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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.

Today's guests:
Felipe Heiderich
 
Senior Counsel at Moderna
8 Aug
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Massimo Malizia
 
Director Corporate Development Integration at Cisco Systems
4 Aug
live-podcasts
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.

Today's guests:
Saurabh Tejwani
 
Vice President, Corporate Development and Business Operations at Gopuff
1 Aug
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Pranjal Gambhir
 
Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Healthcare at Citi
Doretta Mistras
 
Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Healthcare at Citi
25 Jul
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
John Morada
 
COO at M&A Science + DealRoom
Gene Hugh
 
Chief Financial Officer at Procure Analytics
18 Jul
live-podcasts
integration

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.

Today's guests:
Michael DeVita
 
Success Strategy Lead at Salesforce
11 Jul
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Andrew Gratz
 
Associate General Counsel at Lyondel Basell
4 Jul
live-podcasts
Divestiture

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.

Today's guests:
Rishabh Mishra
 
Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Infostretch
27 Jun

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.

Today's guests:
Sabeeh Khan
 
Director, Corporate Development at Infoblox
20 Jun
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Adam Coffey
 
Founding Partner CEO Advisory Guru LLC
13 Jun
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Jeremy Segal
 
Senior Vice President Corporate Development at Progress
6 Jun
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Tom Horton
 
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy at Kaplan, Inc.
30 May
live-podcasts
strategy

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.

Today's guests:
Caleb Shafer
 
Corporate Development Associate at RS Group plc
16 May
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Kayla Davis
 
Vice President, Head of M&A at ABM Industries
16 May
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Hannah Leung
 
Senior Manager, M&A at Salesforce
9 May
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Jim Buckley
 
Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions Integration at VMware
2 May
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Matt Arsenault
 
VP of Corporate Development at Jamf
25 Apr
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Ian Burk
 
EVP of Integration at Upland Software
18 Apr
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Austin Woody
 
SVP | M&A and Corporate Development at Upland Software
11 Apr
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Scott Hile
 
Senior Director - Corporate Development at Enviva (NYSE: EVA)
4 Apr
live-podcasts
strategy

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.

Today's guests:
Sreepathy Viswanathan
 
Chief Corporate Development Officer at HGS Healthcare
28 Mar
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Daniel Burseth
 
Vice President at Eckhart, Inc.
21 Mar
podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
John Morada
 
COO at M&A Science + DealRoom
15 Mar
live-podcasts
integration

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.

Today's guests:
Larry Forman
 
Senior Manager at Deloitte
7 Mar
podcasts
strategy

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.

Today's guests:
Naomi O’Brien
 
Head of M&A Integration at Toast
28 Feb
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Kerry Perez
 
Head of Enterprise Strategy at AMN Healthcare
21 Feb
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Henry Schuck
 
CEO & Founder at ZoomInfo
14 Feb
live-podcasts
strategy

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.

Today's guests:
Tomer Stavitsky
 
Corporate Development, Partnerships and M&A lead, Digital & Data Business Unit at Intuitive Surgical
7 Feb
live-podcasts
General

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.

Today's guests:
Tim Wentworth
 
CEO of Evernorth
31 Jan
live-podcasts

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.

Today's guests:
Noah Waisberg
 
Co-Founder & CEO - Zuva; Author of "AI for Lawyers"
24 Jan
live-podcasts
Divestiture