Evaluating risks in target acquisitions through Cyber Security Due Diligence
We help Private Equity investors evaluate the cybersecurity risks and compliance issues in target acquisitions
Information Security consequences increase as businesses grow
Information security is now critical for all businesses. Priorpriary data, intellectual property and customer data need protecting and with most businesses operating digitally, key digital services need protecting to ensure they continue to operate.
As businesses grow, so do the consequences of an information security breach. Reputational and financial impact, as well as fines from regulators, can have a significant impact on an acquisition.
Answering key investment questions
We help Private Equity investors evaluate the Cybersecurity risks associated with the technology products, platforms and teams in target businesses. We commonly help investors answer key investment questions concerning;
Are there appropriate cybersecurity controls to ensure customer data protected?
Are there vulnerabilities in the technology platforms?
Have the management team the appropriate skills and experience?
Have compliance requirements and industry-standard been met?
What are the key risks to growth?
Tailoring Due Diligence to sector requirements
Our approach to cybersecurity assessment is based on multiple industry standards can be configured to the business model and sector relevant to the acquisition. We can tailor our approach based on a number of factors including;
the number and type of digital platforms,
type of data managed by the company,
use of third parties,
Our team work with Private Equity funds to assess the risk of future acquisitions. Our team provide the following services.
Examples of the benefits we've delivered to clients