Cybersecurity in M&A Transactions: Negotiating the Deal with Due Diligence

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Holly Ridgeway
Bill Snyder
Shawn Fleury
Neil Kleinberg


About Mandiant, a FireEye Company

FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 5,300 customers across 67 countries, including more than 825 of the Forbes Global 2000.


About Ernst & Young LLP

Ernst & Young (EY) is a global consulting firm with over 230,000 people based in 728 offices in 150 countries, providing Assurance, Advisory, Tax, and Transaction Advisory Services.

The firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice helps businesses drive competitive advantage by proactively managing their capital agenda, which determines how they strategically raise, invest, preserve and optimize their capital.

The EY Cyber Due Diligence (CyDD) service offering uncovers cyber risks in target companies early and throughout the transaction lifecycle (strategy, diligence, and integration) and translates technical cyber risks into financial business risks and terms executives can understand and act upon.   CyDD estimates the financial impact in a deal from cyber disruption or theft related to a potential cyber events or actual breaches, including brand or reputation damage, lost sales/profits and diminished value of key intangible assets (e.g. proprietary technology, patents, customers, etc.).


About Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results. Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm’s restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.


About DiliVer

DiliVer is a financial technology (FinTech) M&A software company with specialized due diligence solutions that help yield better combined entity outcomes and a variety of other transaction life-cycle benefits.  Our industry-specific (“domain-verticalized”)/data-driven (“scorecard-powered”) applications drive a new due diligence paradigm that improves the quality and reduces the risk of M&A transactions for strategic/financial buyers (e.g., large corporations, private equity firms), all stages of sellers (e.g., established companies, emerging small businesses), and their intermediaries (e.g., advisors, specialists) when forming new combined entities.  DiliVer’s customers either perform M&A financial, legal, or operational (our sweet spot) due diligence services directly or outsource such services from M&A ecosystem providers.


About LP3

LP3-SecurIT is a cyber security company uniquely focused on business clients—providing an objective due diligence appraisal of cyber security posture, which is a key financial risk or liability in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transaction process.  A poor decision to connect an at-risk business network can immediately breach the entire merged company, potentially resulting in intellectual property loss, breach fines or penalties, and significant resource impact for recovery and risk mitigation later.  

The LP3 Security Maturity & Risk (SMR) business cyber security assessment is an objective appraisal of a client’s overall security posture based on a well-proven methodology reviewing overarching security policy and currently implemented critical security controls.  LP3 provides a clear understanding of key security-related risks that could disrupt business operations and provides specific steps to mitigate those business critical risks.

LP3 has divisions and subsidiary companies that help government, commercial, and R&D customers “Produce, Protect and Perform.”