M&As require integration of thousands of IT assets and systems onto a single, hybrid network, with unknown cyber-risks, and other complicating factors such as legacy systems or contrasting IT guidelines and security policy.
Cyber-diligence can unveil under-investment in information security, that it contains hidden vulnerabilities and has evidence of compromise - which may be of strategic importance to a deal.
Given the potential the impact a significant data leak could have on the valuation of a target company, M&A practitioners must appreciate that organisations should do whatever is necessary to preserve the value of their deals.
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