High Octane: Data Fuels New Era of Investment for Healthcare Industry

Healthcare information is both massive and highly complex. According to management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, patients will generate an estimated gigabyte of health data every day by 2020, from MRI scans to clinical trials. This flood of information represents both a challenge and an opportunity for healthcare companies that have the big data skills.

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4 Biggest Digital Health Mergers in 2018

There has been a great deal of merger and acquisition activity within the healthcare industry this year. These deals include mergers between hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical firms, and an array of other healthcare-oriented technology companies.

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2017 M&A Outlook

With 2015 being one of the best years mergers and acquisitions (M&A)-wise in quite some time, 2016 has been a colossal disappointment in comparison. But, despite the number of high value, experts and analysts are feeling pretty optimistic about the M&A outlook for 2017. Here are the latest rumblings on what to expect:

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The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions of 2016

This year, a lot of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) ended up falling apart. However, even though this year was not as strong as the prior year, there were still plenty of high value transactions. There continues to be consolidation among firms in technology, healthcare, life sciences, and communications, but plenty of other industries saw some fairly large deals as well. Here are some of the more noteworthy transactions that occurred:

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How to Do Due Diligence for Healthcare

Due diligence is a critical phase of a lot of business transactions, especially when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. Of course, due diligence investigations are also of tremendous importance in the healthcare sector, as the associated transactions are quite often of enormous value. Although the due diligence process really should not vary too drastically from one sector to the next, certain industries do have specific ways of doing things. Here are some tips on how to do due diligence for healthcare:

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Venture Capital Trends in Biotech

Last year, venture capital funding for the biotechnology sector reached record levels, which obviously caused the broader medical category to reach a new high as well. Even though many markets began to experience declines toward the end of last year and are continuing to witness these declines this year, it does not look like the same is true for biotechnology. Granted, there was a flurry of IPO activity in the early months of 2015 that likely will not repeat itself this year, but corporate venture capital and corporate equity investors appear poised to continue to bolster the surging biotech sphere. The following aspects of biotech seem particularly attractive to investors right now:

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Market Insights By The Numbers: February 19, 2016

Here is the February 19th 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!

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WHERE HACKERS ARE HEADED IN 2016

At the end of the calendar year, analysts enjoy reflecting on the year’s biggest news stories to identify the most prevalent trends and patterns and predict potential activity in the future. This obviously includes assessing the economy as a whole, evaluating specific business sectors, and carefully examining some very discrete issues. One increasingly hot topic relates to data security and significant breaches. It seems like virtually everyone is susceptible to an attack these days. As a consequence, it is imperative for companies, government offices, and individuals to take measures to protect important data.

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Biotech IPOs Roaring Along: How a Virtual Data Room Can Help

Lately, there has been relatively slow IPO activity in virtually all sectors, except for one. Last year and so far this year, the health care sector, with biotechnology leading the way, has had the most IPOs, and it doesn’t look like it is about to slow down. For many companies, the IPO process can seem daunting because there are copious details to consider and numerous items to handle. However, it doesn’t have to be a mad dash to the finish or an overly stressful ordeal. Careful planning and diligent preparation will ensure a smooth and (at least somewhat) less stressful IPO. Here are some important ways that using a virtual data room can facilitate the process:

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Why Small and Mid-Sized Companies Remain Vulnerable to Data Breaches

Small and mid-sized businesses are far from exempt when it comes to data breaches, and in many ways remain much more vulnerable than the large fortune 500 companies that we hear about in the media-most of those companies have policies, software, and procedures in place to protect them should a breach occur, and many small businesses don't, but should. In fact, 43% of these businesses have reported experiencing a data breach in the last 3 years, with 29% of those breaches involving external business partners, executive teams are taking notice. The majority of business leaders now understand that a data breach is considerable risk to their business, and measures must be taken in order to protect against attacks.

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