Addressing Three Unique Challenges of Pre-Acquisition Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in the Technology Industry

Technology companies often conduct pre-acquisition due diligence under less-than-ideal conditions, with short timelines, competitive negotiations and targets that have start-up cultures and minimal compliance programs. Proactively developing a solid anti-corruption due diligence plan can help overcome these challenges. In a guest article, Becky Rohr, vice president and associate general counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, details three unique areas of corruption risk in the technology sector that require a focused due diligence strategy and explains HPE’s approach. See “Mitigating Corruption Risk When Acquiring Companies in High-Risk Jurisdictions” (May 24, 2017).

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