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Software risks in private equity buyouts

Software due diligence is essential in private equity buyouts. Learn about software security risks and proactive approaches to managing them.

We’ve been briefing private equity investment professionals on how software is developed today and the risks it creates in the software. The data we present is based on our experience auditing thousands of codebases for technology companies undergoing software due diligence. Understanding issues in the code allows investors to ensure that deal terms fairly allocate risk and to allow for addressing in forward-looking plans. 

Watch the video to learn about the legal, security, and quality software risks to look for during a software due diligence and the approaches for managing those risks.

The briefing mentions these reference materials that may be of interest:

If you would like to better understand how these concepts might apply to your specific investments or how your competitors are addressing them, please contact us.

Phil Odence

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Phil Odence

Phil Odence

Phil is General Manager, Black Duck On-Demand. He works closely with Black Duck’s law firm partners and the open source community. A frequent speaker at industry events, Phil chairs the Linux Foundation's Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) working group. With over 20 years’ software industry experience, Phil came to Black Duck from Empirix where he served as Vice President of Business Development and in other senior management positions, and was a pioneer in VoIP testing and monitoring. Prior to Empirix, Phil was a partner and ran consulting at High Performance Systems, a startup computer simulation modeling firm. He began his career with Teradyne's electronic design and test automation (EDA) software group in product, sales and marketing management roles. Phil has an AB in Engineering Science and an MS in System Simulation from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

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