Understanding IT Risks When Acquiring a Business

When you’re buying a company, how do you know that you are not facing a million dollar IT problem? What is your level of confidence that what you are buying has the proper controls, infrastructure, and protection of information to support operations – the very operations you imagine will bring the return that is motivating the acquisition? Have you ever considered carving out a piece of a company, merging like businesses, or creating a platform company? What is the role, the impact, and the cost of IT in these considerations? What factors need to be considered when buying a company that has technology-based intellectual property? Can IT directly affect purchase price? And if so, how can it be quantified?

IT advisory specialist Jeff Shaffer brings you timely, valuable, and actionable information on these important issues.