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Merrill DataSite Virtual Data Room Honored as “Information Management Services of the Year”

Mar 25, 2014

Award to be presented at the 6th Annual M&A International Awards Gala

St. Paul, Minn. — Merrill Corporation, a leading global provider of technology-enabled services for the financial, legal, health care and other corporate markets, announced today that its virtual data room business, Merrill DataSite has been named “Information Management Services of the Year” by the M&A Advisor.

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, The M&A Advisor will present the award at a black tie Awards Gala at The New York Athletic Club in New York, in conjunction with the 2014 International Financial Forum. The International Financial Forum is a private “invitation only” summit that will bring together more than 500 of the world’s most active cross-border dealmakers and other key international market experts – academics, media, and political influencers. Led by a faculty of more than 80 industry leaders, delegates will engage in interactive sessions about the key issues in the international M&A markets today.

Award categories included honors for deals such as “M&A Deal of the Year,” “Professional Services of the Year,” “Firm of the Year,” and other financing categories. There were also honors for deals in a variety of industry sectors, such as media and entertainment and consumer/retail. Merrill DataSite was nominated and selected as a winner in the “M&A Product and Service of the Year” category.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transac­tions, companies and dealmakers. Merrill DataSite was chosen from over 300 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Merrill DataSite and bestow upon them our highest honor for cross border M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, president, The M&A Advisor. “Merrill DataSite represents the best of the international M&A industry in 2014 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

“We’re delighted to have been awarded as the winner of ‘Information Management Services of the Year,’” said Ed Bifulk, president of Merrill DataSite. “It is an honor to be recognized, particularly among such an illustrious group of other service providers and emphasizes how integral our VDR solution has become in the M&A industry.”

Merrill DataSite’s virtual data room (VDR), is a complete, secure VDR solution that optimizes the due diligence process and offers a highly efficient method for sharing critical business information for electronic due diligence via a secure online data room, accessible by way of the Internet. Through the deployment of advanced technology, dedicated multi-lingual customer service and constant development upgrades, Merrill DataSite has emerged as the leading global provider of VDR solutions.

About Merrill DataSite

Merrill DataSite is a secure virtual data room (VDR) solution that optimizes the due diligence process by providing a highly efficient and secure method for sharing key business information between multiple parties. Merrill DataSite provides unlimited access for users worldwide, as well as real-time activity reports, site-wide search at the document level, enhanced communications through the Q&A feature and superior project management service - all of which help reduce transaction time and expense.  Merrill DataSite's multilingual support staff is available from anywhere in the world, 24/7, and can have your VDR up and running with thousands of pages loaded within 24 hours or less.

With its deep roots in transaction and compliance services, Merrill Corporation has a cultural, organization-wide discipline in the management and processing of confidential content. Merrill DataSite is the first VDR provider to understand customer and industry needs by earning an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificate of registration – the highest standard for information security – and is certified for operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Merrill DataSite's ISO certification is available for review at:

As the leading provider of VDR solutions, Merrill DataSite has empowered more than 2 million unique visitors to perform electronic due diligence on thousands of transaction totaling trillions of dollars in asset value. Merrill DataSite VDR solution has become an essential tool in an efficient and legally defensible process for completing multiple types of financial transactions. Learn more by visiting today.

About Merrill Corporation

Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms for secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services. Clients trust Merrill’s innovative applications and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content, perfect and distribute critical financial and regulatory disclosures, and create customized communications across stakeholders. With more than 3,800 people in 41 locations worldwide, clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.


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