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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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Now displaying: January, 2022
Jan 31, 2022

Tim Wentworth, CEO of Evernorth, a Cigna Corporation company (NYSE: CI)

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Tim Wentworth, CEO of Evernorth, (the CEO of Express Scripts at that time of sale), will share his experiences on the deal and how leadership and culture made this transaction successful.

What you will learn in this episode:

-Keys to successful acquisitions

-How to focus on culture and values

-The role of the CEO on M&A deals

-Why focusing on customers is crucial

-Common mistakes that people make regarding culture

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Jan 24, 2022

Noah Waisberg, Co-Founder & CEO - Zuva; Author of "AI for Lawyers"

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Noah Waisberg, Co-Founder & CEO - Zuva shares his experience and top learnings after he creatively decided to sell his own company, Kira to Litera in 2021.

Things you will learn in this episode:

-What made Noah sell his company even though he was reluctant at first

-How empathy and creativity helped Noah create more value to shareholders

-Why they opted out of an auction process

-How easy the TSA was for both companies

-Noah’s biggest lessons learned from selling his company

-Advice for founders looking for an exit

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Jan 17, 2022

Charles Breed, VP Corporate Development at Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL) 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Charles Breed, VP of Corporate Development at Corel Corporation, talks about how to hire a corporate development team that fits into your M&A strategy.

When you’re building a corporate development function, the first thing you need to do is hire a head of corporate development, but hiring is not as simple as it sounds. The head of corporate development needs to fit into the overall strategy.

Things you will learn in this episode:

-What to look for in when hiring a head of corporate development

-The role of the head of corporate development

-Skills required for a corporate development leader

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Jan 10, 2022

Klint Kendrick, Chair of the HR M&A Round Table

After over 100 podcast interviews, we have collected more than 40 lessons learned from top practitioners worldwide. In those lessons, we saw a recurring theme: creating a better people experience in M&A is key to a successful transaction. 

The biggest value leak after a deal closes is losing key employees and people. In this episode, HR expert Klint Kendrick, Chair of the HR M&A Round Table, is going to share with us best practices on how to retain key employees. 

Listen in and learn about:

-The biggest shift in the M&A industry

-Best practices for successful integration

-The importance of empathy 

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Jan 3, 2022

Gwen Pope, Head of Global Product M&A at eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY)

Creating a go-to-market plan is one of the first things to do during an acquisition. In this interview, Gwen Pope, Head of Global Product M&A at eBay, will be sharing how to make M&A GTM successful. 

Listen in and learn about:

- The importance of getting your house in order

- How to pressure test your deal rationale

- Steps to building your GTM plan

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