CV Capital — en Inglés12 marzo 2015
Ante la necesidad de encontrar un comprador para una compañía de recursos humanos (la “compañía”) que estaba a punto de entrar en quiebra, CV Capital LLP, la boutique de finanzas corporativas de Chantrey Vellacott DFK LLP, seleccionó a Intralinks para llevar adelante el proceso de diligencia debida y facilitar la venta.
CV Capital needed to get all of the Company’s information to potential buyers quickly as part of an accelerated M&A process. This involved an accelerated go-to-market phase, sending confidentiality agreements and teaser documentation to about a dozen parties in a matter of hours.
CV Capital identified several serious bidders. However, using a physical dataroom to conduct due diligence would have been a logistical nightmare, trying to schedule multiple parties to go onsite to review the confidential information. In addition, the Company had nearly 150 documents that needed to be reviewed in a tight timeframe while CV Capital maintained interest and momentum with potential acquirers.
Chantrey Vellacott and CV Capital chose Intralinks to securely manage the due diligence process. The data was easily uploaded to an Intralinks exchange for potential buyers to review. Intralinks’ reporting functionality let CV Capital know who was accessing and printing which documents and when, helping the deal team to better prepare for questions and understand how buyers would value the Company.
Also, the interested parties were, in most cases, already authorized to access other Intralinks exchanges and did not have to maintain multiple passwords – they could use their single Intralinks password and access the already-familiar platform.
The solution helped Chantrey Vellacott and CV Capital to find a buyer for the Company in just two weeks as well as to control the whole process. In addition, using Intralinks meant that the various teams could access everything from their desktops. Requests for more information only required a few mouse clicks to fulfill, which ultimately resulted in completing the deal in half the time it would have taken using a physical dataroom. Further, the Company was able to spend more time focusing on its day-to- day operations and less time on deal-related administrative duties.
Intralinks also added a degree of flexibility to the process. For example, it was important to be able to quickly bring in other interested parties, if necessary, which was possible to do in minutes using Intralinks.
In the end, a successful transaction was completed with minimal disruption to the Company.
The Unexpected Benefit
Based on the success of using Intralinks for the due diligence process, Chantrey Vellacott and CV Capital are looking at potential uses for their other clients including charities, which require a large amount of information to be shared among their board of trustees.
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