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Building a Better Data Room: Best Practices for Reducing Cost, Risk and Effort When Building a Virtual Data Room

Best Practices for Reducing Cost, Risk and Effort When Building a Virtual Data Room

This document discusses how to create a better virtual data room, including best practices for building, organizing and managing a VDR in order to reduce costs, risks and effort.

Speed and accuracy in sharing information are critical attributes of the modern M&A process. Today, Virtual Data Rooms (VDRs) have become the industry standard for information sharing. Compared to a physical data room, VDRs are set up faster, save travel time and expense, and make administration easier and less costly. More importantly, they enable more deals to be conducted simultaneously within a shorter time frame.

But while VDRs offer many advantages over paper-based datarooms, accuracy and quality are still overarching requirements to lessen the chance of making costly mistakes and missteps during the deal process. This paper outlines a set of best practices to consider when building, organizing and managing a VDR in order to reduce costs, risk and effort.