Acquiring digital, data, and other IT capabilities can be a different beast from your conventional M&A finance and operations due diligence assessment. Digital technologies often carry hidden complexities that require a comprehensive and phased approach to meet long-term and immediate short-term needs.
Making assumptions around the technological fit of digital capabilities or underestimating the time it can take to pull together experts (both internal and external) to set up and merge complex IT ecosystems can result in business disruption, as well as loss of time, money, and opportunity.
How can IT prepare for and help accelerate a business merger and acquisition? First, seek input and assistance from capable, specialized, and unbiased experts who can support your pre-and post-merger acquisition needs in the areas that are hard to assess objectively.