IT due diligence


When one business acquires another, it is prudent to consider the overall strategic fit of the two businesses. But the integration of the information technology function across the two businesses can also have a significant effect on the value and effectiveness of the acquisition.


Acquiring a company with a dysfunctional IT function could lead to significant extra costs, which need to be taken into consideration in the acquisition costs. The acquiring company must also decide how to integrate the acquired company's IT after the acquisition. If the two companies have incompatible systems, then additional costs may be incurred when merging them. 


The IT due diligence services offered by Start Services assist potential acquirers in evaluating a target company or its assets for acquisition. Often undertaken during the procurement process, this type of information security due diligence ensures risks are known and managed and helps to identify and assess the business risks.