Support for every part of your M&A process.
Paranet can help you understand the true nature of the opportunity, including what lies below the surface.
More than Due Diligence.
At Paranet, pre-close activities are more than just IT Due Diligence. We perform a deep discovery to fully understand, and mitigate, the risks associated with your opportunity. We evaluate the following to help you comprehensively understand your opportunity's IT environment:
• Inventory, Diagrams, Standards & Technical Implementations
• Applications & Databases, including Business Criticality &
• IT Service Delivery & Service Support Functions
• IT Organizational Structure & Support of Critical Business Processes
We provide a comprehensive evaluation of threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts to your bottom line to minimize your risk and maximize your investment.
Whether a merger, acquisition, or carve-out, we build unique IT solutions to perfectly match your needs. Our process is comprehensive - we consider the entire IT environment, from the network and infrastructure down to the staff. After we have crafted an optimal solution, we build it into reality, empowering you for success and maximizing your investment.
We are dedicated to supporting you through the entire M&A process, and your new IT environment will need support. As the team who designed and built it, we waste no time learning its intricacies. Dedicated to providing you with truly exceptional service, we provide on-going support that will stabilize your transition, and maximize your uptime.
• We pick up the phone day or night, weekday or weekend, ordinary day or
• We utilize the finest technology and tools available to protect and
provide you with best-in-class service.
• We had a 100% retention rate in 2018 - well above the 90.6% industry
average in 2018.
IT Due Diligence requires additional understanding in specific areas. This primarily includes the capability, expandibility, and stability of the target company’s IT infrastructure. The personnel who perform IT Due Diligence must also know the operation and support costs of the IT department as well as the target company’s dependence on technology.
Each business acquisition is a unique process, which can make effective due diligence difficult to implement. A business may acquire another business for a variety of reasons, such as diversification or eliminating a competitor. It is therefore essential to understand the reasons for an acquisition when creating a due diligence plan. IT Due Diligence becomes critical when the reason for the acquisition is to obtain the target company’s technology. The IT of the target company may be assimilated into the acquiring company or the target company may be run as a separate subsidiary.
People who perform IT due diligence must know the assumptions that the acquiring company is making about the target company. These assumptions typically include growth projections and the client base. The acquiring company also needs to perform specific assessments for the target company. These include evaluations of the target company’s management and staff, identification of the key players, and individuals who are likely to leave when the company is acquired.