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IT impacts nearly every business function, so it's imperative to conduct thorough due diligence of your target's IT systems and operation. How can you make an informed purchase without a clear picture of the gaps you're inheriting, the technology and compliance risks you're susceptible to, and the costs related to existing technology and projects?

Our comprehensive due diligence process addresses gaps in technology, IT staffing, and licensing as we help you to identify IT environment risks and determine IT related costs

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Six critical due diligence considerations for private equity
Strategies to mitigate uncertainties and invest with greater confidence

Critical due diligence considerations

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What IT risks are you inheriting with your acquisition?
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IT Due Diligence Thought Leadership

  • Tax reform: What private equity needs to know now
    The Tax Cut and Jobs Act could alter the mechanics of equity investing and the expected returns from those investments. What are the key provisions that private equity investors and sponsors need to focus on now? Find out at ACG New York.
    Annette Tenerelli-Lemke
    Article December 27, 2017 3 minute read
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  • Revenue recognition and the impact on quality of earnings
    For private equity groups, whether buying or selling, the new revenue recognition model could affect the timing of when revenue is recorded, which could have surprising impacts on quality of earnings. Here's what it means for your valuation models during due diligence.
    Christa LaBrosse Lesley McCarthy Andrea Slabinski
    Article October 20, 2017 5 min read
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  • Seven value creation strategies for private equity
    Learn seven post-acquisition value creation strategies private equity firms should employ to ensure maximum ROI upon exit.
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    Whitepaper October 02, 2017 14 min read
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  • Aligning technology for post-close value creation
    Private equity firms need to quickly assess the IT environment and develop an IT strategy to capitalize on post-close value creation.
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Our clients say

After going through the acquisition process, we realized there was a great need for an ERP assessment, selection, implementation, and project management. Our interaction with the Plante Moran team, summarized in one word, would be nothing short of professional. They deliver every time, always meet or exceed expectations, and are always available to provide resources – we have been absolutely thrilled. They had no problem interacting at any level of the company, and were able to provide a calm and respective approach that kept the project moving in the right direction. We chose Plante Moran for their broad set of skills and expertise, and their ability to complement our staff who were personally invested in all aspects of the project. Plante Moran was the perfect fit for us because they operate as a large firm with a small firm attitude.

John Welch CFO, All Tile Inc.

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IT transition for carve-out acquisition
IT assessments and purchase agreement assistance leads to successful transition for Chinese investors.
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IT due diligence for private equity group
Due diligence of IT processes and ERP systems aids private equity group’s acquisition of a $38 million software and accessories distributor.
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Our Team

We help you with due diligence throughout the entire deal life cycle — from review of the existing technology environment to defining the transition service agreements (carve-out) — to limit risks. We also help you develop a comprehensive work plan to address identified gaps and risks and provide you with a short-term management plan to ensure a strong first 100 days. You can rely on us to serve as an extension of your in-house team as you implement the transition plan, remediate issues, and optimize your new environment.