Interviews

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Managing Infrequent Acquisitions

Peter Linas, CPO & EVP Corporate Development at Bullhorn, talks about how his corporate development team looks like in an infrequent acquisition environment and how they hire external consultants to make their deals successful.

Managing M&A on a High Scale

Managing M&A on a high scale takes good governance and clear strategy. In this episode, Jeff Bender, CEO at Harris, explains their entire M&A process on how they are able to do massive volumes of deals every year.

How To Successfully Execute Deals With a Small Team

You don't need a huge M&A team to do deals successfully. With the right strategy in a specialized industry, you can make your process more efficient. In this episode, Jason Lippert, CEO of LCI Industries, shares how they successfully execute deals with a small team.

Conducting M&A without a Dedicated Team

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a dedicated M&A team to execute successful transactions. With proper team alignment and motivation, getting deals done is very much possible. In this episode, Alexi Venneri, founder and CEO of Digital Air Strike, shares her process as to why she thinks not having a dedicated team is actually better.

How to Build a Collaborative M&A Process Across the Deal Life Cycle

In this webinar, I discuss the common challenges that M&A practitioners face within their deals, and how project management software can solve these challenges and improve your overall process.

Executing M&A from a Legal Perspective

Deals have become more complicated in the last 18 months from a legal perspective. But pandemic or not, you need to be aware of certain risks that can stop the entire deal altogether. Knowing how to mitigate them will help you close the deal faster and more efficiently.

The Legal Team’s Role in M&A

The legal team has a crucial role in an M&A transaction. They need to understand the deal's overall strategy, and they need to be involved in the beginning. Some strategies have inherent legal risks, and it is the legal team's job to understand the regulatory, legal, and jurisdictional issues and obstacles that may be present in the transaction.

Career Paths in M&A

What role you come from is not as important as the skills and expertise that you offer. Different companies have different views of why M&A is valuable to them. In this discussion, Matt shares how you can navigate the different career paths in M&A.

Managing a Multi-Vertical M&A Strategy

Hear from the Vice President of Corporate Development at 3M about how leaders prioritize industries and prevent leaders from developing deal biases through specific team exercises.

How to Evolve Your M&A Workflow Using Agile Principles

IBM has been on a journey moving from a hierarchical approach to things, checklist-driven, with lots of individual silos to a much more forward-thinking, business outcome-oriented, and agile organization.

How to Build an M&A Center of Excellence from Scratch

These are the steps into building an M&A center of excellence from scratch. It's not going to be easy, but it will be a great tool for your company.

How to Build and Align a Corporate Development Team with Multiple Mandate

Every corporate development team has a different mandate. This interview covers how you can build a strong team and the different best practices to get the best value out of your deals.

Aligning People For a Better Integration

The deal sponsor and the entrepreneur need to have a good relationship and alignment of the entire deal to succeed. Both parties need to understand and agree as to what will happen to the company post-close.

Navigating International Deals

Navigating International deals is hard, but with the right mindset, and a good knowledge of what to look for, you can make the deal as smooth as possible.

How to Implement an Agile approach into M&A

Google has been using the Agile approach in its acquisitions. They finish faster and have better outcomes. Find out how they do it here.

Building a Guide to Project Manage M&A

in pursuit of creating the best project management process guide for the buy and sell-side, we posted an outline of what we thought would be a great guide and the feedback we got all over the place.