Technical due diligence for a large e-commerce platform

Challenge: a media company wants to carry out a CHF 240 million acquisition on schedule and with due diligence.

Initial situation

A large e-commerce platform is being put up for sale by its owner. A leading Swiss media company is one of the interested buyers. However, the M&A team lacks the necessary technical know-how.


Within two weeks, Acrea created a first draft report on the basis of analyses and interviews at three locations. Our technical due diligence provided the client with a clear picture of the current state of the software platform and its operation. We were able to provide the client with these results in just one month.


The identified risks and scenario recommendations from Acrea played a major role in ensuring that the purchase and integration of the e-commerce platform could be concluded successfully.