Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Driving industry growth has been the economy-wide transition toward providing services online. And the time and money savings this industry offers to virtual data rooms (VDRs) users to examine confidential documents has made them enormously valuable to investors. Because of this additional value, the ability of users to access otherwise secret information can greatly expand the number of investors to whom they can offer such access. Due to these factors, IBISWorld anticipates the industry to continue growing strongly, even amid weak financial markets, as the value of this industry's services becomes more widely accepted. Weak financial markets may even benefit this industry since bankruptcy-induced buyouts are major uses of this industry's product.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Virtual Data Rooms (VDR) industry only offers one product: searchable and interactive storage space for large quantities of data. IBISWorld breaks down the industry's products and services by the types of solutions provided to clients. This single largest segment is the provision of merger and acquisition (M&A) and initial public offering (IPO) solutions.
Mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings
Mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings make up the majority of the virtual data rooms' purpose. IBISWorld estimates that this segment accounts for about 61.0% of revenue in 2013. Over the five years to 2013, M&A and IPO activity has risen, leading to stronger demand for VDR storage and solutions... purchase to read more