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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: May, 2023
May 29, 2023

Staci van Schagen, Head of M&A Integration & Disentanglement at Philips

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/

Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

05:40 Running global Integrations

08:08 Adapting to different cultures

09:37 Fostering safety in IMO

11:31 Continuous Improvement

13:57 Delivering integration outcomes

18:16 Dealing with uncertainties during integration planning

20:52 Threshold for mistakes during integration

24:56 Using reflections to run integration

28:57 Deal sizes affecting preparations

31:51 Upskilling scenario planning

32:53 Craziest thing in M&A

 

May 22, 2023

Jeff Wald, Co-founder of Bento Engine

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom. 

To join our growing online community of M&A practitioners, visit https://www.mascience.com/academy. Don’t forget to use code “podcast” at checkout. 

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

03:44 Best practices during exits

04:41 Thinking about an exit

09:54 Engaging with investors

14:13 The path to being acquired

18:24 Tips for Outreach

19:49 First conversation

25:11 Key people when executing deals

29:00 Negotiating Law firm prices

30:16 Negotiating LOI

34:37 Confirmatory due diligence

37:06 Communicating with employees

39:13 Announce day

44:55 Integration

47:46 Craziest thing in M&A

 

May 15, 2023

Brent Campbell, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Alight Solutions (NYSE: ALIT)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom.

To join our growing online community of M&A practitioners, visit https://www.mascience.com/academy. Don’t forget to use the code “podcast” at checkout.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

05:46 Importance of Integration

07:38 Gaining integration perspective

10:12 Negative consequences of neglecting integration

12:53 How corporate development can focus on integration

15:38 Challenges in integration

18:22 Challenges in aligning stakeholders

21:04 HSR restrictions

22:27 Integration structure

24:19 Building the integration muscle

32:06 Business sponsor

34:02 How to measure integration success

37:13 Craziest thing in M&A

 

May 8, 2023

Klint Kendrick, HR and M&A Leader | Keynote Speaker | Author of the HR Practitioners Guides to Mergers & Acquisitions

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom. 

To join our growing online community of M&A practitioners, visit https://www.mascience.com/academy. Don’t forget to use code “podcast” at checkout. 

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Intro

05:30 The role of HR in M&A

09:55 Importance of identifying a potential culture clash

12:40 Cultural due diligence

17:27 Pre-LOI cultural diligence

22:09 Finding culture fit

24:48 Five Areas of culture clash

49:39 Deal-specific considerations

59:48 Taking findings that impact the deal terms

1:02:55 Assessing the level of cultural diligence

1:05:40 Transformative deals

1:09:44 The secret sauce to overcoming culture clash

1:12:44 Craziest thing in M&A

 

May 1, 2023

PJ Patel, Co-CEO & Senior Managing Director at Valuation Research Corporation (VRC)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom.

To join our growing online community of M&A practitioners, visit https://www.mascience.com/academy. Don’t forget to use code “podcast” at checkout.

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Intro

08:37 Market Trends

11:15 Maximizing your company’s valuation

12:24 Growth vs Cash flow

13:35 The effect of Storytelling on valuations

14:27 Investor’s Influence on Valuation

17:14 Things to avoid as an operator

19:14 Common Mistakes in Valuation

20:53 Impairment

23:42 Implications of impairment

25:49 Purchase price allocation

29:05 Earnout structures

32:34 Length of earnouts

32:51 Computing for Earnouts

38:33 Negotiating Earnouts

41:06 Craziest thing in M&A

 

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