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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: December, 2022
Dec 29, 2022

Cara Bibbiani, Senior Director, Corporate Development, M&A Integration at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE)

The integration stage of the deal lifecycle is when teams can achieve a transaction's desired synergies. Even though integration starts post-close, integration planning should begin much earlier in the deal process. 

In this interview, Cara Bibbiani, Senior Director Corporate Development, M&A Integration at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, discusses how to efficiently execute M&A Integration.

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If you’re a head of corporate development and looking to build up a world-class M&A team, reach out to me at kison@mascience.com.

Dec 26, 2022

Kevin Barnes, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Premier (NASDAQ: PINC)

Standing up a corporate development function from scratch is a challenging, yet exciting task. And one of the pillars of a successful M&A function is a solid team who can effectively run deals. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Kevin Barnes, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Premier, discusses how to create an M&A team structure.  

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If you’re a head of corporate development and looking to build up a world-class M&A team, reach out to me at kison@mascience.com.

Dec 22, 2022
Kerry Perez, VP of Enterprise Strategy at AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN) Corporate development and integration roles consist of different responsibilities. Yet, understanding both roles can help practitioners become more effective at deal execution.

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Kerry Perez, VP of Enterprise Strategy at AMN Healthcare, will discuss her fascinating journey to M&A, during which she experienced a variety of roles. 

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If you’re a head of corporate development and looking to build up a world-class M&A team, reach out to me at kison@mascience.com.

Dec 19, 2022

Caroline Jones, Senior Director - Acquisition Success at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

Integrating an acquired company is always challenging. Acquirers must execute quickly and efficiently, navigate changes, and preserve the target company's value. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Caroline Jones, Senior Director - Acquisition Success at Cisco, discusses how to accelerate M&A integration.

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Dec 15, 2022

Darrell Heaps, CEO at Q4 Inc. (TSE: QFOR)

A strong deal strategy doesn't guarantee success. Integration is where value is created and must be prioritized from the very beginning of a deal. 

In this episode of the M&A Science podcast, Darrell Heaps, CEO at Q4 Inc., discusses how to tie M&A strategy and integration together.

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy. Check out corporate training plans to connect your team with M&A knowledge straight from the best in the industry. They'll also gain access to the entire M&A Science community. For information on group plans, email marsha@mascience.com.

Dec 12, 2022

Don Yakulis, Global Head of M&A Integration, Light and Wonder, (NASDAQ: LNW) formerly Scientific Games

Integrating an acquired company is one of the most daunting tasks in M&A. Integration never goes as planned, but there are things that teams can do to make it much easier for everyone involved. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Don Yakulis, Global Head of M&A Integration at Light and Wonder, discusses the importance of achieving alignment from both teams during M&A integration. 

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy. Check out corporate training plans to connect your team with M&A knowledge straight from the best in the industry. They'll also gain access to the entire M&A Science community. For information on group plans, email marsha@mascience.com.

Dec 8, 2022

James Harris, Principal, Corporate Development Integration at Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Achieving revenue synergies should always be a transaction’s top priority. By leveraging the combined customer base of both companies, and combining the marketing and sales efforts, companies can become a much more powerful force in the marketplace.

In this two-part M&A Science Podcast episode, James Harris, Principal, Corporate Development Integration at Google, discusses go-to-market integration planning. 

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This episode is sponsored by FirmRoom, the fastest virtual data room used to get deals done. Leave the pay-per-page world behind by going to https://firmroom.com/

Dec 5, 2022

James Harris, Principal, Corporate Development Integration at Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL)

When two businesses merge, the new company's success often depends on how well the go-to-market plan is executed. The combined company inherits the two businesses’ customers, products, and respective sales and marketing channels. If not planned properly, the combined efforts can lead to customer confusion and lost sales. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, James Harris, Principal, of Corporate Development Integration at Google, discusses go-to-market integration planning.

Liked today's episode? Unlock over 60 courses taught by top-tier M&A practitioners by joining the M&A Science Academy. Use code “academy20%” on the sign-up page for a 20% discount, available on either monthly or annual plans. https://www.mascience.com/academy

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This episode is sponsored by FirmRoom, the fastest virtual data room used to get deals done. Leave the pay-per-page world behind by going to https://firmroom.com/

Dec 1, 2022

Larry Forman, Senior Manager and Head of the Ecosystem for Deloitte’s New Venture Accelerator

There are different ways to create and grow a business: build up from scratch, acquire another company, or gain strategic alignment with other companies through partnerships. Through a parternship, a business can leverage someone else's technology for faster growth.

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Larry Forman, Senior Manager and Head of the Ecosystem for Deloitte's New Venture Accelerator, discusses corporate venture strategy. 

Liked today's episode? Unlock over 60 courses taught by top-tier M&A practitioners by joining the M&A Science Academy. Use code “academy20%” on the sign-up page for a 20% discount, available on either monthly or annual plans. https://www.mascience.com/academy

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