Maximizing M&A Value

A guide to evaluating IT's underlying risks and assets

Technology has become central to all business operations today. Lack of adaptability in systems and processes, just like dated technology and skills gaps, can be costly for companies trying to compete with the high rate of disruption across industries. A recent survey from Chief Executive, conducted in partnership with Elliott Davis, finds technology remains one of the most undervalued aspects in M&A transactions. 

While there is no doubt that top-line growth and revenue should be a primary motivator for any M&A, technology is a factor that can also turn a seemingly good deal into a failed transaction.  IT Due Diligence can provide the insight a buyer needs to avoid unintended and costly consequences and, for those looking to sell the business, the primary goal should be preparing the technology to pass due diligence tests.