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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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Aug 7, 2023

Juan Guillermo Castaneda, former Senior Advisor to SKG CEO (LSEG: SKG)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom.

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Episode Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

04:13 Difference of M&A in the US vs Latin America

10:14 Mitigating Risks

14:31 Culture

17:54 Deal sourcing

19:41 Approaching companies

21:02 Getting companies interested

22:46 Dealing with Legacies

25:06 Red Flags in deals

29:59 Integration

33:11 Alignment before closing

34:01 Lessons Learned

35:37 Negotiations

36:27 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Jul 31, 2023

Scott Crofton, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Too often, M&A involves a larger entity acquiring a smaller business. Only a few believe that a merger of equal can be possible, especially considering the power struggle between the two companies. However, a merger of equals can be a powerful strategy that could unlock tremendous value and opportunities for growth if done right. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Scott Crofton, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, discusses the path to a successful equal merger.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro
04:27 Mergers of equal
07:05 Managing mergers of equal
09:13 Private deals
12:55 The management team under mergers of equals
14:33 Board of directors composition
16:12 The process of mergers of equals
19:27 Diligence process
20:55 The impact of mergers of equal
23:06 Real-life story of Hostile Bids
25:13 Poison pill defense
28:51 Fairness Analysis
31:31 Litigation
33:18 Pros and Cons of Mergers of Equal
35:06 Time frame of mergers of equal
35:57 Best Advice
36:59 Craziest thing in M&A 

Jul 24, 2023

Brian Matthews, CEO at ITEL

In today's highly competitive business landscape, companies are constantly looking for ways to enhance their capabilities and maintain their edge. With so many competitors in the market, how can a company stand out and reduce customer churn? 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Brian Matthews, CEO at ITEL, discusses his value chain ecosystem approach that can drive stability and growth to businesses.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

04:20 Value chain ecosystem approach

08:23 Real-life example of a value chain ecosystem

12:05 Emphasis on the exit planning

13:51 Traditional bank exit

16:50 Benefits of an ecosystem approach

18:47 Bringing fresh perspectives

21:56 Ecosystem Playbook

23:58 How to create a value chain ecosystem

30:22 Considering the maturity of partner ecosystems of companies

37:19 Valuation

38:32 Best practices on deal execution

40:14 Transparency rules

42:18 Reading between the lines

43:09 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Jul 17, 2023

Joe Covey, a serial CEO and acquirer, and investor since 1992. 

Matthew Davidge, the co-owner of the NBC Affiliate WVNC (Watertown, NY) and several other stations around the country.

In big companies, some business units may not perform well and might be overlooked. It can be helpful for the company to find a more suitable owner for these units. At the same time, buyers can take advantage of these opportunities to improve the businesses and maximize their potential. 

In this episode of the M&A Science podcast, we will explore the experiences of Josh Covey, a successful CEO, acquirer, and investor, and Matthew Davidge, co-owner of NBC Affiliate WVNC, as they buy and develop these businesses with the goal of exiting in the future.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

06:43 Buy-side carve-out deals              

10:35 Key approach to due diligence               

11:52 Unbinding a company                

13:51 Why carve-outs are difficult                

15:41 Conversations with the right people        

19:05 Key things to consider when doing a carve-out

22:58 Walking away from a deal

23:59 Considerations in the carve-out model

26:32 Challenges on the buy-side of carve-outs

27:58 You have to surround yourself

30:21 Evolving the operating model 

34:37 The right time to exit

35:55 How working with an investment bank is different

37:48 Bank process vs. Proprietary deals 

39:21 Key lessons

40:55 Timing

42:14 Communications

43:34 Alignment on post-close operations

45:27 Advice for first-time sellers

47:57 Negotiation considerations

49:59 Craziest thing in M&A

Jul 10, 2023

Andrew Morbitzer, VP/Head of Corporate Development at Typeform

There are many different reasons why companies buy other entities. Traditionally, acquirers have focused more on the financial aspect of the target company. However, experience have shown that not all acquisitions are the same, and must be executed properly against their strategy. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Andrew Morbitzer, VP/Head of Corporate Development at Typeform, discusses how to execute product-based acquisitions.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro 
05:35 From engineering product to M&A
09:21 Difference of Product based acquisition
16:04 Gauging Product Market fit
22:07 Direct Observation
26:15 Permission from the company
28:21 Overlap analysis during product-based acquisition
31:35 Key elements for deal success
36:16 Agile M&A
37:51 Integrating engineering teams
40:53 Tips for product acquisition
42:41 Integrating competing products
47:00 Craziest thing in M&A 

Jul 3, 2023

Nate Lemmerman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Cast & Crew

To perform M&A at the highest level, an ever-evolving M&A function is necessary. Organizations must focus on refining their strategies, processes, and team dynamics to ensure they can effectively navigate the complexities of each deal.

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Nate Lemmerman, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Cast & Crew, shares his experience and tips on how to build your M&A muscle.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

06:10 Building an M&A function from scratch

09:05 Steps to building an M&A muscle

12:17 The strategy

15:38 Process and execution structure

22:16 Critical things to consider before signing a deal

26:04 Hiring people for the M&A team

28:30 Building the diligence muscle

30:01 People alignment in M&A

32:20 Building the integration muscle

35:39 Best practices when doing deals

37:55 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Jun 26, 2023

Ritika Butani, Head of Corporate Development at Toast 

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom. 

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

04:22 Secrets to overcoming hurdles

05:51 Challenges in M&A

09:58 Complexities of smaller deals

12:43 Handling people in a smaller company

13:50 Cultural assessment

15:24 Culture ends up killing the deal

17:03 Tax Issues

18:58 HR issues

20:44 Contractual Issues

23:41 Change of control and assignment

25:05 Risks Mitigation

26:58 Finding good lawyers

28:34 Integration planning

30:05 Integration planning vs. hypothesis

32:44 No dedicated integration lead

34:34 Principles of doing deals

37:31 Non-negotiables

39:40 Dealing with issues

41:44 Surprise Issues

44:08 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Jun 19, 2023

Finn Haley, SVP, Corporate Development at Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom. 

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

08:53 Option structure

14:04 Exit cap

16:11 Drivers for the structure

18:28 Alignment with the strategy

20:35 Monitoring progress and milestones

22:16 Moving fast

24:08 Failed startups

26:16 Risks

30:09 Exercising the option

33:54 Why deals don’t push through

38:53 Innovation

40:13 Approaching a company for the buy-to-build option structure

43:20 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Jun 12, 2023

Mark Legaspi, Director, Legal - Corporate at LinkedIn

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

02:53 Key Considerations for M&A in 2023

05:22 Regulatory Challenges

09:41 Effect of Regulatory on Negotiations

15:43 Managing Value

17:51 Other Considerations Regarding Regulatory Risks

20:38 Suing the Regulatory Bodies

32:18 Regulatory Effects on Employees

34:08 Other Deal Killers in M&A

38:04 Trademarks Killing Deals

40:30 Market situation with IPs

42:22 Deal Breaks Due to IP

43:48 Advice for Deal Teams

46:39 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Jun 5, 2023

David Hindley, VP of Corp Dev at Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom. 

To join our growing online community of M&A practitioners, visit https://www.mascience.com/academy. Don’t forget to use the code “podcast” at checkout. 

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

05:00 The Evolution of M&A Functions

06:48 Deal experience as a Banker vs. Corp Dev

15:04 Leading an evolving M&A function

16:13 How the strategy evolved 

18:07 Scoring opportunities

19:28 Speeding up the evolution for efficiency

21:31 Working with functional leads

22:29 Aligning the functions

24:10 Business Units

25:08 Corporate Development structure

27:57 Accountability

29:11 Working with integration folks

32:41 Evolution of the governance model

33:56 Success metrics

35:42 Retaining deal learnings

37:04 The hiring process

40:19 Lessons learned

41:26 Craziest thing in M&A

 

May 29, 2023

Staci van Schagen, Head of M&A Integration & Disentanglement at Philips

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

05:40 Running global Integrations

08:08 Adapting to different cultures

09:37 Fostering safety in IMO

11:31 Continuous Improvement

13:57 Delivering integration outcomes

18:16 Dealing with uncertainties during integration planning

20:52 Threshold for mistakes during integration

24:56 Using reflections to run integration

28:57 Deal sizes affecting preparations

31:51 Upskilling scenario planning

32:53 Craziest thing in M&A

 

May 22, 2023

Jeff Wald, Co-founder of Bento Engine

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom. 

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

03:44 Best practices during exits

04:41 Thinking about an exit

09:54 Engaging with investors

14:13 The path to being acquired

18:24 Tips for Outreach

19:49 First conversation

25:11 Key people when executing deals

29:00 Negotiating Law firm prices

30:16 Negotiating LOI

34:37 Confirmatory due diligence

37:06 Communicating with employees

39:13 Announce day

44:55 Integration

47:46 Craziest thing in M&A

 

May 15, 2023

Brent Campbell, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Alight Solutions (NYSE: ALIT)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

05:46 Importance of Integration

07:38 Gaining integration perspective

10:12 Negative consequences of neglecting integration

12:53 How corporate development can focus on integration

15:38 Challenges in integration

18:22 Challenges in aligning stakeholders

21:04 HSR restrictions

22:27 Integration structure

24:19 Building the integration muscle

32:06 Business sponsor

34:02 How to measure integration success

37:13 Craziest thing in M&A

 

May 8, 2023

Klint Kendrick, HR and M&A Leader | Keynote Speaker | Author of the HR Practitioners Guides to Mergers & Acquisitions

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom. 

To join our growing online community of M&A practitioners, visit https://www.mascience.com/academy. Don’t forget to use code “podcast” at checkout. 

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Intro

05:30 The role of HR in M&A

09:55 Importance of identifying a potential culture clash

12:40 Cultural due diligence

17:27 Pre-LOI cultural diligence

22:09 Finding culture fit

24:48 Five Areas of culture clash

49:39 Deal-specific considerations

59:48 Taking findings that impact the deal terms

1:02:55 Assessing the level of cultural diligence

1:05:40 Transformative deals

1:09:44 The secret sauce to overcoming culture clash

1:12:44 Craziest thing in M&A

 

May 1, 2023

PJ Patel, Co-CEO & Senior Managing Director at Valuation Research Corporation (VRC)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom.

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Intro

08:37 Market Trends

11:15 Maximizing your company’s valuation

12:24 Growth vs Cash flow

13:35 The effect of Storytelling on valuations

14:27 Investor’s Influence on Valuation

17:14 Things to avoid as an operator

19:14 Common Mistakes in Valuation

20:53 Impairment

23:42 Implications of impairment

25:49 Purchase price allocation

29:05 Earnout structures

32:34 Length of earnouts

32:51 Computing for Earnouts

38:33 Negotiating Earnouts

41:06 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Apr 24, 2023

Sam Youssef,  Founder and CEO at Valsoft Corporation

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom.

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Intro

05:44 Looking at business through a different lens

09:19 Distinguishing good acquirers

11:17 Identifying the right segment and deal size

15:07 Platform play acquisition

19:57 Approaching target companies

23:16 Financial structure

26:09 Challenges in building an M&A muscle

29:42 Driving value from synergies

30:56 Getting the right people

32:49 Sharing learnings

38:39 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Apr 17, 2023

Kevin Griffin, Executive Director, Corporate Development at JLL (NYSE: JLL)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom.

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Intro

04:15 Focusing on smaller deals

06:48 Sourcing deals

08:10 Pros and cons of a competitive auction process

15:47 Cons of doing a proprietary deal

18:35 Benefits of doing a proprietary deal

22:15 Relationship problems

23:24 Proprietary deals vs auctions

25:32 Educating founders on the deal process

26:13 Working with lawyers

27:40 Biggest challenge when educating founders

29:42 Valuation

31:09 Negotiation

34:49 Earnouts

41:45 Making earnouts successful

43:19 Retention with smaller companies

44:17 Best Practices to retain people

46:08 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Apr 10, 2023

Marilyne H. O'Hara, Global Head of M&A Integration at Block (NYSE: SQ)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom. 

To join our growing online community of M&A practitioners, visit https://www.mascience.com/academy. Don’t forget to use code “podcast” at checkout. 

Ready to take your M&A to the next level with software made to manage each stage of the deal process? See how DealRoom can facilitate your next deal at https://www.dealroom.net 

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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

EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Intro

05:20 What is People-Focused Integration

06:02 Ideal Integration Process

08:46 Strong Partnerships With Deal Leads

12:25 Consequences of Late Integration

14:53 Building the Integration Team

20:41 Involving the Integration Team

22:29 Integration Led Diligence

24:07 Building an Agile Team

28:30 Understanding Culture

30:49 Culture Shaping Integration

31:44 Red Flags in Culture Fit

32:46 Best Practices When Onboarding People 

39:06 Working with Vendors for People-Focused Integration

40:12 Biggest Challenge

40:36 Advice for First Timer

41:23 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Apr 3, 2023

Nadia Gil, Chief of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development at Brady (NYSE:BRC)

This episode is sponsored by the M&A Science Academy, DealRoom, and FirmRoom. 

To join our growing online community of M&A practitioners, visit https://www.mascience.com/academy. Don’t forget to use code “podcast” at checkout. 

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Intro

04:01 Why large companies are focusing on acquiring startups

10:36 Why startups don't thrive in a larger company

13:15 Factors to consider when acquiring a startup

17:28 Factors that make startups unacquirable

21:35 Preserving startups in the larger company

24:41 Joint planning approach

26:35 Keys to a strong relationship

29:44 How can large companies protect the acquired small company

32:19 Integration

34:13 Compensation

38:49 How startups can protect themselves

40:48 When to walk away

46:29 How to mitigate the risk of destroying a small company

48:06 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Mar 27, 2023

Michael Farlekas is the CEO at E2open

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Introduction

02:24 Background

04:58 14 transactions without a dedicated Corp Dev team

08:47 Networking and scoring the deals

14:34 The hunting part

20:45 Restructuring the business for faster integration

22:04 Approach to due diligence

24:10 Key things to look at pre and post-LOI

25:15 Considering the culture and the people aspect

27:34 Integration

30:20 Budgeting Integration cost

32:19 Go-to-Market Integration

34:14 Acquiring away from the core

36:13 Keys to success

37:38 Go-To-Market Framework

39:54 Advice for first-time acquirers

44:33 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Mar 20, 2023

Chris Evans is the former Head of Corporate Development Integration at Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS: 

0:00 Introduction

5:32 How Important is Day One

10:40 What happens on Day One

14:59 Integration North Star

16:25 What Success on Day One looks like  

21:00 Introducing the Integration Manager

25:43 Engaging the managers

31:08 Keeping the big picture alignment

35:30 Identifying the faces of the acquiring company

37:34 Sharing the Integration Plan

40:45 Connecting the value drivers to integration 

45: 20 The biggest challenge on Day One

48:34 What is Day One of Day One in Amazon 

52: 28 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Mar 13, 2023

Sarah Thuo, Chief Operating Officer of IBM Sustainability Services

As the business world shifts towards a more environmentally and socially conscious approach, the significance of sustainability in M&A has become increasingly prominent. In light of this, companies are now considering the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives of their target companies before making any acquisitions.

In this article, we explore the importance of sustainability in M&A and how to perform sustainability diligence, with insights from Sarah Thuo, Chief Operating Officer of IBM Sustainability Services.

This episode is sponsored by our new publication: How to Stand Up an M&A Function.Topics include the order of hiring, establishing your operating model, developing your organization's integration muscle, and more. Find it on Amazon: shorturl.at/jBCW1

Mar 6, 2023

Michael Nov, Head of Corporate Development & Chief of Staff to the CTO at OwnBackup

M&A is a game-changing tool that can propel a company's growth several years ahead of schedule. However, for hyper-growth companies, M&A can also be a double-edged sword that leads to attrition and detracts from the core business objectives. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Michael Nov, Head of Corporate Development & Chief of Staff to the CTO at OwnBackup, discusses how to set up M&A for hyper-growth companies. 

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Feb 27, 2023

Pat Belotti, VP of Corporate Development Integration at Zendesk.

The go-to-market (GTM) integration strategy has a large impact on revenue generation and overall deal success. Integration can be very disruptive to the customers, but if done right, it can enhance the customer experience and acquisition results.

In this episode of the M&A Science podcast, Pat Belotti, VP of Corporate Development Integration at Zendesk, delves into the intricacies of GTM integration and offers valuable insights on how to approach it.

This episode is sponsored by our new publication: How to Stand Up an M&A Function. Topics include the order of hiring, establishing your operating model, developing your organization's integration muscle, and more. Find it on Amazon: shorturl.at/jBCW1

Feb 20, 2023

Pat Belotti, VP of Corporate Development Integration at Zendesk

M&A integration in tech has changed quite a bit over the last twenty years. Integration has evolved from integration volunteers, to large teams with detailed tracking, to dedicated teams and Agile approaches. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Pat Belotti, VP of Corporate Development Integration at Zendesk, delves into the evolution of integration. 

This episode is sponsored by our new publication: How to Stand Up an M&A Function. Topics include the order of hiring, establishing your operating model, developing your organization's integration muscle, and more. Find it on Amazon: shorturl.at/jBCW1

 

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