Secure Business M&A with Software for Secure Business M&A


As mergers and acquisitions (M&A) increase all over the world, cybersecurity becomes more critical than ever for business. The stakes are extremely high if confidential information is unwittingly divulged to bad actors during M&A due diligence, or accidentally disclosed during post-M&A integration and operations.

The good news is that the appropriate software can aid M&A CIOs in ensuring the integrity of data, maintaining compliance, and safeguarding against the risks that come with M&A activities. This includes a data room solution that combines several digital tools into a single integrated platform with easy uploads of files and a single sign-on. It also offers comprehensive auditing and reports that help compliance teams keep control and avoid accidental disclosure.

Virtual data rooms are an ideal tool for managing the M&A processes from due diligence to post-M&A activities and integration. VDRs make it easy for authorized users to read, share and comment on sensitive documents without fear of leaks. They also allow users to create activity reports, which reveal who has accessed or read specific pages of documents. These reports can prevent criminals from leaking information because they can be traced to individuals. These reports also allow M&A CISOs to assess the level of interest from potential investors or buyers.

Many M&A transactions are dependent on intellectual property. Virtual data rooms are employed by life science companies to manage everything, from clinical trials to HIPAA compliance, from licensing IP and keeping patient records. It is not unusual for companies to be required to review and supply large volumes of documents in M&A due-diligence. This can be very labour-intensive and time-consuming for both the company being acquired and the buyer. A VDR can be used to efficiently transfer all this data through an secure platform.

Regardless of the industry, M&A can be a complex business procedure that can pose significant security risks. During the integration and operations phases of the M&A cycle The M&A team must understand the potential threats from cybercriminals and their competitors. These risks may include malware, unauthorized access to systems and networks, sabotage, and other kinds of disruptions that could affect the M&A value offer.

M&A could be profitable and rewarding business experience if you choose the best cybersecurity solutions. M&A provides businesses with an excellent opportunity to expand their footprint and add value. Before any transaction can commence it is essential that an M&A specific cybersecurity strategy must be implemented to ensure that the value of the deal is not diminished. Download our free guide Cybersecurity for M&A – Part of the M&A Playbook to learn more. Todd Thiemann is director of marketing for the product of ReliaQuest GreyMatter, a Security Operations Platform that allows cybersecurity to be achieved through M&A by providing visibility, cutting through the complexity of diverse security stacks and managing risk and uncertainty so that your business can meet its goals.