What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Open Source License Compliance and M&A Activity

Spoiler alert: In 2022, audits found open source in 100% of our customer engagements.

Open source security and license compliance are primary concerns of acquirers and targets involved in tech merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. Along with the intellectual property in their targets’ codebases, identifying open source in the target’s code base is essential to M&A transactions involving software.

Watch this webinar to learn more about:

  • The risk of not evaluating open source in M&A
  • How companies can prepare to avoid legal risks of non-compliance
  • The role of open source license compliance


  • Sam Quakenbush, Senior Director – Field Innovation & Strategy, Mend.io