Acquiring a software company or its software and data assets can allow your business to grow its holding portfolio, expand into a new area, or bolster existing services and products. However, it’s important to accurately determine the value of an acquisition. A company may look like a desirable acquisition on paper, but if their software opens you up to a new level of compliance requirements or liabilities (under GDPR, for example), you may end up losing enterprise value despite gaining IP or revenue. Regardless of whether your valuation is based on number of lines of code or total addressable market, we can help ensure that the deal adds up in practice, not just theory.
Adding Licens.io to your team of trusted advisors before and during an acquisition helps you capture value and reduce time to close. Even seasoned legal counsel may stumble once the diligence turns to information security, open source software, and software maintenance. The technical knowledge and M&A experience that our advisors bring can reduce risk and wasted time, helping you solve commercial and compliance issues specific to the purchase of software and data or their holding companies.
Our team has decades of experience in technology and M&A, having built, bought, sold, or advised on dozens of software and data companies deals. Regardless of whether you’re buying a company in another jurisdiction or entering into a marketing partnership, we can help. Our business experience combined with the knowledge of the intricacies of software and data allows us to be your translator and guide as you, your counsel, and your counterparty explore the deal landscape. Our goal is to capture value in the acquisition and free up your time to focus on more important issues and negotiations.