IT Due Diligence Guide
Do you need to do any of the following?
- Be sure you don't miss anything important when conducting IT due diligence during a merger or acquisition
- Identify unexpected risks and opportunities during technology due diligence
- Receive the highest possible price when selling your technology company
IT Due Diligence BLOG
Why the Onsite Visit is Critical in IT Due Diligence
Don't make the mistake of simply reviewing the source code and discussing, via phone or email, the current system environment with an IT contact at the target.
Open Source and IT Due Diligence
In recent years, open source software has gone from something used mainly by startups and hobbyists to a resource that at this point is very much mainstream. This article examines open source software and how it impacts IT due diligence.
IT Due Diligence and Company Culture
Unless you identify and address cultural incompatibilities. you may find that you’ve just acquired a company where every key employee will be gone in six months.
IT Due Diligence and Your Startup
When buying a startup, investors focus on the product, the capital structure, competitors and the monetization strategy. More and more, however, potential acquirers are adding IT due diligence to their due diligence efforts.
IT Due Diligence Guide
Are you a technology expert who needs to understand how mergers and acquisitions work, and how you can play a valuable part in them? Are you with a private equity or venture capital firm that invests in technology companies? Are you a company owner who’s planning your exit strategy?
If so, the IT Due Diligence Guide can definitely help.
Technology is becoming more and more important in M&A. The IT Due Diligence Guide helps IT experts understand M&A and helps investors understand IT. If you’re an entrepreneur, it will help you understand how both groups will look at your company’s technology when the time comes to sell your business.
The IT Due Diligence Guide is not just a simple due diligence checklist of questions to ask. You can find many examples of that on the Internet, and you can get the version that comes with the book right here.
The IT Due Diligence Guide is a book that examines the questions that have been shown over many acquisitions to best solicit the information needed to make an informed investment decision about a technology company. Each question includes a detailed explanation of why the question is important and what the potential answers can tell you about a target company. You can view the table of contents and other sample content here.
Even more importantly, the book explains the right follow-up questions to ask to get the detailed information you need. It also suggests questions not on the checklist that should be asked only in person – these can be vital.
The book also includes additional tools that make the process go more smoothly and quickly, such as data collection spreadsheets and a detailed IT due diligence report template in a format that will be useful to the executives in charge of the deal. If you’ve been brought into the due diligence process for the first time, these can be a lifesaver. It also comes with an IT implementation plan template to get you started on the post-due diligence phase of the deal.
Due to the special considerations related to IT due diligence in healthcare organizations, the book comes with an exclusive healthcare technology due diligence checklist. There is also an entire section of the book that focuses on healthcare. Much of this content is relevant to any company that operates in a heavily-regulated industry or manages highly-sensitive data.
If you’re a software entrepreneur thinking of selling your company, the IT Due Diligence Guide will help you to anticipate the technology due diligence requests and understand how your responses will be perceived by your potential acquirer.
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Which one of the following best describes you?(Click here if you don't fit into any of the categories below)
Your main function is technology, whether you're a CIO, CTO, IT auditor, analyst or other professional. This might be your first time being involved in due diligence.
M & A
You're involved in the business side of mergers & acquisitions. You may be with a private equity, venture capital or law firm, or part of a corporate M&A team.
You're a business owner. You may be in the process of selling your company or just starting to plan your exit strategy. You want the highest price for your company.