Technology, Cybersecurity, and Privacy Risk Assurance and Advisory

Transaction advisory and portfolio company risk management

We provide pre-deal, post-deal, and ongoing monitoring to help investors manage the cyber risks of their portfolio companies, negotiate better deals, and preserve their investment value.

Our expertise

Cybersecurity

Through the lift of the investment, we help clients assess, monitor, and uplift the cybersecurity programs of their private equity sponsor clients. This allows cybersecurity to continue to be an asset to the investment team, as opposed to a liability.

Technology Risk

Through a focus on business continuity and business impact, our team helps investment and operating professionals ascertain key risk to business interruption and help the portfolio companies prioritize resiliency as part of their core technology roadmap.

Privacy

As jurisdictions globally continue to focus on the rights of individuals pertaining to personal data, we can help investment and operating professionals execute privacy by design at their portfolio companies as part of their operational improvement roadmap.

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Pre-Deal Due Diligence

Technology, cyber, and privacy risk can make a huge difference in the successful execution of an investment thesis. With our industry leading due diligence efforts, we will evaluate the investment targets, technology readiness to execute on a business plan, the quality and efficacy of the cybersecurity program, and the execution and maintenance of privacy compliance in line with your obligations. The report will include detailed information pertinent to the investment thesis with an investment professional quality summarization.

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Transition Management

Once we have completed diligence on a target, there will be time sensitive initiatives to be completed within the first 100 days. We will assist with the roadmapping, prioritization, and execution of their key deliverables.

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Portfolio Oversight

Through our PortCo Defend offering we are able to provide an inherent risk weighted minimum standard for portfolio companies to adhere to.

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Program Assurance and Advisory

Aponix Protect helps firms address evolving cyber risks and threats to ensure that their cybersecurity needs are covered year-round. This solution is available in three tiers, each one designed to provide firms with a flexible, robust, responsive, and cost-effective cybersecurity program.

Latest Insights

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Case Study: Portfolio Risk Management for Telecom

Read how ACA Aponix delivered a comprehensive risk management solution to address both public and private networks for large telecom.

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Case Study: Portfolio Risk Management for Oil & Gas

Read how a private equity energy investor experiencing increased cyber threats to its portfolio companies worked with ACA Aponix to deploy a comprehensive risk management solution to cover all of the firm’s oil and gas portfolio companies.

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Case Study: Holistic Risk Assessment for Lynx FBO Aviation

Read how Lynx FBO Network (Lynx) in the general aviation industry worked with ACA Aponix to execute a Holistic Technology and Cybersecurity Risk Assessment.

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Lower IT Costs and Increase Efficiency During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guide for Private Equity Firms

How can PE firms reduce costs, enhance efficiency, and shore up their portfolio companies during these troubled times?

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Business and Risk Considerations for Portfolio Companies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Operating partners within private markets need to consider the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on their investments, it is crucial that accurate information related to the preparedness of your portfolio companies is available in order to ensure timely decisions are being made. Read our best practices to accomplish this and they key risks to consider.

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M&A Due Diligence Challenges: Transition Management

Our M&A Due Diligence Challenges blog series addresses the changing nature of IT, cybersecurity, and data privacy and how investors can manage these risks and increase their chances of achieving a successful M&A transaction. Part 2 covers Transition Management and Day 1 / 100 days planning.

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