technical due diligence

Technical Due Diligence

Your Challenge

You’re about to acquire a software company. Will the software you are acquiring meet your business needs? With sellers protecting proprietary information, it is difficult to validate their claims and get accurate answers to critical questions. How extensible, scalable, and maintainable is the code? How sophisticated are the target company’s development and test practices? Is the software held together with bailing wire and duct tape?

How We Help

Construx’s technical due diligence reviews illuminate technical risks while shielding intellectual property details. We analyze code, design, technology, and development sophistication to help you make solid business decisions.

Our technical due diligence team has both technical knowledge and business experience. We’ve reviewed over 350 systems using a combination of custom tools and techniques that focus on key technical questions and (as needed) translate answers into non-technical business findings.

We work quickly (most technical due diligence engagements are 2-3 weeks) to provide insight into:

  • What will it take to modify and add new functionality
  • Maintainability and automated testing
  • Scalability risks and strengths
  • System design, code size, technologies, and complexity
  • Open source and other dependencies
  • Security and privacy risks
  • Development capability, data center practices, defect/incident analysis
  • Sophistication and robustness of algorithms and data models
  • Internationalization, portability, or other quality attributes
  • Your specific questions

We have significant experience on many platforms (including Windows, Linux, mobile, and embedded), many business domains (accounting to telecommunication, medical devices to entertainment, etc.), and most current programming languages and technologies. We know how to handle sensitive software code and intellectual property.

Acquiring a software company? Contact Construx about technical due diligence.