what is irm

Why Information Rights Management is More Mission-Critical than Ever Before

Information rights management (IRM) is a discipline that involves managing, controlling and securing content from unauthorized access or compromise.    IRM is a subset of digital rights management (DRM), which protects intellectual property from patent infringement and piracy. IRM focuses on protecting sensitive data and documents, especially data and documents that are exchanged with parties…

understanding conglomerate mergers

Understanding the Ins and Outs of Conglomerate Mergers (and How to Simplify Them)

A conglomerate merger is a merger between companies that are involved in completely unrelated business activities. These mergers typically occur between companies within different but perhaps related industries or firms located in different geographical locations or that serve different customer groups.   There are two types of conglomerate mergers: pure and mixed. Pure conglomerate mergers…

enhanced due diligence for private equity

Enhanced Due Diligence for Private Equity: What Investors Need to Know

Before entering into an agreement or contract with another party, a company usually conducts due diligence. Due diligence for any transaction minimizes risks and maximizes value for the shareholders and stakeholders involved. According to Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the specific due diligence plan for a private equity transaction is driven by the private equity (PE) fund’s…