Here is the December 25th 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
US$4 Trillion+ (Yes, that's with a "T")
That's the value 2015 saw in global mergers and acquisitions. Good news for boardrooms everywhere- this upward trend is expected to continue well into 2016. [M&A Leadership Council]
That's the amount invested into the Unicorn Club during 2015. But, with the median deal size this year being $158M and six deals of at least $1B, this trend is NOT likely to continue into 2016. Resources are tapped out, for the most part. Well, unless you are Uber apparently-they reportedly have a multi-billion dollar round in the works! [Pitchbook]
That's the amount that Chinese companies have completed in direct US investment during 2015, for the third year in a row! A trend that is poised to continue into 2016 as US tech startup continue to look to China for funding. [Shanghai Daily]
That's the amount that Nutanix plans to raise in what could be the first IPO for Silicon Valley of 2016. But, time will tell if they can actually pull off what in 2016 what they failed to do in 2015, complete their IPO. [Silicon Valley Business Journal]
That's the amount that cyber-crime reportedly cost the UK in 2015. With no signs of cyber attacks slowing down we should expect to see increase spending and efforts globally to combat attacks. [Lexology]
That's the amount in Slack's corporate venture capital fund. But, this fund isn't focused on buying up the competition. It's goal is to help micro companies build apps to work with the companies 2MM users. [Breitbart]
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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December 21: Where Hackers Are Headed in 2016
December 23: What is a Virtual Data Room? (Part 1 of 2)
Due Diligence Checklist
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