Virtual data rooms allow for enhanced collaboration and secure sharing of documents in a controlled manner. They are used in many industries to manage a range of documents such as business plans, financial records and customer data, as well as other sensitive information. They offer advanced document organization, enhanced security, and the ability to ensure compliance to business partners and stakeholders. Cloud storage platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive may offer file-sharing, collaboration and other features, but they lack the specific capabilities for sharing business data.

M&A due diligence

M&A due diligence is a typical use scenario for VDRs. It is a common use case for VDR because it usually involves the disclosure and review of huge volumes of documents that might contain proprietary or confidential information. A VDR can cut down on stress and time needed to complete M&A diligence by allowing parties to review information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Furthermore, access to documents is able to be revoked in the event that the deal doesn’t close.

Law firms

A virtual data room is an effective instrument for attorneys who wish to share documents with clients and partners and also with regulatory bodies. Virtual data rooms allow attorneys to collaborate and work on legal cases from anywhere with an Internet connection improving workflows and productivity.

Real estate industry

If a company plans to purchase or sell real estate, it might have to share documents with various interested parties. This includes potential buyers, investors, and regulators. Using a VDR to organize and share these documents can speed up the process and avoid loss of sensitive data.


It could be for new investments or expansion into other markets, businesses and companies may need to raise funds. This requires transparency and good documentation organization, which makes a VDR the perfect solution. A VDR can also help to reduce fraud risk by providing detailed audits.

Choose a VDR that allows you to customize branding, allowing you to choose your login page’s logo and email templates. You should also be able install preferred integrations. In addition, think about how the VDR is secured by using features such as two-factor authentication, password protection, the ability to customize permissions and a remote wipe of mobile apps. Verify that the VDR is certified to be compliant, such as SOC 1 and SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA. Lastly, make sure your preferred VDR supports redaction, which allows you to black out areas of the document to ensure personally-identifiable information remains private. This is an essential feature for M&A and similar transactions.