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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: August, 2021
Aug 30, 2021

Everyone wants to preserve the value of the target company. This week on the podcast, let's learn from Jay Dettling, CEO of Ansira, about the best way to preserve value in M&A. He also shares his advice for CEOs who are getting acquired for the first time. Hear about:

- How to communicate your Ethos to the buyer

- Creating value during integration

- Integration vs. value creation

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Aug 23, 2021

Integration is crucial to realizing deal value. In this interview with Michael DeVita, Success Strategy Lead at Salesforce, we talked about integration best practices, the importance of having dedicated resources, and why you should measure integration success. Here's what you'll learn in this episode:


- Common challenges in assessing value realization

- Dealing with a confidential process

- The lack of success metrics in M&A

 

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Aug 16, 2021

Reliance Retail Limited is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Learn how they manage multiple deal structures and form successful partnerships in India directly from their President and CEO, Darshan Mehta. In this episode, you'll hear about:

- Deal structures used by Reliance Retail Limited

- How to engage with brands

- Advice for brands looking to enter the Indian market

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Aug 9, 2021

We’ve had discussions about buy-side divestitures, but we rarely talk about it from the seller's perspective. I recently spoke with Rhonda Rein, Director of Corporate Development at Thomson Reuters. She shared her vast experiences in executing divestitures and how to make them work. Here's what you'll learn:

- The complexities of divestitures

- The steps of a divestiture

- How early to start your TSA

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Aug 2, 2021

How do you manage a multi-vertical M&A strategy? IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to building consumer internet companies such as Tinder, Expedia, and Vimeo. Ailene Holderness, IAC's Head of M&A shares their strategy and how they build a team to execute on that. In this episode you'll learn:

-How to build a diverse M&A team 

-Why you shouldn't just look for current skills in capabilities when hiring a team member

-M&A Approach on Portfolio Companies and New Verticals 

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