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Integration

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How to Commit to Integration from Start to Finish

Fully committing to integration starts with a deep partnership between corp dev and integration. Learn all about it, featuring Karen Ashley, Vice President of Corporate Development Integration at Cisco.

Evolving Your M&A Integration Function

Transitioning to fully remote M&A transactions is not easy but very doable. With the proper tools and proper techniques to manage your people across these technologies, your M&A process can run smoothly.

How to Preserve Value in M&A Post-Acquisition

Value often gets destroyed in M&A. Jay Dettling, CEO of Ansira, has been on both sides of the deal. In this episode, we're talking about preserving value post-acquisition, and his advice to CEOs getting acquired for the first time.

How to Realize Deal Value

Integration is where you realize deal value and you need to focus on it from the very start. In this episode, Michael Devita, Success Strategy Lead at Salesforce, is going to talk about lessons that he learned from executing successful integration and how to successfully realize deal value in M&A.

The Truth About Change Management

Preserving the value of the acquired company should be the number one priority in any deal. Of course, any buyer would want to get what they paid for in the first place. But more often than not, value leaks post-close. Even though there are many reasons why this is happening, one could argue that it is mostly about people.

How M&A Can Be Transformed To Improve Integration

We need to transform our M&A process to drive better integrations. Joining us to understand and evolve our processes is Javid Moosaji, M&A Sales Integration Strategy at Paypal.

Agile Value Capture from Initial Deal Prospecting to Integration

Integration is a value capture play that not many have been able to actualize. By connecting and validating the deal thesis early, deal teams can improve their success rate. Joining us to discuss how to connect the overall transaction process and optimize the value created is Carlos Cesta, Vice President of Corporate Development at Presidio.

Why Big Companies Destroy Small Ones In M&A

If you're a small company about to be acquired by a larger one, you may be wondering how you can protect yourself and your employees from being destroyed by the large acquirer. Hear from M&A pros about how to protect yourself during transactions and what red flags to look out for.

Why Is M&A Integration So Hard?

If you ask any M&A practitioner, most will tell you the integration phase is the hardest. Learn why this is the case and how you can get through integration with ease.

Turning Deal Thesis Into Integration Objectives

Planning the integration in the early stage of the deal is critical for success. Yet, many people don't seem to do this, which is why most acquisitions don't deliver against the deal thesis. Helping us understand this matter is Christian von Bogdandy, Senior Director at Slalom. 

How Proactive Integration Engagement Differentiate Value in Deals

We all hear the horror stories about the failed M&A deals because of the lack of communication between the corporate development team and the integration team. But as the integration lead, what can you do to ensure communication and better deal outcomes?

Positive Employee Experience is Key to Successful M&A

When critical employees leave the company after the deal closes, the overall value of the deal can be destroyed. A positive employee experience will help a lot with employee retention and significantly increase the likelihood of achieving success for the deal.

Making Joint Ventures Successful

Almost 60 to 70% of joint ventures fail within the first five years. It can be complicated and you need to be prepared before you go into one.

What Successful Integration Looks Like

Why is it that some acquisitions are successful and some are not? Acquisitions can fail for reasons of strategy or execution. While no one can predict the future regarding market changes, an acquiring company can control how they execute on integrating the acquired company.

How Empathy Makes Mergers and Acquisitions Successful

Why is it that some acquisitions are successful and some are not? Acquisitions can fail for reasons of strategy or execution. While no one can predict the future regarding market changes, an acquiring company can control how they execute on integrating the acquired company.