We offer both pre- and post-investment support to our private equity and investor clients. We can provide actionable insights during the due diligence phase, as well as help our clients manage and improve the digital infrastructures of their new acquisitions.

We partner with corporate, private equity clients and other investors with a specific view to assess the digital solutions of their potential acquisitions. As revenue and value generation is increasingly reliant on digital systems and market places, focusing on and understanding the value of a company’s digital solutions is becoming an integral part of due diligence reports.

We can also support vendor (sell-side) due diligence projects, by presenting our client's digital solutions in a way and market context that helps prospective buyers understand their real value.

For both buy- and sell-side due diligence, we are able to support our clients at any stage of the process. For the initial buy-side phases, where our clients may not yet have access to the target’s internal data, we leverage primary research to gather indicative insights that provide granularity to the bigger investment picture. For any later buy-side phases and sell-side reports we provide comprehensive or focused independent digital solution audit reports.

With all our M&A due diligence support, we typically aim to address the following questions:

  • How do a company’s digital tools compare across markets?
  • Is digital ROI being maximised?
  • Are the company’s digital solutions fit for purpose or will they require significant capital expenditure?
  • Risks, compliance and market challenges the current digital solutions may face going forward?

We can support investors post acquisition decision to maximise value-creation of the acquisition’s digital solutions, ensure their long-term success and drive revenue growth.

Our clients can drop us into their acquisition at varying levels of involvement and the scalable nature of our comprehensive services mean that we can make an immediate and cost-effective impact. We can operate as a full-time interim CTO, digital business strategy department and general tech team. Our experience supporting investors and optimising business solutions to drive revenue growth and increase operating margins help us to hit the ground running and successfully deliver project objectives.

Quality Assurance Audit & Risk Assessment

Through our QA audits and risk assessments we provide our clients with detailed intelligence about the quality and suitability of the digital solutions employed by their M&A target, while our risk assessment will identify any potential security, compliance and capex issues going forward.

Compliance Audit

From GDPR to payment regulations (SCA), our compliance audit provides insight into whether the digital solutions of the potential acquisition adhere to regulatory and information security standards, as well as best practices.

IT Team Audit

Efficient and effective IT teams and developers are notoriously difficult to find and hire. We can assess the IT department of our client’s target, evaluating their competence, suitability and the efficiency of their workflow, to provide advice on optimising work processes and team restructuring.

Market & Competitor Analysis

With a market and competitor analysis we help our clients judge the future growth potential of their potential acquisition. By specifically looking at the target’s digital environment in the context of their market and competitor universe, we underpin our client’s broader due diligence efforts and decision making.

IT Portfolio & Strategy Evaluation

By combining our digital engineering and broader consulting services, we can support our clients with a comprehensive IT portfolio and strategy evaluation of their acquisition target and help them determine their potential profitability going forward. Contextualising a company’s technology, digital infrastructure and strategy within current market trends and general digitalisation trends, as well as their competitive positioning can provide critical insights for investment decisions.