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  • 02/23/2018

    Blog

    Merrill Spotlight: M&A Market sweetens, but do wrinkles remain?

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

    Following the passage of the US tax bill, M&A experts are more optimistic than ever about the US deal environment. However, dealmakers warn that high valuations, buy-side competition and antitrust issues will continue to pose challenges.

     

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  • 02/22/2018

    Blog

    Corporate Development 2018 Outlook and Trends: Infographic

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    More than 1400 professionals across the globe recently attended a webinar focused on corporate development opportunities for the year ahead, answering six polling questions along the way. Survey responses reflect a wide range of industries and sectors, and we’ve compiled the most intriguing data into a single infographic.

     

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  • 02/21/2018

    Blog

    Merrill Spotlight: Cargill's Peter Hawthorne on Working Across Cultures

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

    A conversation with Cargill's Peter Hawthorne on life, leadership and how he hires.

     

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  • 02/20/2018

    Blog

    Your Questions Answered – Follow-Ups from our Corporate Development Webinar

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

    Our popular January 30 webinar, Corporate Development Outlook: Politics, Processes and Predictions, left a robust pipeline of unanswered questions for our panelists.

     

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  • 02/16/2018

    Report

    Deal Drivers 2017 Full-Year Edition

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

    Merrill Corporation is pleased to present the Full Year Edition: Deal Drivers Americas, which takes an in-depth look at M&A data, movement and trends in North America and Latin America and examines key trends that dealmakers expect to see in 2018.

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  • 02/14/2018

    Blog

    Members' Forum launched by XBRL International

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

    Keep informed of hot topics on the future of digital business reporting, as the Members’ Forum sets sail.

     

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  • 02/09/2018

    Article

    How SEC Enforcement is using XBRL and Big Data

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

    Structured data in corporate financial statements has been a game changer for filers and, most significantly, for the SEC itself. The Division of Enforcement has become dramatically more powerful, sophisticated, and proactive in the age of XBRL. The implications for filers are important: to be in compliance and to avoid the burden of an investigation or enforcement action, you must be aware of how the SEC is using structured data.

     

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  • 02/08/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table January 2018

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

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, ranking leading M&A advisors in Asia Pacific (APAC) including Japan. This summary also provides insight into the biggest deals in the region for the previous month.

     

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  • 02/08/2018

    Article

    How to Handle an Activist Director

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

    Activist directors are here to stay-- with their number nearly doubling in the past five years. In this abstract from "Dealing with Activist Directors On The Board", by Igor Kirman, we feature four strategies that will help companies address the legal and practical problems that they may encounter.

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  • 02/07/2018

    Article

    What is revealed in SEC comment letters to early adopters of the revenue-recognition standard

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

    Determining and then disclosing the impact of a newly issued accounting standard in the financial statements can be tricky. Take a cue from recent SEC activity around the revenue-recognition standard for early lessons learned.

     

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  • 01/29/2018

    Report

    Merrill DataSite: The Pinnacle of M&A Document Management

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    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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  • 01/29/2018

    Blog

    New Report Finds XBRL Key to Digital Corporate Reporting

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

    A new report details how XBRL can drive digital corporate reporting and realize the full benefits of the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) regulation.

     

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  • 01/26/2018

    Report

    Merrill M&A Deal Forecaster - January 2018

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    For January, we look at global deal activity trends and take a deeper dive into our forecast for 2018 merger and acquisition potential.

     

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  • 01/25/2018

    Blog

    December deal making boosts 2017 M&A activity with five mega deals

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

    December deal making helped to give the year’s M&A activity a boost, with five mega deals contributing almost $200 billion in value. This surge in December gave an overall boost to the market.  A total of 18,443 deals worth $3.2 trillion were announced globally during 2017, reflecting a 3% drop in value year-on-year. Merrill Vice President Matt Ellis takes a closer look at the trends marking the final month of 2017.

     

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  • 01/25/2018

    Blog

    Navigate Asia FinTech

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Apart from the marriage of the two words “finance” and “technology”, what does FinTech really entail?  To many, it is still an insurmountable task to look beyond the word and scope out elements that would succinctly define FinTech.

     

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  • 01/25/2018

    Blog

    Merrill Corporation Q&A – 2018 Private Equity Outlook

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

    What does the private equity pipeline look like for next year? Get answers from our Global Head of Strategic Advisor Accounts in this recent Q&A session. 

     

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  • 01/23/2018

    Blog

    Merrill Bridge Tips & Tricks: XBRL Basics

    XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    Merrill Bridge users are encouraged to view this on-demand playback for some tips, tricks, and ideas from our expert support staff on how to manage your XBRL and XBRL review within the Bridge platform.


     

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  • 01/23/2018

    Report

    January 2018 M&A Insider

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

    December dealmaking helped give 2017 a much-needed final boost, with five megadeals -- but there was still a year-on-year decline. As part of the overall annual decline, cross-border activity also saw a small margin drop. Private Equity showed an exceptionally strong performance across the year, with buyouts and exits well exceeding 2016 total deal values.

     

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  • 01/22/2018

    Report

    APAC League Table December 2017

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

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, ranking leading M&A advisors in Asia Pacific (APAC) including Japan. This summary also provides insight into the biggest deals in the region for the previous month.

     

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  • 01/19/2018

    Blog

    Global M&A due diligence times drop, but why?

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Deal duration times fell by an astonishing 17.6 percent to a 6.1 month average in 2017 from 7.4 months in 2014.  We help you try to understand why in this blog post.  

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  • 01/19/2018

    Report

    2017 Annual US PE Breakdown Report

    Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    In this issue of the Pitchbook 2017 Annual US PE Breakdown report you'll see a review of the year and get a head start on the 2018 outlook.

     

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  • 01/16/2018

    Blog

    A digital transformation needed for Oil & Gas sector

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

    As the agenda in the developed world begins to shift under increasing public pressure to acknowledge and react to environmental concerns, the Oil & Gas industry sees itself facing many challenges and increasing opportunities.

     

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  • 01/15/2018

    Blog

    IFRS Foundation’s “Preparer's Guide” to XBRL Taxonomy A Must Read

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The IFRS Foundation’s “Using the IFRS Taxonomy – A Preparer’s Guide” is a must read for any company submitting XBRL to the SEC for the first time in 2018.

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  • 01/15/2018

    Blog

    What to expect for M&A in 2018

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

    M&A activity at the start of 2017 was lacklustre and, although momentum picked up towards the end of the year, global M&A volumes were at their lowest since 2013. Despite this, rumours and announcements of high-profile acquisitions, rising deal values and an increase in strategic acquisitions made 2017 a banner year for M&A activity and gave investors, consumers and journalists plenty to talk about.

     

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  • 01/11/2018

    Article

    Merrill Compliance Services Newsletter January 2018

    Financial Services | Merrill Connect®

    Welcome to the latest edition of Compliance Services News, where we remain committed to keeping you informed of industry-related topics as the regulatory environment continues to evolve, requiring change in operational, technical and production systems.

     

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  • 01/11/2018

    White Paper

    Cutting a deal: How secure information flow is integral to a successful startup and venture capital partnership

    Capital Transactions | Financial Services | Merrill DataSite®

    Be it professional or personal, a good partnership stems from good communication. Thanks to Merrill's DataSite virtual data room (VDR) solution, opportunity for effective dialogue is never out of reach, enabling your most lucrative deals every chance to blossom.

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  • 12/19/2017

    Blog

    Asia-Pacific, North America are strongest regional M&A performers during November 2017

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

    As the year’s M&A activity looks to be drawing to a slow close, two regions saw an increase in deal value YoY. Asia (excluding Japan) saw 312 deals worth US$62.8bn, while Central and South America saw 32 deals valued at US$6.8bn. The top performing sector for the quarter was Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU).

     

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  • 12/19/2017

    Blog

    CAUTION: 508 grace period ending. Compliance effective January 18, 2018.

    Healthcare Member Communications | Healthcare | Merrill Connect®

    Wise leaders focus on actions that move their initiatives forward. These actions can involve innovative thinking, tapping into new market trends, or hitting the re-set button. Wherever your company fits in, 508 accessibility needs to be a part of your strategy. The impending deadline needs both a strategy on accessibility and a tactical approach to implement a program. This is where Merrill can be a valuable resource for you. The question of “if” the files need to be 508 compliant is no longer a choice. The choice is who will make them compliant.

     

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  • 12/18/2017

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider – December 2017

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

    Merrill Corporation is pleased to present the Monthly M&A Insider for December 2017, exploring the global M&A market with respect to the numbers, movements and trends.

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  • 12/15/2017

    Blog

    The Looming Impact of Blockchain on Financial Reporting

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

    Right now, one technology stands out as the innovation which is likely to be the “elephant in the room” when it comes to upending accounting, financial reporting and the audit profession: Blockchain.

     

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  • 12/14/2017

    Article

    ASEAN Startups Take Centre Stage

    Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Intellectual Property Management | Data Warehousing | Portfolio Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Over 25,000 professionals from over 100 countries, from top-tier firm representatives to ASEAN’s budding business founders, congregated at the Singapore EXPO to enjoy Singapore FinTech Week.

     

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  • 12/13/2017

    Webinar

    Webinar playback - SEC Enforcement: Increased Use of XBRL and “Big Data”

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

    Learn how one U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division – Enforcement – is successfully harnessing the power of Big Data to proactively approach investigations to identify problematic conduct.

     

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  • 12/07/2017

    高效IPO助力企业实现弹性成长

    Merrill DataSite®

    香港作为国际公认的金融中心,具有税收、法制、资本等各方面的优势,因而成为许多内地企业上市的重要目的地。然而,企业应如何在繁杂的IPO信息交换和进程中,有效地克服诸多的风险和挑战?

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  • 12/07/2017

    White Paper

    Steps for the Optimal Exit Strategy for Private Equity Firms

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

    For private equity firms, the market in which to sell portfolio assets in 2015 proved resilient. However, with the global economy taking a turn for the worse in 2016, a sense of caution has returned. Yet with sufficient forethought, positioning and execution, profitable exits can still be achieved.

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  • 12/07/2017

    White Paper

    Navigate the Fundraising Life Cycle with Confidence

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Having a well thought-out strategy and the right structures in place will substantially shorten the fundraising life cycle, according to Executing Effective Fundraising.

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  • 12/06/2017

    Report

    APAC M&A League Table for November 2017

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

    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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  • 12/06/2017

    Webinar

    Webinar Playback: China Private Equity Comes of Age: How to Cut the Exit Backlog

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill DataSite®

    Did you miss our recent webinar or looking to view the playback of our recent APAC webinar? Merrill Corporation and Finance Asia brought together a group of esteemed professionals to discuss these topics.

     

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  • 12/05/2017

    Blog

    Hot topics at the Company Secretary Forum

    Due Diligence | Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill DataSite® | Merrill Bridge®

    Merrill Corporation proudly sponsored the 6th Annual Company Secretary Forum 2017 on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at QEII Centre in London. Dedicated to company secretaries and senior members of the secretariat team, this year’s plenary sessions included corporate governance, board diversity and composition, directors’ duties and stakeholder engagement, Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), corporate crime and director liability.

     

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  • 12/05/2017

    Article

    Q&A with an expert: Keith F. Higgins goes inside SEC disclosure regulations

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

    Keith F. Higgins was the director of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance (CorpFin) from 2013 until 2017. Now chairing the securities and governance practice at Ropes & Gray he sat down with Dimensions to give SEC filers an inside perspective on the agency and on how filers can improve their SEC reporting.

     

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  • 12/05/2017

    Report

    Merrill M&A Deal Forecaster - December 2017

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    For December, we look at global deal activity trends and take a deeper dive into our forecast for 2018 merger and acquisition potential.

     

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  • 12/04/2017

    Blog

    XBRL Taxonomy a Key to Better Communication with Investors, Says IASB Chair

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

    Hans Hoogervorst, chair of International Accounting Standards Board, says IFRS XBRL Taxonomy is a key component in the IASB’s "Better Communications" initiative aimed at bringing better clarity to financial reports. The end goal is to ensure companies can communicate a clear, consistent and objective story to investors through their financial statements.

     

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  • 12/02/2017

    Article

    Study reveals investors prefer XBRL on small companies

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

    Should the SEC continue to require small public companies to provide XBRL files? Are investors even using those files on EDGAR? To answer these questions, accounting professors Yu Cong, Hui Du, and Miklos Vasarhelyi investigated whether investors are accessing the XBRL files on EDGAR from small public companies' reporting and offering documents.

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  • 12/01/2017

    Article

    Recent Developments: SEC Staff Legal Bulletin No 14I (CF) clarifies considerations for excluding shareholder proposals

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

    Whenever the SEC issues guidance on financial reporting, filers in all industries should pay attention.

     

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  • 11/28/2017

    Blog

    A brighter outlook for M&A deals in 2018

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

    The start of 2018 seems like it could be promising for deal making in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to industry experts. They see several market-stabilizing factors impacting the new year. 

     

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  • 11/22/2017

    Report

    APAC M&A Insider November 2017

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

    Merrill Corporation, alongside Acuris brings you the news that during October 2017, APAC excl. Japan saw 243 deals valued at a total of US$44bn.

     

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  • 11/22/2017

    Report

    Japan M&A Insider November 2017

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

    Merrill Corporation and Acuris discovered that Japan's October 2017 deal value was 13.9% higher than October 2016.

     

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  • 11/21/2017

    Blog

    Global M&A decelerated in October; private equity is a shining light

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Global M&A continued to decelerate in October as global political uncertainty becomes the market norm. A total of 1,183 deals worth over $218 billion were announced globally during the month, reflecting a 52 percent drop in value year-over-year, with 317 fewer transactions.

     

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  • 11/17/2017

    Blog

    Harness your 508 accessibility knowledge

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Without the proper knowledge or perspective around 508 accessibility, some health plans view a “tagged” document as good enough for 508 compliance. Others promote a more “willing to learn” strategy to discover who needs accessibility, how it provides equal access to members and how everyone can benefit from it. Where does your company stand?

     

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  • 11/17/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - November 17, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation. Merrill facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these with leading virtual data room.

     

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  • 11/17/2017

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider – November 2017

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

    Discover the factors that lead to a worsening slump in deal making for the third quarter, find out what analysts anticipate for year-end M&A volumes and stay apprised of key trends across the global M&A market.

     

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  • 11/15/2017

    Article

    5 Must Have Features in an ANOC/EOC Solution

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    When looking for a solution use these tips to help you identify the features that will ensure your success.

     

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  • 11/14/2017

    Article

    What to consider when deciding on a single-bidder deal

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

    Revlon refines fiduciary duties. The directors of a public company up for sale often face a tough decision: Should they work with just one bidder?

     

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  • 11/14/2017

    Brochure

    10 Ways Merrill Connect Will Revolutionize Your Workflow

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Think beyond your current process of inefficient workflows and content management headaches. Let Merrill's end-to-end solution, Merrill Connect, transform your marketing and compliance asset management workflow.

     

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  • 11/14/2017

    Article

    Q&A with an expert: Ronald O. Mueller on hot topics for the 2018 proxy season

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

    Every proxy season is different. It is vital that companies recognize and prepare for the major issues on which shareholders and the SEC are focusing now.

     

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  • 11/14/2017

    Article

    SEC Chief Accountant details new reporting standard for credit losses; S-K simplification broadens XBRL use; EDGAR updated

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

    Whenever the SEC issues guidance on financial reporting, filers in all industries should pay attention.

     

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  • 11/13/2017

    Brochure

    Winning the fundraising race

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

    Startups are all the rage. With the possibility of being your own boss and building something unique you can put your mark on, this generation's entrepreneurial minds are flocking to investors claiming they've got something special.

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  • 11/13/2017

    Webinar

    Increased Use of XBRL and “Big Data” Webinar

    The SEC’s use of structured data continues to expand and is transforming how the Commission and users of SEC data are benefiting from it.

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  • 11/10/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - November 10, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation. Merrill facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these with leading virtual data room.

     

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  • 11/10/2017

    Report

    APAC M&A League Table for October 2017

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

    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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  • 11/10/2017

    Blog

    As year-end looms, still a chance for giant deals

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A spate of potential big M&A transactions – possibly including the largest one ever in the technology sector – could help 2017 finish on a high note.

     

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  • 11/09/2017

    Brochure

    Merrill Corporation, in partnership with Ernst & Young, brings you the EY ASEAN FinTech Starter Kit.

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

    Merrill has teamed up with Ernst & Young in order to bring the region’s most exciting startups a content site comprising solutions, insights, white papers and promotions.

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  • 11/08/2017

    Report

    Merrill Corporation in partnership with PitchBook presents the 3Q 2017 European PE Breakdown

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

    European PE activity continues to mirror much of what we see in the United States, with deal and exit counts continuing to decrease year-over-year. Much like last quarter, the fundraising cycle remains hot.

     

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  • 11/08/2017

    Report

    Merrill M&A Deal Forecaster - November 2017

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

    For November, we look at global deal activity trends and take a deeper dive into payments processors and their unique position as a staple for M&A.

     

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  • 11/08/2017

    Blog

    Investment banks' quarterly results recap: Rising valuations add some tension

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Wrap of 3Q 2017 trends/outlooks for M&A based on earnings call commentary from large and middle market investment banks.

     

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  • 11/07/2017

    Article

    GDPR’s impact on Global M&A – Infographic

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    The issue of compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can seem increasingly complex as the regulation is designed to be far-reaching and non-compliance can result in significant penalties.

     

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  • 11/06/2017

    Blog

    SEC Pay Ratio Disclosure

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

    The SEC’s future direction under new Chair Jay Clayton is still unfolding. New leadership in Washington is focused on streamlining regulation. In Congressional testimony and speeches, Clayton made it clear he wants to improve the opportunities for companies to raise capital while still protecting investors.

     

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  • 11/03/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - November 3, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation. Merrill facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these with leading virtual data room.

     

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  • 11/02/2017

    Report

    October 2017 APAC M&A Insider

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

    Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) YTD boasts third highest total deal value since 2001, but compared with the same period in 2016 shows a 10.9% decline in value.

     

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  • 11/01/2017

    Article

    Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-K Proposal

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill Connect®

    On October 11, 20017, the SEC released a proposal with amendments to Regulation S-K. Learn more about the proposal, what it means and how Merrill can help.

     

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  • 10/31/2017

    Blog

    Preparing for the GDPR: 6 things to consider

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

    If you do business with EU consumers, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) must be on your radar. During our recent GDPR webinar, we unpacked some topics regarding the new regulation and the potential impact on organisations both within and outside of the EU.

     

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  • 10/30/2017

    Report

    October 2017 Japan M&A Insider

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

    Read October's issue of the Japan M&A Insider with valuable insights on deal count in Japan and the latest surge in technology.

     

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  • 10/27/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - October 27, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation. Merrill facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these with leading virtual data room.

     

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  • 10/27/2017

    Blog

    Executing Effective M&A in the Technology Sector

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    No sector is immune from technology disruption with incumbent global leaders reinventing themselves as technology players. There has been a shift in by strategic acquirers willing to do M&A across industries. Many have a finely tuned process for acquiring companies in the same industry, but as industries converge, there is a greater need to share experiences learned from successful “cross-industry” Tech M&A..

     

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  • 10/26/2017

    Blog

    Global political uncertainty slows global M&A in Q3 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Global M&A continued to decelerate in Q3 amid ongoing global political uncertainty. A total of 3,774 deals worth US$667.1bn were announced globally in Q3. This marks a 24.2% drop in value year-over-year, with 739 fewer transactions.

     

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  • 10/25/2017

    Article

    Raconteur: A Marriage Made in Good Negotiations

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill Corporation helps to facilitate thousands of M&A deals each year. We often see the entire process from beginning to end. As a sponsor of this report, we shared our view on the developments of the M&A market and the challenges present at various stages of the transaction.

     

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  • 10/25/2017

    Blog

    SEC IFRS Filers: Get to Know the Proposed SRT Taxonomy

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

    SEC IFRS filers should be aware of the proposed Shared Reporting Taxonomy (SRT) for the upcoming mandated SEC XBRL filings, starting with financial periods ending on or after December 15, 2017.

     

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  • 10/24/2017

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - October 2017

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

    Natural disasters in North America, depressed energy prices worldwide and an uncertain economic outlook in many regions contributed to a drop in overall M&A activity.

     

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  • 10/23/2017

    Blog

    Merrill Corporation in Tokyo and Takara Printing Celebrate Partnership

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

    On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Merrill Corporation, in association with Takara Printing, hosted a number of important clients at Italian restaurant XEX Nihonbashi to thank them for their loyalty and give them a sneak peek at our latest innovation.

     

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  • 10/20/2017

    Blog

    How does your health plan rate for 508 accessibility to member documents and information?

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) uses their Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) to measure customer experience. Do your efforts focus on the value to the person with the disability?

     

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  • 10/20/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - October 20, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for October 20, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Germany’s Hochtief Bids for Abertis, Airbus-Bombardier Pact Rankles Boeing, Nordstrom Pauses on Go-Private Plan, and more.

     

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  • 10/19/2017

    Blog

    SEC’s XBRL Mandate for IFRS Companies – Move Forward Confidently

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

    Merrill Corporation has the pleasure to welcome Bartek Czajka, the previous IFRS Taxonomy leader at the IFRS Foundation, to its industry-leading team of experts. He joins Merrill to provide IFRS companies with an unprecedented level of XBRL expertise – the crucial expertise needed to confidently move forward with SEC XBRL filings.

     

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  • 10/18/2017

    Article

    Increased use of big data in SEC enforcement

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

    Since the establishment of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1934, its mission has remained constant—to protect investors and, derivatively, the financial markets through regulation and, over time, enforcement of the federal securities laws.

     

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  • 10/18/2017

    Article

    Plan carefully to avoid cybersecurity breaches

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

    Companies do not relish being hacked. Here’s a startling truth, according to insiders from the cybersecurity industry: All US companies have been hacked, but some just do not know it yet.

     

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  • 10/18/2017

    Article

    Cybersecurity: As risks grow, so do disclosures

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

    “There are two types of companies: those who have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.” This bleak warning comes from no less than Cisco’s former CEO John Chambers, in an article for the World Economic Forum.

     

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  • 10/18/2017

    Report

    Pitchbook Q3 US PE Breakdown

    Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    Private equity firms invested $163.4 billion across 959 PE deals in the United States during the third quarter of 2017, bringing year-to-date totals to $401.7 billion in deal value across 2,820 transactions. Despite the prolonged elevation in fundraising, deal volume through the first three quarters is down 11% compared to the first three quarters of 2016.

     

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  • 10/16/2017

    Blog

    Deal Makers Equipped to Navigate EU's Data Privacy Revamp

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

    The European Union’s updated data protection laws present new, but addressable, risks for deal makers, as well as opportunities for businesses willing to meet the demands of an increasingly digital world. Those were the overarching sentiments delivered by the panelists during Merrill Corporation’s recent webinar, How Revamped EU Privacy Regulations Impact Global M&A.

     

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  • 10/16/2017

    Report

    APAC M&A Forecaster October 2017

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

    This month's M&A Deal Forecaster spotlights China deal-making, notes banking's ranking rise from 4th to 1st and sees healthcare drop from 1st to 5th.

     

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  • 10/13/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - October 13, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for October 13, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Express Scripts Buying eviCore, , Honeywell Plans to Spin Off Home, Transportation Businesses, Belgium’s Bpost Purchases Logistics Firm Radialand and more.

     

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  • 10/12/2017

    Event

    CFRI Conference 2017

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    Merrill Corporation is excited to sponsor the 36th Annual Current Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis on November 13-14, 2017.

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  • 10/11/2017

    Report

    APAC Deal Table October 2017

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

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

     

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  • 10/10/2017

    Article

    Merrill Compliance Services Newsletter October 2017

    Financial Services | Merrill Connect®

    Welcome to the latest edition of Compliance Services News, where we remain committed to keeping you informed of industry-related topics as the regulatory environment continues to evolve, requiring change in operational, technical and production systems.

     

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  • 10/10/2017

    Blog

    SEC ‘Rapidly Increasing’ Its Use of XBRL-Enabled Analytical Tools

    XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC is increasingly using structured data to assess risk and detect potential fraud.

     

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  • 10/09/2017

    Blog

    Should XBRL Financials be Audited?

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

    There is no audit requirement for XBRL tagged financial statements filed with the SEC. Is it a problem to have no independent assurance on company-provided financial information that’s being used for analysis and investment purposes?

     

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  • 10/09/2017

    White Paper

    GDPR: New Burdens in Due Diligence

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    The GDPR is widely considered to be the most comprehensive reform developed in the last 30 years for the protection of personal data. Discover how it impacts due diligence in this exclusive Merrill white paper.

     

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  • 10/06/2017

    Blog

    'Disruption' Will Keep Providing Fuel to Tech M&A

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Disruption brought on by rapid changes in technology will keep the merger and acquisition wheels rolling. That is one of the clear expectations emanating from Merrill Corporation’s recent webinar, Executing Effective M&A: Opportunities in Technology.

     

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  • 10/06/2017

    Blog

    Ah-ctober!

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    October is a great time to jump back in to your 508-accessibility plan ensure that the rest of your marketing and support materials are complete.

     

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  • 10/06/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - October 6, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for October 6, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Office Depot "Pivoting" with CompuCom purchase, Wal-mart snags logistics tech start-up, Nordstrom go-private deal and more.

     

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  • 10/04/2017

    Brochure

    Five features that will redefine your content management workflow

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill Connect®

    To ensure you are provided with ongoing support and positive outcomes, be sure the solution you select covers these five basic features.

     

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  • 10/04/2017

    Brochure

    SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Help Sheet

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill Connect®

    The SEC released final technical specifications for forms N-PORT and N-CEN and associated filing on September 11, 2017 as part of the EDGAR 17.3 implementation.

     

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  • 10/04/2017

    Report

    Merrill M&A Deal Forecaster - October 2017

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

    For October, we've noted new and continued activity in health care, transportation services and media, with an uptick in year-over-year activity in Asia Pacific. This market gets a closer look in our commentary.

     

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  • 10/03/2017

    Blog

    The alphabet soup of healthcare information for 508 accessibility

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    If you want to feel good about what you do and why you do it, then know that you are making a difference with 504, 508 and 1557. You need to know these three pieces of Federal legislation support equal participation and accessibility to healthcare programs, services, and activities.

     

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  • 09/29/2017

    Blog

    Dealmakers Pursuing Acquisitions in the Face of Geopolitical Uncertainty

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    As geopolitical uncertainty continues into Q3 of 2017, dealmakers continue to pursue acquisitions, but with caution. This cautious approach is seeing dealmakers pursue fewer deals, which is resulting in higher values.

     

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  • 09/29/2017

    Report

    September 2017 APAC M&A Insider

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

    In the first eight months of 2017, Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) saw 2,143 deals valued at a total of US$394.9bn, up 1.8% compared with the same period last year.

     

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  • 09/29/2017

    Report

    September's Japan M&A Insider

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

    Inbound and outbound activity increased 386.6% and 505% respectively in remarkably slow eight months for Japan.

     

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  • 09/29/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 29, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 29, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; GE selling industrial solutions business, Denmark’s billion dollar buyout by PE, Siemen’s/Alstom merger and more.

     

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  • 09/29/2017

    Blog

    Merrill's 3rd Annual Singapore F1 Party

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

    Our guests were able to experience the full excitement and atmosphere of the Grand Prix and we'd like to share some of the highlights in this video.

     

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  • 09/28/2017

    Blog

    Looming September 30 Deadline for Medicare, Part D and Cost Plans Marketing Oversight

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    If you market to Medicare, Part D and cost plans, you are aware of the need to submit those materials through the Health Plan Management System (HPMS) for marketing oversight by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

     

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  • 09/26/2017

    Blog

    Merrill's Health Insurance Blog

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    The Merrill Health Insurance blog and newsroom is for everything important to mandated member communications.

     

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  • 09/26/2017

    Webinar

    Basic Formatting in Merrill Bridge Webinar Playback

    XBRL & Edgar Filing | Merrill Bridge®

    Current Merrill Bridge users are invited to view this 1-hour, on-demand webinar that focuses on basic formatting in Microsoft® Excel® and Microsoft® Word within the Bridge platform. This is the first of two webinars that progress in complexity from one webinar to the next.

     

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  • 09/25/2017

    Blog

    Companies Embrace M&A to Support Innovation

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Technological change continues to transform the business landscape at a rapid pace, making it difficult for enterprises to nimbly respond with new products or solutions. In this environment, mergers and acquisitions remain a key avenue for innovation.

     

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  • 09/22/2017

    Blog

    Q&A with an expert: Mike Willis, Assistant Director, SEC Office of Structured Disclosure

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    Mike Willis is the Assistant Director in the SEC’s Office of Structured Disclosure (OSD). Among other things, the OSD works on the design and implementation of technological processes and tools that support the SEC’s use of structured data, such as XBRL-tagged financial information.

     

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  • 09/22/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 22, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 22, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Another Aerospace deal for Northrup Grumman, Toshiba decides on memory chip sale, Sprintand T-mobile speculation and more.

     

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  • 09/22/2017

    Report

    The Monthly M&A Insider - September 2017

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

    This month's M&A insider explores the global M&A market, including the North American trend of leading the way in global deal activity. Against this, there is the ever-present cloud of geopolitical uncertainties that is creating caution as dealmakers continue to pursue acquisitions.

     

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  • 09/20/2017

    Blog

    Jay Clayton maps out the SEC’s future direction

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC is undergoing a crucial period of transition under Chair Jay Clayton, who was appointed by President Trump earlier this year. Unlike the previous chair, Mary Jo White, who is a former prosecutor and litigator, Mr. Clayton is a transactional lawyer. He is expected to focus more on improving the capital markets than on enforcement.

     

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  • 09/19/2017

    White Paper

    Ironclad Security and Your Cloud Service Provider

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    What Does Ironclad Security Mean in the Cloud? When assessing the viability of cloud-based virtual data rooms, ironclad security is about much more than technology. Product, process and people are at the heart of a rigorous security management philosophy – learn what to look for with our latest white paper

     

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  • 09/15/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 15, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 15, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Contest for Toshiba Memory Chip Business Heats Up, Contest for Toshiba Memory Chip Business Heats Up, Alphabet Mulling Investment in Lyft and more.

     

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  • 09/13/2017

    Article

    Dimensions v38 September 2017

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

    The September 2017 issue of Dimensions features a fresh interview with Mike Willis, assistant director, SEC Office of Structured Disclosure. Learn more about his thoughts about the SEC's commitment to XBRL, examples of how XBRL is proving beneficial to the SEC and more.

     

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  • 09/13/2017

    Report

    August tries to shake off its reputation as slow deal month with two massive telecoms deals

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

    Merrill Corporation brings you the August 2017 league table for Asia Pacific and Japan M&A involvement. Produced in cooperation with Thomson Reuters.

     

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  • 09/12/2017

    Blog

    Are Dealmakers Diligent About Cyber Risks?

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

    Businesses face increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats that expose them to costly operational disruptions and reputational damage. But in the mergers and acquisitions process, there is concern these potential risks aren’t getting appropriate scrutiny when dealmakers engage in due diligence.

     

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  • 09/08/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 8, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 8, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; United Technologies Cinches Rockwell Collins Deal, Tronc Buys New York Daily News, Schneider Electric to Take Control of Aveva Group and more.

     

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  • 09/07/2017

    Report

    Merrill M&A Deal Forecaster - September 2017

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

    The September issue of M&A Deal Forecaster is here! Merrill Corporation's M&A Deal Forecaster shares unique M&A insights based on Merrill's majority share of financial due diligence projects. This month, see the top growth industries in deal volume and take a deeper dive into Industrial Manufacturing - segment seeing a 22% increase in deal activity year-over-year.

     

     

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  • 09/05/2017

    Article

    Expert Virtual Data Room Support Makes a Difference for Successful Deal Outcomes

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Service is in our DNA. No matter where you are in the world, Merrill has expert support to handle your questions. From Hong Kong to New York, and any point in between, our team is ready to help. Learn more about our dedicated service teams.

     

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  • 09/01/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - September 1, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for September 1, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Gilead to Buy Kite Pharma for Nearly $12 Billion, United Technologies Near Deal to Acquire Rockwell Collins, Uber's new CEO and more.

     

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  • 08/30/2017

    Blog

    Tagging the Statement of Cash Flows – New Guidance for SEC Filings

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

    Take note if you’re involved with SEC XBRL financials: there’s a new document that provides guidance on structuring and tagging the statement of cash flows using the US GAAP taxonomy. The Statement of Cash Flows Guidance was produced by the XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) to reduce errors and improve consumption of XBRL data.

     

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  • 08/25/2017

    Capitalizing on the Capital Markets

    Financial Services | Merrill DataSite®

    Pent-up demand, sustained market strength and a solid IPO pipeline may lead to more IPO activity over the next year. A growing number of corporations, private equity firms and family offices aggressively seeking investment opportunities are shifting the landscape and creating a new approach to capital raising.

     

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  • 08/25/2017

    Case Study

    Leading holding company partners with Merrill to fast print and fulfillment ordering

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Learn how Merrill Connect technology and Merrill's expertise delivered value to a client that was in need of an ordering portal solution on a short timeline.

     

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  • 08/25/2017

    Blog

    Weekly M&A Digest - August 25, 2017

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    A compendium of highlights and observations from the week’s notable M&A news, compiled by Merrill Corporation which facilitates the sharing and disclosure of financial information in transactions such as these.

     

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  • 08/23/2017

    Case Study

    Single Source of Truth - The Golden Repository

    Financial Services Marketing & Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Learn how a leading financial services firm utilized Merrill Connect to consolidate thousands of marketing assets into a single source of truth.

     

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  • 08/21/2017

    Blog

    The Friendly Side of M&A: Behind-the-Scenes Support for Global Deals

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    There are iconic locations where major mergers and acquisitions are forged -- think New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. Merrill Corporation supports its clients from these and other locations internationally.

     

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  • 08/17/2017

    Report

    Deal Drivers EMEA 2017 Half-Year Edition

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

    Welcome to the half-year edition of Deal Drivers EMEA, published by Mergermarket in association with Merrill Corporation. This report provides an extensive review of M&A activity across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

     

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  • 08/17/2017

    Blog

    Anticipation: Dealmaking Boost From Lighter Regulation Remains Elusive

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    After a year in which regulatory hurdles played a role in the highest volume of deal withdrawals since the financial crisis, changes in Washington spurred expectations for a sharp 2017 pickup in mergers and acquisitions. But a handful of deal setbacks this year raises questions.

     

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  • 08/17/2017

    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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  • 08/15/2017

    Report

    Deal Drivers Americas Half Year Report 2017

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

    The Deal Drivers Half Year report takes an in-depth look at M&A activity and data in North America and Latin America, as well as examine key trends that dealmakers expect to see in the second half of 2017.

     

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  • 08/14/2017

    Blog

    Investment Banks Quarterly Results Recap: A "Healthy" M&A Environment

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    The quarterly consensus from executives at the world’s largest investment banks – and some smaller ones, too – is that the deal environment is “healthy,” if unspectacular in comparison to the previous two years, though a murkier timetable on expected tax reform and other policies could lurk as a potential drag.

     

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  • 08/08/2017

    Report

    Though June 2017's deal value was higher, July 2017 saw a US$16bn mega-deal

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

    Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters have teamed up to give you July 2017’s top M&A updates, as well as a list of the month’s top financial advisors.

     

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  • 08/08/2017

    Case Study

    Merrill DataSite Streamlines Fact Check and Circle-up Processes during IPO Due Diligence.

    Due Diligence | IPO & Equity Offerings | Merrill DataSite®

    Performing due diligence in preparation for an initial public offering can be a fraught process. Learn how a recent Merrill client discovered the benefits of a Merrill DataSite VDR as they sought to streamline the fact check and circle-up processes.

     

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  • 08/07/2017

    Blog

    Q&A with an expert: Bloomberg Global Data’s use of XBRL shows the vital importance of data quality

    XBRL & Edgar Filing | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The July issue of Dimensions featured an interview with Emil Efthimides, the regulatory monitor for the Global Data division at Bloomberg LP. He oversees the collection and delivery of financial-statement data for use by investors and financial analysts.

     

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  • 08/03/2017

    Report

    Survey Says! See What Our "Executing Effective M&A in Oil & Gas" Webinar Attendees Think of the Current Market

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

    As part of our popular recent webinar "Executing Effective M&A: Opportunities in Oil & Gas", we polled close to 1,000 M&A and industry professionals for their thoughts and insights on activity and opportunities in the Oil & Gas sector.

     

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  • 08/02/2017

    2017 2Q Pitchbook European PE Breakdown, in partnership with Merrill Corporation

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

    Download your copy of the Q2 Pitchbook European Breakdown now to discover deal flow, exits and fundraising across Europe.

     

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  • 08/02/2017

    XBRL Transforms how Companies, Investors and Regulators Use Financial Data

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

    Both the SEC and the major providers of financial information - such as Bloomberg Global Data - are using XBRL-tagged financial-statement data. This reinforces the need for every filer to ensure that its XBRL tagging and structuring are accurate so investors will understand its financial story properly.

     

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  • 08/02/2017

    Blog

    How is the Spanish deal space performing?

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Despite significantly lower announced M&A volumes across Europe, we’ve continued to see a growth in projects so far this year, has this been the case for Spanish M&A? Take a look at our snapshot view highlighting the comparative volumes, values and sector performance for deals taking place in Spain.

     

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  • 08/01/2017

    Blog

    Mining Opportunities in Oil & Gas

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    After the June 2014 oil price collapse, the Oil & Gas industry experienced a wave of reactive actions including cost cutting, reduction of capital expenditure, massive reductions in headcount and the shelving or outright cancelling of major projects.

     

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  • 08/01/2017

    Blog

    First Half of 2017 Marked by Soaring Global M&A Values, Plummeting Volumes

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Entering into the second-half of 2017, we look back on an H1 that saw global M&A deal values soar, but volumes plummet. Geopolitical uncertainty and currency volatility continue to make dealmakers cautious. However, the select deals that are being made are setting new records.

     

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