Software due diligence is critical to informing tech deals and postclose integration. Well-planned due diligence can be the difference between a successful acquisition and buyer’s remorse.
Advance planning is critical. The due diligence window closes rapidly, and there are many competing demands on the target’s senior personnel. Efficiency is paramount. Coordinating across the due diligence team is important to keep from overwhelming the target with competing demands.
Areas of evaluation should include
- Processes and the development organization
- The code itself
- Design and code quality
- Open source and third-party software
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