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M&A Science

M&A Science is a podcast exploring the intricate world of mergers and acquisitions with industry leaders and practitioners. With an unlimited access to our deal network, these interviews examine M&A trends, culture, and best practices. This podcast is sponsored by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management platform.
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Now displaying: November, 2020
Nov 27, 2020

This is a rewind from the virtual summit that was held last June. In this session, the topic of discussion is about the intersection of leadership and culture in M&A, hosted by Dr. Klint Kendrick, Director of Strategic Workforce Initiatives at SC Johnson. Our guest panelists are:

  1. Sallie Cunningham, HR Executive and Integration Leader at Cytiva
  2. Dr. Keith Dunbar, Managing Partner at JKD Talent Solutions 
  3. Keith Crosby, Global Leader for M&A Leadership and Change at IBM

The group discusses the importance of culture and leadership, when to start leadership assessment, and the pros and cons of culture and leadership diligence. In this episode you will learn:

- How to give people reason to come to work besides money

- How to identify the right people to retain

- The importance of middle managers

 

This podcast is brought to you by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management software. Go to DealRoom.net to learn more.

 

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Nov 20, 2020

This M&A Science episode is a rewind from the virtual summit held last June. In this interview, Kison discusses post merger innovation. Joining him to talk about this topic is Toby Tester, Senior Consultant and Project Manager at BTD. In this episode you will learn about:

- M&A as a means of transforming your business

- The Holy Trinity of M&A success

- How to make your M&A process more innovative

This podcast is brought to you by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management software. Go to DealRoom.net to learn more.

 

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Nov 16, 2020

In this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Sean Alford, SVP, Corporate Development at J2 Global, about how to build a partnership between the investment sponsor and the operating sponsor. You will learn:

- The evolution of the relationship between the investment sponsor and the operating sponsor

- The steps of building a corporate development program

- How to avoid leaking value in M&A

Nov 13, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, we're recapping a session from our virtual summit in June. Guest panelist Christina Amiry, Head of M&A Strategic Operations, Integration at Atlassian, and Steve Elliott, Head of Jira Align at Atlassian talk about how to make integration successful from both sides of the deal.

In this podcast episode you'll learn:

- How to drive a collaborative environment

- How Atlassian makes integration a smooth process

- Why Agile is perfect for integration

 

This podcast is brought to you by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management software. Go to DealRoom.net to learn more.

 

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Nov 9, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison speaks with Johanna Tseng, M&A Integration Leader at Coinbase. She's an M&A expert with a demonstrated history of leading acquisitions through integration and high growth environments. In this discussion, they talk about how proactive integration engagement can differentiate value and deals. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to position yourself to optimize integration planning
  • Steps in developing an M&A integration program
  • Benefits of building integration process pre diligence

 

 

This podcast is brought to you by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management software. Go to DealRoom.net to learn more.

 

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Perfect your M&A practice using Agile. Go to agilema.com to learn how you can close deals faster.

Nov 6, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, we're recapping one of the sessions from our M&A Science Virtual Summit. We had four guest speakers who talked about lessons learned from large scale divestitures:

Galina Wolinetz - Managing Director at Virtas Partners M&A Integration, Separations

Joshua Beggs - Field CTO at Dell Technologies

Jillian Kaebel-Sisk, Global HR M&A Mgr in Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Caterpillar Inc.

Nitin Kumar - CEO of Appnomic

Together they discuss key components of large scale divestitures both from HR's perspective as well as from the tech department's perspective. In this podcast you will learn:

How communication affects the outcome of large scale divestitures

About transition service agreements and how to set boundaries with them

How to spot red flags during a divestiture

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