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SecureDocs has been enhanced with two new customer-requested features to help save time and further streamline the deal process. The ability to download a complete data room archive in one click, at any time. And the option to have all files and folders automatically alphabetized for quick, easy searching and viewing. Read on to learn more.


Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be convoluted and time-consuming transactions, and countless issues could crop up at many points during the deal. This is true irrespective of the value or complexity of the transaction, as there are always a ton of details to iron out for any firm purchasing or joining forces with another. There is obviously no way to avoid every potential issue, but there are certainly steps that can be taken to significantly reduce their likelihood and/or impact. Here are some of the most important ways to effectively manage the risks inherent in M&A:


Sourcing deals, whether a company is seeking a merger, an acquisition, initial or additional investors, partners, suppliers, or more clients, requires discipline, patience, and keen business acumen. In virtually all sectors, there is ample competition, although some spaces are more inundated and thus fierce than others. As a result, some startup founders and inexperienced entrepreneurs are so desperate to build the business that they do not evaluate prospective deals with the rigorous scrutiny they should be applying. There is understandable concern that another good deal may not surface, and thus it is often tempting to jump at the first opportunity that presents itself, especially when it comes to M&A deals. Of course, even the pickiest, most diligent researchers may think they have scored a great deal, but as the process unfolds, it may prove otherwise. In any situation, company leaders must not be afraid to simply walk away. Here are 4 signs that walking away from a deal may be the best idea:


Building a business and then selling it for a heap of cash is virtually every entrepreneur's dream. But, after devoting hours every week, for likely years on end, to creating that dream, it can be a bit jarring once the deal officially closes and your business is no longer actually your business. This uncertainty may lead to seller's remorse, but it doesn't have to go that way. Here is how to avoid regretting the decision:


The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the U.S. and abroad. And, with the continued success of many well-known and plenty of other not as well-known startups reaching valuations worth billions or tens of billions of dollars, that eager drive to innovate surely will not dissipate any time soon. Granted, for every startup that manages to do well, there are countless others that do not have such luck. But, this should not deter anyone with a good idea, solid financial backing, and a willingness to work hard. Here are 5 of the most valuable and unstoppable startups currently making headlines:


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