Don't Allow Software Licensing to Derail Your M&A – Phases 1-4

Author(s): Aadil Nanji, Scott Bickley


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Mergers and acquisitions cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in licensing and contract issues for many organizations. Furthermore, expertise may be limited as M&A activity is infrequent but requires experience. Avoid a painful process with a structured approach to due diligence, pre-integration planning, and integration execution. A failed due diligence process can result in a software licensing audit and loss of forecasted synergies. Effective asset management practices can help reduce the risk of adverse findings.

Use this blueprint to help you:

  • Understand the due diligence process and what information to gather.
  • Be aware of common red flags during due diligence.
  • Create accurate cost estimates and a contingency fund to compensate for unavailability of information.
  • Document assumptions, risks, and budget as new information is obtained.
  • Communicate with the M&A team and business process owners to create a smooth transition plan.

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Don’t Allow Software Licensing to Derail Your M&A

Be an advocate for exploring the legal entity structure of your new organization and how it relates to license agreements.

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