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A virtual data room (VDR) is an online, secure space that serves as an archive of business documents. It permits the exchange of data between parties in a safe environment. It helps companies conduct due diligence in M&A transactions, loan syndication, and venture capital and private equity deals. VDRs are also a viable alternative to physical datarooms for the storage of documents in the event of disaster or when resources are limited.

When mergers or acquisitions are made, an enormous amount of information will be shared between parties. This includes sensitive corporate documents and intellectual properties. To ensure compliance and privacy, this information must be secured. A VDR simplifies communication, safeguards data and ensures compliance. When choosing a VDR make sure you choose one that is fully integrated with your IT systems and workflows for business. Firmex is a great option that can be customized to meet your specific needs and offers highly adaptable interfaces. Choose a provider that offers 24/7/365 support and has the industry knowledge to understand your business’s processes.

Be sure to verify that the VDR you are considering supports the ability to set permissions in granular ways depending on roles of the user and what they should know. It should also support MFA and user login monitoring to monitor device, IP and location for unauthorised access. It should also come with a range of reporting tools that can help your team draw insights from the VDR’s data. Last but not least, ensure that the platform is simple to use for both you and your potential buyer or investor.