Mergers & Acquisitions

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Market consolidation, strategic intellectual property (IP) acquisitions and international expansion are all driving merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in today’s highly competitive world. Both for organizations considering a potential acquisition or those developing an exit strategy, Black Duck’s audit services can help you evaluate strategic M&A scenarios that require insight into open source and market dynamics.

For organizations that are acquiring a target, it is important to know that the software involved in the purchase is licensed correctly and that all proprietary IP is without encumbrances to ensure accurate valuation and avoid any unwanted or surprising licensing obligations in the future. These organizations also need to assess the overall quality of the code so they can carefully determine what it will cost to maintain, support and remediate the assets post-acquisition. 

When organizations that sell software-based assets are considering being acquired, it is imperative that they be proactive in uncovering any licensing issues that could devalue the transaction to ensure that the deal can progress smoothly without delay. 

In either case, a code scan from Black Duck will identify any potential issues and ensure an accurate valuation of the software assets.

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