mergers &
acquisitions

information security due diligence​

Information security is a key part of any Merger & Acquisition due diligence process, providing those involved with the opportunity to identify and manage potential security risks before the completion of any proposed transaction.

Over the years we have worked with numerous companies, big and small, during the M&A process and fully understand the urgency required, as well as the cost implications of acquiring software applications or additional infrastructure without thorough investigation.

So, whether you’re looking to demonstrate credibility to potential buyers, to discover the resilience of a proposed technology acquisition or wish to assess the security posture of a potential merger opportunity, Pentest Ltd are here to provide you with the valuable information security consultancy and testing services you require.

our mergers & acquisitions services

estate discovery

One of the fundamental IT security challenges with acquiring an organisation is the shadow IT ‘visibility gap’ between assumed, or known infrastructure, and what actually exists; if you can’t see a legitimate device on a network then how can you properly defend it? Our estate discovery service provides real-time visibility of connected devices across an entire estate, providing you with a full picture of the potential risks.

application testing

Vulnerable applications can often provide attackers with an initial foothold as part of a wider attack against an organisation. Our application tests allow you to identify and classify vulnerabilities within a defined application, whether that be internal or external, providing you with a full picture of the associated risks and our remediation advice.

Application testing can also provide you with security assurances surrounding the potential acquisition of software applications.

infrastructure testing

The aim of infrastructure testing is to provide you with assurances that effective defences are in place and that systems and services are deployed in a secure manner. It also determines whether it is possible for an attacker to gain entry to a network and evaluate the potential fallout of such unauthorised access.​

ongoing security testing

Security testing shouldn’t stop after the completion of merger or acquisition activity and we can work with you to provide future testing which will help ensure the ongoing security of your organisation.​

the benefits of our M&A services

demonstrate credibility to buyers

We work with companies looking to attract M&A opportunities, helping improve their security posture to withstand the scrutiny of any due diligence process and to help them demonstrate credibility to prospective buyers.

information security assurances

Our services can provide you with the information security assurances you need as part of Mergers or Acquisitions due diligence process and give you the confidence that security risks identified have been mitigated before completion.

protect your reputation and your investment

An information security breach can ultimately lead to financial, operational and reputational damage. Conducting information security due diligence will help you to mitigate these risks during the M&A process, ensuring your investment is as secure as possible.

offer support throughout the due diligence process

Our experienced team of consultants will be on hand throughout the due diligence process to offer their expert information security advice.

why choose us

experience and expertise

Our team of consultants have proven experience of working with clients during the Merger & Acquisition due diligence process, from software acquisition through to company mergers.

dedicated account management

Every client is appointed a dedicated account manager to oversee the process and will work with all relevant parties involved to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved.

remediation support

Our consultants will be available after our services have been delivered to offer guidance on any aspect of the report, as well as to provide support for your remediation efforts.

part of Shearwater Group PLC

As part of Shearwater Group plc, we can offer a wide range of additional services based around the M&A due diligence process. This includes high level GAP analysis, business continuity management, financial viability, data protection arrangements, compliance and incident management services.

contact us

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