Open Source in M&A Due Diligence

Evaluating open source content in software assets in M&A due diligence


Most companies involved with technology M&A understand the danger of open source risks in software. Today’s software contains significant amounts of open source—on average more than 50%, according to a 2018 Synopsys report.

There are several ways to assess and manage open source risk in a transaction, with some more effective than others. Similarly, there are several approaches to open source due diligence and varying degrees of depth of analysis. This guidebook provides an overview of those approaches and their respective benefits.

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