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


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.


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 ACA Vantage for Cyber offering we are able to provide an inherent risk weighted minimum standard for portfolio companies to adhere to.


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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Gas Pipeline Suffers Ransomware Attack

On February 18, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert detailing a ransomware attack suffered by a natural gas compression facility. The ransomware attack led to a two-day controlled shutdown of operations, causing significant loss of productivity and revenue.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
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ACA Aponix Named Due Diligence Firm of the Year at the 12th Annual International M&A Awards

ACA is proud to announce that ACA Aponix was named the Due Diligence Firm of the year at the 12th Annual International M&A Awards. The awards were announced at a Virtual Awards Gala celebration on Thursday, January 21st, 2021.

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  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
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Introducing the PortCo Defend™ Portfolio Risk Management Solution

We’re excited to announce ACA Aponix®'s Portfolio Company Risk Management and Monitoring solution, PortCo Defend™, a cybersecurity program and dashboard designed to help private equity firms assess and centrally monitor security threats and risks for their investment portfolio companies (PortCos).

  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
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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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  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
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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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  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management
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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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  • Cybersecurity
  • Portfolio Company Risk Management