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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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Building a strong platform: Critical IT and cybersecurity considerations
Many private equity firms are employing an aggressive buy and build platform strategy to accelerate growth. Available from ACG Global, view our on-demand webinar to hear from our experts on how IT and cybersecurity complexities can wreak havoc if they are an afterthought.
Mike Lipinski
Webinar 40 minutes watch
What IT risks are you inheriting with your acquisition?
Doug Hockenbrocht
Article June 16, 2017 4 min read
Ten critical factors to accurately assess your target's growth potential
Daron Gifford
Article October 25, 2016 5 min read
Identify hidden financial and tax risks for your acquisition
Matt Petrucci
Article October 26, 2016 3 min read

IT Due Diligence Thought Leadership

  • Building a strong platform: Critical IT and cybersecurity considerations
    Many private equity firms are employing an aggressive buy and build platform strategy to accelerate growth. Available from ACG Global, view our on-demand webinar to hear from our experts on how IT and cybersecurity complexities can wreak havoc if they are an afterthought.
    Mike Lipinski Craig Zampa
    Webinar Thursday, November 15, 2018; 2 - 2:40 p.m. EST 40 minutes watch
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  • 10 ways your legacy system is costing you...and what you can do about it
    Legacy ERP systems may provide adequate functionality, but they can pose significant risks to your business — and hobble future growth — in ways you might not realize. Is an outdated system holding your business back?
    Doug Hockenbrocht
    Whitepaper September 11, 2018 9 minute read
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  • 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

    The new revenue recognition standard can impact quality of earnings and throw private equity groups' old valuation models into flux. Here's what the changes might mean for due diligence. Read more at Crain's Cleveland.

    Christa LaBrosse Andrea Slabinski
    Article October 20, 2017 1 min read
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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.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read
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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.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read

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.