Due diligence checklist for tech acquisitions


With increasing pressure from inside and outside the boardroom for executives to make every acquisition a “bang for one’s buck,” executives looking to do M&A in the tech space are faced with the tough question of how to capture real value in the acquisition of a tech company.

According to the 2021 Global M&A Report by financial market data provider Refinitiv: “USD698.7 billion worth of deals were announced globally during the first two months of 2021, 56% more than the same period last year, and a year-to-date total only exceeded twice in recent history (in 2000 and 2018).”

The same report also mentioned that “tech has been the leading M&A sector since August 2020. Technology deals total USD157.7 billion in the first two months of 2021, the highest year-to-date total of all time, up 173% from last year. Technology deals account for 23% of global M&A by value in the first two months of 2021, up from 13% in 2020, and the highest share of all time.”

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Business Law Digest is compiled with the assistance of Baker McKenzie. Readers should not act on this information without seeking professional legal advice. You can contact the authors by emailing Bulin (bulin.sanooj@bakermckenzie.com), Ornsiri Samarnmitr (ornsiri.samarnmitr@bakermckenzie.com), and Panyavith Preechabhan (panyavith.preechabhan@bakermckenzie.com)