“Preparing for an M&A? Avoid Common Pitfalls Around Open Source Software and Follow Leading Practices”
Date: December 5, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 6:00 PM PT
Location: KPMG SF, 55 2nd Street, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA
In a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) situation, the target company’s software is often an important asset related to the deal. Given that developers are leveraging more than 50 percent of Open Source Software (OSS) in their applications, licensing and security issues could ultimately impact the final outcome of your M&A effort—even shut it down completely. You want complete knowledge about where and how all open source is used AND the licenses that apply during the M&A process.
Net? A careful audit of what open source is in use by the target company should be a part of the due diligence effort. But where to start?
This is where KPMG and Flexera come in. Partnering with Flexera, KPMG assists global organizations in discovering and understanding the use and impact of OSS components in their applications. They conduct OSS audits of an organization’s most critical code and strategically align with your business priorities, security, and compliance needs.
And now you can learn more in an informative panel discussion taking place in San Francisco at KPMG on December 5th, 2018. Panelists include open source legal and industry experts from Wind River, Adobe, O’Melveny & Myers, and KPGM. They will discuss OSS management programs, legal and security issues, and leading best practices in OSS use for both M&A buyers and sellers. The agenda includes:
- Leading practices around OSS compliance
- Real examples of legal issues that can affect M&A transactions
- KPMG’s OSS due diligence process
- Question and Answer Session
Space is limited so sign up now. And remember, learning about OSS vulnerabilities and risks after the acquisition closes can be expensive and damaging if the result is a data breach or lawsuit. Doing it right from the beginning is the best course of action.