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  • 01/03/2019

    Blog

    New England Groundview: Corporates "Always on the Run"

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | IPO & Equity Offerings | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    In this latest Groundview installment, we ask Miguel Gomez what key due diligence and M&A trends he's seeing on the ground in New England, and how clients are using DatasiteOne to get ahead of the competition.

     

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  • 01/02/2019

    White Paper

    Seven Critical M&A Transaction Mistakes

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Successful completion of large-scale M&A transactions is a complex process. Companies often make common mistakes that can negatively impact M&A transactions. Access the white paper today so you can avoid these critical M&A transaction mistakes and secure a successful deal.

     

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  • 12/17/2018

    Brochure

    Challenges and Solutions in Industrials Due Diligence

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Complex carveouts, sensitive technology and intellectual property (IP) sharing issues, an increasingly complex global regulatory environment, litigious shareholders, and emerging market manufacturers and suppliers all present unique challenges for M&A professionals in today’s Industrials landscape. Learn how Merrill DatasiteOne can help you navigate them successfully.

     

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  • 12/17/2018

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - December 2018

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    The December M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a focus on numbers, movements and current trends. This edition offers insights into global regional trends, private equity buyouts and exits as well as insightful sector analysis.

     

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  • 12/17/2018

    Report

    8 Tech Myths About Industrials M&A

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Technology has hit the industrials sector with force, creating tidal waves of change. To better understand how this change flows into merger & acquisitions, we polled 175 dealmakers and compiled their answers into a comprehensive infographic debunking common myths.

     

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  • 12/14/2018

    Brochure

    Merrill DatasiteOne for Shareholder Relationship Management

    Other | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill DatasiteOne enables Investor Relations professionals to share important documents with shareholders as part of a proactive, targeted and transparent approach to managing shareholder relationships.

     

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  • 12/13/2018

    Article

    Innovation Is Transforming M&A

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Originally appearing in the Nov/Dec issue of Middle Market Growth, Merrill Corporation's Mark Williams, Chief Revenue Officer, Americas explains the four technology trends that are impacting dealmaking. Disruptive technology allows forward-thinking deal makers to thrive by utilizing the best elements of innovation to complete deals securely, quickly and successfully.

     

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  • 12/12/2018

    Blog

    Six Sure-fire Steps to Career Dominance

    Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Everyone’s got advice – your grandpa, your neighbor, your taxi driver, your mom… it’s non-stop. When it comes to building your career, isn’t it time to kill the noise and go straight to someone who has been there, done that and made bank? That’s what Merrill Corporation thought, so we assembled an all-star panel of dealmakers for a Merrill Insight™ Live breakfast focused on Turbo Charging Your Wall Street Career.

     

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  • 12/12/2018

    Video

    Your Questions Answered - Bonus Q&A from our Industrials M&A Panel

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Where will most divestitures come from next year? Is R&W Insurance worth the time and money? What makes an attractive target for mid-to-large private equity firms? These are some of the additional audience questions we tackled in the follow up to our lively Industrials M&A Video panel.

     

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  • 12/11/2018

    Report

    4 things you should know about the Future of Due Diligence

    Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    The future of due diligence is here - or is it? This infographic explores four key takeaways from Merrill Insight™ audience polling on where the due diligence industry is headed.

     

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  • 12/11/2018

    Brochure

    DatasiteOne Feature Map

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merger and acquisition opportunities arise quickly. DatasiteOne is built for rapid, secure implementation no matter the size or complexity of the deal and content requirements.

     

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  • 12/11/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table November 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

     

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  • 12/10/2018

    Blog

    DatasiteOne - Trusted partner by EY to help you secure deal success

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Hear how Ernst & Young Solutions LLP partnered with Merrill to overcome some of their biggest due diligence challenges.

     

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  • 12/07/2018

    Brochure

    11 timely due diligence questions for industrial professionals

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Stay on top of industrials due diligence best practices. Download the top questions to ask yourself.

     

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  • 12/06/2018

    Video

    The DAK Group Experience: How Merrill DatasiteOne helped the firm streamline their due diligence process

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    We recently caught up with Ari Fuchs, Director at The DAK Group, to ask about his experience with Merrill DatasiteOne. Hear what he has to say.

     

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  • 12/06/2018

    Webinar

    Merrill Insight™ Video - 2019 Industrial M&A Outlook: Webinar Playback

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill DataSite®

    What's coming down the pipeline for 2019 Industrial M&A? Benchmark yourself against peers and watch panelists discuss big picture drivers, answer audience questions, and tackle topical due diligence best practices in this latest installment of our Merrill Insight series.

     

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  • 12/03/2018

    White Paper

    7 common critical mistakes in deal-making

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Failure to adhere to key business principles places both buyers and sellers at risk of capsizing even the best potential transaction. Merrill has distilled seven common mistakes that we have seen sink deals, which are compiled in this white paper. See what these critical mistakes might be, and mitigate the risks that might derail even the most viable M&A opportunity.

     

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  • 12/03/2018

    Brochure

    Selecting a Virtual Data Room (VDR) for Due Diligence Checklist

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    When choosing a virtual data room for due diligence, speed in set-up, security, and ease of use are key evaluation criteria. Download this checklist to ensure success when choosing a VDR platform and partner.

     

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  • 11/29/2018

    White Paper

    Closing the gap in deal-making – Why synergy savings matter

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Synergy savings matter - the collaboration of both buyers and sellers in leveraging information resources and tools will determine how quickly they are able to identify the hidden gems in the deal.

     

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  • 11/26/2018

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - November 2018

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    The November M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a focus on numbers, movements and current trends. This edition offers insights into global regional trends, private equity buyouts and exits as well as insightful sector analysis.

     

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  • 11/20/2018

    Report

    Merrill Insight | Shareholder Activism Infographic

    Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Shareholder activism is on the rise with activist events hitting record levels in 2018. Over 200+ executives shared what's top of mind and what to consider for a successful long-term shareholder relationship management strategy. Access the infographic to find out which areas of shareholder activism are of greatest concern - and how to prepare for an activist attack.

     

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  • 11/12/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table October 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation and Refinitiv bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

     

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  • 11/09/2018

    Article

    Detailed XBRL tagging in financial-statement footnotes helps analysts

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    Under SEC rules, issuers must use XBRL tagging to provide information that simplifies and clarifies the financial‐statement footnotes in 10‐Ks and 10‐Qs.

     

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  • 11/09/2018

    Article

    The Legal Entity Identifier is now used worldwide (and the SEC is interested)

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    Does your company have a Legal Entity Identifier? If not, it may soon. The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is a universal system for identifying legal entities across markets, products, and regions. Although the LEI - essentially a barcode - may not seem like an exciting concept, it originated in a global nightmare that quickened pulses around the world: the historic financial crisis of 2008.

     

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  • 11/09/2018

    Article

    How errors and delays in SEC filings can hurt companies — and their shareholders

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    Delays and mistakes in SEC financial reporting can have far‐reaching consequences for companies and even for their shareholders. A study reported by The Wall Street Journal in September 2018 shows an uptick in corporate financial restatements during the first half of 2018, the first increase in a decade.

     

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  • 11/08/2018

    Blog

    Navigate use cases of DatasiteOne in Japan

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | IPO & Equity Offerings | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Ryusuke Okada, Director and Managing Executive Officer of Takara Printing Co., Ltd. in Japan, spoke with Merrill recently and shared how Merrill DatasiteOne offers outstanding features, making it much more than a basic VDR. Hear how Takara discovered many potential use cases for DatasiteOne, apart from being an important solution for M&A for their customers.

     

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  • 11/08/2018

    Report

    Road to Success - Investment Banking

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    In the cut throat world of M&A, breaking into this competitive job market is just the beginning. How do you advance once you're there?

     

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  • 11/08/2018

    Brochure

    Improve Deal Readiness with Structured Asset Staging

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill Bridge® | Merrill DataSite®

    For private equity and corporate development professionals, timing is a major factor in the success of a divestiture or acquisition. When engaging a potential partner or target, your ability to privately share relevant, accurate information and perform discreet analysis of the opportunity is essential.

     

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  • 11/07/2018

    Blog

    IFRS Foundation Proposes Updates to IFRS Taxonomy

    Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    The IFRS Taxonomy 2018 is changing. The IFRS Foundation has proposed updates to the taxonomy and has made the changes available to the public for comment.

     

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  • 11/05/2018

    Webinar

    Merrill Insight™ Video - The Future of Due Diligence: Webinar Playback

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill DataSite®

    With due diligence evolving thanks in large part to innovations in technology and digitisation, are you prepared for what’s coming next? Do you know the impact that digital advances like social media have on the M&A due diligence process? Catch up on this Merrill Insight™ Video to learn about the challenges and technology solutions on the horizon for M&A due diligence.

     

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  • 11/01/2018

    Blog

    Intuitive technology and online tools are moderinizing Merrill Bridge service delivery.

    Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    Continued market adoption of the Merrill Bridge disclosure management platform is impacting customer expectations around access to service and subject matter expertise. Learn how the Merrill team has adapted and opened up new on-line channels, including the Merrill Bridge Community, to meet those evolving expectations.

     

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  • 11/01/2018

    Report

    Merrill Insight Tech M&A

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | IPO & Equity Offerings | Due Diligence | Intellectual Property Management | Fundraising | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill DataSite®

    We polled 500+ dealmakers during our Merrill Insight™ Video | Hot or Hype? Trends in Technology M&A on what they thought about technology-specific challenges such as new, looming regulatory hurdles like CFIUS expansion. Here's what they said.

     

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  • 11/01/2018

    Blog

    Texas Groundview: Private Equity Hold 'em

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill DataSite®

    Find out why energy deals are so data-intensive and more in this installment of our Groundview series, which provides local takes on the M&A and due diligence market from senior Merrill representatives. In this blog, Nicholas Renter discusses the state of the Texas M&A market, new mineral trends, and some of the quirks of conducting due diligence in the energy sector.

     

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  • 11/01/2018

    Blog

    Keeping today’s filers ahead of tomorrow's SEC disclosure requirements. Customer-centric product development in an agile world.

    Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC is modernizing, and with this we are seeing increasingly complex filing requirements that the Merrill Bridge Product Development team must integrate into the Merrill Bridge platform.

     

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  • 11/01/2018

    Report

    Due diligence 2022 - M&A in the digital age

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    In the past couple of decades, due diligence has evolved and improved thanks in large part to the advance of technology and digitisation. Discover the challenges faced by over 500 M&A clients and advisors across Europe, The Middle East and Africa in 2018 and their expectations for M&A due diligence over the coming years. What does the future look like?

     

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  • 10/31/2018

    Blog

    To DueDiligence2022 and beyond: How changes in technology will impact ‘the deal’

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Fundraising | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Whether M&A is part of an organisations growth strategy or is taking place as a one-off transaction, the pressure to be efficient in deal-making is forcing companies to look for new ways to manage the due diligence process. Many are using technology and new project management techniques to manage the due diligence process in an organised, smart way so that they can focus on what really matters—running their business. Due diligence has evolved and improved thanks in large part to the advance of technology and digitisation. But if today due diligence is more advanced and efficient than in the past, how much more advanced and efficient could the process be in the future?

     

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  • 10/25/2018

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - October 2018

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    The October M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a focus on numbers, movements and current trends. This edition offers insights into global regional trends, private equity buyouts and exits as well as insightful sector analysis.

     

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  • 10/23/2018

    Blog

    SEC Draft Strategic Plan Focuses on Technology’s Impact

    Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    SEC’s draft strategic plan for 2018-2022 reiterates a commitment to modernizing financial reporting in ways that improve investors’ ability to make informed decisions.

     

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  • 10/17/2018

    Blog

    Is FIRRMA the next GDPR? And 7 other takeaways from our October 4 TMT panel

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    “Transactions that involve cross border and CFIUS issues are going to cost more, they are going to extend the regulatory approval cycles and it will keep the lawyers busy,” Jim Ackerman, Vice President of Corporate Development for Flex Ltd, predicts during our Merrill Insight Video panel Hot or Hype? Trends in Technology M&A. Here are 7 other top takeaways from our October 4 live-video panel.

     

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  • 10/11/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table September 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

     

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  • 10/08/2018

    Webinar

    Merrill Insight™ Video - Hot or Hype? Trends in Technology: Webinar Playback

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Is the autonomous car boom overrated? What do female entrepreneurs and ed:tech have in common? How do different investor types approach tech valuation? And what do new CFIUS regulations have to do with it all?

     

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  • 10/04/2018

    Blog

    NY Groundview: Bill's Top 4 Diligence hacks

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill knows how important local expertise is - that's why we have representatives in offices throughout North America. In this series, we ask our top representatives what local-specific M&A issues they're hearing about. Bill Polese gives his view of common diligence pain points in the New York corporate market and local M&A trends he's seeing.

     

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  • 10/01/2018

    Webinar

    Merrill Insight™ Video - Shareholder Activism: Webinar Playback

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    How will corporates adapt to the increase in volume and size of shareholder activism campaigns? Panelist from Lazard, CACI International and Kirkland & Ellis joined Merrill Director Jeff Golterman to examine the activists and corporate strategies for defense. This Merrill Insight™ Video is now available on-demand.

     

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  • 09/26/2018

    Case Study

    Big Four accounting firm hails DatasiteOne as 'amazing'

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill DatasiteOne has been hailed as an “amazing” application for due diligence by a Big Four professional services organisation. Having been mandated to work on the sale of a company in the manufacturing molds industry, the M&A manager provides an account of how partnering with Merrill helped them to focus on the deal to deliver an outstanding service to their client.

     

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  • 09/25/2018

    Report

    Merrill Insight™ - Shareholder Activism Toolkit

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Resources and recommendations from experts Experts from Lazard, Kirkland & Ellis, and CACI join shareholder activism trends and tactics. Hear what our panel of experts say and discover which recommendations to apply to your shareholder and activist management strategies.

     

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  • 09/25/2018

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - September 2018

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    The September M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a focus on numbers, movements and current trends. This edition offers insights into global regional trends, private equity buyouts and exits as well as insightful sector analysis.

     

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  • 09/24/2018

    Blog

    Merrill DatasiteOne enables a financial advisor in Japan to take deal-making to a whole new level

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Yoichi Arai, Representative Director of Hongo Tsuji Business Consulting in Japan, spoke with Merrill recently and shared how DatasiteOne exceeds his expectations.

     

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  • 09/24/2018

    Blog

    IFRS Foundation provides digital tagging of Illustrative Examples

    Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    SEC filers that submit IFRS financials should take note that the IFRS Foundation has published digital tagging of the IFRS Illustrative Examples.

     

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  • 09/19/2018

    Blog

    Painting a vision for insight and analytics in due diligence technology

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | IPO & Equity Offerings | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    When we launched Merrill DatasiteOne and established a new dimension for applications that address the due diligence phase in a transaction, we were stunned by the state of reporting and analytics amongst virtual data room providers.

     

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  • 09/19/2018

    Blog

    You're in control: Intuitive service tools empower seamless due diligence

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Because of DatasiteOne’s intuitive interface, we can quickly onboard clients to the new application. Our introductory planning calls/demos are taking less time and we’re even seeing a decline in the number of requested onboarding calls. This means clients are getting started quickly without a significant learning curve.

     

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  • 09/19/2018

    Blog

    Fast. Simple. Secure. Unlocking productivity in M&A due diligence ​

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Thanks to a revolutionary architecture, DatasiteOne’s project engineers and development team are moving faster than ever, rapidly creating and delivering new features and functions that unlock productivity across the due diligence lifecycle.​

     

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  • 09/14/2018

    Blog

    Merrill Insight™ | 5 ways AI is shaking up the job market (and how to use it to your advantage)

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill DataSite®

    “AI is a lot like the Iron Man suit – it takes a human and makes them more powerful,” says Joanna Riley in this interview discussing how artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing the way companies identify and recruit talent – and what it means for job seekers.

     

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  • 09/14/2018

    Blog

    SEC begins checking for XBRL errors

    Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC has become increasingly aware of errors in XBRL tagging and, apparently, it is starting to push back. The SEC will be checking for errors and notifying filers when their submissions have possible XBRL tagging issues.

     

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  • 09/13/2018

    Report

    Merrill Insight™ - Dealmakers Toolkit

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Banking, legal and private equity professionals speak about their careers, offer advice to new professionals and share what's important to them professionally and personally. See what you can learn from senior professionals and associates in finance.

     

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  • 09/13/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table August 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

     

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  • 09/13/2018

    White Paper

    Leveraging digital personalization to elevate the impact of member communications

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Digital channels help you “hear” the voice of the member — so you can tailor their digital experiences to their expectations while personalizing their member journey.

     

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  • 09/05/2018

    Blog

    Merrill Insight™ | 9 things would-be venture capitalists should know

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Shruti Gandhi, founder and managing partner at Array Ventures, joines Merrill Insight Audio for a podcast focused on on investments in big data, tech trends and the excitement of venture capital. Array was founded three years ago, and just sold one of its first investments in a fraud-prevention technology called Simility, to Paypal for $120m cash.

     

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  • 08/31/2018

    Blog

    Buzzed out? Real life impact of AI, big data and machine learning

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Listen to business technology expert Shruti Gandhi, co-founder of Array Ventures, describe the real-world applications of tech buzzwords like artificial intelligence.

     

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  • 08/31/2018

    White Paper

    Digital Financial Reporting – Why Regulators Choose XBRL

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    As technology has accelerated the transition of financial reporting from paper-based documents to digital reporting, financial regulators must determine whether to collect and disseminate registrants’ financial information in a digital format and, if so, the timing and extent of it.

     

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  • 08/30/2018

    Blog

    Navigating New Developments in Financial Reporting

    Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    The pace of regulatory developments in financial reporting has accelerated significantly. Proper handling of these accounting and reporting changes is a key factor in the effectiveness of a company’s external financial reporting function.

     

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  • 08/22/2018

    Blog

    The key to modernization - separating core from context

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    One companies modernization journey lead to a 78% reduction in fixed costs utilizing Merrill Corporation to outsource their non-core processes.

     

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  • 08/22/2018

    Blog

    View from the Bay: trend-spotting in M&A's epicenter

    Due Diligence | M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    West Coast technology remains the epicenter of upcoming deal activity, according to the latest Deal Drivers. But what are the local topics Bay Area deal-makers are discussing? Merrill DataSite Senior Director Shelle Martin discusses what she's hearing on the ground.

     

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  • 08/20/2018

    White Paper

    Securing the Deal

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    The private equity landscape is changing. As firms face stronger competition, often against new competitors from abroad and/or outside the industry, the need to secure confidential information and documents in real time has never been more critical. Use this white paper as your guide through the pros, cons and questions to ask when evaluating a cloud service like a virtual data room.

     

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  • 08/20/2018

    Article

    Disclosure modernization marches on in the SEC's 2018-2022 strategic plan

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    As the SEC continues to expand its XBRL-tagging requirement and raise its quality standards, XBRL-tagged financial data is being routinely and heavily used by investors, data aggregators and market analysts. The SEC has published a draft strategic plan for fiscal years 2018-2022 focused on becoming more innovative, responsive, and resilient to market developments and trends.

     

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  • 08/20/2018

    Article

    Carefully drafted risk factors in SEC filings are good insurance

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    An article abstracted from Best Practices For Drafting your Risk Factors by The Corporate Counsel, this article picks out the top five things you can do today to protect yourself from risk factors in SEC filings -- including writing your own liability policy, plotting a mitigation story and sorting risks by their character.

     

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  • 08/20/2018

    Article

    Disclosure lessons drawn from the SEC's first cybersecurity enforcement action

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    Given the ubiquity of computer hacking and data theft, the SEC’s recent enforcement action against Yahoo! Inc (now called Altaba Inc.) is a vital cautionary tale that public companies should study as they make policies for damage control after a cybersecurity problem.

     

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  • 08/17/2018

    Report

    Merrill Corporation Deal Counter

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    See how Merrill DatasiteOne, the only SaaS app for due diligence, can help you drive the M&A, capital raising or divestiture process from the earliest stages.

     

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  • 08/17/2018

    Blog

    Suit and Tie

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Prospects often ask, “Why do we need services like DatasiteOne? Don’t FTP protocols work well, or even other lower end Virtual Deal Room providers get the same job done?"

     

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  • 08/14/2018

    White Paper

    Don’t Let Cybersecurity Risks Hinder the Real Deal – An Asian Snapshot

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Cybersecurity incidents are making headlines. Asian enterprises are becoming as vigilant as their global counterparts about such risks. Download this whitepaper to examine how enterprises, investors and regulators are responding to cybersecurity issues.

     

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  • 08/13/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table July 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

     

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  • 08/10/2018

    Report

    Merrill Insight™ | GDPR Resources

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    If you do business with EU customers, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) must be on your radar. By May 25, 2018, any company doing business in the EU must company -- or face heavy penalties. Review Merrill's expert perspectives on preparing for GDPR compliance.

     

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  • 08/10/2018

    Report

    Deal Drivers Americas - 2018 Half-Year Edition

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation is excited to share the half-year edition of Deal Drivers Americas, a report published in association with Mergermarket. This report provides an in-depth review of mergers and acquisitions in the Americas region, offering insights on notable deals, sector performance, and trends that have impacted dealmaking in 2018.

     

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  • 08/08/2018

    Report

    Deal Drivers EMEA - 2018 Half-Year Edition

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation is pleased to present the exclusive Deal Drivers: EMEA HY 2018 report, in association with Mergermarket. This report presents a comprehensive review of mergers and acquisitions in the EMEA region throughout the first half of 2018, providing an insight into key trends and region and sector activity.

     

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  • 08/07/2018

    Report

    Merrill Service - the team behind your digital due diligence

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill supports our innovative technology with unparalleled expertise. Our dedicated project managers provide 24/7 support through the entire transaction 365 days a year. Fluent in 14 languages, we help organisations around the world navigate international transactions.

     

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  • 08/07/2018

    Blog

    Audit Committee Involvement with non-GAAP Measures

    Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC’s Wesley Bricker recently discussed the role audit committees play in ensuring the integrity of financial reporting, especially when using non-GAAP financial measures.

     

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  • 08/03/2018

    Blog

    A day in the life of Merrill Service: Meet Caroline

    Due Diligence | IPO & Equity Offerings | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill DataSite®

    Meet DatasiteOne project manager Caroline Garrido; our gym loving, passionate dedicated Merrill Service team member who support clients through their due diligence process.

     

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  • 08/03/2018

    Report

    Merrill Insight™ Healthcare M&A Spotlight - Toolkit

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Healthcare is one of the most challenging M&A sectors to navigate because of the rise of new immunotherapy drugs and biosimilars, the emergence of Amazon and other potential distribution disruptors, and changing political dynamics like U.S. public opinion shifting toward single-payer healthcare. Encouragingly, 70% of Merrill Insight™ Healthcare M&A Spotlight's viewers expressed confidence in the M&A market for the next 12 months.

     

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  • 07/31/2018

    Brochure

    Merrill Service - the team behind your digital due diligence

    Due Diligence | IPO & Equity Offerings | Portfolio Management | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill supports our innovative technology with unparalleled expertise. Our dedicated project managers provide 24/7 support through the entire transaction 365 days a year. Fluent in 14 languages, we help organisations around the world navigate international transactions.

     

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  • 07/31/2018

    Blog

    Small, medium or large? Ask these 6 questions to find out what’s right for you.

    Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    One of the questions professionals ask throughout their career is what are the differences between working at a small, medium or large shop. Ultimately, however, the most important thing in deciding where to take your career is understanding how your own personality and work preferences should guide your choice of employer size.

     

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  • 07/30/2018

    Case Study

    Merrill services saves CMS time and money

    Read CMS Associate Lizzie Hunscott's first-hand account of how Merrill Corporation's customer service adds value to every stage of the due diligence process.

     

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  • 07/25/2018

    Blog

    Record deal values come in a world full of contradiction

    M&A and Related Activities | Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill DataSite®

    Global M&A activity reached unprecedented new heights in the first half of 2018 -- an H1 record US$1.93trn, more than a 25% jump YoY. Those eye-popping numbers were fueled, in part, by Takeda Pharmaceutical’s US$79.7bn acquisition of Shire, Cigna’s US$67.8bn takeover of Express Scripts, and T-Mobile’s US$58.9bn deal for Sprint.

     

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  • 07/23/2018

    Blog

    Home Healthcare Services provide an enticing opportunity during healthcare boom

    Due Diligence | Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Contract Management | IPO & Equity Offerings | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill DataSite®

    The healthcare sector is currently one of the busiest in the IPO market because a robust 84% of Fortune 50 companies are currently involved in healthcare. That means there is plenty of ripe opportunity for savvy dealmakers and investors. Our recent webinar, Merrill Insight™ Video: Healthcare Spotlight, Merrill Corporation talked to a global panel of experts and polled dealmaking professionals on key topics.

     

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  • 07/20/2018

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - HY 2018

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Global M&A activity hit new heights during the first half of 2018. Energy, Mining & Utilities was the top performing sector, private equity saw fewer – but larger – acquisitions, and at 41% domestic dealmaking spiked dramatically YoY. Check out the July M&A Insider to enjoy more insights on numbers, movements, and trends. 

     

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  • 07/20/2018

    Blog

    M&A to become 3D chess game, head of Lazard shareholder advisory says

    Due Diligence | M&A and Related Activities | Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill DataSite®

    Shareholder activism is going mainstream, and even mid-performing companies need to be prepared. Preparation is no longer a poison pill; however, instead it's deep understanding of avenues of attack and a willingness to work with shareholders and not against them.

     

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  • 07/18/2018

    Blog

    Innovation and deal acceleration in Africa in 2018

    Due Diligence | M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DatasiteOne® | Merrill Bridge®

    African M&A has been characterised by political risk and allegations of fraud over the past 18 months resulting in a slow year for M&A deals across the region. Instability, lack of regulatory clarity and weak economic fundamentals in the continent’s biggest markets worked to limit investor confidence. However, in 2018 the tides are changing and M&A in Africa is likely to see a different story.

     

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  • 07/17/2018

    Blog

    Merrill Sales – Transforming a 50-Year Old Company from the Front

    Due Diligence | IPO & Equity Offerings | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation is transforming, from its technology to its sales team -- and Selling Power magazine shares the full story in its July 2018 issue.

     

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  • 07/17/2018

    Blog

    SEC Cybersecurity Disclosures: Podcast with John Beckman from Hogan Lovells

    Regulatory Disclosure | XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    Cybersecurity disclosure should be woven throughout a company’s ongoing reporting. Diligent and transparent disclosure is key to inform investors and the market. John Beckman, from Hogan Lovells shares his expertise and practical advice in our recent podcast.

     

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  • 07/10/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table June 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

     

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  • 07/09/2018

    Blog

    Inline XBRL approved for mutual fund filers

    XBRL & Edgar Filing | Regulatory Disclosure | Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Connect®

    On June 28, the SEC voted 4 to 1 in favor of mandatory Inline XBRL tagging for mutual funds and ETFs, phasing in the requirement over the next three years. What does this mean for open-end investment companies?

     

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  • 07/03/2018

    Blog

    Listing on the HKSE - fad or future?

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Following the loosening of listing criteria on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, a number of US and Asia companies are talking to advisers about raising capital and gaining more visibility. Learn more by listening to our panelists discuss during our recent Healthcare M&A Video.

     

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  • 07/02/2018

    Blog

    Shareholder activism, an NYC rooftop and DatasiteOne

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Guests mingled on a perfect NYC summer night for the NYC DatasiteOne product launch event June 21st. Prior to moving to the rooftop, clients listened to Pulitzer Prize winner Dennis Berman interview Jim Rossman, head of Lazard's activist shareholder division, about how company's can best prepare for shareholder activists.

     

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  • 06/29/2018

    Report

    Merrill Insight™ Private Equity Spotlight - Webinar Replay & Resources

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Realizing private equity value in today's volatile valuation market is a significant challenge. Our recent Merrill Insight Private Equity Spotlight webinar hones in on key elements like identifying opportunities for good returns and the digital disruptions currently underway in private equity. The webinar also addresses both regional and sector hotspots as well as mitigating geopolitical, regulatory and business risks.

     

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  • 06/29/2018

    Blog

    What policies can increase antibiotics investment and why does it matter?

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    The live audience from our recent healthcare video sent in some really great questions. Kimberly Ha, one of our panelists, answers one of them on how to stimulate antibiotic R&D research, in this blog.

     

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  • 06/28/2018

    Blog

    BriaCell’s Williams answers your biotech investment questions

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | IPO & Equity Offerings | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Dr. Bill Williams, CEO of BriaCell Therapeutics, discusses funding immunotherapy, why Biopharma is outperforming all other VC sectors and what's contributing to the returns.

     

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  • 06/28/2018

    Blog

    SEC Mandates Inline XBRL

    Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC adopted rule amendments that require operating companies to submit financial statements in a new reporting format - Inline XBRL. The requirements will be phased-in from 2019 to 2021.

     

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  • 06/27/2018

    Blog

    Robust global growth, plenty of capital, stabilizing geopolitics gives buyers confidence

    M&A and Related Activities | Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    M&A dealmaking totals tallied US$1.69trn for the first five months of the year, thanks in part to a strong May where deal value jumped 82.2% YoY. May's top transaction, by value, was Japanese pharma company Takeda purchasing Irish drugmaker Shire for US$79.7bn. Heading into the summer, M&A is filled with a sense of optimism.

     

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  • 06/26/2018

    Blog

    Almirall's Sabé on critical thinking, corporate challenges and why he left banking

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | IPO & Equity Offerings | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    As part of our ongoing Merrill Insight™ conversations with senior M&A professionals, we interviewed Jordi Sabé, SVP Corp Dev at Almirall, about his career.

     

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  • 06/26/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table May 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

     

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  • 06/25/2018

    Blog

    Keeping ahead of the due diligence regulatory storm

    Regulatory compliance continues to be an ongoing concern for many companies. This is especially true for compliance departments at banker/advisor organizations where even the hint of impropriety between the deal side of the business, and the trading side of the business, can earn the ire of federal regulators that are on the lookout for unethical business practices. Two new data room technology tools assist with the challenge of ensuring recordkeeping compliance with SEC regulations during your M&A transactions.

     

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  • 06/22/2018

    Report

    Merrill DatasiteOne: The Pinnacle of M&A Document Management

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Avoid errors in mergers and acquisitions with the best in document management. Don't let errors open you up to disclosure issues, inaccuracies or lowered esteem in deal making.

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  • 06/21/2018

    White Paper

    Chasing the Next Biotech Unicorn

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    New listing rules in Hong Kong for biotech and the healthcare reform in China are propelling capital raising activities in the region. Rocketed valuation in the biotech sector drives interest from private equity investments, who demand swift investment cycle with a clear profit-making path for going public. The importance of rigorous and timely pre-investment screening and due diligence process is at an all-time high.

     

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  • 06/21/2018

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - June 2018

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Another action-packed month for global dealmakers thanks to deal value that continued its upward climb to 82% YoY. The June M&A Insider explores the global M&A market with a clear focus on numbers, movements and trends. Included in the report are league tables, sector breakdowns, examination of private equity, regional analysis and much more.

     

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  • 06/20/2018

    Blog

    FASB staff issues two XBRL implementation guides

    XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    SEC registrants must understand two new FASB Taxonomy Implementation Guides, to ensure they communicate information properly when submitting XBRL-tagged financials.

     

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  • 06/18/2018

    Blog

    Merrill returns to Chestertons Polo in the Park

    On Saturday 9th June, Merrill Corporation hosted over 200 guests at one of our flagship yearly events. For the 8th year running, we returned to West London’s historic Hurlingham Park in Fulham, host to the largest and certainly most fun polo tournament in Europe.

     

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  • 06/18/2018

    Article

    Expanding your Digital Opt-ins

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Regulations are rapidly changing and paving the way for electronic distribution of mandated communications, the key to success is testing different tactics to find the right mix that increases opt-ins.

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  • 06/14/2018

    Blog

    Cracking the code: increasing digital opt-ins

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Smart tactics and examples to increase your digital opt-in rates.

     

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  • 06/13/2018

    Article

    Q&A with an expert at the SEC: Scott Bauguess talks about how the SEC uses structured data and how XBRL quality affects a company

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC’s use of XBRL and other machine-readable data has expanded significantly over the past several years. Scott Bauguess provides further insight into the SEC’s use of machine-readable technology and the importance of high-quality XBRL data in disclosures by SEC filers, for both their SEC compliance and their own capital-raising efforts in this expansive Q&A.

     

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  • 06/13/2018

    Article

    Disclosures of pay ratios beginning to form patterns

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    In this abstract from Top Ten Emerging Trends in Pay Ratio Disclosure, the authors look at the use and placement of disclosures, how the median employee is described, COLA adjustments and more.

     

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  • 06/13/2018

    Article

    CorpFin Director signals next moves with XBRL

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC continues to confirm its commitment to structured data, including XBRL. Insights into the SEC’s next moves with XBRL emerged in congressional testimony given by William Hinman, director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (CorpFin), to the Capital Markets subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services.

     

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  • 06/12/2018

    Report

    Japan M&A Market Outlook

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Dealmakers and M&A specialists in Japan discussed the outlook of the Japanese M&A market and explored key factors of deal success at Merrill's Japan M&A Seminar. 65% of Japanese dealmakers forecast a positive outlook for Japan M&A activities in the next 6-12 months. See what sectors the professionals expect to be hot throughout 2018 and into 2019.

     

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  • 06/06/2018

    Report

    Merrill Insight™ Data June 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Americas pre-completion M&A activity continues its 1Q surge into April, with particularly strong growth in the business services and consumer sectors. Activity centers around the mid-market, with the greatest increase year-to-year in the Americas and big EMEA gains driven by business services and industrials deal-making.

     

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  • 06/06/2018

    Blog

    Inline XBRL – the standard for digital financial reporting

    XBRL & Edgar Filing | Regulatory Disclosure | Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    Financial regulators from the United States and Europe have settled on the same format for digital financial reporting – Inline XBRL. There will likely be additional implementations of Inline XBRL by regulators in other jurisdictions, increasing the efficiency of consuming financial data.

     

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  • 05/30/2018

    Case Study

    Holding company partners with Merrill Corporation to outsource production and distribution capabilities.

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Learn how through a partnership with Merrill and the implementation of a fully integrated end-to-end solution, the Company has streamlined processes, realigned internal resources, significantly reduced fixed costs, and obtained a more transparent view of overall operating expenses.

     

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  • 05/30/2018

    Blog

    Eliminating document language barriers in M&A due diligence

    M&A and Related Activities | Capital Transactions | Due Diligence | Financial Services Marketing & Communications | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Intellectual Property Management | Portfolio Management | IPO & Equity Offerings | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill DatasiteOne now features multiple language OCR and search, helping reduce the risks and stresses of comprehensive due diligence. Already, 12% of projects in DatasiteOne include two or more administrators working in different countries, making multiple language OCR and search a vital new tool.

     

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  • 05/30/2018

    Webinar

    SEC filings of IFRS XBRL financials webinar playback and resources

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    Our SEC Filings of IFRS XBRL Financials webinar playback and resources offer expert insights and observations about this complex and evolving process. These clear and concise resources will provide you with the tools and knowledge to reduce the risk from XBRL financials.

     

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  • 05/25/2018

    Brochure

    GDPR Data Room Supplier Checklist

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    To help you prepare for the GDPR, we have devised a handy checklist to help make you aware of any hidden risks as you navigate the complexities of choosing the right Data Room for your next deal. This is designed to help you ensure GDPR compliance and minimise risks during due diligence.

     

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  • 05/24/2018

    Blog

    Megadeals are heating up, just in time for summer

    M&A and Related Activities | Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    This year has started with a spate of megadeals — and the pace of these mammoth combinations only quickened last month. Private equity and international M&A both had a lackluster month, but M&A value in 2018 remains on track to nearly match the highest amount ever, US$3.87tn, reached in 2015.

     

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  • 05/23/2018

    Blog

    Tagged Financials Impacted by Revenue Recognition Standard

    Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill Bridge®

    U.S. GAAP SEC filers need to change their XBRL tagging due to the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606). Awareness of the changes, which will be sizeable for many companies, is key to properly creating the XBRL financials.

     

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  • 05/23/2018

    Blog

    Merrill DatasiteOne wows attendees at Singapore launch event

    M&A and Related Activities | Due Diligence | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Singapore organized a panel discussion on April 26, 2018, and engaged the startup ecosystem to deliberate on Fundraising Due Diligence – a topic that every startup would have to embrace along its business development journey. The conversation took place at the WeWork’s coworking space in Singapore and attracted about 80 delegates representing views from startups, investors, advisors and enablers.

     

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  • 05/23/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table April 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the latest APAC M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

     

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  • 05/22/2018

    Blog

    Top takeaways from our latest Merrill Insight™ Video

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    What do dealmakers really think about GDPR, leverage ratios and how to get a good ROI? Find out what our 600-strong live global audience said about the M&A market outlook, leverage ratios, ROI and GDPR during our private equity-focused webinar Merrill Insight™ | Mining Opportunity, Navigating Risk.

     

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  • 05/18/2018

    Brochure

    Managing your Customer's Delivery Preferences

    Financial Services | Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Merrill Connect Delivery Preference Center is an integrated solution to manage your customer’s communication consent and delivery preferences. Give your customers control by enabling them to set their own preferred method of delivery for their communications.

     

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  • 05/17/2018

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - May 2018

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    April was all about megadeals with three of 2018's six largest deals announced. A proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile valued at US$58.9bn dominated news cycles as did Comcast's bid for a majority stake in Europe's Sky TV for US$40.7bn. This month's M&A Insider has plenty of insight into a very busy April.

     

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  • 05/16/2018

    Brochure

    The Power of Engagement

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Build relationships and provide engaging experiences for your members by utilizing a Merrill Connect Microsite, which makes it easy to navigate important plan documents and removes the distractions of the corporate websites.

     

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  • 05/14/2018

    Brochure

    Raising the Bar for Digital Experiences

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Merrill Connect Microsites deliver an engaging online experience that makes it easy to navigate important documents and removes the distractions of corporate websites. By focusing on a simplified experience and valuable content, microsites build relationships with your customers. But it’s not just about the technology. It’s about leveraging them correctly.

     

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  • 05/11/2018

    Report

    M&A Deal Forecaster: 1Q YoY deal pipeline, new global M&A heat maps by sector and region | May 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Our new M&A pipeline activity heat maps show what sectors and regions are most active worldwide. This global outlook is based on Merrill's unique perspective as the leading due diligence projects provider in the capital markets industry.

     

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  • 05/10/2018

    Blog

    Observations from Initial IFRS XBRL Filings to the SEC

    XBRL & Edgar Filing | Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    SEC Foreign Private Issuers (FPIs) that use IFRS have filed the first wave of XBRL financial statements. Now's the time to reflect on what occurred – from the perspective of a filer, a standard setter and a regulator.

     

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  • 05/03/2018

    Blog

    Deal value highest of any Q1 on record, cross-border value dip warrants caution

    M&A and Related Activities | Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Multiple megadeals results in chart-topping deal value and strong growth on the domestic front comes at the expense of cross-boarder value. Plus, private equity has been charging ahead with buyers increasingly super-sizing acquisitions and historic US tax-cuts keeps North America as the top destination for deals.

     

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  • 05/02/2018

    Webinar

    SEC Filings of IFRS XBRL Financials Webinar Playback

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | Merrill Bridge®

    Top experts discuss and review the recent SEC XBRL filings submitted by IFRS Foreign Private Issuers in this playback of the recent webcast, "SEC Filings of IFRS XBRL Financials". Lou Rohman and Bartek Czajka examine common IFRS XBRL issues, focusing on helping all filers improve their XBRL-tagged financials.

     

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  • 05/01/2018

    Blog

    Disruptive Technology: 4 trends uncovered at Merrill DatasiteOne launch event

    M&A and Related Activities | Capital Transactions | Due Diligence | Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Rory Cellan-Jones, a technology journalist for BBC News, was our headline speaker at our recent London-based launch events for our new application for due diligence, Merrill DatasiteOne. He was our headline speaker and unveiled to the invitation-only audience the four tech trends that have proven to continually disrupt fast-growing technologies.

     

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  • 05/01/2018

    White Paper

    Merrill Corporation Corporate Development Outlook for 2018

    Capital Transactions | Financial Services | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Recently, more than 1,400 corporate development and M&A professionals from around the world joined Merrill Corporation for a Merrill Insight webinar featuring speakers from Pfizer, Northrop Grumman, Mastercard and GlobalLogic focusing on corporate development opportunities for the year ahead. Their conversation serves as a basis for this white paper.

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  • 04/25/2018

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - April 2018

    Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    The ongoing disparity between volume and value in global M&A was once again on display in Q1 2018. The first three months of the year saw US$890.6bn in deals come to market which is up 18% on Q1 2017, but it’s also the strongest start on our records.

     

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  • 04/25/2018

    Blog

    7 ways to improve deal success

    M&A and Related Activities | Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | IPO & Equity Offerings | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    In the M&A world, saying integration is critical to a successful deal outcome is a bit like saying the sky is blue. But when asked how to turn common wisdom into practice many dealmakers draw a blank.

     

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  • 04/24/2018

    Article

    The SEC’s new cybersecurity guidance: What law firms are telling clients to do now

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC has issued new interpretive guidance for publicly traded companies preparing their disclosures on cybersecurity risks and incidents, providing a framework for applying related disclosure controls and procedures, insider-trading prohibitions, and Regulation FD and selective-disclosure prohibitions.

     

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  • 04/24/2018

    Blog

    GDPR Readiness Survey 2018

    M&A and Related Activities | Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | IPO & Equity Offerings | Due Diligence | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018 with a wider scope and higher penalties than existing data protection legislation. Many businesses have yet to assess their compliance with the new GDPR rules.

     

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  • 04/24/2018

    Article

    Past disclosure cultivates the growth of RegTech and structured data

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    If you are not familiar with the term RegTech, you soon will be. It refers to the growing use of data technology by government regulators and regulated entities to streamline and improve regulatory compliance. Examples include the SEC’s use of structured data and the adoption of structured data in new form types and by other regulators.

     

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  • 04/24/2018

    Article

    Using the US new accounting standard on revenue recognition

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Capital Transactions | Merrill Bridge®

    Public companies are facing an arduous task: conforming their 10-Q and 10-K disclosures to Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 606, the comprehensive new standard set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for recognition of revenue.

     

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  • 04/24/2018

    Blog

    DatasiteOne. Update One. Dashboard One.

    M&A and Related Activities | Capital Transactions | M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DatasiteOne®

    Historically, due diligence professionals have relied on downloadable reports with additional spreadsheet manipulation to understand deal status. The Merrill DatasiteOne dashboard provides this data out of the box and in a graphically enticing format.

     

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  • 04/23/2018

    Brochure

    How does Merrill Corporation comply with GDPR?

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill Connect®

    As regulatory organisations and governments around the world tighten their data protection laws, it can often leave businesses wondering where they stand with regard to compliance. This means taking a closer look at internal practices as well as evaluating 3rd party vendors as to their practices to ensure compliance. This guide provides some general information pertaining to the GDPR and outlines how Merrill is approaching compliance.

     

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