Mastering Technology Due Diligence and Integrations

Programmatic M&A and technology

During a live Q&A in September — 7 Tips and Tricks for Successful Technology Due Diligence and Integrations — Mart Lumeste, Co-Founder of Intium Tech covered the challenges and best practices for creating technology integration playbooks, managing technical teams post-acquisition, and integrating technologies post-merger. In this follow-up blog post, we’ll outline key takeaways and provide … Read more

4 Keys for Successful M&A Due Diligence

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M&A transactions can be incredibly rewarding, but they also come with significant risks. One of the most critical phases in ensuring a successful deal is due diligence. M&A due diligence is the process that allows you to dig deep into a target company’s details and evaluate whether the acquisition aligns with your strategic goals. In … Read more

4 Ways an M&A Platform Can Enable Efficient, Collaborative Due Diligence

Introduction: Playbooks, virtual data rooms, and project management platforms all address the never ending quest to ease the overwhelming and disjointed nature of due diligence. Undoubtedly, advancements in technology have allowed for the largest improvements. More specifically, platforms designed for M&A deal management eliminate siloed teams and disjointed communications that have long plagued deal flow. Moreover, leveraging … Read more

Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions

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Introduction Each year the financial consequence of data breaches creeps higher and higher. On average in 2021, a data breach cost a company $4.24 million, which is a 10% increase in the average cost compared to 2019. Of course, for companies in specific industries such as finance and healthcare, the damages can be even higher. … Read more

Why Your M&A Process Needs More Than a VDR

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Introduction: Virtual data rooms (VDRs) gained popularity around 2001 and have become an increasingly popular tool for mergers and acquisitions. In fact, every day hundreds of people search for VDRs via the internet. Here is the problem though when it comes to M&A and virtual data rooms: while they have transformed the ability to secure … Read more

A Quick Guide to Commercial Due Diligence

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Introduction: Listen to many business podcasts, and you will hear entrepreneurs, successful acquirers, and C-suite executives talk about the “hard work versus luck theory” in business. From an outside perspective, luck can be an engaging story to tell, but Ben Franklin’s proverb “diligence is the mother of good luck” clearly speaks to the importance of … Read more

Roll-Up Strategies & The Right M&A Software Solution

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Introduction: Roll ups are predicted to be a significant part of M&A strategy in 2021. Historically, they have faced both praise and criticism from industry experts — at times dubbed fool-proof ways to generate value, while at other times called out for high failure rates. With these conflicting views in mind, below we clear some … Read more

Which VDR Features Do You Need for Your M&A Process?

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Why Choosing the Right VDR is Critical for Deal Success Security, collaboration, efficiency, and real-time visibility are non-negotiables when crafting an effective M&A process. Whether you’re managing a divestment, due diligence processes, or collaborating with external advisors, you need to know everyone has access to the right information at the right time. Luckily, advancements in … Read more

How to Approach IT Post-Merger Integration

A Guide to M&A Deal Flow and M&A Pipeline Management

Information Technology within companies has moved from a position in which it is seen as a cost to one in which it is seen as an asset. In the digital era, with customers increasingly expecting service anytime, anywhere, IT is at the core of meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Consequently, considerations related to IT post-merger integration are becoming increasingly … Read more

GDPR Compliance: New Rules For M&A?

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n May 25th, 2018, the major data privacy legislation known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. GDPR introduces substantial changes to existing European Union privacy laws and provides a regulatory framework for the treatment of personal data belonging to EU citizens. Given the linkage between personal data exchange and transaction activity, teams engaged in deal … Read more