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IT Due Diligence for Mergers & Acquisitions

We help manage software quality and cybersecurity risks.

Let us help with your Software IT DD

When investing in technology business it’s important to know if the software is fit for purpose. We conduct a full audit of the companies processes including specialist due diligence around the software and technology and we'll make sure its fit for investment or acquisition. We have provided IT due diligence on investments ranging from £1m to £300m, let us help you get the best our of your transaction.

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We can review:

Secure Code Audit

Quality Code Audit

Quality Assurance Process

Customer Service & Support

Networking & Infrastructure

Software Licensing

GDPR & Data Protection


Disaster Recover Processes

Freelance & Home Working

Backup Recovery

Penetration Testing

Vulnerability Assessments

Development Team Overview

Software Development Tools

Project Management

Continuous Integration

Open Source/FOSS Register

IP carve outs

When purchasing a software product that needs separating out from a company and potentially separating from other software a process needs to be in place to manage this and define what the IP is. We can assist with this as well as making sure all the software itself is fit for purpose and highlight any potential areas where there maybe any cross use of services and if any licensing agreements need to be in place.


This work is usually carried out on site and will involve interaction with the company management as well as staff interviews. We speak with members of different teams and find out how they actually do things which can often be different from how the management say things are done. We with then produce a report detailing all this and also make suggestions to how things can be improved with better project management tools and processes, better software release management and backup processes. We'll detail the approach and key findings of the process, auditing the development team, tools and processes.

Getting ready for investment or to sell?

A rocky due diligence strengthens the negotiating position of the buyer. It could even give them cold feet. Sellers need to get it right the first time around. An entrepreneur selling a business might think a deal is nearly done when a prospective buyer signs a heads-of-terms, showing an indicative price. But this will be subject to due diligence; when the buyer has a detailed look under the bonnet, to validate that the business that they think they are buying is indeed that same business.

Security Due Diligence

Software the company has developed, IT systems and data need to be protected from cyber attacks, adequately backed up and have redundancy, with no single point of failure e.g. the failure of a single server won’t cripple the business. Robust operating procedures will also be important e.g. control over personal devices used for business. Compliance with the EU/UK General Data Protection Regulation will also be top of mind for buyers. North IT can help guide a company through what an IT due diligence audit will look like so when it happens everything is in place. We work with you and your staff to run through a mock due diligence project. Looking at the systems and processes in place we can advise on the areas that need improving so when you do get audited you are in the best position to negotiate.
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