Data-led TMT Diligence in the US is Essential

In the first half of 2022, technology, media and telecoms (TMT) dominated M&A in the US, with more deals being completed than any other sector. The three largest M&A transactions of the year are technology companies. Microsoft bid $75.1 billion for gaming company Activation Blizzard, chipmaker Broadcom offered $71.6 billion to acquire software company VMware, […]

The Onefourzero Recession Diligence Toolkit


For months, financial analysts have warned that a global recession is coming due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a result, investors are placing a renewed focus on identifying M&A risk factors. For example, a healthy balance sheet, solid sector credentials, a strong ESG proposition, and sufficient technological capability will become […]

Vendor Due Diligence: Controlling the Narrative

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Credible vendor due diligence (VDD) is vital in controlling the narrative of a transaction, but the remit and timeframe has been expanding over the last decade to give businesses an early view on possible buy-side questions, and opportunities to implement late-stage value creation. If areas to investigate arise, organisations that conduct vendor due diligence can […]

Which Sectors Benefit From Early-stage, Low-latency Commercial Due Diligence?

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Undertaking robust commercial due diligence during the M&A process is vital. The process helps to identify and manage potential risk areas, highlights opportunities for growth and expansion, determines if an asset is the right fit and has the potential to strengthen your negotiating position to get a better deal. In addition, third-party early-stage commercial due […]

Technology and IT Diligence: Why Is It Necessary? 

Technology can make or break a deal. In the digital age, every company has technology at its core in some way, shape or form. It may come in the form of technical products or services, IT systems and architecture, intellectual property, code and data quality or cybersecurity.  An asset with strong financial performance and plenty […]

How Will Artificial Intelligence Transform Private Equity?

Digitisation is reshaping the world as we know it. In this digital age, the sheer amount of data being created is growing exponentially. You may have heard people say that “data is the new oil” or something to that effect—it powers almost everything we do. Indeed, by 2025, there will be 175 zettabytes of data […]

The Three Tiers of Onefourzero’s Commercial Due Diligence Services

The products and services available in the market are growing in complexity—niches continue to evolve, and firms are keen to capitalise on the changing market. Data can be applied to a diverse range of categories where private equity firms may not have the necessary expertise. As a result, more firms are seeking the services of […]

onefourzero wins at The Private Equity Awards 2022

onefourzero takes home the ‘Digital Due Diligence of The Year’ award in The Real Deals European Private Equity Awards 2022 onefourzero has taken home the ‘Digital Due Diligence of The Year’ award from The Private Equity Awards, hosted by Real Deals. It is no surprise that onefourzero is globally recognised among the industry’s best-consulting partners. […]

Not Lost In Translation: Making the Data Make Sense

The European Business Review recently sat down with onefourzero’s award-winning CEO, Fleur Hicks, to discuss the value of data in the digital age and its potential to revolutionise how businesses answer their most pressing commercial questions. Good day, Ms Hicks! Thank you for gracing us with your time despite your busy schedule. Let’s start simply. […]

5 Reasons Why Digitised Data in your CDD is a Necessity

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The world being increasingly digital requires no debate, but an important extension is that most areas of life are more digitised than ever before. The exponential availability of live and historic data concerning both on- and offline behaviours and commercials presents clear opportunities to evaluate businesses beyond digital pure plays. While there are challenges in […]