Technical Due Diligence Consulting / M&A

We bring over 20 years of technical due diligence experience to provide an unbiased assessment of your M&A target’s tech stack, software architecture, security, and technical debt to identify and assess risks. And if you are looking to be acquired, we help you get ready ensuring you’re prepared and investors have the answers they are looking for.


5 Critical Steps in a Technical Due Diligence Process

How to protect your acquisition from the wrong technology fit

How does due diligence consulting protect your business against a bad acquisition?

More than $2 trillion is spent on M&As every year, yet failure rate is 70%-90%. Technology is an incredible source of capacity, competitiveness, innovation, quality, and agility. It is a competitive differentiator. But it can also be the reason for failure.

If your acquisition target provides services, their software coordinates workflow, customer service, builds loyalty, and tracks KPIs. If your acquisition target creates products, their software controls production, stock management, marketing, sales, and distribution. Most organizations are driven and supported by software. In many ways, every company is a software business, which exemplifies the importance of technical due diligence.

To protect your acquisition from the wrong technology fit, Sphere’s team of due diligence consulting experts work closely with your M&A team to provide an unbiased evaluation of your potential target.

Questions A Technical Due Diligence Firm Helps You Address

  • Which risks exist as a result of how the software was written and architected?
  • What is the value of the existing code and how well does it fit with other code currently in place?
  • Can the system scale?
  • Are there flaws in the system?
  • Do points of failure exist?
Questions we help you address
  • What security vulnerabilities exist and based on future integration plans – do the security flaws impact future integration?
  • How complete is the documentation? Is it understandable?
  • Are the change management and release management processes sufficiently mature and robust?
  • What is the technical maturity of the development team?

Due Diligence Consulting Case Studies

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At sphere partners, we pride ourselves on delivering great results. Over the years we have compiled a great track record of success with our clients. Explore how Sphere Partner’s M&A consulting services have helped companies seamlessly move forward. Click Below to check out our case studies below and see how we employ technology due diligence to create a custom solution for a variety of companies.

The 5 Pillars of IT Due Diligence

What does IT Due Diligence consist of? These five aspects are present in every technical due diligence process. No matter the size or industry, a solution involves examining these aspects to identify areas of opportunity.


Examination of internal development processes to assess the team’s capability to continue building product, respond to issues, and function as an asset.


Perform code-level analysis and identify measurable aspects of technical debt using a variety of analysis metrics such as complexity, duplication, over-rides, etc.


Identify high-level security risks that are visible during application security reviews, analysis of static code, review of third-party vendors (cloud accounts, APIs), and other security governance?


Interviews with top members of target firms technical team to understand proficiency. Group and one-on-one interviews are conducted with leadership and key team members.


High-level analysis of the software with an eye toward identification of intellectual property risks and associated vulnerabilities.

Why Choose Sphere as Your Technical Due Diligence Firm? Because You Can Trust Us.

Today, every company is a “software” company. We can help you understand what you are buying, before you buy it. We specialize in high-level assessments of a target firm’s software development maturity, architecture, and processes, as well as a complete technical debt assessment to ensure complete software due diligence.

We are Investors too. As investors ourselves, we evaluate hundreds of companies each year. Using this research, we can provide a unique perspective for companies considering acquisition as a means of growth.

Talk to our M&A technical due diligence team

Our technical due diligence experts are here to help. We have a team of professionals ready to customize a plan to your needs. The process to get started is easy, and our client partners will be there by your side. Don’t hesitate any longer, get started with due diligence consulting today!
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