Technical Due Diligence

Mergers & Acquisitions

Technology M&A

We work with you to accurately evaluate the potential of a company’s technology, team, and IP.

Quandary Peak understands the unique constraints and requirements involved in complex technology acquisitions. Over many years of experience, our experts have gained a deep understanding of startup VC investment and M&A transactions involving technology companies. We advise clients regarding:

  • Scalability and reliability
  • Cyber-security and privacy
  • Software interoperability & maintainability
  • Software uniqueness & quality
  • Barrier to entry & technology moat
  • Process, practices & tools analysis
  • Team interviews: people & skills
  • Technology and software architecture assessment
  • Open source licensing analysis

One of the key technical questions our clients ask in a contemplated M&A transaction is: How easy is it for us to integrate the acquired software into our own technology stack?

We develop rough-order-of-magnitude (ROM) estimates of effort to integrate acquired software and perform a systematic comparison of functions and features to quantify overlap. In addition, our in-depth software interoperability, coupling, cohesion and extensibility analysis reveals key insights to our clients regarding ease of integration.

We present an in-depth report of our findings to our clients to quickly address their most critical questions. The M&A due diligence report reflects the level of specificity desired by our clients and contains the result of our analysis performed by seasoned technology executives, computer scientists, and software developers.

Contemplating an M&A transaction? Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.

Example Case Study

A Recent Opportunity

An acquiring company wanted to assess a target company’s technology and IP to ensure it would interoperate with existing products and systems and complement (but not duplicate) existing capabilities.

Our Approach

We developed a rough-order-of-magnitude (ROM) estimate of effort to integrate the acquired software and performed a systematic comparison of functions and features to quantify overlap.

More Practice Areas of Due Diligence
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.

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.

Woman inspects software in auto manufacturing

Sell-Side Technology Diligence

Troubling findings during buy-side diligence can cost your company the entire transaction. Know what to expect and avoid costly findings and delays ahead of the buy-side diligence.

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

Ali Khoshgozaran - Computer Scientist

Ali Khosh, PhD

VP of Emerging Tech & Due Diligence Los Angeles

Dr. Ali Khosh is a computer scientist, entrepreneur and technology executive with years of experience at leading tech companies including Microsoft, Yahoo and Samsung. Ali serves as an expert in various software-related litigation matters (patent infringement, trade secret, etc.) and technical due diligence of emerging technology (VC investments, M&A transactions).

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Focus Area Emerging & Cloud Technology
Area of Expertise Machine Learning & AI Consultant
Jason Frankovitz - Software Engineering Expert

Jason Frankovitz

Senior Testifying Expert 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.

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Area of Expertise Web Applications

Speak With an Expert About Mergers & Acquisitions