Any M&A operation can be a stressful endeavor for investors that need to be able to clearly evaluate the target company’s assets and the risks related to the deal. Technology Due Diligence will help acquirers to achieve the highest possible value from the technological assets they acquire.
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The importance of IT due diligence is rising for IT is becoming an ever more strategic component and growth leverage in most businesses: IT staff, products, software development processes, networks and infrastructure, intellectual property, customers, e-commerce sites, databases, cybersecurity, etc. need to be assessed for the buyer to get a 360° vision on technical, human, methodological and organisational resources and make an informed investment decision about the target technology company. The assessment may for instance result in adjustment of the transaction price.
IT due diligence consist in a technical risk review carried out by auditing the target company’s IT system to help investors determine its strengths and weaknesses and therefore determine the value of the business with a view to sustainability, maintenance cost, integration, ramp-up, scalability and evolution capabilities.
The Pentalog Institute experts are experienced technology and operations consultants. They carry out technology due diligence assessments focusing on 4 key issues in the perspective of IT:
- quality evaluation
- expense identification
- business and financials
The two main goals of this analysis are:
- to identify any issues that could impact the deal (license agreement, source code availability, etc.)
- to gather information needed for successful integration (product plan, hardware inventory, etc.)
Read about a technology due diligence success story
Working with Pentalog helped us significantly, they responded really well to the urgency of the situation. After just one week we had found a qualified freelancer to undertake our mission. The platform gave us support and guidance right through the selection and administration process, so that the mission could run as smoothly as possible.
We were convinced by Pentalog’s approach: advice from a CTO to help us architect our solution, 2 freelancers and support to find funding. In addition, we were seduced by the price of courses but especially by the implementation time: 2 months instead of 5 or 6 months if we were on a development from scratch.
Working with Pentalog is very reassuring. As their CTO had worked with us on prior improvements to the app, I didn’t think twice about calling on them again when I found out that the first developer was unavailable. Four days later they had found someone equally competent and we didn’t have to worry about the admin side of things. The platform gave us support and guidance right through the mission from start to finish, to make sure it ran as smoothly as possible.
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