The value of IT in M&A, planned strategies and inputs can help mergers succeed.

Posted on: January 17, 2014 | By: Tim McGhee | Uncategorized

The merger where the two companies are perfect and complimentary with its strategies and finances, but fall flat because the technology due diligence was missed; IT input was late or non-existent, and there was no well laid out plan for integration. This scenario is all too common and results in companies stumbling during M&A events. 1.       Involve IT as soon as possible in the due diligence process. If there is...


M&A Technology Challenges – IT Software and Vendor Contracts

Posted on: January 14, 2014 | By: Tim McGhee | Uncategorized

A merger creates a potential risk for obtaining and using software that is not authorized for use. Buyers generally assume they are receiving rights to seller software assets. Acquires need to make sure that the seller owns all the assets they are actually using. The opposite is true in a Divestiture to where the Seller should assure that they are passing legal use to the Buyer of its software that...