During a mergers or acquisition process, businesses will take on the incumbent IT Systems. This will include, but is not limited to, items such as outsourcing contracts, software licences, a hardware fleet, an IT Department and much-much more. Will the acquired IT, in all its guises, be fit for purpose? Will it fulfill the business operations and reporting? The heavy reliance on IT in all businesses makes it a priority for consideration during the acquisition process.
IT often counts amongst the largest capital and operational expenditure items within a business but the owners/acquirers of a business must find better ways of delivering value and leverage from their expanding IT assets.
CCL have regularly been engaged by organisations to undertake IT due diligence relating to prospective acquisitions and mergers. Our due diligence team offers a wide range of functional skills and has substantial merger, acquisition and integration experience whilst working as senior executives within acquisitive businesses. Our approach is detailed, practical and constructive and will provide purchasers with options and strategies for managing the IT related aspects of a transaction to avoid disruption to the business operations and thus reduce risk.
During this process we will take a detailed look at all elements of the proposed IT acquisition and provide purchasers with greater certainty that the IT systems supporting the target businesses are operationally beneficial and will identify the necessary resources critical to continued business as usual operations.