It's Time To Heighten Your IT Due Diligence
Source: Bank of America
If the IT infrastructure is fine, why conduct due diligence? Difficult economic times have greatly reduced acquisition deal flow across the private equity sector. It appears this change in economic landscape has influenced many firms to take a much closer look at both their pre-acquisition targets and their existing portfolio companies. Information Technology infrastructure traditionally receives less attention, which is a surprise, considering the difficulty IT organizations are having due to ineffective systems. The IT infrastructure is a very common cause for significant issues within portfolio companies. These issues result in bottlenecks that restrict growth and are very costly to address.