Technology Due Diligence

Impact of A Tehnology Due Diligence On the Investment Thesis

Technology Due Diligence Thesis|

The Importance Of The Investment Thesis

Running a technology due diligence in absolute format is possible, but thesis-driven diligence would provide better value. As the goal of the technology due diligence is to assess risks that can get in the way of the investment goals, it serves the acquirer much better if the diligence can zero in on a clear thesis in order to best inform value creation efforts and identify the top risks where mitigation is needed. 

A thesis focused technology due diligence can help an investor or acquiring company to better:

  1. Understand the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in the product or service compared to the competition and the ability to capture revenue quicker

  2. Understand the architecture and infrastructure suitability and ability to evolve in order to:

    • Accommodate expansion in existing markets or new markets

    • Improve product/service features and quality to add customer value

    • Evaluate the ability to pivot under competitive threats or market shifts

  3. Eliminate potential hidden surprises that could interfere with revenue generation or require major additional and distracting investments such as security gaps, unmanaged technical debt, vulnerabilities, or business continuity issues

  4. Gain trust in the leadership and team to execute and deliver including attracting and retaining talent to execute on the roadmap with a reasonable and optimized cost

  5. Test the investment thesis to make sure that the investment is solid but also evaluate other strengths to improve or extend the thesis ultimately evaluating a fair price

The best tech due diligence aligns with the investment thesis, and quantifies against value creation levers taking into consideration the effects on revenue, EBITDA margins, and exist multiples expansion.

About Tech Due Diligence

Software Technical Due Diligence is sometimes referred to as tech due diligence, technical due diligence, or technology due diligence. However, it is different from IT due diligence which is reserved for companies that are not software companies and are instead more tech-enabled companies.


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