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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: October, 2022
Oct 31, 2022

Atul Tiwary, Vice President of Corporate Development at Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA)

The M&A auction process creates competition among potential buyers and drives prices up. In most cases, proactive acquirers tend to avoid these types of transactions, but buyers can also initiate and create their own auction process. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Atul Tiwary, Vice President of Corporate Development at Barracuda, talks about the reverse auction process in M&A. 

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This episode is sponsored by FirmRoom, the fastest virtual data room used to get deals done. Leave the pay-per-page world behind by going to https://firmroom.com/

Oct 28, 2022

Evelyn De la Cruz, Head of North America Administrative Operations at Spencer Stuart

When acquiring another company, there is always the potential that layoffs will need to take place to streamline the new organization. Of course, letting people go is never easy, but there are ways to go about layoffs properly to minimize damage to the individuals and the company's reputation

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Evelyn De la Cruz, Head of North America Administrative Operations at Spencer Stuart, discusses how to properly lay off people during an acquisition.

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Oct 26, 2022

Dustin Delewski, Director of M&A Integration Management at Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH)

Go-to-market integration is more than just combining the sales and marketing teams. Many nuances often get overlooked, especially in the back office. To increase integration success, there has to be a detailed understanding of the go-to-market system. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Dustin Delewski, Director of M&A Integration Management at Cardinal Health, gives a comprehensive view of how to dissect a GTM for successful integration. 

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This episode is sponsored by FirmRoom, the fastest virtual data room used to get deals done. Leave the pay-per-page world behind by going to https://firmroom.com/ 

Oct 20, 2022

Andrew Whitcomb, Sr. Director, Strategy, Corporate Development, M&A at Builders FirstSource NYSE: BLDR

Proactive M&A is not easy. Proactive M&A requires keeping tabs on multiple companies, reaching out to them directly, and convincing owners to sell their businesses to strangers. Yet, the ability to tackle all of these actions are what make a great corporate development team. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Andrew Whitcomb, Sr. Director, Strategy, Corporate Development, M&A at Builders FirstSource, shares how to approach deal targets. 

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Oct 17, 2022

Jeff Hennig, Vice President, Corporate Development at AMD (NASDAQ)

Dan Menge, Head of M&A Integration at AMD (NASDAQ)

When two companies merge together, there will be overlaps that result in winding down functions. But what happens when there are two functions that perfectly complement each other? 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Jeff Hennig, Vice President, Corporate Development at AMD, and Dan Menge, Head of M&A Integration at AMD, will talk about how AMD acquired Xilinx and how to introduce M&A to a large company

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Oct 13, 2022

Liz Lockhart, Sr. Director, PMO, Training and Business Applications

Carve-outs are incredibly complex. Buying a small part of a target company brings many challenges and can be even more complicated if the acquirer is carving out a public company. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Liz Lockhart, Sr. Director, PMO, Training and Business Applications, shares her first experience and lessons learned in carving out a competitor. 

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Oct 10, 2022

Mike Kryza, Head of Corporate Development at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Private- F500

Mergers and acquisitions are a critical part of any business, yet they can be very risky. Therefore, a clear strategy is necessary for deal success. A well-planned deal strategy enables companies to proactively source deals rather than be reactive. Without the right target, what is the point of M&A? 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Mike Kryza, Head of Corporate Development at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, discusses formulating an M&A strategy for proactive sourcing. 

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Oct 6, 2022

Karen Ashley, Vice President, Corporate Development Integration at Cisco CSCO (NASDAQ)

M&A doesn't end when a deal closes. The deal's success relies heavily on how well the acquirer can integrate the target company. Revenue synergies are one of the most important, but also one of the hardest, things to achieve during integration. When two companies come together, their products and services often overlap, and it can be challenging to figure out how to market them as one company. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Karen Ashley, Vice President, Corporate Development Integration at Cisco, discusses how to realize go-to-market synergies.

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Oct 3, 2022

Willy Walker, Chairman and CEO of Walker & Dunlop, Inc (NYSE: WD) 

M&A is one of the fastest ways to grow a company. Many of the largest companies in the world turn to M&A for inorganic growth. However, first-time acquirers often find it difficult to buy companies due to a lack of experience and reputation. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Willy Walker, Chairman, and CEO of Walker & Dunlop, Inc, discusses how to convince people to sell their business.

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