Security in the M&A Process: Have You Done Your Technical Due Diligence?

July 26, 2016

Company acquisitions are common in the cyber security market. Whether you are attempting to bolster your strategic position or looking to acquire the best talent, chances are if you’re company is growing, you’ll find yourself on a deal team at some point.

In late 2015 Distil Networks began the process of acquiring managed security provider Scrape Sentry. As the business team worked through the nuances of purchasing a Swedish company, the technical team snapped into action. Before the deal could close, we needed to perform thorough technical due diligence to validate the assumed technical capabilities of the target company as well as identify any significant integration hurdles. The results of this process could directly impact deal terms, so it was critical to get right. Below outlines the process and considerations needed to move this initiative forward in the most effective and accurate manner.

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