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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, 2021
Dec 27, 2021

Kunal Jain, Director at William Blair, Health Care Investment Banking

The M&A market is not what it used to be. Markets change all the time, and the M&A industry is no exception. Especially with COVID-19, the M&A market has been crazy the past couple of years. Helping us understand M&A market trends from a banker's perspective is Kunal Jain, Director at William Blair, Health Care Investment Banking. 

 Listen in and learn about:

- The biggest changes in the M&A market

- How strategic buyers and PE firms fair in this new environment

- How bankers are thriving in this new landscape of M&A

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Dec 20, 2021

Harry Kraemer Jr, Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management

Change management is the tilting point of every M&A deal. Preserving the value that you just acquired is dependent on how you retain key employees. In this episode of the M&A science podcast, Harry Kraemer, Jr, Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management, talks about how effective leadership helps overcome change management challenges. Listen in and learn about:

- how leaders can help retention

- the importance of feedback mechanisms

- how to create an environment where your people can thrive

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Dec 13, 2021

Jim Buckley, Vice President of M&A at VMware (NYSE: VMW)

M&A deals are bound to get complicated. The key to success is keeping it as simple as possible, for as long as possible. In this continuation of last week’s interview, Jim Buckley, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Integration at VMware talks about how to update your M&A Management Approach. Listen in and learn all about:

- the 5x5 framework that you can use to keep your process simple

- what to focus on during change management

- how to ensure team alignment

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Dec 6, 2021

Jim Buckley, Vice President of M&A at VMware (NYSE: VMW)

Integration can be difficult but it’s, without a doubt, the most important part of M&A. In this episode of the M&A Science podcast, Kison interviews Jim Buckley, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Integration at VMware as he talks about how to create a successful integration plan. Here’s what you’ll learn:

- Why working backwards is best in integration planning

- What makes a successful integration leader

- How to measure success

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