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