Today Wolters Kluwer Legal &  Regulatory is announcing two significant enhancements to RBSource Filings with the addition of IPO Vital Signs and  M&A  deals. This integration will support capital markets practitioners work by delivering both insights and workflow efficiency tools.Wolters Kluwer has been busy in the capital markets arena. This launch comes only a month after the launch of The Merger Threshold Monitor on Kluwer Competition platform.

“With the IPO market on track to break records this year and M&A volume continuing to increase, it’s becoming more important for attorneys to access expert insights that help them stay competitive in the current landscape,” said Ken Crutchfield, Vice President and General Manager of Legal Markets at Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. “The addition of IPO Vital Signs and M&A Deals to RBsourceFilings delivers an expert solution that provides analytics, model agreements, and deal points to provide intelligence into evolving deal terms and market trends. This can help firms win new business, retain trusted clients and deliver better outcomes for clients.”

IPO Vital Signs  has been one of the hidden gems in the Wolters Kluwer suite of tools. Originally launched in 2002 as  a “stand alone” newsletter, it established itself as a “must read” for capital markets attorneys. Today’s integration will help attorneys locate specific deal terms, compare clause language across multiple agreements, benchmark and compare deal metrics across industries and market participants. These new modules will be folded into the RBSource SEC filings  on a single platform
M&A  Deals features include:
  •  Streamline M&A workflow
  • Download, analyze compare and redline over 800,000 individual clauses
  • Access practical guidance for each clause
  • Side by side Comparison of up to 6 documents
  • Analyze documents or clauses
IPO Vital Signs features include:
  • IPO data back to 1998from 5,300 completed IPOs.
  • 190 pre-defined downloadable reports providing insights and analytics for benchmarking an IPO client advisory
  • Rich filtering options include acquirer, target, role, industry
  • Compare IPO metrics across industries and market participants
  • Support  for IPO activity market development client advisory and drafting of the IPO prospectus
  • Generate  metrics for rankings, comparisons, benchmarks for business development or client strategy
  • Includes withdrawn registration statements.
For those of you who are wondering, the M&A Clause Analytics which was developed with KM Standards and launched in 2017 will be merged into this platform.
More information available here.