Cybersecurity Diligence in Private Equity Transactions: A Q&A with Experts Who Have Completed Hundreds of Deals

Cybersecurity Diligence in Private Equity Transactions: A Q&A with Experts Who Have Completed Hundreds of Deals

Cybersecurity. It’s something that you need to be aware of both when you’re looking to acquire and once you’ve acquired in the continued day-to-day operations of the company. You don’t want to risk your data being exposed, being embarrassed, or suffering financial loss. Alex Agran, host of the Private Equity Technology Podcast, recently interviewed two West Monroe...

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Protecting M&A Portfolios from Cyber Threats – It’s Not Just the Obvious Targets

Protecting M&A Portfolios from Cyber Threats – It’s Not Just the Obvious Targets

We spend a lot of time these days talking with private equity investors about the importance of cyber security for their target and portfolio companies. While there is general agreement that it is critical to identify and mitigate potential cyber security risks, those efforts often focus only on the most obvious targets—companies dealing in credit card data, personal financial information, or...

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Clearwire’s Deal Value

Aside from all the economic considerations between Sprint Nextel Corp’s and DISH Network’s offer to acquire Clearwire, there is real value that Clearwire brings to the deal.  Understanding how a new partner will support this can be as important, if not more important, than the immediate financial benefits and will allow Clearwire to build on its brand and customer loyalty.…

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Bitter Pill Indeed – Answering with a Call to Action

This month Time Magazine published their longest article in the magazine’s history – ~27,000 characters.  I downloaded it from their site and printed it out (double sided of course) and it was 30 pages:  “Bitter Pill:  Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” written by Steven Brill.  I haven’t read an article on the landscape of healthcare that has been this thought...

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What’s In Your Deal Pipeline?

Do you know what deals are currently in your transaction pipeline? How long does it take you to gather and distribute a report to your transaction team? Private Equity firms are turning to the world of CRM to help automate and track these Deals. A Private Equity’s transaction team typically encounters the following four pain points when it comes to their deal pipeline: A team member...

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