Financial Services

We then advise on how emerging technologies and innovations such as blockchain may be able to enhance your operations in the future. We provide a path for innovation while keeping your day to day operations secure. The CAG team has extensive experience with:

  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Retail Banking
  • Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Division Carve-Outs
  • Drafting, Negotiating and/or completing Transition Services Agreements
  • Merging new acquisitions into existing or new companies

Private Equity & Venture Capital Services

Columbia has significant experience assisting private equity and venture capital clients in the evaluation of potential acquisitions and management of their portfolio companies.

Benefits of IT due diligence include reduced execution risk within IT organization, lower costs, and higher return on IT investments. Columbia understands that every transaction is different and our diligence process is regularly tailored to address the specific needs of the project sponsor.

Our typical diligence process provides a complete evaluation of the target company’s IT function:
  • Analysis of budget, organization, projects, application portfolio, technical architecture, operations, compliance, governance and more
  • Evaluation of overall health and effectiveness of the IT organization
  • Determination of whether IT operating and capital budgets are in line with industry norms
  • Evaluation of scalability of current infrastructure and application portfolio
  • Identification of opportunities in IT to drive revenue or reduce costs
  • Creation of 3-5 year capital expenditure projections
  • Identification of meaningful opportunities to outsource all or part of the IT function