The goal of technical due diligence (TDD) are:

  • identify how well an acquisition target’s organization and technology assets meet the acquisition goals
  • inform the valuation process (what the acquirer will pay for the company or assets)
  • identify risks due to intellectual property issues, capability gaps in the technology assets and/or organization
  • ability to support the go-forward business goals including post-acquisition integration of organization and assets.

A review of the Architecture and Design of the technologies means:

  • Evaluation of developing technology focuses more on the capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of an engineering and/or product development organization to establish a baseline against current best practices and to develop recommendations for improvement.
  • An evaluation of current technology investigates the strength of an existing solution, evaluating the choice of technologies, appropriate use of frameworks and patterns, and how well the design considers and addresses functional and non-functional requirements.