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  • 12/01/2016

    Case Study

    Corporate Finance and Growth after the Brexit Vote – A UK M&A Playbook

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

    Download this exclusive playbook now to glean insights on the state of present deal making in the UK and what those at the heart of the industry have to say about positioning business for growth in 2017.

     

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  • 12/01/2016

    Video

    Merrill’s ComplianceCenter Solution

    Healthcare | Merrill Connect®

    ComplianceCenter is our solution uses database intelligence and investor position analysis to deliver smaller, portfolio-specific compliance documents at far lower print production and postage costs.

     

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  • 11/29/2016

    Blog

    Second set of XBRL rules published for SEC filings

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    I’m excited to say that the XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) officially published its second set of approved rules and guidance on XBRL tagging for SEC filings. Filers should begin using these new rules by the beginning of 2017 to help identify and correct errors in their filings. As vice chair of the DQC, I know the incredible amount of work and expertise that went into these new rules—and I believe they’re a significant step forward in improving data quality across the board.

     

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  • 11/28/2016

    Blog

    Does Your Company Live Its Mission: Inspiration from the Strategic Growth Forum™ US 2016

    Other

    The Strategic Growth Forum™ US 2016 in Palm Springs, Calif. was a terrific event, where I represented Merrill Corporation on a technology panel, took in a variety of speaker sessions and of course, spent time talking with new and established entrepreneurs from around the country and across industries.

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  • 11/23/2016

    eBook

    Best Practices Best Dealmakers Fifth Edition Chapter 3

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges

    This third chapter release from the 5th edition of the acclaimed Best Practices of the Best Dealmakers series explores framing global deals; from vision to deal structure. Executives and advisors discuss best practices in the art of identifying and qualifying targets, conducting management meetings and negotiations and how to come to a go or no-go decision on proceeding to an LOI or definitive agreement.

     

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  • 11/22/2016

    White Paper

    How to Choose the Right Member Communications Support Provider

    Healthcare | Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Position your health insurance plan for rapid growth by outsourcing multi-channel member communications to a partner that will simplify the process, control costs, improve quality control, ensure compliance and gain end-to-end visibility.

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  • 11/22/2016

    Report

    Strongest month for M&A in 2016


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

    October was not only the strongest month for M&A, it's the highest valued October we have on record . We can sum up the month as Mega Deal Mania. The tenth month of the year saw deals worth US$421.7bn.

     

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  • 11/22/2016

    Case Study

    Global consulting Firm Partners with Merrill Corporation for Worldwide Rebranding Campaign

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

    A worldwide rebranding campaign is quite an undertaking. Learn how Merrill provided comprehensive project resources to support this type of campaign.

     

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  • 11/22/2016

    Blog

    SEC representative: structured data has tremendous benefits to companies—not just investors

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC recently released guidance on the new Pay Ratio Requirement which serves as a timely reminder to all public companies: With the January 1, 2017 compliance deadline fast approaching, it’s time to make sure you understand the new requirements—and that you’re prepared to determine and disclose them.

     

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  • 11/21/2016

    White Paper

    Why the Paper Data Room is not the Industry Norm Anymore

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Learn how virtual data room technology has superseded the outdated physical paper data room and has significantly reduced costs, increased progress and offered a much greater level of security for your most valuable data.

     

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  • 11/18/2016

    Blog

    Due Diligence: Beyond the Numbers

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Recently, I had the chance to lead a panel discussing Open Source Software (OSS / Open Source) and its impact on M&A. In the course of preparing for this discussion, I learned some things that may surprise you!

     

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  • 11/16/2016

    Article

    Merrill Compliance Services Newsletter November 2016

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill DPA®

    The November 2016 Issue of the Compliance Services News includes articles SEC Modernization Rule, SEC Creates New Finra-Focused Task Force, Money Market Fund Update and more.

     

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  • 11/15/2016

    Blog

    With compliance deadline approaching, SEC issues guidance on Pay Ratio rule

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC recently released guidance on the new Pay Ratio Requirement which serves as a timely reminder to all public companies: With the January 1, 2017 compliance deadline fast approaching, it’s time to make sure you understand the new requirements—and that you’re prepared to determine and disclose them.

     

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  • 11/14/2016

    Blog

    Securing deals – the lessons from Twitter

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    Over the past few months, several colleagues and friends asked me why I went back to the M&A tech space. When drilling further into the questio, the implication is that Virtual Data Rooms (VDRs) are understood and the problem of securing deals is solved. Indeed, most deals over $5 million USD that include some competitive element will use a VDR.

     

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  • 11/11/2016

    Report

    Merrill Corporation in partnership with PitchBook presents the 3Q 2016 European PE Breakdown

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

    Though it’s subject to a more diverse set of underlying deal drivers, the European private equity marketplace has largely resembled its US counterpart in recent months. Against a backdrop of record-low interest rates and widespread political unrest, European PE deal flow has decreased substantially through the first three quarters of the year.

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  • 11/10/2016

    Blog

    The Best One-hour Webinar on Structured Data

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    FEI and Merrill Corporation are teaming up to present this webinar titled “The SEC and XBRL: Financial Reporting in a New Light”. Past FEI/Merrill webinars have been fast-paced and full of relevant information. This too will be enlightening and a quick way to learn about the topics that matter.

     

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  • 11/10/2016

    Article

    Insights on Proxy Access and Disclosure from SEC Division of Corporation Finance Director

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

    The November 2016 issue of the Dimensions Newsletter includes articles on the proxy access and disclosure, how Brexit may impact disclosure by SEC-reporting public companies and recent developments in shareholder proxy access and institutional ownership increases in 2016.

     

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  • 11/08/2016

    Case Study

    Merrill Executes Corporate Rebranding Project Seamlessly for Steptoe

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

    Learn how, through expert project management, superb attention to detail and advise about best practices and leading edge concepts, Merrill was a strategic partner on a comprehensive rebranding effort.

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  • 11/07/2016

    Article

    SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Help Sheet

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill DPA®

    On October 13, 2016, the SEC voted to adopt changes to modernize and enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by registered investment companies and to enhance liquidity risk management by open-end mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The new rules are part of the Commission's initiative to enhance its monitoring and regulation of the asset management industry and are intended to enhance the quality of information available to investors and allow the Commission to more effectively collect and use data reports by the funds.

     

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  • 11/07/2016

    Report

    APAC League Table October 2016

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Contract Management | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, ranking top M&A advisors and deals in APAC, including Japan. Get your copy now.

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  • 11/03/2016

    Video

    Merrill’s ComplianceCenter Solution

    ComplianceCenter is our solution uses database intelligence and investor position analysis to deliver smaller, portfolio-specific compliance documents at far lower print production and postage costs.

     

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  • 11/01/2016

    Blog

    Hot Topics at the CFRI Conference, Nov. 14-15

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The annual Financial Executives International’s (FEI) Current Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) Conference is just around the corner — November 14-15, 2016 in New York City. CFRI is one of my favorite events of the year.

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  • 10/27/2016

    Article

    M&A Outlook and Trends: Infographic

    M&A and Related Activities | Merrill DataSite®

    More than 30,000 M&A professionals across the globe recently participated in a Merrill Corporation survey seeking unique insights and well-honed predictions on the future of M&A. 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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  • 10/26/2016

    Blog

    The Merrill Breakfast Series Launches

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge® | Merrill DataSite®

    Dr Paul Furey gave an excellent interactive talk on developing our communication skills, asking guests to share their experiences and offering solutions and suggestions. Everyone had some great take away piece of advice and if they’re anything like us, we’re sure they’ve been trying them out ever since.

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  • 10/25/2016

    Blog

    Asset-backed securities requirement for asset level data continues the trend towards structured data

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    In 2014, the SEC adopted Regulation AB II which aims to bring greater transparency to the asset-backed securities (ABS) market and prevent the surprises that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. ABS filers directly impacted by the change — which requires asset information to be submitted in a structured data format on Form ABS-EE — are likely well aware.

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  • 10/24/2016

    Report

    Global Mega-Deals Make a Comeback


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

    Q3 2016 closes short of the record highs reached last year, with political uncertainty across Europe and the US, increased regulation and decreased confidence levels all weighing on dealmakers’ minds.

     

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  • 10/21/2016

    Report

    European Venture Industry Landscape: Fewer Deals, Larger Sums

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

    This edition offers full data and analysis of the European venture community in 3Q, demonstrating how despite the media coverage related to Brexit, Europe has in fact, remained relatively in line with the global VC market. It still continues to be the case that investors are putting more capital to work, yet less frequently.

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  • 10/18/2016

    Blog

    SEC is reviewing IFRS Taxonomy - When will XBRL be mandated for SEC IFRS filers?

    Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill Bridge®

    "When?" is the question. When will the SEC require XBRL-formatted financial statements from companies that prepare their financials in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)? My expectation is sooner rather than later.

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  • 10/17/2016

    Report

    The PitchBook 3Q 2016 US PE Breakdown Report

    Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    The PitchBook 2Q 2016 European PE Breakdown Report offers a review of all European private equity investment, exits and fundraising activity in the first quarter of 2016.

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  • 10/14/2016

    Article

    The SEC Looks To Modernize Disclosure Requirements in Regulation S-K

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

    The October 2016 issue of Dimensions features articles on Regulation S-K feedback received by the SEC, new SEC CDI’s to halt GAAP suppression in periodic reports, and a new SEC proposal to require exhibit hyperlinking in HTML filings.

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  • 10/14/2016

    Report

    APAC League Table September 2016

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Contract Management | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, ranking top M&A advisors and deals in APAC, including Japan. Get your copy now.

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  • 10/11/2016

    Blog

    2017 US GAAP Taxonomy introduces new dimensional structures

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    A few weeks ago, FASB released the proposed 2017 US GAAP Taxonomy. On October 4, I attended a webinar where the FASB taxonomy team delved into some of the notable changes in the 2017 Taxonomy.

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  • 10/07/2016

    Case Study

    Leading Health Plan Saves Millions Through Automation and Workflow Efficiencies

    Healthcare | Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    With exponential growth, the health plan faced many challenges. Learn how Merrill Connect helped the health plan achieve improved efficiencies and cost savings in excess of $5 million dollars.

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  • 10/07/2016

    Case Study

    Health Insurance Plan Partners with Merrill to Streamline ANOC and EOC Document Creation.

    Healthcare | Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    Learn how Merrill Connect Dynamic Publishing created a ground-breaking solution to allow health plans to quickly modify their required member documents to adapt to yearly plan changes and changes in CMS marketing and model guidelines.

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  • 10/07/2016

    White Paper

    Taking Control of Your Marketing Assets

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

    Are you missing out on the benefits of a Marketing Asset Management solution? Learn how these platforms can be used to focus resources on content development, brand consistency and compliance, while allowing real time and immediate access for all user groups.

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  • 10/06/2016

    Blog

    2016 Ernst and Young UK Entrepreneur of the Year

    Other

    The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards showcased an impressive and diverse pool of talented entrepreneurs. Read more about the highlights and winners of the evening.

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  • 09/26/2016

    Article

    Merrill Insurance Document Services News September 2016

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Connect®

    Welcome to Merrill's Insurance Document Services News, a quarterly summary of NAIC calls and meetings. This issue includes updates from the Statutory Accounting Principles Working Group (SAPWG), Valuation of Securities Task Force (VOSTF), Reinsurance Task Force and more.

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  • 09/21/2016

    Report

    Mexican M&A market decreases 20% in August

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    The TTR Monthly Mexico Report - August 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 09/21/2016

    Report

    Brazilian M&A market recorded a total of 66 transactions in August

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    The TTR Monthly Brazil Report - August 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 09/21/2016

    Report

    Global M&A is bound to increase in the last four months


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

    While August has been a less than stellar month for M&A, activity will pick up over the next few months as a number of deals currently in the pipeline come to fruition. See all the figures in the September issue of the Monthly M&A Insider, brought to you by Merrill Corporation and Mergermarket.

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  • 09/20/2016

    Blog

    Software can’t catch these common XBRL errors

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

    The gap between software and the human brain gets smaller every year. Smart virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri think like we do (and maybe better), and self-driving cars are now on our roads (probably driving better than most of us). But here’s one area where software can’t fully replace a knowledgeable human: catching every potential error in your company’s XBRL filings. There are still a wide range of very common errors and other issues that cannot be detected by error-checking software.

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  • 09/16/2016

    White Paper

    A Cost-Effective Approach to High-Quality Reporting for AIM Companies

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Learn how efficient technologies improve quality and unlock growth opportunities in this part of a special series in response to the FRC Report.

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  • 09/15/2016

    Article

    SEC Proposes New Rules: When acquisitions call for financial statement filings

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

    The September 2016 issue of the Dimensions Newsletter includes articles on the SEC's signals on the next phase of structured data, the SEC's new pay-ratio rules and enforcement in financial reporting and disclosures.

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  • 09/13/2016

    Blog

    Usage of XBRL Data – SEC, analysts & timing

    Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill Bridge®

    I get this question at least once a week, and people have been asking me (and asking others) for the past seven years. For the first few years after the 2009 SEC mandate, my answer was “I’m not sure.” But when you consider the timing, it wasn’t until 2013 that all companies that are required to file had submitted four quarters of filings with detailed footnote information tagged.

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  • 09/12/2016

    eBook

    The CEO and Global M&A Strategy Quest for Growth in an Interconnected World

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    How important is having a global M&A strategy today? The M&A professionals interviewed for this chapter of Best Practices of the Best Dealmakers (fifth edition) unanimously declared that in order to create value for their stakeholders, almost all companies must look for deals beyond their own borders. 

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  • 09/09/2016

    Report

    TonenGeneral Sekiyu to be de-listed from Tokyo Stock Exchange

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

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table where you can read all about the biggest deals and top advisors ranked across Asia Pacific (APAC) and Japan for August.

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  • 09/08/2016

    Report

    Brazil's M&A Market closed 1H16 with 534 deals

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

    The TTR Monthly Brazil Report - July 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 09/08/2016

    Report

    Argentina's M&A Market increases 42,3% in the first half of 2016

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

    The TTR Argentina Half-Year Report - 1H16, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 09/08/2016

    Report

    Chile's transactional market raises 34% in 1H2016

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

    The TTR Chile Half-Year Report - 1H16, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 09/08/2016

    Report

    Peru's transactional market increases 68% in the first half of 2016

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

    The TTR Peru Half-Year Report - 1H16, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 09/08/2016

    Report

    Colombia's M&A Market closed 1H16 with 73 deals

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

    The TTR Colombia Half-Year Report - 1H16, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 09/08/2016

    Report

    Mexico's M&A market increases 159% in the value of transactions in July

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

    The TTR Monthly Mexico Report - July 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 09/07/2016

    Webinar

    Current Trends and Outlook for M&A and Private Equity

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Playback of a webinar from August, 30 2016. Merrill Corporation brought together a group of professionals in the M&A arena to discuss current deal-making trends as well as share their outlook on private equity and valuation of deals for the remainder of the year.

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  • 09/06/2016

    Blog

    2016 U.S. GAAP Taxonomy has 3,399 changes — do you know them all?

    Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill Bridge®

    Did you know that bot, fro-yo and glamping are now — officially — words? The Oxford English Dictionary adds new words every year, and I’ll forgive you for not keeping up with all of them. I’ll also forgive you for not knowing all of the 3,399 tags that underwent changes in the 2016 U.S. GAAP Taxonomy.

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  • 08/30/2016

    Blog

    Data Coalition to SEC: the future of disclosure is data, not documents

    Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill Bridge®

    I’ve eagerly read the many comment letters from my peers in response to the SEC’s Concept Release on Regulation S-K. They’re filled with great feedback, new ideas and important concerns. Few of these responses have been as pointed as the one issued by the Data Coalition.

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  • 08/24/2016

    Report

    Deal Drivers Report for EMEA H2 FY17

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

    The Deal Drivers Report for EMEA provides an extensive review of M&A activity across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.It offers detailed analyses of specific regions and sectors. It also identifies key trends that are set to develop over the course of the next six months

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  • 08/23/2016

    Blog

    Should Non-GAAP Financial Measures be Tagged in XBRL?

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

    In May 2016 the SEC updated guidance on the use of non-GAAP financial measures in its revised Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations. The updates add clarity to what the SEC considers misleading non-GAAP measures. These updates, along with recent speeches expressing concern by SEC Chair Mary Jo White and various SEC staff members, have made it clear that non-GAAP financial measures are coming under increased scrutiny at the SEC.

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  • 08/23/2016

    Blog

    How AIM companies can unlock the reporting expertise they already have on hand

    Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    When I talk about financial reporting with executives and management at smaller companies, I usually hear some variation of, “It’s a complicated process. Despite years of experience, catching every error can be challenging and time-consuming.” But here’s one of the most interesting parts of the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) recent focus on reporting quality issues among AIM-quoted companies: the FRC says most companies have the resources and expertise on-hand; they’re just not making the most of them.

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  • 08/22/2016

    Article

    Merrill Compliance Services Newsletter August 2016

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill DPA®

    The August 2016 Issue of the Compliance Services News includes articles fiduciary rule timeline, SEC cyber security audit results, IRI's request to SEC and more.

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  • 08/19/2016

    Report

    The PitchBook 2Q 2016 European Venture Industry Report

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

    Following on from our recent PE Breakdown report in association with Pitchbook, Merrill Corporation presents The PitchBook 2Q 2016 European Venture Industry Report. This edition offers a full review of European venture investment by sector, size, stage and region, examining VC trends prior to Brexit.

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  • 08/17/2016

    Inline XBRL has the potential to decrease filing preparation costs

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC has introduced a voluntary iXBRL program that allows corporate US GAAP filers, both domestic and foreign, to submit their annual, periodic and quarterly reports in the the new format. Learn more about this other news and insights for financial transaction and reporting professionals.

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  • 08/16/2016

    Blog

    Broader and Deeper Use of Structured Data – Investor Perspectives

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The CFA Institute confronted the topic of data and technology in financial reporting in a recent paper. The paper’s vision for the future focuses on a broader and deeper use of structured data. The paper suggests that investors are hungry for more financial data in a structured format. The current XBRL requirements apparently have only whet the investors’ appetites.

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  • 08/15/2016

    Report

    APAC League Table July

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

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

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  • 08/12/2016

    Report

    The PitchBook 2Q 2016 European PE Breakdown Report

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

    The PitchBook 2Q 2016 European PE Breakdown Report offers a review of all European private equity investment, exits and fundraising activity in the first quarter of 2016.

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  • 08/12/2016

    Report

    M&A notable headwinds are coming

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

    See what has been driving the general cooling of M&A and how the first half compares extremely favorably with every post-crisis year bar in Merrill Corporation and Mergermarket’s Half Year 2016 Deal Drivers Americas report.

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  • 08/11/2016

    Blog

    How AIM-quoted companies can improve reporting — and actually save time

    Regulatory Disclosure | Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    Improving reporting quality doesn’t require you to invest more time. But it does pay to make an investment — in better technology. New reporting solutions can not only help you reduce the reporting burden you’re already feeling.

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  • 08/10/2016

    White Paper

    Relieving the Pain of ANOC and EOC: Streamline Document Creation and Reduce Costs

    Healthcare Member Communications | Merrill Connect®

    The traditional ANOC and EOC processes entail a great deal of work (at great cost), present numerous opportunities for error and threatens a high cost for those errors. Leveraging an advanced, dynamic publishing platform can immediately ease this burden, with real impacts that will continue to grow year-over-year.

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  • 08/04/2016

    Blog

    Blockchain – A Revolutionary Technology

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

    Keep an eye on blockchain. It’s one of the “next big things” in the FinTech world that will have revolutionary impact on business transactions. So the question arises, what is blockchain?

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  • 08/03/2016

    Report

    Portland M&A Activity: Pacific Northwest Remains Largely Unaffected by Global Economic Woes

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    As part of its nationwide speaker series, Merrill Corporation recently brought together a panel of respected professionals from the Portland deal community to offer their expert insights in Pacific Northwest-centric deal making and how they view deal activity for the remainder of 2016.

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  • 08/03/2016

    Report

    Seattle M&A Activity: Pacific Northwest Remains Largely Unaffected by Global Economic Woes

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    As part of its nationwide speaker series, Merrill Corporation recently brought together a panel of respected professionals from the Seattle deal community to offer their expert insights in Pacific Northwest-centric deal making and how they view deal activity for the remainder of 2016.

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  • 08/02/2016

    Blog

    SEC Announcement on Negative Values in XBRL: Don't Say the Opposite of What was Meant to be Said

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

    Saying the opposite of what was meant to be said usually creates a lot of confusion. That's the case for SEC XBRL filings in which a company erroneously enters a negative amount in the XBRL file when it should be a positive amount. The company is saying the exact opposite of what was meant to be said.

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  • 08/02/2016

    Report

    Global M&A Deals Fall 27% in First Half of 2016

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

    Download the latest Monthly M&A Insider report and see what drove the general cooling of global M&A and what is expected for the rest of the year in Mergermarket’s Half Year 2016 Monthly M&A Insider.

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  • 07/29/2016

    Blog

    FRC says AIM-quoted companies need to improve reporting quality to capture investment opportunities

    Regulatory Disclosure | Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has been examining and analysing reporting quality issues in AIM-quoted and other smaller companies.

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  • 07/29/2016

    eBook

    Advising the Ultimate Leaders: The CEO and the ever-growing complexity surrounding dealmaking

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    In this introductory chapter of Best Practices of the Best Dealmakers Edition 5, the stage is set for leading CEOs to discuss the increasing complexity of their roles in regards to dealmaking.

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  • 07/26/2016

    Article

    Dimensions Newsletter, The Compliance Authority, July 2016

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The July 2016 issue of the Dimensions Newsletter includes articles on the proxy disclosure rules on executive compensation, the SEC's rules on registration fees and non-GAAP financial measures.

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  • 07/26/2016

    Article

    The SEC Intensifies Its Focus On Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    Non-GAAP financial measures are open to misinterpretation and present a potential for prevarication or abuse. Get the details on how the SEC is addressing the issue.

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  • 07/25/2016

    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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  • 07/21/2016

    Report

    Mexico's M&A Market Closed 2Q16 with 89 Deals

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

    The TTR Quarterly Mexico Report - Second Quarter 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 07/21/2016

    Report

    Brazilian M&A Market Decreases 7% in the second quarter of 2016

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

    The TTR Quarterly Brazil Report - Second Quarter 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 07/19/2016

    Report

    Exclusive High Yield and Leveraged Finance Report

    Capital Transactions | Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    After a dismal start to the year, Europe's High Yield and Leveraged Loan markets staged a dramatic recovery. Investors led a stampede back into the asset class, as they hunted for yield amid a backdrop of negative rates and European Central Bank largesse.

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  • 07/19/2016

    Blog

    idaciti Tells the SEC: “We need better data!”

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

    In an open letter to the SEC from a small-but-hot new tech startup, idaciti, calls out antiquated SEC disclosure requirements and issues a call to action for better data quality. Learn more about the message.

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  • 07/14/2016

    Report

    The PitchBook 2Q 2016 US Private Equity Breakdown Report

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

    The PitchBook 2Q 2016 US Private Equity Breakdown Report provides a review of all U.S. private equity investment, exits and fundraising activity in the first quarter of 2016.

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  • 07/12/2016

    Blog

    XBRL Tagging Questions Included in SEC Concept Release on Regulation S-K

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

    Some of the questions posed in the concept release of Regulation S-K could produce revolutionary changes that significantly improve the consumption of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosures.

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  • 07/11/2016

    Report

    China invests in Finland based video games developer

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

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, which ranks the top M&A advisors in APAC, including Japan. This summary also provides insight into the biggest deals in the region for the month of June.

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  • 07/08/2016

    Report

    Keynote Conversation | GLOBALIZATION AND TRANSNATIONAL DEALMAKING

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

    Although volume and value of M&A transactions was down in the first quarter of 2016, cross-border M&A continues to contribute at high levels. Gain insights and reflections on the opportunities and challenges in cross-border M&A activity in this roundtable discussion with an esteemed panel of M&A experts.

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  • 07/06/2016

    Blog

    SEC Cracking Down on Inappropriate Custom Axis Tags

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

    Filers increasingly create custom axis tags when applicable standard axis tags already exist in the US GAAP Taxonomy. It hurts overall data quality, and now the SEC is taking notice.

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  • 06/30/2016

    Blog

    XBRL US DQC Announces Second Set of Validation Rules

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

    The XBRL-US Data Quality Committee today revealed its second set of validation rules and guidance for SEC filers, inviting public comment on the proposed rules.

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  • 06/30/2016

    Case Study

    Hilltop Holdings Cuts Days Off Filing Cycles with Merrill Bridge

    Capital Transactions | Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    Diversified financial-services holding company, Hiltop Holdings, Inc. used Merrill Bridge to cut draft turn times by 3-5 days per quarter and save time with links between the platform and Microsoft® Word and Excel®.

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  • 06/30/2016

    Brochure

    Integrated Solution for Global Transactions

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

    The partnership of Merrill Corporation and Takara Printing creates the first fully integrated, end-to-end solution in the Japanese market for managing the documentation, information sharing and compliance requirements of global financial transactions.

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  • 06/29/2016

    Article

    Dimensions Newsletter, The Compliance Authority, June 2016

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The June 2016 issue of the Dimensions Newsletter includes articles on the SEC's signals on the next phase of structured data, the SEC's new pay-ratio rules and enforcement in financial reporting and disclosures.

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  • 06/29/2016

    Article

    Finding the median employee: Navigating the SEC’s new pay-ratio rules

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The SEC adopted final rules on pay-ratio disclosure in August 2015, thereby fulfilling a Dodd-Frank directive. From early 2018 onward, non-exempt public companies must disclose the CEO’s total yearly compensation, the median of all other employees’ yearly compensation, and a ratio that compares the two.

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  • 06/24/2016

    Report

    Private Equity Activity Increases 24% in Q2 Despite Global Slowdown

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

    Get a full detailed review of global M&A dealflow from the past month, as Merrill Corporation proudly presents the June edition of the M&A Monthly Insider prepared by the intelligence team at Mergermarket.

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  • 06/23/2016

    Blog

    Are you using this free XBRL error-checker?

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

    Some organizations still aren’t using this error-checking tool — and continue to submit filings riddled with common, easily fixable errors. Find out how you can take advantage.

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  • 06/21/2016

    Report

    Brazilian M&A Market Decreases 6% in May

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

    The TTR Monthly Brazil Report - May 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 06/21/2016

    Report

    Mexico's M&A Market Continues to Rise in May

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

    The TTR Monthly Mexico Report - May 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 06/18/2016

    Blog

    The Most Powerful Moments from 2016 EY World Entrepreneur of the Year

    Other

    Hear about inspirational moments from this year's event.

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  • 06/17/2016

    Blog

    Inline XBRL: You can have your XBRL and read it too

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

    Just as SEC filers are beginning to gain familiarity with the XBRL world, there’s a new data format making headlines: Inline XBRL, or iXBRL. Find out what you need to know about Inline XBRL and what’s coming.

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  • 06/16/2016

    Report

    EU Referendum: BREXIT Major Risk to M&A, Private Equity and High-Yield Markets

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

    65% of survey respondents felt that the UK would be less likely to prosper if it left the EU. This risk report is a two-part assessment of corporate finance professionals’ view of the effect on M&A, private equity investment and high-yield funding markets of Great Britain’s vote to stay in or leave the EU on June 23, 2016.

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  • 06/14/2016

    Blog

    8 Common XBRL Errors: Simple mistakes that can hurt your organization

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

    With more than 15,000 XBRL tags, it can be difficult to avoid errors. Learn about the common tagging errors and how you can make easy fixes now.

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  • 06/07/2016

    Report

    Goldman Sachs Captures the Largest Market Share in APAC

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

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, which ranks the top M&A advisors in APAC, including Japan. This summary also provides insight into the biggest deals in the region for the month of May.

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  • 05/31/2016

    Report

    Transatlantic Dealmaking Report & Webinar Playback: 2016 Outlook for US/UK M&A

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

    In alliance with Merrill Corporation and the support of British American Business, the M&A Advisor presented a live broadcast: Transatlantic Dealmaking: 2016 Outlook for US/UK M&A. This interactive report features an overview of the discussion and a live video playback.

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  • 05/31/2016

    Blog

    XBRL Quality Improvements

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

    XBRL errors dropped more than 64% since release of DQC rules. See how you can take your XBRL data quality to the next level.

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  • 05/31/2016

    Article

    Merrill Compliance Services May Newsletter

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill DPA®

    Fiduciary updates covered in this issue of Merrill Compliance Services News include the SEC proposal for new derivatives rules for registered funds, mutual fund distribution and sub accounting fees as well as 2016 examination priorities and much more.

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  • 05/26/2016

    Blog

    The Role of Structured Data in SEC's New Crowdfunding Requirements

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

    The SEC’s new crowdfunding rules went into effect, allowing companies to offer and sell securities to the investing public via crowdfunding portals. Learn how XBRL tagging could play a key role.

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  • 05/23/2016

    Report

    Total Volume Up 32% in M&A During Q1 for Brazil

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

    The TTR Monthly Brazil Report - April 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 05/20/2016

    Report

    Global Cool-Down in M&A Activity Continues in Beginning of Q2

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

    Get a full detailed review of global M&A dealflow from the past month, as Merrill Corporation proudly presents the May edition of the M&A Monthly Insider prepared by the intelligence team at Mergermarket.

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  • 05/20/2016

    Report

    Mexico Transactions See a 17% Increase Over April of Last Year

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

    The TTR Monthly Mexico Report - April 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 05/19/2016

    Article

    Dimensions Newsletter, The Compliance Authority, May 2016

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The May 2016 issue of the Dimensions Newsletter includes articles on XBRL custom axis tags, how the SEC’s broken window approach is shaping its enforcement priorities, and new website resources from the SEC that emphasize engagement with XBRL filers and users.

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  • 05/17/2016

    Report

    Last Year Topped 2007's Previous Deal Record - Will It Continue in 2016?

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

    Merrill Corporation in association with ACG Global presents a study based on an online survey followed by in-depth interviews with M&A dealmakers to gain insight into the latest trends in M&A transactions and outlook for the remainder of 2016.

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  • 05/12/2016

    Report

    European Venture Activity Slows Further

    Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill Corporation and PitchBook take an in-depth look at Venture Capital activity for 1Q in 2016 across Europe in this new report.

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  • 05/10/2016

    Blog

    New Merrill Coverage on XBRL

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

    Get a clear perspective on how XBRL changes impact your organization, definitive guidance on navigating XBRL challenges, and valuable insight into where XBRL is heading.

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  • 05/10/2016

    Blog

    7 Keys to XBRL Data Quality

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

    What defines high-quality XBRL data? Understanding the factors that drive data quality, and recognizing high- or low-quality data, is a growing necessity for both filers and consumers of XBRL data.

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  • 05/09/2016

    eBook

    Learn About Best Practices of Post -Deal Cross-Border Transactions

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges

    In partnership with Merrill Corporation, the M&A Advisor presents the fifth chapter from the fourth series of the Best Practices of the Best Dealmakers book.

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  • 05/09/2016

    Report

    M&A Deal Value in Asia Pacific Totals US$65.3 Billion in April 2016

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

    Merrill Corporation and Thomson Reuters bring you the top M&A financial advisor’s league table for April 2016, which covers the APAC, including Japan. The summary also provides insight into the biggest deals in the region.

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  • 05/09/2016

    Brochure

    Merrill Bridge - Built on the Microsoft Platform, Backed by Merrill Expertise

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    The Microsoft–Merrill partnership. Change represents the biggest risk to legacy business processes, and that’s why Merrill Bridge is built on the tools you already use–the reliable, business-focused Microsoft Office suite of applications.

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  • 05/09/2016

    Webinar

    Webcast Playback Growth Drivers and Deterrents: 2016 European M&A Outlook

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Playback of Merrill Corporation and The M&A Advisor’s exclusive Live Web Broadcast, saw industry professionals review the current state of M&A in Europe, the trends impacting deal making and its outlook for the European market.

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  • 05/09/2016

    Report

    Growth Drivers and Deterrents: 2016 European M&A Outlook

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

    Merrill Corporation and The M&A Advisor’s exclusive Live Web Broadcast, saw industry professionals review the current state of M&A in Europe, the trends impacting deal making and its outlook for the European market.

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  • 04/28/2016

    White Paper

    Reducing Costs with a Contract Management Solution

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill Corporation outlines the additional strategies General Counsels can use to reduce costs, discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and provide an overview of the unique opportunities presented by technology solutions, especially for contract management.

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  • 04/21/2016

    Article

    Three Strategies for Managing Regulators’ Scrutiny During Global M&A Deals

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge® | Merrill DPA®

    Strategies in global M&A deals to lessen or rebalance the risk of opposition from CFIUS and other regulators.

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  • 04/21/2016

    Article

    Dimensions Newsletter, April 2016

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    Insights for financial transaction and regulatory reporting professionals from global industry leaders.

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  • 04/21/2016

    Article

    Thought your XBRL files were just collecting dust at the SEC? Think again!

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge®

    XBRL is quietly but quickly becoming a key source of information relied on by the SEC.

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  • 04/21/2016

    Article

    Recent Developments: Bill Would Require Disclosure in Proxy or 10-K of the Board’s Oversight for Cybersecurity

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill Bridge® | Merrill DPA®

    Corporate cybersecurity has become an urgent priority for boards of directors.

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  • 04/20/2016

    Report

    Global M&A Cooling Down After 2015 Record Year

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

    Get a full detailed review of global M&A dealflow from the past month, as Merrill Corporation proudly presents the April edition of the M&A Monthly Insider prepared by the intelligence team at Mergermarket.

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  • 04/15/2016

    Report

    Brazilian Technology Sector Climbs 35% in M&A Deals During First Quarter

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

    The TTR Quarterly Brazil Report - Q1 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 04/15/2016

    Report

    Transaction Volume Leaps 200% in Tourism, Hotels and Restaurants Sector in Mexico

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

    The TTR Quarterly Mexico Report - Q1 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 04/14/2016

    Report

    Asia Pacific M&A Deals up 2.9% Compared to Last Year

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

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters IFR to produce a monthly league table, which ranks the top M&A advisors in APAC, including Japan. This summary also provides insight into the biggest deals in the region for the month of March.

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  • 04/14/2016

    Report

    Strategy Essential as Private Equity Activity Remains Subdued

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

    Find useful insight to help plan for financial endeavors in the remainder of 2016 in this edition of Pitchbook's US PE Breakdown 1Q 2016 report.

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  • 04/07/2016

    Report

    Global Markets Expected to See Increased Distress and Restructuring

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

    Get expert insight and advice on finding opportunities to create value out of distressed situations in a time of heightened economic uncertainty in Stalwarts Roundtable: State of the Restructuring Industry.

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  • 04/06/2016

    Article

    Money Market Fund Reform Help Sheet

    Financial & Regulatory Disclosure | Regulatory Disclosure | Merrill DPA®

    Beginning April 14, 2016 current form type N-MFP will be eliminated and replaced by new form type N-MFP1 and amendments. Find out how this affects your submissions and filings.

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  • 03/25/2016

    Report

    M&A Deal Value in Chile Totals US$30.24 Billion in 2015

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

    Chile more than tripled total deal value in 2015 over the prior year’s US$9.7 billion total, according to Transactional Track Record’s Chile 2015 Half-Year Report.

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  • 03/25/2016

    Report

    473% Increase in Deal Value for Brazil Compared to Last Year

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

    The TTR Monthly Brazil Report - February 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 03/25/2016

    Report

    Mexican Transactional Market Sees an 11.11% Increase

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

    The TTR Monthly Mexico Report - February 2016, sponsored by Merrill Corporation, is a result of local research and market analysis by TTR’s Research and Business Intelligence team.

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  • 03/18/2016

    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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  • 03/17/2016

    White Paper

    Add Significant Shareholder Value with a Successful Divestiture

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    With solid planning, preparation and smooth execution, divestitures can help companies achieve both their strategic and financial goals, as covered in Executing Effective Divestitures.

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  • 03/17/2016

    White Paper

    Top 5 Urgent Problems in Contract Management

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Gain insight with the in-depth explanation of the top five urgent situations that companies experience in contract management.

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  • 03/17/2016

    Report

    Global Downturn in M&A Activity to Continue into 2016

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

    Get a detailed review of global M&A deal flow for February 2016 as well as key insights into dealmaking trends for the year ahead, in the Mergermarket M&A Monthly Insider.

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  • 03/10/2016

    Brochure

    Asia's Premier Virtual Data Room

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

    Adding to our existing suite of services for the Asian market, we're the first to support our clients with a new data center located in Asia, tailored for the way you do business.

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  • 03/10/2016

    White Paper

    Best Practices for a Successful IPO

    Capital Transactions | Merrill DataSite®

    Gain a competitive advantage through the IPO process and avoid the common pitfalls that can slow down or derail a deal with best practices in Executing Effective IPO.

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  • 03/10/2016

    White Paper

    Reducing Paper Consumption with an Online Document Collaboration Platform

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Companies of all sizes now have the means to eliminate paper-based processes, reduce operational costs and support sustainability goals, according to The Global Drive for Sustainability and the Value of Online Document Collaboration.

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  • 03/09/2016

    Report

    Mexico Tops US$3.5 Billion in M&A Transactions

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

    Deals totaled roughly US$3.5billion in January 2016 with the real estate sector recording the most activity, as covered in Total Transaction Record’s Monthly Mexico Report - January 2016.

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  • 03/03/2016

    eBook

    The Road to Recovery: Mastering the Art of Distressed Investing, Part 2

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    This series profiles the best practices of award-winning deal makers of the past decade and features in-depth interviews with market leaders. This is the second part of the third chapter from the first series.

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  • 03/03/2016

    Report

    Keynote Conversation | Globalization and Cross-border M&A: The Engines of Economic Growth

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Cross-border M&A is growing rapidly. Valuations are expected to meet or exceed that of domestic M&A in the United States in 2016. Gain insights and reflections about the market conditions causing cross-border M&A to flourish in this roundtable discussion with an esteemed panel of M&A experts.

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  • 02/25/2016

    Report

    BioCentury 1Q16 Financial Markets Preview

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill Corporation in partnership with BioCentury presents the 1Q16 Financial Markets Preview report which provides a review of all biotech activity in the final quarter of 2015.

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  • 02/25/2016

    eBook

    Negotiating, Valuing & Structuring Winning Deals

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Profiling the best practices of award-winning dealmakers of the past decade and featuring in depth interviews with market leaders, this series will be available in regular installments for the M&A industry professionals in both print and interactive electronic media. This is the fourth chapter from the first series.

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  • 02/22/2016

    Report

    Almost 2,000 Mergers and Acquisitions Registered in Latin America in 2015

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    With overall deal flow dipping in the first and fourth quarters, M&A activity saw a slight decrease year over year with a total of 1,936 deals for 2015, according to the Transactional Track Record’s Latin America Fourth Quarter 2015 Report.

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  • 02/22/2016

    Report

    Colombia’s Total Deal Value Reduced by Almost Half in 2015

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Though the total number of deals in Colombia went up from 2014 to 2015, total deal value dropped to US$7.53 billion in 2015 from US$14.4 billion in the year prior, according to Transactional Track Record’s Colombia Half-Year Report 2H 2015.

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  • 02/22/2016

    Report

    Mega-Deals Were Key in Driving European M&A to Record Highs in 2015

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    Total value of deals worth more than €5 billion rose by 150% to €533 billion, while the number of such deals grew 10%, according to Mergermarket Deal Drivers EMEA 2015 Full-Year Edition.

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  • 02/22/2016

    Report

    M&A on an Upward Trajectory in North Asia Since 2012

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Merrill DataSite®

    The northern sub-region that includes China, Hong Kong and South Korea accounted for 67% of Asia-Pacific deals by volume and 80% of value in 2015, according to Mergermarket North Asia M&A Review: Trends Shaping the Region.

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