How To Identify Hidden Deal Risks Within The Information Technology Landscape
Source: Bank of America
When contemplating a mid-market asset acquisition, buyers should take sufficient time to assess the hidden deal risks within the information technology (IT) landscape. Mid-market companies, particularly those at the lower end of the middle market, may not have the vision, technology architecture, or appropriate staffing and skill mix to support aggressive growth after the acquisition closes. Effective IT due diligence involves more than filling out asset inventories and checking off boxes, but it does not require a significant amount of time. A small team with deep and broad IT experience can often complete an informal assessment in two to three weeks, and take roughly another week to wrap up a formal report.