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Conversations From The Frontlines

Emma Barton

This episode is a session from our Holiday Summit last December with Emma Barton, Director, Alliance and Integration Management at AstraZeneca. We're talking about the spectrum of deals corporate development manages approaching partnerships and alliances and how those relationships may progress into M&A.

Jeff Desroches
VP of Corporate Development at Atlas Copco
Ivan Golubic
Former VP Corporate Development at Goodyear
Erik Levy
Group Head Corp Dev and M&A at DMGT PLC
Kison Patel
CEO at DealRoom

Conversations From The Frontlines

1 Mar
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Emma Barton
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Conversations From The Frontlines

Conversations From The Frontlines

Strategies in building an alliance

When building deals, make sure that you’re structuring them in a way that is best for the particular asset that you’re trying to achieve. Post-deal, it’s all about managing risks that could emerge in trying to execute on your deal structure. There’s usually 3 big areas where risks come from; Human, infrastructure, and legal risk. Human risk is the biggest threat that you need to manage. 

When it comes to managing human risks, communication is key. It’s all about being transparent and breaking down barriers to be able to work together effectively. The pandemic might have affected this in a way because face-to-face is still better than virtual calls, but communication regardless is crucial.


 “You're most successful when nobody really notices what you're doing. If things are going wrong, then it becomes very visible to senior management very quickly.” - Emma Barton


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Emma Barton
Director, Alliance and Integration Management at AstraZeneca

special guests

Emma Barton
Director, Alliance and Integration Management at AstraZeneca

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Kison Patel
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