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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: November, 2022
Nov 28, 2022

Kirti Gavri, Head of Corporate Development for Wizeline

Auction processes in M&A are very challenging for strategic buyers and corporate development teams need more than a compelling offer to compete in an auction. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Kirti Gavri, Head of Corporate Development for Wizeline, discusses how to run an accelerated deal process. 

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If you’re a head of corporate development and looking to build up a world-class M&A team, reach out to me at kison@mascience.com.

This episode is sponsored by DealRoom: faster diligence and integration in one combined process. See how DealRoom produces more value in less time by going to www.dealroom.net

Nov 24, 2022

Tim Wentworth, Retired CEO, Evernorth

Selling a business can be challenging for a founder. Regardless of the reasons behind an exit, there are ways to ensure a company's continuity and success. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Tim Wentworth, Retired CEO of Cigna, formerly known as Express Scripts, discusses how to strategize and execute an exit for a team's greater good. 

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This episode is sponsored by DealRoom: faster diligence and integration in one combined process. See how DealRoom produces more value in less time by going to www.dealroom.net

Nov 21, 2022

Hannah Elsakr, Vice President, Corporate Development, M&A Integration at Adobe

Creating value through M&A takes work. There are many steps to take during targeting, diligence, and integration in order to achieve a transaction’s intended synergies. So. how can teams increase a deal’s chances of success? 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Hannah Elsakr, Vice President, Corporate Development, M&A Integration at Adobe, discusses executing successful end-to-end M&A. 

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This episode is sponsored by DealRoom: faster diligence and integration in one combined process. See how DealRoom produces more value in less time by going to www.dealroom.net

Nov 17, 2022

Benjamin Orthlieb, VP and Head of Corp Dev at LinkedIn

The M&A can be highly inefficient, and inefficiency can lead to failed deals. However, some practitioners have figured out how to increase deal success using new work methods. For example, some practitioners have turned to Linkedin as a different way to approach deal origination. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Benjamin Orthlieb, Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Linkedin, discusses Linkedin’s bottoms-up deal origination model.

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This episode is sponsored by DealRoom: faster diligence and integration in one combined process. See how DealRoom produces more value in less time by going to www.dealroom.net

Nov 14, 2022

Keith Crawford, Global Head of Corporate Development / M&A at State Street (NYSE: STT)

Integration is where value is created regardless of what happened during negotiations and diligence. However, an acquirer can destroy a target company if integration is poorly executed. Therefore, ensuring the acquired business is in good hands is imperative. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast,  Keith Crawford, Global Head of Corporate Development / M&A at State Street, discusses how to execute an effective M&A integration handoff.

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This episode is sponsored by DealRoom: faster diligence and integration in one combined process. See how DealRoom produces more value in less time by going to www.dealroom.net

Nov 10, 2022

Daniel Gittsovich, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development at L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX)

Strategy execution is one of the most fundamental reasons behind M&A. Acquiring a business and rationalizing the deal afterwards is a quick way to waste time and money.

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Daniel Gittsovich, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development at L3Harris Technologies, discusses how to create an Agile M&A strategy.

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Nov 7, 2022

Frederic Lebourg, CEO & Managing Director at Redlands Farm Holding, Inc. - a Subsidiary of the Bollore Group

Selling a business is always challenging. Finding the right buyer, negotiating a fair price, and preserving a business for sale takes time and effort, and there are plenty of potential pitfalls that can derail the entire process along the way. 

This interview is part two of our M&A Science Podcast interview during which Frederic Lebourg, CEO & Managing Director at Redlands Farm Holding, Inc., discusses how to prepare a company for an acquisition.

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If you’re a head of corporate development and looking to build up a world-class M&A team, reach out to me at kison@mascience.com.This episode is sponsored by FirmRoom. We built the world's most intuitive virtual data room, that meets public company standards, at a fair price. Learn more by going to https://www.firmroom.com

Nov 3, 2022

Frederic Lebourg, CEO & Managing Director at Redlands Farm Holding, Inc. - a Subsidiary of the Bollore Group.

There are many reasons why an owner sells their business. Before talking to an actual buyer, potential sellers need to prepare their business in order to maximize value.

This is part 1 of a 2-part episode on the M&A Science Podcast, during which Frederic Lebourg, CEO & Managing Director at Redlands Farm Holding, Inc., discusses how to prepare a company for acquisition.

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