunities for mergers and acquisitions. Read the highlights from several technology expert panelists sharing their forecasts for the future in tech on our recent live sector spotlight webinar US Tech Opportunities, presented with Mergermarket.

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    TTR LATAM - July 2021 Report

    In the first seven months of the year, there were a total of 1,722 transactions in Latin America, which represents an increase of 35.91% in the number of transactions and a 175.92% increase in their value, compared to July 2020. Which sectors have been driving activity? What are the opportunities for the rest of the year? Get our report to learn about the status of M&A in the region.

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    Market Spotlight: Turkey Restructuring

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    The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this competitive fundraising environment and dry powder is at an all-time high. Read on to see highlights from our panel of PE experts, during the webinar presented with Pitchbook, as they discussed the evolving role of ESG in fundraising, trends and focus areas for new funds in market and how technology in the fundraising environment has changed.

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    New Feature: Mobile 2.0 App for Datasite

    The new mobile app is the most intuitive, functional release ever. Dealmakers can use our native app on either iOS or Android to review documents, share files with other members of the deal, manage or invite users to the dataroom, and keep up on the Q&A process. The Datasite mobile app lets M&A professionals manage their deals wherever and whenever they need.

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    Data with Destiny: How GDPR is Changing M&A

    Three years since it was enacted, GDPR compliance continues to be a high-priority issue in M&A. Fears of fines and reputational damage are increasingly front and center – particularly against the backdrop of increased deal activity in the data-centric tech industry. How is GDPR changing M&A?

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    The New State of M&A: Central and Eastern Europe

    Most CEE M&A practitioners believe that due diligence – the most time-consuming phase of the M&A process – could be enhanced most by new technologies and digitization. Which technologies could help and in what other areas?

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    Corporate Development Outlook: Inventive but Disciplined "New Normal" in M&A

    The second of a quarterly roundtable series, Datasite’s Q2 Corporate Development Outlook: Benchmarks, Best Practices, and the New Normal, explored key themes and learnings brought on by the pandemic pivot. The roundtable included live audience polling and discussed corporate development priorities in the coming months.

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    The New State of M&A: Brazil

    Download our new report about M&A in Brazil and get valuable insights into the present and future of due diligence, asset marketing and automation.

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    Expert Spotlight: Japan Deal Momentum

    Japan dealmakers are seeing a strong rebound in M&A following the initial impact of COVID- 19 with the current momentum backed by an uptick in corporate divestitures, low-cost financing, and activism among others, according to industry experts speaking at a recent webinar hosted by Datasite and Mergermarket. Learn more from this expert spotlight blog.

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    From the Bullpen to the Boardroom: Insights from CEOs

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    TTR LATAM - 2T 2021 Report

    Read the new report from Datasite with TTR on the M&A market in Latin America and obtain information on the transactions carried out in the first half of 2021.

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    How is M&A faring in the Middle East? Is distressed market activity on the rise, as it is in other regions? And how can deals get done quickly? One thing seems fairly certain: there’s definitely more to come in the region.

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    M&A Sector Spotlight: US Healthcare Opportunities

    M&A activity in Healthcare is on the move in 2021 and is proving to hold its course as we make our way through Q2. In this on-demand webinar presented with Mergermarket, industry experts discussed current market trends and examined topics expected to dominate activity over the next few years.

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    Market Spotlight: Japan Deal Momentum

    At a recent webinar hosted by Mergermarket and Datasite, dealmakers took stock of M&A Q1 2021 activity in Japan. Mergermarket’s Q1 2021 data shows Japan recorded 125 deals worth US$15.6 billion. Does this indicate a resurgence in M&A in Japan? Read this blog to learn more.

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    US Tax and the Shrinking Window of Opportunity

    With President Biden now ensconced in the White House, and with the US COVID-19 vaccination program enjoying a good measure of success by global standards, attention is turning to other matters, such as how the new administration may affect dealmakers’ plans.

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    Dealmakers Get Ready to Return to the Office

    With vaccines readily available and restrictions easing, a return to normalcy and the office is in sight. We surveyed 240 dealmakers in North America to find out how the pandemic affected them and what else they are considering as they get ready to go back to work in an office.

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    TTR Iberian Market - May 2021 Report

    TTR's May M&A Report covering Portugal indicates a 10% decline in transaction volume compared to 2020 and EUR 3.71bn aggregate value. Read the report to find out more details about the state of M&A in Iberia.

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    Deal Drivers: AMERICAS Q1 2021

    After a challenging year that saw deal activity freeze through H1 2020 as the outbreak of COVID-19 forced countries into lockdowns, the M&A market in the Americas has reset and recovered, posting steady deal numbers through Q1 2021. Aggregate deal value for the region reached US$658.73bn from 1,961 transactions announced in Q1 2021, up from US$236.77bn from 1,918 deals in the same period last year.

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    Invest in Insight: Private Equity Market Brief on Fundraising

    Allocations to PE surged in the past decade, culminating in record sums committed to the asset class in the past few years. However, as the dealmaking landscape intensifies, how are PE firms adapting their strategies as they look toward the future? Our latest private equity market brief on fundraising takes a look at the key trends defining the past and present of PE fundraising, and what’s ahead.

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    Market Spotlight: Pivoting towards Southeast Asia

    Through most of our current era of globalization that took off in the final decade of the previous century, China was the principal benefactor as advanced economies from around the globe looked to it as the ‘factory of the world’. Though still integral to many globalized processes, China’s maturing economy is now pivoting more towards serving its domestic market. This may open opportunities for other countries, such as high-growth Southeast Asian economies like Vietnam and the Philippines, to pick up some slack.

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    Promoting Operational Improvements in the Deal Lifecycle

    Managing a group of successful dealmakers requires having the best tools at your disposal. The right technology can help your team overcome some common productivity challenges and ensure you have the visibility to make critical operational decisions.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC Q1 2021

    While there is reason to be optimistic about the economic outlook for APAC in 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a dark shadow, particularly in countries still deeply embroiled in the crisis. Read our latest APAC Deal Drivers report discover the M&A sectors leading the recovery across the region.

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    Market Spotlight: Restructuring in Russia, CIS, and CEE

    What lies ahead for dealmaking in Russia, CIS, and CEE now that COVID – at least in some markets – is beginning to subside? Have we already seen the worst or should we expect more liability management and debt restructuring deals going forward?

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    Market Spotlight: U.S. M&A Prospects For 2021 and Beyond

    Economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 panic has spurred a dramatic rise in mergers and acquisitions throughout the U.S. market. Datasite teamed up with Mergermarket to produce a webinar in which a panel of experts from across the industry offered their insights about what we can expect in the months ahead.

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    Focus on your deal success while we safeguard your data. Security is built into the very architecture of Datasite Diligence, ensuring it complies with the industry’s strictest certifications. And you can control your own confidentiality using permissions and the built-in security settings.

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    Market Spotlight: SPACs take off

    SPACs were without a doubt one of the biggest headlines in the corporate finance world in the past 12 months. The majority of the listings so far have taken place on US exchanges, but what about EMEA?

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    Expert Spotlight: Australia & New Zealand Deal Momentum

    M&A deal flow in Australia and New Zealand is expected to continue the rebound post COVID-19, driven by vaccine roll-out, capital availability, multinationals’ carve-outs, as well as the SPACs boom in overseas markets, according to industry experts speaking at a webinar hosted by Datasite and Mergermarket in late April.

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    TTR LATAM - May 2021 Report

    According to the monthly Datasite report in collaboration with TTR, the Latin American M&A market in Latin America saw a 26% increase at May 2021. Get the report to learn about the most active subsectors in the region and advisor and dealmaker league tables.

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    Market Spotlight: European Deal Momentum

    With the rollout of vaccines across Europe, many are hoping that life will soon start to return to normal – or at least a new form of normal. What does this mean for M&A in the region? What will drive deal momentum there?

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA Q1 2021

    After a volatile 2020, EMEA delivered a solid set of deal figures for the first three months of 2021. However, although M&A deal activity overall in EMEA rose in Q1 2021, it fluctuated across the region. What sectors and regions drove activity? And will it last?

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    Market Spotlight: Canada’s Evolving M&A Landscape

    As firms, funds, and investors within Canada adjust to the changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, M&A transactions are on the rise. In partnership with Mergermarket, Datasite gathered a panel of experts to discuss how those trends are likely to evolve.

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    New State of M&A: South Korea

    Although most South Korean practitioners today assess that the digital maturity and technological sophistication of the M&A process at their company and industry-wide is at a medium level, the majority do not expect their company will achieve a high level in five years’ time. Download this report to learn more.

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    TTR Iberian Market - April 2021 Report

    How is M&A in Spain and Portugal faring so far this year? Which sectors have been driving activity? And where might the opportunities exist going forward? Read the report to find out more details about the state of M&A in Iberia.

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    For all the advances that have been made, just how digitally mature and technologically sophisticated is the M&A, due diligence and asset marketing process for practitioners in North America? Our latest report answers these questions and more, as we surveyed 300 US and Canada based M&A practitioners from corporates, private equity firms, investments banks, law and professional services firms.

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    Legal Advisor Insights: Guiding Clients Through a Market Boom

    Datasite assembled a panel of legal experts to dissect current market conditions and what to expect in the months ahead for M&A and capital markets. Here are three takeaways from the discussion.

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    Inside the SPAC PIPE

    The PIPE, or private investment in public equity, is a critical step in the transformation of a blank check vehicle into an operating public company. Though PIPE offerings are hardly new to the capital markets, the recent rise in special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) has brought these capital raises along for the ride.

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    Four Key Ingredients to a Successful Buy-Side Process

    Much like a great recipe, a successful buy-side transaction is a skillful blend of key ingredients and execution. And the higher the quality of the ingredients, the better the end result. To develop Datasite Acquire, our dedicated buy-side platform, we interviewed hundreds of buyers to discover what those critical elements for a successful M&A process were. So, boiled down, what are they?

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    Market Spotlight: Deal Momentum across Australia and New Zealand

    Almost 40% of attendees at the recent ANZ Deal Momentum webinar hosted by Mergermarket and Datasite expect the high levels of dry powder and PE activity to drive M&A activity the most in 2021. Read this webinar recap blog to learn more.

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    Sell-Side Process Problems and Solutions

    Learn more about some of the most common sell-side process challenges and ways to overcome them.

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    Thriving in Investment Banking: Part 2

    For Junior Bankers, getting advice from more seasoned dealmakers is critical to career success. To promote this, Datasite has connected with a few successful investment bankers to hear what they have to say.

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    Legal Dealmakers Market Report: Capitalizing on Momentum

    Key findings from our 2021 global survey of 270+ M&A legal advisors.

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    Expert Spotlight: Greater China Deal Momentum

    Multiple drivers have fueled the momentum in China’s post-COVID M&A landscape, and are expected to continue to drive deal flow this year, including the Chinese government’s dual circulation initiatives, multinationals’ carve-outs, low-cost financing, SPACs boom, and others, according to industry experts speaking at a webinar hosted by Datasite and Mergermarket in March.

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    Four Things Sellers Should Think About When Selecting a Buyer

    It takes two to engage in an M&A deal, so it’s sometimes surprising that most of the focus has centered on buyer diligence. Now, with sellers very much in the driver’s seat, let’s take a look at four considerations that should be top of mind when they are selecting a buyer.

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    Riding the Wave: Legal Advisors Position for Market Momentum [Infographic]

    Datasite Legal Advisor Insights polled over 100 M&A legal advisors during a live webinar to find out their top challenges in 2021 and best practices for transaction management and due diligence in the months ahead. Polling conducted by Datasite and the American Bar Association (ABA) on April 12, 2021.

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    Market Spotlight: Focus on M&A Direction in Latin America

    Like most regions, Latin America has been dramatically impacted by the continuing global pandemic. The healthcare crisis has impacted consumer growth, but has also accelerated new FinTech opportunities. Read the summary of our recent live panel discussion on the LATAM market outlook, and check out the webinar replay to learn more.

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    Market Spotlight: SPACs are coming to Canada

    Initial public offerings of special purpose acquisition companies on Canada’s stock exchanges, which have so far paled in comparison to the frenetic pace of US SPAC issuance, will likely increase this year. Read more coverage from our recent M&A Momentum in Canada webinar in this article from Mergermarket editor Rachel Stone.

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    Highlights from the 2021 Future of Transaction Management Report

    Datasite surveyed 590+ dealmakers from every region, industry, and size to find out their top challenges in the new environment and key takeaways going forward. The survey was conducted by Datasite in February 2021.

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    TTR LATAM - April 2021 Report

    According to the monthly Datasite report in collaboration with TTR, the Latin American M&A market closed April of 2021 with an increase in the volume of transactions, compared with the same period of 2020. Download the report for analysis of the most active subsectors in the region, as well as the most noteworthy transactions in the cross-border segment.

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    Expert Spotlight on the Nordics

    Four M&A experts recently discussed dealmaking in the Nordic region, including trends for 2021, the impact of COVID-19 on the market, and the growing importance of technology in streamlining the M&A process.

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    Corporate Conversations: Buyer's Outlook

    In this video series, we sat down with corporate development experts to talk about what is top of mind for buyers.

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    Market Spotlight: Exploring Building M&A Momentum in Brazil

    After a challenging year for new deals, the Brazilian IPO market is picking up sharply - and driving a variety of changes in deal making. To take a closer look at these trends, Datasite, in partnership with Mergermarket, recently hosted a live webinar with a panel of local experts. Read the post-event blog and check out the replay for more.

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    Expert Spotlight on Benelux: SPACs, super sectors, and speeding up

    What trends, sectors, and operational shifts are shaping M&A in Benelux in 2021? Experts discussed these issues at a recent roundtable. Find out what they had to say.

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    Leveraging Technology to Drive a Successful SPAC Process

    In a recent Datasite & Pitchbook led webinar, 73% of participants said that they would consider SPACs as a viable exit option in the future. This backs recent sentiments, as SPACs continue to make news headlines nearly every day. Sponsors, advisors, and target companies flock to highlight the many advantages of the vehicle – including the ability to manage market risk effectively, and sidestep lengthy processes involved in a traditional IPO.

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    Market Spotlight: How to power the world's economic powerhouse in APAC

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, China has firmly cemented itself (again) as the world’s pre-eminent growth engine. How China’s energy market evolves in the years to come as its economy continues to mature will be critically important not only for the country itself, but for all of APAC.

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    Market Spotlight: Greater China Deal Momentum

    In this webinar, our panelists took stock of M&A activity in Hong Kong and Mainland China and discussed the outlook for the rest of the year. They also talked about Q1 2021 M&A activity and trends, as well as shared insights into sectors and sub-sectors that will present the most opportunities. Read this market spotlight blog post to learn more.

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    Five Common Mistakes Buyers Make and How to Avoid Them

    The post-COVID recovery is fully underway and sell-side M&A activity is running white-hot. For buyers, plenty of opportunities remain. But in an environment where valuations are hitting unprecedented heights, it’s more important than ever to stay focused and sidestep these five common mistakes.

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    Future of Transaction Management 2021: The Impact of COVID-19

    Key findings from our 2021 global corporate dealmaker survey.

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    The New State of M&A: DACH

    Most DACH practitioners believe that technologies such as AI and machine learning, blockchain, and CRM platforms could potentially have the most transformational impact on the M&A process. How else can technology help them?

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    The New State of M&A: United Kingdom

    The vast majority of UK M&A practitioners believe new technologies should enable greater analytical capability in the due diligence process over the next five years. How else can technology help them and in what areas?

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    New Feature: Enhanced Analytics for Datasite Diligence

    The Analytics in Datasite Diligence has you covered! Our capabilities are unmatched in the M&A market – and now we are making them even better. This release of analytics will include more intuitive navigation, redesigned dashboards, refreshed visualizations and more.

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    The New State of M&A: France

    Did you know that 71% of French practitioners believe due diligence on a successful deal will accelerate to one month or less in five years’ time? Learn how M&A will evolve in France by 2025 according to the results from our recent survey and case studies from BNP Paribas and Natixis.

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    Market Spotlight: Nordics Deal Momentum

    M&A in the Nordics recovered considerably in the final quarter of 2020, boosted by deal activity in the technology sector. Will the upward trend continue? Will technology continue to play a significant role for both investors and dealmakers?

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    Brazilian Beauty Services Company Goes Public

    Espaçolaser Becomes First Company of its Kind to Be Listed on the B3 Stock Exchange.

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    SPAC Bubble or Not: How to Assess Value and Opportunity

    The recipe for SPACs in 2020 mixed celebrity-backed blank checks with a bull market flush with capital and homebound investors hungry for growth returns. Last year’s activity was almost three times higher than the previous three years combined. At that pace there will be 400-450 new vehicles created in 2021, in an IPO market that typically brings 200-250 new companies to market.

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    Deal Drivers: AMERICAS FY 2020

    The Americas M&A market navigated a challenging year in 2020. Volatile stock markets and global economic disruption as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns and uncertainty saw declines of 14% in deal volume and 23% in deal value. Download this comprehensive review of M&A activity in the Americas to learn more about M&A activity in 2020.

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    Market Spotlight: Benelux Deal Momentum

    Although Benelux saw the M&A deal count decrease 17% yoy in 2o2o, dealmaking there rebounded in H2 and the region accounted for over 10% of the overall European deal count last year. Will Benelux maintain its resilience in 2021? What will be the keys to success?

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    New Feature: Project Inbox

    Project Inbox is unique to and only available from Datasite. And, most importantly to you, its going to improve the lives of everyone on the deal team. MDs, VPs and others on a deal team can now email any files they need loaded directly into the project. So can clients!

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    Your Questions Answered: All About SPACs

    We talked to several industry experts about all thing SPACs. Listen to these audio clips to hear what they had to say about the rising interest in SPACs and if they are here to stay.

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    The New State of M&A: The Nordics

    What does the M&A process look like today, and how might technology and accelerating digitization change the dealmaking process over the coming years in the Nordics?

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    2021 Q2 M&A Outlook

    Europe is expected to see the most M&A activity over the next 12 months, ahead of Asia-Pacific and North America, as a post-pandemic deal frenzy revs up. What else will impact global dealmaking this year? Datasite surveyed 180 global finance, accounting and corporate development professionals (director level and above) to find out. Here’s what they had to say.

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    TTR Reports Hub

    A series of spotlight reports produced in partnership with Datasite.

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    Your Essential Documents Checklist for SPAC Transactions

    A secure, easy to use document repository built for sensitive transactions helps position SPAC founders, investors, and potential targets for the best possible outcomes. To help you prepare, here is a checklist of the documents and information you are most likely to need in your data room for your SPAC or De-Spac transaction.

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    More than a Craze: Exploring the Past & Future of SPACs

    2020 was a breakout year for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). Investors, sponsors, and target companies realize the numerous market advantages of taking a company public via a SPAC. The faster timelines, reduced pricing risk, and the opportunity to work with experienced management teams make the vehicle a viable exit option. In this infographic, we take a look at the recent rising trend in SPACs as an exit option, and how long it may last.

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    Market Spotlight: The New PE Landscape in Europe

    COVID has changed so many things for dealmakers. How has this affected PE in Europe? What lies ahead? Is tech now a constant in the industry?

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    Datasite Roundtable Dives into Buy-side M&A and Corporate Development Trends

    The world is gradually reopening, and M&A Americas activity is up 21% the last six months YoY. Valuations are soaring, making it tricky for top buyers to succeed. In a recent webinar, a panel of corporate development leaders explored how dealmakers are navigating today’s landscape. Read on to learn where the risks and opportunities lie.

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    Corporate Development: Q1 2021 Americas Outlook

    With sky-high M&A valuations, a SPAC feeding frenzy, and a market showing no signs of slowing down, corporate buyers must determine best strategies for 2021. Based on our proprietary data and polling results from our recent Buyer's Circle webinar, this infographic takes a look at what is top of mind.

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    Transforming the Deal Marketing Process White Paper

    How to improve efficiency and reduce errors in the marketing of M&A assets

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    The New State of M&A: Australia and New Zealand

    ANZ practitioners believe areas such as deal preparation, sourcing, and due diligence – the most time-consuming phase – could be enhanced most by new technologies and digitization. Indeed, most ANZ practitioners expect technology to enable greater analytical capability, and security, in the diligence process over the next five years. Download this report to learn more.

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    TTR Iberian Market - Feb 2021 Report

    Transactional Track Record's Monthly M&A Report covering Spain & Portugal provides the latest data with a breakdown of deal activity by sector, alongside coverage of Private Equity and Venture Capital investments. League tables in the final pages of the report rank the top legal and financial advisors by the volume of deals announced in 2021.

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    Market Spotlight: Semiconductor technology at a crossroads in EMEA

    The semiconductor sector has been at an inflection point for a number of years. As the digitalization trend continues to transform industries and geographies across the world, what lies ahead for the sector in terms of M&A in EMEA?

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA FY 2020

    EMEA M&A rebounded in 2020 on the back of a strong H2. Which sectors saw the most activity by value and volume? Why did some sectors and regions fare better than others? Will the upward trend continue in 2021?

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    Deal Drivers APAC FY 2020

    The dust has finally settled on 2020, a year shaped by the first major, deadly pandemic in more than a century. Read this Deal Drivers APAC FY 2020 report and see why the growth outlook for the region offers grounds for optimism.

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    Market Spotlight: Datasite and PitchBook Webinar Examines Exit Opportunities in Private Equity

    As we move forward after a historically chaotic year in private equity dealmaking, dry powder is at an all-time high, and fundraising has dramatically increased. Read on to learn what our panel of PE experts revealed about current exit opportunities and risks during our recent webinar spotlight, presented with PitchBook.

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    Redefining M&A Dealmaking in 2021

    After a turbulent year, we're seeing real signs that deal-making is on the rebound. M&A will likely lead the charge in powering the recovery in the year ahead. More than ever, 2021 will be shaped by innovative transactions and targeted industries. Download the infographic now for more insights into the new Americas M&A landscape, drawn from audience polling during our recent webinar with Financial Times.

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    Private Equity: Exit Trends for 2021

    Private Equity has weathered the storm, with mounds of dry power still at play, accelerated fundraising activity and a variety of exit options on the table. Datasite had the chance to explore some recent trends via our partnership with PitchBook and conversations with PE dealmakers.

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    The New Americas M&A Landscape Webinar Points the Way Ahead

    We’re now well into the new year, and it’s not too early to see some green shoots sprouting. Read insights from our recent view of the new Americas M&A landscape.

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    Surveying the State of Private Equity

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then we can assume private equity (PE) dealmakers have come up with some inventive strategies over the past year. As businesses scrambled to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020, many PE firms found themselves putting conventional exit plans on hold. With traditional sales and IPOs basically off the table in many sectors, it was time to get creative. And PE did just that.

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    Essential Tips from an Experienced Dealmaker

    In this chat we are joined by both Axel Kirstetter (VP, Product Marketing) and Charles Shannon (VP, Corporate Development) of Datasite as they outline essential tips for novice dealmakers. As you watch you will learn how unique software and technology can empower you with current and future deals.

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    Market Spotlight: The New NPL Landscape in Europe

    Although the last financial crisis was over a decade ago, many European countries are still dealing with the resulting burden of NPLs that built up during that time. Will the current crisis see something similar for NPLs? Find out how COVID, capital, and computers are shaping the NPL landscape in Europe.

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    Right-fitting the Q&A Process

    Q&A is one of the most challenging parts of the M&A due diligence process, and often misunderstood. Datasite improves the experience through one easy to use interface, enabling faster communication and more reliable tracking.

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    Greater Q&A Automation for All Deal Sizes

    Q&A is a complicated process, traditionally managed via email & spreadsheets. Datasite improves Q&A through one easy to use interface, enabling faster communication and more reliable tracking.

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    Invest in Insight: Private Equity Market Brief on Exits

    With market data provided by PitchBook, our latest private equity market brief on exits reveals that dealmakers are ready for the post-COVID era and are preparing to market and close deals as soon as valuations accelerate.,

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    Our 3 Biggest VDR Tips for Life Sciences Companies

    Based on our experience with over 1,400 healthcare transactions a year, we have compiled our 3 biggest tips to successfully utilizing a VDR.

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    4 Key Considerations for Corporate Development in a post-COVID-19 World

    COVID-19 has upended the way corporate dealmakers approach transaction management, according to audience polling and panelist insights during our recent Future of Transaction Management panel. Based on the discussion, here are four questions every corporate development team should consider before embarking on their next transaction.

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    Top Challenges in M&A Deal Marketing

    Insights from Datasite’s Global Survey on top challenges in the M&A deal marketing process, including recommendations to drive efficiency in the process.

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    Seizing the Moment: M&A Lawyers Prepare for 2021 [Infographic]

    Corporate lawyers faced unexpected challenges and market vulnerability as dealmakers in 2020. In our legal webinar, Unexpected Lessons in M&A, our expert panel and hundreds of legal advisors shared their experiences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and expectations for 2021. Based on audience polling, here are key takeaways.

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    21 Ways to Thrive in Investment Banking for 2021

    With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it is good to take a step back and think about what we have learned from top dealmakers on succeeding in the industry. As part of our #Iblifehacks series, we have compiled a list of 21 themes, courtesy of your industry peers and leaders, that every young banker should consider as they look to progress their career this year and beyond.

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    Brexit: The deal is done. But what about your data room?

    On December 31, 2020, the UK finally left the European Union. Now that the deal is finally done, how does this affect data regulation and, most importantly, your data room?

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    The Privacy Shield has been invalidated. Is my data still safe?

    The Court of Justice for the European Union recently invalidated the use of Privacy Shield Framework. What is the Privacy Shield? Why was it invalidated? And is my data still safe without it?

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    Brexit Checklist: Is your data room still compliant?

    The UK left the EU on December 31, 2020. Businesses in the UK and EU need to ensure they are complying with the correct regulations with regards to data transfers to the UK or EU in 2021. What needs to be in place for your data room to be compliant?

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    New Feature: Set Your VDR Progress Reports on Automatic

    Datasite is the only data room that lets you schedule progress reports down to the five-minute mark. That combined with our rapid data refresh rates ensure your reports are always fresh.

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    Datasite for Startups

    Extend your team and add professional polish with Datasite – your partner for every stage of your growth journey.

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    Agility, Resilience, and Speed – A Reflection on 2020 for M&A Legal Advisors

    COVID-19 disrupted transaction management for corporate lawyers across the globe in 2020 – resulting in greater reliance on digital technology, truncated due diligence timelines, and a general acceptance that markets will remain unsettled for the foreseeable future. Still, the expert panelists assembled for our recent Unexpected Lessons in M&A legal webinar, a partnership with the ABA, are unanimously optimistic heading into 2021.

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    Taking the Temperature of the Healthcare Sector

    A series of insightful videos from your peers and leaders.

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    #iblifehacks: Thriving in Investment Banking in 2021

    Season 2 of our #iblifehacks video series features Investment Banking pros from across the Americas – sharing their valuable advice on making it in today’s evolving and fast-paced work environment.

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    Enabling Deal Marketing in a Remote-working World

    The fact is, deals are not dead. Whether it be opportunistic investments, a continuation of Pre-COVID-2019 transactions, debt refinancing or restructuring, there is still market activity that requires the right tools to get deals done.

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    2021 M&A Outlook [Infographic]

    More than half of 200 accounting, finance and corporate development professionals surveyed by Datasite say they expect deal volume to increase next year. And while the possibility of tax and trade policy changes helped spur M&A activity in the second half of 2020, the availability of a safe COVID-19 vaccine is expected to have the biggest effect on M&A in 2021.

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    Deal Drivers: A Series of M&A Market Spotlight Reports

    Find out how M&A is faring across the globe in our spotlight reports, examining local market activity in EMEA, the Americas, and APAC, including M&A trends, top deals and bidders, future challenges, and sector-specific information.

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    Dealmaking in 2020: The Year in Review

    2020 was a year that will never be forgotten. Everything changed, including the way M&A is done. This infographic provides insights into trends and activity metrics of projects executed in our platform in the Americas this year - along with predictions from our CEO, Rusty Wiley, on what’s to come in 2021.

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    7 Myths About Private Equity Dealmaking and Digital Due Diligence

    Private Equity dealmaking and digital due diligence myths are busted in a recent Datasite and PitchBook report.

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    3 tips for a secondary listing on HKEX

    An IPO is perhaps the most important event a company will engage in. With the help of experts, we gathered three tips that could help your company streamline the HKEX listing process. Download this checklist to learn more.

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    Local Spotlight: M&A Deal Drivers in Japan - Pulse of the Market

    As of Q3 2020, Japan dealmaking saw a surge in activity, spurred by a rebound in domestic M&A and an uptick in crossborder deals. Learn more about the pulse of the M&A market in Japan from this webinar recap story..

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    Deal Drivers: AMERICAS Q3 2020

    After a tough year and a hard-fought U.S. election, M&A activity in the Americas is at a crossroads. How can we know which industries will recover the fastest? How will trends like consolidation impact the landscape? Which regions offer unique opportunities? Get the insights you need in this Q3 market report.

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    Deal Drivers: APAC Q3 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic may have begun in the Asia Pacific region, but its impacts there have varied hugely. The economic impacts of the pandemic are proving just as varied as its progression rates. Activity has dipped everywhere, but some economies are bouncing back more quickly. Learn more from the latest Deal Drivers APAC report.

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    Deal Drivers: EMEA Q3 2020

    Our latest report on mergers and acquisitions trends in EMEA, looks closely at what has driven deals across the region in Q3 2020 and whether a recovery is in the cards any time soon.

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    The New State of M&A: 2020-2025

    How will technology impact M&A in the future? What tools will be most transformational? Do the views of practitioners vary by region? Based on the views of 2,235 global practitioners across 49 markets, our global and regional reports from the Americas, EMEA, and APAC examine the current and future state of M&A, through case studies and detailed analysis, and including full survey results.

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    Deal Drivers AMERICAS HY 2020

    It’s an unprecedented time for M&A in the Americas. COVID-19 has disrupted the entire region, and M&A activity fell sharply in the first half of the year. Already though, trends have begun to emerge that offer clues about the trajectory of the recovery in different countries and industries.

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    Deal Drivers APAC HY 2020

    Our new Deal Drivers report takes a close look at M&A in H1 2020 across Asia Pacific. Published in partnership with Mergermarket, this report provides insight into key trends, and region and sector activity.

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    Deal Drivers EMEA HY 2020

    Our new Deal Drivers report takes a close look at M&A in H1 2020 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Published in partnership with Mergermarket, this report provides insight into key trends, and region and sector activity.

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    Deal Drivers: Australia & New Zealand 2020

    Australia and New Zealand have been among the countries most lauded for their COVID-19 response, with rapid measures preventing widespread outbreaks of the disease. Nonetheless, as is the case elsewhere, the shutdown has made a severe economic impact, which the region could find challenging to bounce back from. Learn more about the trends that will enable M&A recovery down under in this new report.

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    Deal Drivers: Mainland China 2020

    The outbreak of coronavirus at the end of 2019 and the subsequent lockdown measures taken in China during the first quarter of 2020 had a major cooling effect on M&A activity in the country. Read this report and learn about the top deals, activities, and trends driving dealmaking across China.

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    Deal Drivers: South America H1 2020

    With countries across the continent largely in lockdown, economic activity slowed significantly and practical difficulties such as restrictions on travel and meetings represented basic obstacles to dealmaking.

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    Deal Drivers: Nordics 2020

    M&A activity in the Nordics declined in Q1 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated. Has the disruption sunk hopes of a 2020 rebound in Nordic dealmaking? Find out in our latest spotlight report.

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    Deal Drivers: Mexico H1 2020

    As the Mexican economy begins emerging from COVID-19 lockdown, dealmakers have plenty of questions about what comes next. Reviewing the numbers from last quarter, we can already start to see answers. Learn more in the Mexico H1 Deal Drivers Report.

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    Deal Drivers: Italy, Spain & Portugal 2020

    With much of Italy, Spain and Portugal locked down since early March, pursuing M&A activity has been challenging on both strategic and practical levels. How will M&A in the region fare going forward? Find out in our latest spotlight report.

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    Deal Drivers: Brazil Q1 2020

    Just a few months ago, Brazil’s economy looked to be on a historic upswing. Now, a global pandemic and political uncertainty are shaking up dealmakers’ best-laid plans. Get the details in the latest Deal Drivers Report for Brazil (Q1).

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    Deal Drivers: DACH 2020

    M&A in DACH appears to have weathered the COVID-19 crisis better than many of its neighbors. Our latest Deal Drivers spotlight report focuses on M&A trends in DACH, and examines the state of the market and what lies ahead.

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    Deal Drivers: Canada Q1 2020

    Market conditions are shifting the playing field for Canadian businesses. With high levels of household debt and a natural resources-dependent economy, what may the road to recovery look like? Find out in the latest Datasite report.

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    Deal Drivers: Japan Q1 2020

    Despite the devastation caused by COVID-19 in the first quarter of 2020, Japanese M&A was not hit as hard as expected. Learn more about the activities driving M&A deals in Japan in our latest Deal Drivers report.

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    Deal Drivers: Southeast Asia & India Q1 2020

    Published in collaboration with Mergermarket, this Deal Drivers report revealed that deal volume across Southeast Asia and India was down almost 18% in Q1 2020 compared to the previous quarter, but value jumped 40% over the same period.

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