Virtually unaffected: As business moves online, demand for VDR services will grow

Over the past five years, the Virtual Data Rooms industry has experienced strong growth as it becomes a standard tool in many businesses. Due to the significant time and money savings that virtual data rooms offer, their usage has experienced dramatic growth, boosted by increased demand from key clientele such as private equity, venture capital and law firms. Furthermore, the industry is expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next five years, as businesses continue to become more comfortable using online services, and transition away from physical data rooms. Revenue will further be boosted by continued demand from key downstream sectors...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$804m
Annual Growth 12-17
7.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
2,752
Businesses
313
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The development of VDRs has broken down traditional barriers such as geographic location and time coordination
  • VDRs greatly expand the potential pool of bidders for any operator looking to sell
  • The chance of a security breach will remain a threat to the industry
  • 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 offeringsMergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings make up the majority of the virtual data rooms' purpose. IBISWorld estimates that this segment accounts for 50.7% of revenue in 2017. Over the past five years, M&A and IPO activity has risen, leading to stronger demand for VDR storage and solutions. M&A...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Virtual Data Rooms Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Virtual Data Rooms Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Undertaking research and development
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Investor uncertainty and Percentage of services conducted online in the Virtual Data Rooms industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Virtual Data Rooms Industry?

    This industry provides clients with virtual data rooms (VDRs), which are secure document sharing and storage solutions geared toward legal due diligence, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), initial public offerings (IPO), bankruptcies and other information-sensitive applications.

    Industry Products
  • Mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings
  • Bankruptcies and corporate restructuring
  • Licensing, real estate, intellectual property rights
  • Document warehousing and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing virtual data rooms for mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings
  • Providing virtual data rooms for bankruptcies and corporate restructuring
  • Providing virtual data rooms for licensing, real estate and intellectual property rights
  • Providing virtual data rooms for document warehousing and other purposes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Investor uncertainty
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note
  • Business bankruptcies
  • Demand from private equity, hedge funds and investment vehicles
  • Demand from venture capital and principal trading

  • Current Performance
  • Filling the niche
  • Practicality
  • Getting access
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Financial activity
  • Security
  • Volatility and growth movement
  • Table: Virtual Data Rooms Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Virtual Data Rooms Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Investment Banking & Securities Dealing
  • Financial Planning & Advice
  • Law Firms

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Data Processing & Hosting Services
  • IT Consulting
  • Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings
  • Bankruptcies and corporate restructuring
  • Licensing, real estate, intellectual property rights
  • Document warehousing and other
  • Chart: Virtual Data Rooms Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Business sentiment
  • ICT adoption

  • Major Markets
  • Law firms and investment banks
  • Venture capital firms
  • Financial advisers and other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Virtual Data Rooms Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchases and depreciationMarketingRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Virtual Data Rooms

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Virtual Data Rooms Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    IntraLinks Holdings, Inc.Merrill CorporationDonnelley Financial Solutions Inc.
  • Table: IntraLinks Holdings, Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Merrill Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Virtual Data Rooms Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Virtual Data Rooms Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Initial public offerings (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cloud Computing
  • Computing model in which companies' computer applications are hosted in outside servers accessible via the internet and managed by third-party firms.
  • Due Diligence
  • Voluntary investigations a business or person prior to signing a contract.
  • Electronically Stored Information (Esi)
  • Any data collected or created, manipulated, stored or communicated in digital format.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • Software that is deployed over the internet and runs behind a firewall in a person's local area network or personal computer.
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