Working with Legal to Dial in Your M&A Strategy
How early should M&A lawyers become involved in a transaction? Understanding what they do is crucial to answering this question. In this interview, Felipe Heiderich, Senior Counsel at Moderna, discusses the importance of lawyers in M&A and their role throughout the deal lifecycle.
Challenges of Go-To-Market Integration
More often than not, M&A involves go-to-market integration. After all, companies are bought to achieve revenue synergies in new markets. In this interview, Massimo Malizia, Director of Corporate Development Integration at Cisco Systems, talks about overcoming the challenges of go-to-market integration.
How to Scale Your Corporate Development Function
The more activity, the bigger the corporate development function should be. In this interview, learn how to scale a corporate development function. Saurabh Tejwani, Vice President, Corporate Development and Business Operations at GoPuff.
Buying Public Companies
In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Pranjal Gambhir and Doretta Mistras, both Managing Directors, Global Investment Banking, Healthcare at Citi, talk about how to buy public companies.
How to Execute an Integration Plan (Day1)
How well an acquired business is integrated will determine the transaction's success. In this interview, Gene Hugh, Chief Financial Officer at Procure Analytics, and John Morada, COO at M&A Science + DealRoom, will discuss how to successfully execute an integration plan.
The Process of Change Management in M&A
Change management is one of the most crucial parts of M&A. When you don't plan for it; value creation is in jeopardy. Helping us understand how to deliver effective change management in M&A is Michael Devita, Business Value Advisor at Salesforce.
Divestitures from a Legal Perspective
Corp dev plays a huge role in selling a business, but the legal team also plays a crucial role. In this article, Andrew Gratz, Chief Privacy Officer, and Associate General Counsel at LyondellBasell, talks about what a divestiture looks like from a legal perspective.
Sourcing Companies That Are Not For Sale
Companies have been dressed up for sale and are under-invested for profit maximization and growth. According to Rishabh Mishra, Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Infostretch, buying companies that are not for sale is the most lucrative acquisition you can do.
Effective Deal Sourcing Through Market Mapping
In order for M&A to be effective, you have to be proactive. It is a great tool and should be a part of your growth strategy. Sabeeh Khan, Director of Corporate Development at Infoblox, talks about effective deal sourcing through market mapping.
The Basics of Sell-Side M&A
Selling your business may very well be the most significant transaction of your life, and it is vital to know what you're doing before putting a company up for sale. Proper preparation is key to selling a business. In this podcast, Adam Coffey, Founding Partner of CEO Advisory Guru LLC, discusses the basics of sell-side M&A.
How to Source Deals and Build Your Pipeline
M&A deals don’t just fall from the sky. Proactively sourcing deals is the best way to approach M&A, and in this episode of the M&A Science podcast, Jeremy Segal, EVP, Corporate Development at Progress, teaches us how to source deals and build a pipeline.
How M&A Strategy Evolves in Education Technology
Online education is not new. But because of the pandemic, the entire educational sector was forced to shift in this direction, increasing competition. In this article, Tom Horton, SVP of Corporate Development at Kaplan, Inc., will talk about how M&A strategy evolves in education technology.
Career Development in M&A
Traditionally, corporate development professionals come from banking roles. And while nothing is wrong with that, it is always fascinating to hear other ways that professionals start M&A careers. Sharing his career development in M&A is Caleb Shafer, Corporate Development Associate at RS Group plc.
From Accounting to an M&A Career
M&A is a fascinating industry with no clear blueprint on how to get in. Kayla Davis, Vice President, Head of M&A at ABM Industries, came from accounting to an M&A Career, and in this article, she will share her journey and key lessons learned along the way.
Implementing an Actionable GTM Strategy
Implementing your GTM Strategy is one of the most crucial parts of integration. Learn all the challenges of implementation featuring Hannah Leung, Senior Manager, M&A at Salesforce.
How to Run an Integration Led Confirmatory Diligence Process
While some companies bring the integration team in the diligence process, some take it even further. In this interview, Jim Buckley, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Integration at VMware, talks about how to run an integration-led confirmatory diligence process.
How to Formulate Your M&A Strategy
Too many times, we've seen M&A used as a strategy to grow businesses. But in fact, M&A is not a strategy, and it's a tool that organizations use to achieve their corporate strategy. Let's all learn how to formulate an M&A strategy with Matt Arsenault, VP of corporate development at Jamf.
How to Stand Up an IMO
The importance of integration has never been more prevalent. And standing up a dedicated function to oversee integration is becoming more of a necessity as your company grows bigger. Learn from Ian Burk, EVP of integration at Upland Software, as he talks about how to stand up an IMO.
How to Grow Purely on Acquisitions
From zero revenue to a billion-dollar market capitalization, Upland Software has been able to grow its business through M&A acquisitions exponentially. Learn from Austin Woody, Senior Vice President of M&A and Corporate Development at Upland Software.
How to Tie Deal Origination to Strategy Development
With so many companies out there, how do you know who to approach as your M&A targets? Helping us learn how to tie deal origination to strategy development is Scott Hile, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy & Development at Enviva.
How to Define your M&A Strategy for Increased Deal Success
In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Sreepathy Viswanathan, Chief Corporate Development Officer, HGS Healthcare, who has 25 years of experience in Corp Dev, talks about how to build a great M&A strategy.
Automation Roll-ups & Growing Technical Leadership Talent
In a highly fragmented industry, roll-ups are one of the most effective ways to grow a business. Daniel Burseth, Vice President at Eckhart, Inc., has bought and integrated six companies in the last few years. In this interview, he will be sharing how they roll-up small manufacturing companies.
How To Pivot to an M&A Integration Career
Are you looking to pivot into an M&A integration career? Over the past decade, the importance of integration has become more prevalent. Practitioners have realized that integration is where you make or break value.
How to Approach M&A Negotiations
It's no secret that M&A transactions require negotiations. But what most people don't realize is that how you approach negotiations can determine the success of the overall transaction and your future relationship with the other party.
How to Modernize a Process-Based Company
Is your company’s M&A process out of date? M&A has dramatically changed over the past few years, and practitioners have realized that there are better ways to do acquisitions. In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Naomi O'Brien, Head of M&A Integration at Honeywell, talks about how to modernize a process-based company.
Standing up a Diligence and Integration Management Office
The majority of Corporate Development involves their integration team a couple of weeks before closing the deal. And while this is good practice, it’s not the best. According to Kerry Perez, Head of M&A at AMN Healthcare, there is a real benefit in involving your integration team earlier than that.
How to Acquire for Capabilities
Acquiring additional capabilities is one of the best ways to do M&A. In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Henry Schuck, co-founder and CEO of Zoominfo, shares his experience on how to acquire capabilities.
Creating the Right Governance Structure in an M&A Deal
Kison speaks with Tomer Stavitsky, Corporate Development, Partnerships, and M&A Lead at Intuitive about building a steering committee that doesn't slow down the deal and what the M&A process looks like.
Successful Acquisitions Through Leadership and Culture
Let’s learn how great leadership and focus on culture made one of the biggest M&A deals possible. In this episode Tim Wentworth, CEO of Evernorth, shares the story of the deal between Cigna and Express Scripts, and what made it a success.
The Complexities of Sell-Side M&A
The decision to pull the trigger and sell your business could come with many complexities. Sharing his experience and the complexities of sell-side M&A is Noah Waisberg, Co-Founder & CEO of Zuva. In this episode, he talks about his learnings as his company Kira Systems got acquired by Litera.