PRE-DEAL DUE DILIGENCE

When your company is “hunting” for the right target, there are some strategic ways that Thought Source can help before time-critical formal due diligence commences.

INTRODUCING

THE DUE DILIGENCE SHOW

The Thought Source team have produced a video series covering the "behind the scenes" of performing technical due diligence for M&A projects.

PRE-DEAL SERVICES

Potential Targets

Provided with a desired market direction or deal  thesis to be accomplished, Thought Source will provide analysis of multiple competing targets.

BRIEF ANALYSIS

First cursory look at target in order to build profile, characterize recommended deal persona and determine if target will fulfill deal thesis.

Competitive intelligence

Compare how a target product/service compares with others in the market.  This can be performed in various dimensions and levels of technical depth.

MARKET Assessment

Determine key historical TAM growth and penetration metrics along with forward-looking opportunities that are relevant for a target once acquired.

Deep Product Assessment

Pre-LOI assessment of target products through deployment and use.  Dimensions include target market readiness, quality, support, integration potential, high level architecture.

Go-to-market Options

Develop go-to-market scenarios for a target under your brand.

key customer perception

It’s amazing what we can gather from publicly available information lurking in the corners of the internet.  We provide an assessment of current goodwill and reputation.

Business Integration

Each deal has a unique set of integration options.  We use our experience across clients to assist you to build an actionable integration plan or organization layout for your proposed target.

Consolodation upside

A trap that many acquirers fall in to is not realizing substantial gains that can be had by identifying business duplication. Planning a consolidation strategy and timeline is key.

talent analysis

Using public information, we can build a talent profile including skillsets, tenure, location with a corresponding risk analysis.

WHY THOUGHT SOURCE?

Thought Source are expert in providing due diligence and M&A related advice and services.

BROAD EXPERIENCE

We work with some of the world’s top technology companies and private equity firms on deals of all sizes.  In 2019, amongst many other deals, we advised on two $2B+ acquisitions.

100% INDEPENDENT

We are separated from any potential contamination that acquiring staff can be exposed to.  We also provide unfettered independent information without exposure to any potential internal politics or agendas.

ANONYMOUS

Engaging Thought Source provides you the ability for us to research and gather information without exposure of you being the buyer

WE KNOW TECH AND BUSINESS

We pride ourselves on our unique ability to provide business and go-to-market advice whilst getting deep into the technology asset or service that is being acquired.