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Safe Secrets: Dealing With Data Privacy Issues In M&A

Safe Secrets: Dealing With Data Privacy Issues In M&A

28 March 2017

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Data privacy is an important and complex factor to consider in every M&A deal. Concerns can include a lack of appropriate privacy controls on either side of the table, failure to understand the types of security programs being inherited, and specific regulations unique to different sectors or geographies. These issues, if not properly addressed in the early stages of negotiations, can delay and even determine the success of a deal.

In order to identify the security risks and vulnerabilities acquirers and targets face in M&A deals, Shearman & Sterling LLP, in association Mergermarket, is pleased to present Safe Secrets: Dealing With Data Privacy Issues In M&A.

Key discussions featured in this report include:

  • What are some of the most common data privacy concerns raised in M&A?
  • Which sectors pose the most complex issues?
  • How can privacy-related issues during due diligence influence the success of a deal and future integration?