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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: August, 2023
Aug 28, 2023

Greg Stein, Vice President, M&A and Strategy at Xerox (NASDAQ: XRX)

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

06:42 From public equity analyst to doing deals

07:32 Executing M&A against the strategy

10:49 Assessing M&A processes of companies

13:58 Trends between announcement of a deal and stock price 

15:50 Transition from PE analyst role into corp dev

17:48 How to evaluate a business

19:26 Walking away from a deal

21:11 Integration aspects

24:09 Potential pitfalls in a deal

25:25 Prioritizing diligence

26:54 Guiding principles

28:08 Deal timeline and who gets involved

30:52 People overlap

32:25 Preliminary diligence as a Public Equity Analyst

35:59 Tips for negotiations

38:09 Advice for people transitioning from public equity role to M&A

40:10 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Aug 21, 2023

Clifford Felig, Partner at Meitar | Law Offices.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

03:44 Finding an attorney for cross-border deals

08:01 Challenges of cross-border deals

14:55 Being mindful of the time difference

16:21 Key differences in local laws

19:18 Nature of deals in Isreal

21:40 Mitigating Risks

25:19 Differences in Negotiations

28:10 Difference in presenting LOI

29:56 Key differences in price negotiations

33:33 The American stereotype

36:59 Indemnification issues

39:40 Confidentiality

43:20 Differences in diligence

46:43 The importance of an attorney’s experience

48:09 Negotiating legal fees

52:22 Integrating Cross-Border Deals

53:32 Signs of a bad counsel

 

Aug 14, 2023

Lesley Adamo, Vice Chair of the Tax Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP,

This episode is sponsored by  The M&A Science Fair, the exclusive event for the industry-leading M&A corporate practitioners. 

Episode Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

05:49 Tax Complexities

07:34 Considering Tax

15:05 Start-up Tax liabilities

18:33 Minimizing Risks

21:42 Stock vs. Asset sale

22:58 Net Operating Losses

27:00 Buyer’s Benefits

28:24 Creating a Holding Company

30:00 Equity Compensation

31:33 Efficient Tax Structuring for Sellers

36:59 Negotiations

39:38 Tax Considerations in LOI 

43:40 Qualified small business stock

48:59 Relocation for Tax Savings

50:41 Tax considerations during diligence

52:21 Lessons Learned

 

Aug 7, 2023

Juan Guillermo Castaneda, former Senior Advisor to SKG CEO (LSEG: SKG)

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Episode Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

04:13 Difference of M&A in the US vs Latin America

10:14 Mitigating Risks

14:31 Culture

17:54 Deal sourcing

19:41 Approaching companies

21:02 Getting companies interested

22:46 Dealing with Legacies

25:06 Red Flags in deals

29:59 Integration

33:11 Alignment before closing

34:01 Lessons Learned

35:37 Negotiations

36:27 Craziest thing in M&A

 

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