Tuesday, May 10, 2022

- PDT
How to Use Vendor Technical Due Diligence/Exit Prep to Maximize the Valuation of Your Tech Company
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Federico Fregosi
Federico Fregosi
Contino, VP of Engineering

The need to include an IT review during M&A due diligence is more significant than ever on both sides of a transaction. VC/PE firms, on the buy side, are looking to maximize the value of their investment. Tech companies, on the sell side, are eager to maximize their valuations.
Execs and Tech Leads in startups, however, usually participate in only a few transactions in their careers and are unprepared for the process. This talk aims to help them in their journey: we will start with a thorough analysis of the technical Due Diligence process for tech companies from the first introduction to the final DPA (Definitive Purchase Agreement).
We'll do a deep dive on each core pillar: Strategy, System Architecture, Product, People, Process&Workflows & IT/Governance. Then, we'll see "why" we look at these topics, the most common questions and the necessary document disclosures.
We'll look at strategies how to maximize the value and minimize the time spent in DD.
In the last section, we'll see how to do "dry runs" to identify any possible issues before starting a major funding round.