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The Thought Source team (www.thoughtsourceconsulting.com) have produced The Due Diligence Show series covering the ”behind the scenes” of performing technical due diligence for M&A projects.

With decades of experience around the world consulting and working directly as executives for some of technology’s largest companies, when it comes to technology M&A, we’ve seen it all and we’re ready to tell you about the good, the bad and and ugly!

The Due Diligence Show www.thoughtsourceconsulting.com

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The Thought Source team (www.thoughtsourceconsulting.com) have produced The Due Diligence Show series covering the ”behind the scenes” of performing technical due diligence for M&A projects.

With decades of experience around the world consulting and working directly as executives for some of technology’s largest companies, when it comes to technology M&A, we’ve seen it all and we’re ready to tell you about the good, the bad and and ugly!

    The art of communicating the deal

    The art of communicating the deal

    How to announce your deal! There are so many things to consider when communicating a deal to the world and those directly impacted. Thought Source use their experience to talk in detail about how to approach communicating different types of deals and what to consider when it comes to communicating how a deal affects those being acquired and those acquiring. It’s more complicated than you would first think!

    • 10 min
    Tech Teams and Talent

    Tech Teams and Talent

    Tech Teams and Talent – A critical asset to analyze
    HR Alert!! One thing that we love to investigate as part of technical due diligence is organizational structure, teams, and people.  This is an area that contains significant value as part of a technical asset, as well as a substantial amount of risk to ensure a productive future of the potential acquisition.
    The Thought Source team discuss all of the areas that are usually investigated, from key product contributors, forecasted investment in people for success, integration considerations, office sprawl and more.
    Are the key contributors still employed?  Is the success of a product reliant on one or two people?  Can the team scale to meet your deal thesis? We tell you how we find the answers during technical due diligence

    • 9 min
    How we analyse the product and its fit for acquisition

    How we analyse the product and its fit for acquisition

    Look out Product Managers, this episode is all about you!  The Thought Source team are back in the deal room to discuss what they look for in a technology product and its suitability for acquisition.  They discuss everything from product features, market fit, what makes a good roadmap and indications that you have set the product up for a successful future in order to adapt and grow.

    • 9 min
    The secrets behind source code analysis

    The secrets behind source code analysis

    In this extended episode, the Thought Source team talk about how source code is assessed during a technical due diligence project.  Source code is sometimes referred to as the “crown jewels” when it comes to M&A transactions, it can certainly be the most valuable part of the intellectual property you are acquiring. 
    When we undertake technical due diligence, it’s a process that we have honed for decades and source code analysis is a craft that, just like technology itself is ever changing. 
    We take you behind the scenes and share some of our “secret sauce”!

    • 12 min
    Should we buy or build it for ourselves?

    Should we buy or build it for ourselves?

    This is such a common question that our clients ask.  Many clients have a proficient engineering team who are eager to build something new.  So should you give them some budget and get them onto it, or acquire another company that may have already learned from their mistakes and built some market reputation?  The answer is never straight forward and the Though Source team give you their opinion in this episode of The Due Diligence Show.

    • 6 min
    What can be done before a deal

    What can be done before a deal

    Do your deal homework! – that’s the message from this episode of The Due Diligence Show.
    There are so many things that can be easily done before a deal is in play. The Thought Source team chat about how often a deal is in the final throws of due diligence and we ask ourselves, why didn’t the buyer know this beforehand?
    Whether its competitive intelligence, bake-offs, outside-in reviews, product quality and support analysis, all of these activities can be easily done using publicly available information without the hint of a deal.

    • 4 min

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