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The Role of a Board Member in M&A

Allen Gilmer

Kison will be interviewing Allen Gilmer, Founder of Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) who has an interesting story of starting an M&A function from scratch and hiring a COO so he can step back but still retain control as a board member.

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

The Role of a Board Member in M&A

3 May
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Allen Gilmer
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The Role of a Board Member in M&A

The Role of a Board Member in M&A

“If you’re hiring great people to run things, second-guessing them gives them an excuse to say I failed” - Allen Gilmer.

Starting Out

Allen and his company were very opportunistic in their M&A approach. They started very slowly until they got their growth partner. Then, as they became more acquisitive, they started failing and learned the importance of preparing for deals.

Lessons Learned

Through experience, he learned why there should be a strong emphasis on cultural integration. You need to learn how to walk away from a deal when the cultures don’t fit. The bigger deal, the more critical it is to walk away.

In addition, Allen learned the importance of identifying and retaining key people in the target company. You cannot rely on the CEO as they are likely to leave post-close.


special guests

Allen Gilmer
Founder, Advisor, and former CEO/Chairman of Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) and CoFounder of Vecta Oil & Gas, Ltd

special guests

Allen Gilmer
Founder, Advisor, and former CEO/Chairman of Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) and CoFounder of Vecta Oil & Gas, Ltd

Hosted by

Kison Patel
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