Interim CIOs’ Critical Role In Mergers & Acquisitions

Chief Information Officers (CIO) play a critically important role at private equity (PE) portfolio companies. An interim CIO is often added to a company’s team to navigate a merger or acquisition, implement new systems, or serve as a critical stop gap between incoming and outgoing CIOs. With technology having such a major impact on deal valuations, having the right technology expertise essential to success.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity (PE) can move at a really fast pace. Having the right expertise can be important to mitigate risks and issues. Many private equity firms will hire a temporary or “interim CIO” who can come in and handle immediate needs, in the event of a management change.

Reasons to hire an Interim CIO:

  • Sudden departure of the predecessor CIO or change in IT management
  • Turnaround of failing companies, IT departments and projects
  • Transition to a new IT system
  • Change in exit strategy – private equity and IPO strategies
  • Coaching a successor CIO, or as preparatory to M&A

Why Leading Private Equity Firms Choose N2M As Their Trusted IT Provider

N2M has been a leader in CIO services for decades serving leading corporations and private equity firms and portfolio companies globally. N2M’s Private Equity Practice specializes in providing senior-level technology talent on an interim, contract and full-time hire basis to leading Private Equity firms and portfolio companies. Our advisors have strong experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity with the needed expertise to serve critical transitional and full-time needs.

N2M’s CIO Services

  • Interim, Contract and Full-time Hire Services
  • CIO, CTO, CISO, CDO, VP IT, Director and more
  • Fortune 50 Experienced CIOs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Experience

Technology’s Increasing Role In Private Equity

The potential for technology to make or break a deal in private equity has never been greater than it is today. As digital disruption transforms industries across the global economy, it’s fair to say that almost any company is a tech company in one way or another.

“We hired N2M to provide various IT services for several of our portfolio companies. They also provided interim CIOs to support several of our portfolio companies. Their IT expertise and services are exceptional. Their CIOs’ served us through several critical transitional needs. We have been so pleased with their services we also utilize them for our own internal IT needs.” – Managing Director, Private Equity Mid-Market firm