M&A Due Diligence Checklist: Questions You Need to Ask About Open Source Use
Even though open source is an essential element in application development today, most organizations lack visibility into their open source use, opening them up to legal and security issues that can delay, or even derail, tech transactions.
Whether you’re on the buy- or sell-side of an M&A transaction, it’s likely an open source audit will be part of the M&A due diligence process. Acquirers want to identify problematic open source in the targets’ code before the transaction terms and integration timelines are set. As a seller, you can expect to face questions about the composition of your code and how well you have managed open source risks.
You can prepare yourself before the fact by downloading this complimentary M&A due diligence checklist and guidelines for the steps Black Duck recommends you take for open source due diligence in an M&A transaction.