Where do you perform work? Secure Merger® executes services on a global scale. We have the in-house capability to work in multiple countries which is often need when M&A activity takes place on a large scale.
Who hires Secure Merger? Although our Clients are from various fields, we primarily focus on helping law firms, private equity firms, venture capital firms, health care, banking, critical infrastructure and insurance companies.
As the need for cyber asset protection and dollar quantified cyber security assessments has grown, we have watched our client base expand into various niche areas.
What cyber security services do you offer? Secure Merger offers cyber security due diligence for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. These digital asset protection services include cyber security assessments, regulatory audits, post-merger integration, cyber threat hunting, risk mitigation and cyber emergency response. We have a full list of our cyber security services for you to see.
Why hire Secure Merger? In today’s world, businesses face constant threats to their data and digital assets. This threat level is heightened during the M&A process. Without cyber security due diligence, your company will be unable to make good decisions regarding the state of digital assets. Better information means better decisions.
How does the process work? Simply contact us via email or phone and we can help determine if our services would be a good fit for what you need to achieve. If the merger or acquisition is less than 20 million dollars, our services would probably not be appropriate for that particular transaction.
What if I want to use you in the future? We frequently have clients who started off by calling with no transaction on the docket and then later received additional information and came back to Secure Merger for due diligence assistance when the next M&A transaction started.
How long does the process take? This all depends on the size of the M&A transaction. Small transactions with one location can be completed in two weeks. Larger transactions with multiple locations in multiple States or countries can take 30 days or more.
What if we need the process expedited? This will not be an issue as we can double or triple the man power to get the job completed. However, this will come with a higher price tag. If you wish to have everything completed in an excessively short period of time, we will politely refuse the work. We would rather refuse the work than provide substandard service to our clients.
What do I need to do first regarding security if I am looking at a target? Find out the maturity of the target with regards to cyber security and the risk and potential liabilities associated with the acquisition post-close are a key consideration. A good place to start is with a basic cyber security review.
Why is it good to be proactive regarding cyber security? Proactive identification of security issues is just good business practice and helps reduce post-close cost you did not factor into initial budget. We can help identify issues that might create a significant liability post acquisition in terms of cost to fix or even reputational damage to your brand.
Where are you located? Secure Merger is headquartered in Augusta, Georgia.
Do you perform cyber security audits? Secure Merger has the documented expertise to conduct a wide range of organizational audits for commercial and organizational clients to include: IT Audits, Compliance Audits, HIPAA Reviews, IT Security Audits, Security Assessments, FISMA Reviews, COBIT Audits and ISO27001 Audits.
What is the benefit of cyber security due diligence in a M&A transaction? Would you buy a car without having your best mechanic look under the hood? Now multiply that by millions and you start to get an idea of the magnitude of what we are talking about. Completing a merger or acquisition without cyber security due diligence is a losing formula. Performing due diligence on a target will let you know exactly what you are buying. It will help answer questions like… “has this company been breached?”…or “How much are we going to have to spend to get the target company up to speed regarding the cyber security practices?”… “Do they have plans in place if something where to happen?”… or “Where are their digital assets actually located”… “What will it take to merge the two companies together from a technical standpoint?”.
What makes Secure Merger different from other companies? We specialize in pre-merger due diligence and post-merger integration. Most cyber security companies say they do everything. We focus on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and have the processes in place to make the transaction smooth for you and clients.
Why do you dollar quantify risk results? Our clients need to be able to make serious decisions. How can you make a decision to acquire or merge if you have no idea what the cost will be regarding cyber security, digital assets, integration and risk levels? CEO’s and Board Members understand numbers and base decisions on those numbers,. At Secure Merger, we deliver quantified results to help in this process.