M&A diligence was a process in which lawyers would sort through piles of papers to assess the performance and operations of sellers. Modern technology gives lawyers and other dealmakers the ability to analyze their findings with a speed and efficiency that was previously impossible.
Tech Due Diligence
In a world of cybersecurity threats and GDPR regulations, executing due diligence on technology is vital to ensure the health of a business. A proper tech due diligence process involves evaluating a software business’s security and ensuring they are conforming to GDPR regulations. It also examines the quality and scope of the company’s portfolio of intellectual property, and identifying any issues that could be.
When acquiring, it’s vital to understand the financial structure of a business and make sure that all parties are aligned on expectations. A thorough due-diligence exercise can uncover issues such as overstated net losses, unreported tax liabilities, non-filing risks, payroll taxes and sales and use tax.
During the due diligence process, it is important to establish a strategy for collecting and sharing all relevant information. A set of playbooks, that can be utilized throughout the process by teams, helps to keep everyone on the right track and ensures consistency. Loopio’s collaborative workspace and team workspace features are ideal for this purpose, assisting teams stay focused on their task and not get distracted by other tasks.