Private Equity

Monday, 14 September 2020

4 critical IT questions to ask when buying or investing in a company

Written by Ken Zimmer and Chris Rosmarin, CPA

While a company’s financials are arguably a top concern in the merger and acquisitions (M&A) process, equally as important is the state of an organization’s information technology environment – now more than ever, given the vulnerabilities businesses face and the increases in cybersecurity attacks during these turbulent times. Of the many disruptions taking place this year – and likely into 2021 and possibly beyond – technological challenges are proving significant, both in cost and how they’re impacting businesses of all sizes. While information technology concerns often are viewed as simply that – IT issues – they’re in fact much more and are affecting small- and mid-size businesses as well as larger companies. IT security, as well as IT continuity, are not “an IT thing,” but rather an essential business risk discussion – a discussion that needs to be explored prior to the purchase of a new entity...

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