Due diligence

We conduct commercial and technical due diligence on payments assets to guide the investment decisions of private equity and venture capital investors as well as corporations.

COMMERCIAL DUE DILIGENCE

Within commercial due diligence a sampling of the areas we assess include:

  • Market drivers
  • Competitive threats
  • Customers and suppliers
  • Product value proposition and market fit
  • Pricing
  • Business plan assumptions and feasibility

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE

Within technical due diligence, a sampling of the areas we assess include:

  • Technology architecture
  • Security and compliance
  • Intellectual property assessment
  • Scalability and resilience
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Customer support

Sample engagements:

  • Commercial and technical due diligence on money transfer platform: Conducted due diligence on FX and money transfer platforms for global private equity investor and its portfolio company
  • Technical due diligence on payments and banking platform: Conducted technical due diligence on a payments and banking platform for a private equity investor based in Western Europe
  • Commercial evaluation of a leading POS payments player: Assessed management, technology platform and product roadmap of a major POS payments company for a global conglomerate
  • Due diligence on loyalty, payments and analytics platform: Conducted commercial and technical due diligence for an EMEA based venture capital investor with a focus on retail and ecommerce systems
  • Mobile wallet vendor evaluation: Evaluated product, financial, technical capabilities of white label mobile wallet vendors for a Middle Eastern retailing and financial services conglomerate.
  • Payment gateway selection: Defined selection criteria and led evaluation of providers to meet the payment needs of a complex multi-channel, multi-geography retailer