Here is the December 11th issue of SecureDocs Virtual Data Room's Market Insights By the Numbers. A weekly review of top industry transactions, security news, insights into the SecureDocs Virtual Data Room, and a weekly wrap up of complementary resources, courtesy of SecureDocs. Enjoy!
Fundraising and Transaction News
That's the amount of venture capital invested in the healthcare sector so far this year, which is already $2B more than 2014. Good news for early stage companies, they received the majority of the funding, including multiple rounds valued at $50++. [PitchBook]
That's the value of the 405 IT M&A Deals closed in Q3. And, insights suggest that there is no sign of this trend slowing anytime soon. Because with increasing decentralization, it's only likely to rev up moving forward. [RSM]
That's the amount of the 238 Canadian private equity transactions through Q3 of this year. Which is a slight 2% decrease from last year, but still boasting an increase in total value- bringing all private equity deals to record levels. [PitchBook]
That was the proposed amount for the Staples-Office Depot merger that was brought to a screeching halt on Monday by federal regulators who claim that this deal would have too many negative financial implications for big business customers. [SunSentinel]
£1.46 Million - £3.14 Million
That's the average range that most British businesses spent on security breaches last year. With attacks becoming more and more common many firms are starting to make cybersecurity a serious part of their annual budgets. [misco.co.uk]
That's the amount of capital now under India's Nexus Venture Partners' management, since the announcement of it's fourth fund, worth $450M. The newest fund will be invested in seed and early-stage deals, with an eye on retail, financial services, health & education in the consumer space, as well as promising enterprise companies. [TechCrunch]
That's how much was raised by a total of 79 IPOs on US exchanges in 2015. Making this the lowest year on record since 2010. But, there is a silver lining for the life science sector- they owned more than half of the list. [Fortune]
SecureDocs Virtual Data Room Insights
That's the percent of SecureDocs Virtual Data Room users ensuring that there information is secure by utilizing 2 Factor Authentication. Taking the time to add this one step can mean protecting your business from monstrous data breaches, and saving millions of dollars in potential damages-just ask Target.
SecureDocs Weekly Resource Wrap up
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