Investment decisions for loans, mergers & acquisitions in primarily online businesses need just as much care as investing in more conventional businesses.
This month I contributed to the Autumn 2010 newsletter of DeVere & Co, risk management, fraud and asset recovery specialists, with an article about Ecommerce Due Diligence. In the article I discuss some of the specific issues relating to due diligence of online/e-commerce websites and applications including intellectual property, third parties, sensitive data, security operations and customers.
E-commerce sites often link many different systems and it is necessary to identify the relationships, boundaries, agreements and assumptions. Asset ownership is not always as clear-cut as expected. Let the buyer beware!
Posted on: 24 August 2010 at 08:27 hrs