Cybersecurity can have a significant impact on business value across the lifecycle of an investment. By considering the cybersecurity risks and priorities at each stage of the deal process, you can mitigate the threat of cyber attacks, avoid overspending on security, and maximise the return on investment.
A cybersecurity due diligence assessment will help uncover any security risks and liabilities, as well as the costs for remediation. This will provide you with key inputs to support negotiation and help establish whether the acquisition is equipped to deliver on your deal thesis.
By proactively examining the cybersecurity challenges you may face in the separation or integration of an entity, you can build and then execute a robust, secure and cost-effective plan that supports wider strategic objectives.
An ongoing focus on cybersecurity throughout the deals lifecycle helps protect your investment, optimise security spend and to ensure your value creation plans can be realised.
A clear, consistent message on cybersecurity that stands up to buyer scrutiny will help you achieve maximum value and limit any delays in the sale process.
Our dedicated cyber deals team can help you maximise value at each stage of the deal lifecycle. We combine technical and financial expertise to clearly explain cybersecurity risks and opportunities in the context of M&A activity.
We provide tailored, specialist advice from due diligence through to divestment, delivering insight that can inform investment decisions, legal documents and practical action plans.
Cybersecurity activities aligned to the phases of a deal
|Activity||End-to-End Cyber M&A Framework|
|Deal phase||Due diligence||On-boarding and inttegration||Risk management and value creation||Divestment and separation|
|Deal phase security goals||
|Activity||Cybersecurity DD||Detailed Integration Planning||Cybersecurity Optimisation Review||Sale Preparedness Reviewe and Training|
|Security Transition and Cost Analysis||Rapid Fix Team||Portfolio Exposure and Expenditure Assessment||Detailed Separation Planning|
|Business Continuity DD||Secure Integration Office||Targeted Post-Acquisition Review||Secure Separation Office|
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