Recent Posts by Andy Silverman

M&A Due Diligence Trends for 2020

M&A due diligence is the process of uncovering the financial, legal, and operational risks that both parties may incur as a result of the transaction. Due diligence during an M&A transaction ensures that the buyer and seller can make a fully informed decision and can agree on a fair price for the deal.

While the basic purpose of M&A due diligence has remained the same over the years, the methods and technology behind due diligence are constantly evolving as new best practices emerge. In this article, we’ll discuss the future of M&A due diligence in 2020 and the latest trends you should be aware of.

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Meet Dena Watkins, Marketing Specialist

At SecureDocs, our employees come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, each with a unique set of skills and talents that align with our overall mission of providing simple, smart document management solutions.

We’re proud of the team we’ve assembled, and we think it’s about time you get to know the people that are innovative, agile, and committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers.

This month we’re catching up with Dena Watkins, Marketing Specialist at SecureDocs. Dena is a key member of the SecureDocs Marketing team, and plays a significant role in coordinating industry events, designing marketing materials, and managing projects.

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Using Acquisition to Supplement Business Growth

The vast majority of companies would like to grow and become more profitable—but achieving that goal is much easier said than done.

Even the most effective sales and marketing campaigns can take years to pay off. Meanwhile, expanding into a new area or offering a new product can be a highly risky endeavor, particularly if there are already competitors present in that space.

In the face of these problems and questions, more and more organizations are choosing to acquire other companies in order to drive business growth.

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When to Sell Your Business - Part 2: Timing Considerations

Wondering when to sell your business? You’re not alone. A variety of factors, both in and out of your control, play into the decision of selling your business at a particular time.

Although it’s impossible to predict the future, you can make smarter decisions about when to sell your business, based on the information available to you and the trends that you observe.

In our previous article, we discussed the different factors that buyers are looking for at each stage of your startup: early, middle, and late. This article will continue the discussion by going over the different timing considerations for when to sell your business: the larger M&A market, your company’s industry or sector, and finally your company itself.

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When to Sell Your Business - Part 1: What Buyers Are Looking For

Knowing when to sell your business is a delicate art. Not only does selling your business depend on the health and internal workings of your company, it also depends on external factors over which you have little to no control—macroeconomic trends, buyers’ attitudes toward M&A, and more.

Despite these challenges, the good news is that you can take steps to position yourself optimally for a future acquisition. By knowing what buyers are looking for at each stage, you’ll have a better understanding of the right time to sell your business.

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Why Tech Companies Choose SecureDocs Virtual Data Room

As technology companies experience rapid growth and expansion, having proper tools and protocols in place is essential in helping the business scale. Securely storing, managing, and sharing confidential company information can be a constant concern, whether you’re ramping up for an IPO launch, preparing for M&A activity, or simply looking to keep your most important documents organized in one central location. All of that can be solved with the right virtual data room solution.

Here are some of the reasons technology companies love using SecureDocs Virtual Data Room to quickly, easily, and securely store and access information about their employees, their business, and more.

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M&A, IPOs, and Startups: 2019 Recap and 2020 Projections

A few months ago, we took a look at the M&A highlights from the first half of 2019. Now that the year is drawing to a close, it’s time to see what the second half of 2019 has brought while casting an eye toward the future. In this article, we’ll take a look at M&A activity, IPOs, and startups, wrapping up 2019 and making predictions for 2020.

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Top SecureDocs Blog Posts from 2019

As 2019 winds down and we inch closer to 2020, it’s important to look back and reflect on the last 12 months. A lot has transpired in the world of mergers and acquisitions and across the financial landscape, and the SecureDocs blog has provided insights and updates along the way.

This article covers some of the 2019 highlights from the Official SecureDocs Blog, including posts on M&A activity, venture capital news, the importance of due diligence, resources for investment bankers, and more.

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Meet Chris Hudson, Account Manager

At SecureDocs, our employees come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, each with a unique set of skills and talents that align with our overall mission of providing simple, smart document management solutions.

We’re proud of the team we’ve assembled, and we think it’s about time you get to know the people that are innovative, agile, and committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers.

This month we’re catching up with Chris Hudson, Account Manager at SecureDocs. Chris plays an important role at SecureDocs, helping customers get their virtual data rooms up and running, as well as providing ongoing customer support.

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How to Structure a Virtual Data Room for M&A Transactions

Filing cabinets and other paper-based processes have quickly become antiquated methods of storing and sharing information, with digital file storage now the norm. But with potential M&A buyers located halfway across the planet, how can you ensure that all parties can view the documents they need without the risk of a devastating data breach?

Virtual data rooms are secure online repositories for sharing and storing confidential files, such as documents needed for an M&A transaction. By enabling document sharing while placing appropriate restrictions on user access, VDRs facilitate the M&A due diligence process.

For maximum efficacy, VDRs need to be carefully structured and organized. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about structuring a virtual data room for M&A transactions.

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