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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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Apr 5, 2021

Michael Frankel, Senior Vice President Managing Director at Deloitte New Venture Accelerator

Justin Goldman, Senior Vice President, Strategic Finance and Corporate Development at MediaMath

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Michael Frankel, Senior Vice President Managing Director at Deloitte New Venture Accelerator, and Justin Goldman, Senior Vice President, Strategic Finance and Corporate Development at MediaMath, to discuss how business leaders can build an M&A strategy. In this podcast you will learn:


- The biggest challenges of working with a business leader

- How to keep business leaders motivated

- Why M&A needs to transform

Mar 29, 2021

Clayton Stanley, Vice President, Head of Corporate Development at Amerivet Partners Management

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison Patel interviews Clayton Stanley, Vice President, Head of Corporate Development at Amerivet Partners Management, to discuss the interesting model he uses regarding joint venture and how the company can scale the model.

Here's what you will learn:

- Joint venture consolidation strategies

- How to create a JV model at scale

- Challenges you may face when building a JV model

 

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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Mar 22, 2021

Matt Arsenault, Vice President of Corporate Development at Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF)

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Matt Arsenault, Vice President of Corporate Development at Jamf, about navigating the many career paths of M&A. In this podcast, you will learn:
- What roles can get you closer to a corporate development job

- The importance of global M&A experience

- How to network and utilize LinkedIn to move your career forward

 

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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Mar 15, 2021

Kimberly Baird, Corporate Development Integration Lead at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

Ashley Rice, Sr. Consultant HR M&A at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

On this episode of M&A Science, we're featuring a session from our Holiday 2020 Summit. Kimberly Baird, Corporate Development Integration Lead at Cisco, and Ashley Rice, Sr. Consultant HR M&A at Cisco, discuss how to evolve Agile M&A at scale. In this podcast, you will learn:

- How Cisco's M&A process is changing 

- What prompted the change

- How to start an Agile approach

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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Mar 8, 2021

Javid Moosaji, M&A Sales Integration Strategy at Paypal (NASDAQ: PYPL)

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Javid Moosaji, M&A Sales Integration Strategy at Paypal, about how to transform your M&A process to improve integration. In this podcast, you will learn:

- How to identify bad processes in your organization

- Why the integration lead should validate the investment thesis 

- How to uncover hidden talent through relationships

 

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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Mar 1, 2021

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Emma Barton, Director, Alliance and Integration Management at AstraZeneca, about the spectrum of deals that corporate development manages, approaching partnerships and alliances, and how those relationships may progress into future transactions. In this podcast you will learn:

- How to measure the success of a global alliance

- The process of sourcing alliances

- How to establish governance in alliances

- How to manage disputes within an alliance

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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Feb 22, 2021

Carlos Cesta, Vice President of Corp Dev at Presidio

On this episode of M&A Science, we're featuring a session from our December 2020 holiday summit. In this session, Carlos Cesta, Vice President of Corp Dev at Presidio discussed the best practices to capture value from initial deal prospecting to integration. You will learn:

- How to price a deal with integration in mind

- How to test your synergies during diligence

- Why involving the deal sponsor is crucial

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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Feb 15, 2021

John Orbe, Associate General Counsel of M&A at Emerson (NYSE: EMR)

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews John Orbe, Associate General Counsel of M&A at Emerson. They discuss corporate venture capital and how it differs from traditional venture capital. In this podcast you will learn about:

- The deal structure of corporate VC

- How to assemble your corporate VC team

- The negotiation stage of corporate VC and how to excel at it

 

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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Feb 8, 2021

Carlos Cesta, Vice President of Corporate Development at Presidio

Jeff Desroches, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at VAT Group (OTCMKTS: VACNY)

This episode of M&A Science features Carlos Cesta, Vice President of Corporate Development at Presidio, and Jeff Desroches, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at VAT Group. Carlos, Jeff. and Kison discuss why big companies often destroy small ones during M&A. In this podcast, you will learn:

- Common reasons small companies get destroyed

- How small companies can protect themselves

- How to plan for integration early on in the deal process

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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Feb 1, 2021

Chris Von Bogdandy, Practice Director at Slalom.

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Chris von Bogdandy, Practice Director at Slalom, about how to create successful deal outcomes using innovation. In this podcast you will learn:

- Why the decision making process is crucial to integration success

- How to build an Agile governance

- Why you should have a pre-mortem for every deal

 

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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Jan 25, 2021

Jerry Will, Vice President of Corporate Development at 3M (NYSE:MMM)

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison has an insightful with Jerry Will, Vice President of Corporate Development at 3M, about how to manage a multi-vertical M&A strategy and what 3M's strategy looks like. In this podcast you will learn:

- How leaders at 3M assess deals

- How 3M manages deals during COVID

- An in-depth guide to read team process

 

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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Dec 28, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Elena Sidelnikova, a corporate development executive with 15 years of experience in M&A Finance. Together they discuss how to identify risks in software M&A. In this podcast you will learn about:

- Technical due diligence

- Risks in hiring foreign talent

- Things to look out for in customer contracts

 

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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Dec 21, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interview Mike Palumbo, Director of Corporate Development at Halo Branded Solutions. In this discussion, they talk about evolving your corporate development function. In this podcast you will learn:

- How to add value to your business

- The tools needed for success

- The importance of internal communication

 

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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Dec 11, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Galina Wolinetz, Managing Director at Virtas Partners M&A Integration, and James Payne, Principal Consultant at Merger Integration Consulting, LLC, about why integration in M&A is so difficult. In this podcast, you will learn:

- How to ensure success for integration

- Various risks to look out for when preparing for integration

- Why leadership can make or break the success of 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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Dec 7, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Gina Sandon, Director of Corporate Development, M&A, Synergy, and Integration at IBM, about how to evolve your M&A workflows using key Agile principles. In this episode, you will learn:

- The evolution of IBM's integration process

- What the Agile Acceleration Model is and how to implement it

- How to drive change to the people

 

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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Dec 4, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, we're re-visiting a session from our M&A Science Virtual Summit held in June. In this session, the topic discusses why everything you’ve been told about integration is wrong. Moderated by Zoe Bogan, Corporate Development executive at KPMG, with guest speakers David Boyd and Ben De Haldevang, founders of Agile Gorilla. In this session you will learn:

- How to create the right environment for integration

- How to be an empathetic leader

- How to look at integration with an outcome-based perspective

 

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

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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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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Oct 23, 2020

For this episode of M&A Science, we're taking it back to our virtual summit we held in June. This conversation focuses on how to keep teams aligned during M&A integration. Featured speakers include Kash Ahuja, Senior Program Manager, M&A Integration at Google, James Harris, Principal Corporate Development Integration at Google, and Gwen Pope, Go-to-Market, M&A at Google.

In this podcast episode you'll learn:

  • The balance between legacy and new products
  • How to handle an overeager sales team
  • When to communicate internal issues

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.

 

Oct 16, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Philip Pratt, Director, Acquisition Integration at Corning Incorporated, about building an M&A center of excellence from scratch. Philip has been at Corning for over eleven years, working in every aspect of M&A from being Director of M&A integration and even as Director of Acquisition Integration of Corning Glass Technologies in Japan.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The benefits of creating an M&A center of excellence
  • The steps of building that center of excellence
  • The biggest challenges you will face when creating a center of excellence

 

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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Oct 12, 2020

On this episode of M&A Science, Kison talks with Jeremy Segal, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Progress, about building and aligning a corporate development team with multiple mandates.

Jeremy’s a Corporate development executive with 20+ years of experience in the technology industry focused on M&A, Strategic Planning, Joint Ventures, Divestitures, International Expansion, and Strategic Partnerships. He has led all aspects of 35+ acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic investments with aggregate value exceeding $8B. 

In this podcast you will learn:

  • The ideal method of getting a prospect on board
  • How to find the right people that can do all the various growth deal types
  • How Jeremy manages the wide breadth of responsibilities he has

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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