M&A – Cyber security and data privacy risks

Date: Thursday, 4 June 2020
Time: 2pm-3pm BST
Location: Online webinar


Cyber risk is a critical threat to any successful merger and acquisition in today’s business environment, making cyber risk an important element of M&A due diligence activity. Cyber risk issues that are uncovered during or after an M&A process, can dramatically raise costs, reduce the value of a business, and introduce unwelcome disruption. Verifying the security posture of the organisation in question is key.

In this interactive webinar, based around a case study of a company merger, Howard Ricklow, a partner in Collyer Bristow’s Corporate & Data Privacy Team, and Simon Rycroft, Co-Founder & Director at Cyber Risk Management Group (CRMG) will be discussing the legal, cyber risk and data privacy aspects of a merger scenario, including considerations leading up to and following the merger – along with how to respond if a breach occurs.

During the webinar, you will learn:

  • The legal process involved in a merger as it pertains to the handling of personal and sensitive data, including due diligence; GDPR compliance; warranties and indemnities and the legal requirements
  • The steps that a company must take to detect the cyber risks and threats it faces
  • How to detect and respond to a data breach
  • How to prevent a breach from happening in the future.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@crmg-consult.com.

The case-study for the webinar will be based around the following fictitious organisation:

“The ‘andyman Team” – a very successful nationwide handyman company who undertake domestic plumbing, electricals, decorating etc. set up originally as a one-man business by Andy Mann is being acquired by Harry’s Hardware a nationwide retail hardware chain set up by Harry  Harding which sees the acquisition as a natural synergy. 

Both businesses have grown exponentially but with the founders of each business being very much in control; both being no-nonsense types and not wishing to spend their money on things they don’t think necessary to run their respective successful businesses.”