In the grand scheme of things, every M&A must make financial sense. Whether it’s cutting cost, increasing revenue, or achieving operational efficiencies, it all boils down to the numbers. After all, every company’s main goal is to grow and increase profit for its shareholders. It is why the Chief Financial Officers play an integral role in M&A.
In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, we will explore M&A from a CFO’s perspective, featuring Samuel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at 8x8.
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07:55 The Role of CFO
11:39 Risk Management
14:39 Integration aspect
15:54 Alignment on assumptions
18:14 Managing people
19:28 Best integration practices
21:25 Working with the CEO
22:52 Walking away from a deal
27:10 Getting involved in the deal
29:50 Tying the Strategy
33:36 Integration Budgeting
39:43 Working with corporate development
40:54 Advice for first time acquirers
44:04 Craziest thing in M&A