ACA Aponix Launches Cost-Effective Cybersecurity Diligence Service for PE Investment Teams

April 24, 2019

Cybersecurity incidents at portfolio companies can dramatically diminish their investment value. To help mitigate the likelihood you acquire a significant cybersecurity liability, we developed a cost-effective pre-deal cybersecurity diligence service, which can help identify these risks at the speed of a deal and secure a premium discount on cybersecurity insurance.

How We Help

Our pre-deal IT, cybersecurity, and privacy regulatory diligence will help you determine cybersecurity risks at the onset, negotiate better deals, align risks with the investment thesis, and reduce cyber insurance costs. Our assessment is typically completed within 1-2 weeks remotely and includes:

  • An external vulnerability assessment
  • Remote interviews
  • Documentation request and review
  • Public and dark web IP search
  • Report summarizing key risks
  • Risk posture, staffing, cost, and maturity guidance

We also offer the following add-on capabilities:

  • Deeper cybersecurity diligence
  • Privacy regulatory diligence (e.g., HIPAA, PCI, GDPR)
  • Full IT and business software diligence
  • Proprietary software diligence
  • Financial service regulatory diligence (e.g., SEC, FCA)

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Why Work With Us?

ACA Compliance Group ("ACA") works with 77% of the top 100 private equity fund managers (PEI 300, May 2017). Our global team of technology and security professionals maintain a variety of certifications and have a deep understanding of the industries we serve including financial services, healthcare, consumer, technology, and energy.

As a valued client of ACA or Lockton, we’re extending a 10% discount to you on our cybersecurity diligence service. Additionally, Lockton has worked with underwriters to secure a premium discount on cybersecurity insurance for targets that undergo pre-deal cybersecurity diligence with ACA Aponix.

Upcoming Private Equity Webcast

M&A Diligence and Portfolio Oversight: Identifying Cyber and Data Privacy Risks

How is your team reviewing cybersecurity, IT, and privacy risks across your portfolio companies and potential deals? Join ACA’s Raj Bakhru and Chad Neale on Tuesday, May 21 at 2pm ET for a discussion on best practices to determine cyber and privacy regulatory risks for prospective and existing portfolio companies.

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About ACA Aponix

ACA Aponix, a division of ACA Compliance Group, provides cybersecurity and technology risk assessments, vendor and M&A diligence services, network testing, and advisory services. Our team of highly experienced technologists combines expertise across the breadth of cybersecurity and information technology. Our award-winning solutions are designed to help firms uncover risks and identify deficiencies in their cybersecurity policies, procedures, and controls.

For More Information

For more information about ACA's cybersecurity diligence service, please contact your regular ACA Aponix consultant or email Noah Fox at

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