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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, 2022
Aug 29, 2022

Amr Abdelaziz,  Senior Director, M&A Finance at Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX)

Finance is arguably the most critical part of the due diligence process. Almost every transaction comes down to the numbers unless it's a pure IP deal. Conducting effective financial diligence in M&A is crucial to every acquisition's success. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Amr Abdelaziz, Senior Director, M&A Finance at Equinix, talks about financial diligence in M&A. 

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Aug 25, 2022

Michael McDonald, Director, Strategy at Koch Engineered Solutions

Strategy is a crucial part of an M&A. Without it, acquirers may end up purchasing companies that compromise their time and resources. A good strategy shapes how to approach a target company, the questions to ask during diligence, and how to integrate the newly acquired business.

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Michael McDonald, Director, Strategy at Koch Engineered Solutions, talks about developing strategies with business leaders. 

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Aug 22, 2022

Tyler Rodewald, Vice President, M&A at EIS Holdings 

In M&A, most acquirers don't like a competitive process. Auctions can drive higher prices, shorten the diligence process, and increase uncertainty. However, competitive processes are almost inevitable as sellers are looking to maximize the value of their company. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Tyler Rodewald, VP, M&A at EIS Holdings, talks about how to compete in a competitive M&A process. 

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Aug 18, 2022

Joe Heel, Chief Revenue Officer at Zebra Technologies 

Revenue synergies are one of the most challenging metrics to achieve during integration, but are also the primary reason companies buy businesses. It's safe to say that many transactions fail to realize their intended value. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Joe Heel, Chief Revenue Officer at Zebra Technologies, talks about capturing revenue synergies. 

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Aug 15, 2022

Emma Barton, Director, Alliance and Integration Management at AstraZeneca AZN (NASDAQ)

Deal failure can often be tied back to a lack of communication and collaboration. Teams often work in silos which results in inefficiencies and a poor employee experience. However, smooth transaction workflows are possible, and with increased deal success, with the proper framework. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Emma Barton, Director, Alliance and Integration Management at AstraZeneca, discusses architecting communications for successful integration.

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Aug 11, 2022

Brett Shawn, Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Warburg Pincus LLC

In M&A, time is the enemy. The longer a deal takes to close, the more risks it poses for both parties. Both the buyer and the seller need to understand the deal risks and how to mitigate them. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Brett Shawn, Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Warburg Pincus LLC, talks about risk allocation between signing and closing an M&A deal. 

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Aug 8, 2022

Felipe Heiderich, Senior Counsel at Moderna NASDAQ: MRNA

We all know it's impossible to do M&A without lawyers. But the question is, how early should lawyers be involved in a transaction? Understanding what lawyers do is crucial to answering this question. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Felipe Heiderich, Senior Counsel at Moderna, discusses the importance of lawyers in M&A and their role throughout the deal lifecycle.  

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Aug 4, 2022

Massimo Malizia, Director of Corporate Development Integration at Cisco Systems

More often than not, M&A involves go-to-market integration. After all, companies are bought to achieve revenue synergies in new markets. Getting the GTM integration just right should be a top priority. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Massimo Malizia, Director of Corporate Development Integration at Cisco Systems, talks about the challenges of go-to-market integration and how to make it more successful.

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Aug 1, 2022

Saurabh Tejwani, Vice President, Corporate Development and Business Operations at GoPuff.

The corporate development function is crucial to a company's growth, and is primarily focused on strategic decisions to achieve inorganic growth. The more activity, the bigger the function should be. But scaling is not always easy, especially the first time around. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Saurabh Tejwani, Vice President, Corporate Development and Business Operations at GoPuff, talks about how to scale a corporate development function. 

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