A Must-do Before Any Tech M&A

IT due diligence (ITDD) is an in-depth audit of a tech company's products/services and IT capabilities. It is a necessary procedure to be done when considering a significant transaction with a tech company, whether it is an investment, purchase, merger, or acquisition. In case a ITDD is not conducted, there can be serious consequences during the transition, such as lack of synergy post M&A, unexpected cashout or even a closedown, causing a serious and unrecoverable loss.

Tokyo Techies provides a comprehensive IT Due Diligence process to quickly identify crucial IT issues before tackling them to limit and diminish further problems down the road. We bring in our extensive experience based on a wide range of projects, thereby ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Tokyo Techies takes a holistic approach to IT Due Diligence, ensuring all key risk areas are assessed thoroughly. Not only do we focus on evaluating the existing IT infrastructure, but also put equal emphasis on potential issues that might occur during transition and post-transition processes.

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Our IT Due Diligence focuses on the following:

IT Infrastructure

Does the architecture and infrastructure in place support current operations as well as future extensions?

People & SDLC

Does the organizational structure possess the competences to support and grow business operations?

IT Processes & Security

Is there quality IT documentation and what security measures are in place?

Strategy & Roadmap

Is the technical strategy aligned with overall business strategy and what are the specifics of plans for future offerings?

IT Due Diligence Process

Initialization

・Clarifying objectives, scope of work, and expected deliverables (e.g. due diligence report, suggested short-term action plan, etc.)
・Contract settlement
・Early support in revising the terms by adding requirements for technical due diligence

Information Gathering

・Create a list of items to be confirmed with the seller’s engineering team
・Propose possible solutions when not all information can be provided
・Work with key stakeholders to gather detailed information

Analysis/
Evaluation

・Online/offline interviews with PICs to gain more in-depth knowledge
・Understand current state of IT capabilities
・Conduct scalability and risk analysis
・Instant feedback to the client regarding critical issues, which are critical to update milestones accordingly

Reporting

・Establish the final report
・Highlight the important issues and risks
・Suggest short-term/long-term actions post M&A.

IT Due Diligence

Sustaining
Apartment Rental
Services

Oyo Japan and KC Technologies
IT Due Diligence and System Migration
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Summary

Oyo Japan decided to sell its apartment rental brand Oyo Life to KC Technologies. Tokyo Techies took charge in supporting both parties to evaluate the existing infrastructure of the property management platform, addressing all technical challenges, and developing a plan for system migration and maintenance.

Technologies used

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Oyo Japan sells Oyo Life service to KC Technologies

SaaS Development

Bringing Japanese Logistics Towards
the Future

MeeTruck (SoftBank Group and Nippon Express Group)
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Summary

Japanese logistics companies are still relying on legacy systems in their operations, resulting in long and inefficient workflows. To solve this problem, MeeTruck aims to build a nation-wide Transportation Management System (TMS). As their trusted IT partner, Tokyo Techies built a robust and scalable SaaS that is now being used by logistics companies all across Japan as part of digitalizing and simplifying their day-to-day processes.

Technologies used

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Cybersecurity

Bringing Security to Crypto Trading

A Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform
White-box Penetration Testing
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Summary

The client developed a cryptocurrency exchange platform, with high liquidity as well as plenty of functional features. The Exchange supported both spot and leverage exchange, with a leverage ratio up to 200 times that of Bitmex. Specifically, its Circuit mode was also encrypted in the exchange, together with 2-layer and 3-layer security, hot wallet and cold wallet were made available to serve users’ diverse needs.

Tokyo Techies conducted a comprehensive penetration testing and code review of the client’s system (cloud infrastructure, web, mobile, and blockchain wallet system respectively) in just 14 days and identified all the possible holes that could make the system vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Technologies used

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