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New research from Datasite reveals that cybersecurity is the leading issue that causes buyers to withdraw from a deal in due diligence.

When asked how often a deal does not progress due to an issue uncovered in due diligence, deal makers said about 1 in 10 deals fell through. Among the problem areas most likely to kill a deal, cybersecurity issues led the pack at 36%, followed by financial weakness, excessive valuation, financial irregularities, and leadership issues.

Talk to your technology advisors about data security issues and consider securing an external audit from a third-party firm (ask your CPA for a referral) to ensure your information management practices are up to snuff.

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