Technical Due Diligence

Sell-Side Technology Diligence

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Identify problem areas in your technology posture before they are identified during buy‑side diligence

It is critical for companies to improve their overall technology posture before entering an investment/acquisition transaction. Sell-side diligence helps targets of M&A avoid delays throughout the entire transaction and enables them to demand more favorable pricing. It also helps them avoid costly findings during buy-side diligence by knowing their vulnerabilities and weaknesses before they are discovered late in the process. We have seen many deals fall through due to troubling findings that could have been easily addressed ahead of the buy-side diligence.

We help unearth and address issues that can potentially derail the entire transaction before that happens.

  • Troubling security posture
  • Open-source licensing vulnerabilities
  • Code quality concerns
  • Lack of documentation
  • Surprises in a buy-side due diligence checklist
  • Improper software architectural decisions
  • Lack of clarity around use of third-party libraries
  • Gaps in intellectual capital
  • Poor or non-existent Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process

Identify and address costly and unexpected issues before going through investors’ due diligence

We have helped many startups better prepare for sale and get ready for buy-side diligence by addressing/remediating IT gaps, technical debt, cybersecurity risks, open-source licensing exposures, and many more critical issues ahead of the buy-side diligence. Our years of conducting buy-side diligence will help you know what to expect during that process.

Are you entering a M&A transaction with a potential investor/acquirer? Contact us for a free confidential consultation and to learn what to expect.

Example Case Study
Open-Source Vulnerabilities

A burgeoning startup in the energy sector was being assessed by a publicly traded company for an acquisition. However, the team was concerned about potential exposure to problematic open-source licenses incorporated into their core offering.

Our Approach

We conducted a comprehensive open-source scan of their entire repository and shared our findings and remediation strategies. By the time the buyer was reviewing the risk profile, these issues had all been addressed by the seller and the company went through a smooth acquisition.

More Practice Areas of Due Diligence
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Case Studies

See how we have helped our clients successfully deploy $1.1B in smart transactions and avoid $600M in bad transactions.

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Startup Technical Valuation

Our experts evaluate technical aspects such as intellectual property, technology, and product development, in order to better understand the potential market value of a startup.

Software startup investment
Startup Investment

We help our clients make technology-informed investment decisions by providing unique insights around the quality of software developed by target companies.

Technology M&A
Mergers & Acquisitions

Our clients benefit from Quandary Peak's years of extensive experience assisting with technical due diligence for M&A transactions.

Post Merger Integration
Post Merger Integration

Over 50% of M&A transactions eventually fail. We help you avoid these risks and unlock the full potential in your M&A transaction.

Startup acquihire
Startup Acqui-hire

As former technology executives, we understand the importance of teams in acqui-hires. We conduct interviews, review cultural and technical fit, and consider key employees’ preferences.

Technology commercialization
Technology Commercialization

We analyze the relevant technology space and consider a new service’s place within it by studying the competitive landscape, existing offerings, and potential to disrupt.

Technology Consulting
Technology Strategy Consulting

We provide unbiased advice to our clients on consequential and strategic technology decisions informed by our deep industry knowledge.

Meet Our Team

Mahdi Eslamimehr - Senior Software Consultant

Mahdi Eslamimehr, PhD, MBA

VP of Emerging Tech Due Diligence Los Angeles

Dr. Mahdi Eslamimehr is an award-winning scientist and a senior tech executive in the software product and service industry. He has years of experience in leading tech companies around the world, including Ericsson R&D Center, Samsung Electronics R&D Labs, SAP Research Lab, and Y Combinator.

LitigationLitigationTestifying and Consulting Expert
Due DiligenceArea of ExpertiseProgram Analysis
Jae young Bang - Director of Software Development

Jae Young Bang, PhD

Director of Software Development Los Angeles

Dr. Jae Young Bang is a senior computer scientist and software technology consultant with a decade of experience in software engineering. He currently serves as a consultant and source-code reviewer in software litigation including patent/copyright infringement and breach-of-contract matters, and also as a researcher in software architecture design and analysis.

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Due DiligenceArea of ExpertiseSocial Media
Brad Ulrich - Software Expert Witness

Brad Ulrich

VP of Health IT & Audits Nashville

Brad Ulrich has a diverse career as a computer scientist, software engineer, technology manager, and entrepreneur. His experience spans software design, programming, patent management, healthcare, mobile devices, startups, technology licensing, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

LitigationLitigationSenior Testifying Expert
Health ITFocus AreaSoftware & Standards
Due DiligenceArea of ExpertiseHealth IT & Standards
William Luk - Senior Software Consultant

William Luk

Regional Director, Northern California Silicon Valley

William Luk is an entrepreneur, software executive, and developer with over 20 years of experience in network and computer security. William has developed and led product teams to deliver enterprise class firewall, intrusion detection / prevention systems, database security, and data security / privacy solutions at Symantec and several security startups.

LitigationLitigationTestifying & Consulting Expert
Health ITFocus AreaSoftware Engineering & Security
Due DiligenceArea of ExpertiseEmbedded Systems & Security
Gordon Mackay - Senior Software Consultant

Gordon MacKay

Senior Software Consultant Austin

Gordon MacKay is a software and systems expert and technical executive with experience in telecom, network security, and SaaS/Cloud platforms. Gordon has led teams in architecting, developing, and deploying a multi‑tenant SaaS-based vulnerability management platform and scanning solution which is being used worldwide by fortune 500 organizations as part of their ongoing cyber defense programs.

LitigationLitigationConsulting Expert
Health ITFocus AreaCloud & App Security
Due DiligenceArea of ExpertiseCybersecurity Analysis
Jason Frankovitz - Software Engineering Expert

Jason Frankovitz

Director of Software Class Actions Los Angeles

As a developer and CTO, Jason Frankovitz has been in the trenches of technology for 30 years. He has worked as a programmer, software development manager, technical analyst, CTO, and mentor in a wide variety of industries including social media, digital entertainment, and online advertising.

LitigationLitigationSenior Testifying Expert
Due DiligenceArea of ExpertiseWeb Applications

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