IT Due Diligence Guide Helps M&A Professionals Evaluate Technology Companies

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New eBook provides expert IT due diligence advice to investors, technology entrepreneurs and technology staff.

The IT Due Diligence Guide, by Jim Hoffman, has just been released. This new eBook reveals the questions and due diligence requests that have been shown over many acquisitions to best solicit the information needed to make an informed decision about a technology company purchase or investment. Each question includes a detailed explanation as to why the question is important and what the potential answers can tell an investor about an acquisition target.

Private equity and venture capital firms acquiring or investing in technology companies are often focused on financial and legal due diligence issues. Even in the purchase of a software company, IT due diligence is not always a top priority. The IT Due Diligence Guide is written in a way that makes it a useful tool even if there is not a dedicated technology expert on the acquisition team.

Technology entrepreneurs planning their exit strategy need to be ready for the due diligence request list they can expect from potential acquirers. The IT Due Diligence Guide allows entrepreneurs to anticipate technology due diligence requests and understand how their responses will be perceived by a potential acquirer. This knowledge can help make the transaction go as smoothly and as profitably as possible.

It’s not unusual for an IT staff member to be asked by his or her employer to evaluate a potential acquisition. If they’ve never been involved in the due diligence process, the IT Due Diligence Guide provides a framework that can be used to be sure that nothing important is missed. The included due diligence report template makes it easy to summarize the due diligence findings in a format geared towards an executive audience.

The IT Due Diligence Guide is available at The website also includes free resources such as an IT Due Diligence checklist.

About the Author

Jim Hoffman has over twenty years of experience in technology companies in the healthcare, financial, telecommunications and leisure industries. Throughout his career, he has been called upon to lead many due diligence efforts, including mergers & acquisitions on both the buy and sell side. He has held numerous senior management and executive positions, and is currently the Chief Technology Officer at a national healthcare consulting firm.


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