Kison speaks with Anirvan Sen, the Founder and Managing Director of Fifth Chrome, a professional advisory firm that specializes in M&A integration and operational growth. In this podcast, they discuss creating deal value by focusing more on growth capabilities and revenue synergies than cost synergies.
Kison speaks with Jillian Kaebel-Sisk, an HR Global Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures Manager at Caterpillar. This podcast covers how HR practitioners plan for and executive divestitures. They also discuss carve-out and divestiture challenges, as well as TSA agreements, asset vs. stock sale, due diligence, and more.
Kison speaks with Toby Tester, an M&A Consultant and Project Manager with over 20 years of experience driving strategic, financial and operational value through M&A. This podcast covers how you can deliver maximum value from divestitures. We will discuss how divestitures, like acquisitions, can become a positive and transformational process.
Kison speaks with Toby Tester, an M&A Consultant and Project Manager with over 20 years of experience driving strategic, financial and operational value through M&A. This podcast follows Toby's article, Driving Transformation Through M&A, in which he discusses how M&A transactions are becoming necessary transformational strategies for companies in the modern marketplace.
Kison speaks with Jordan Lampos, a director specializing in healthcare M&A at Duff & Phelps, about how to best prepare a company for an acquisition and the role project management plays in improving this process.
Kison speaks with Jill Harrison and Steve Siler about which technology trends are addressing some of the M&A industry's largest challenges. Jill is the Vice President of Ventures at Silverline and Steve is the CTO of Stonebriar Commercial Finance.
Kison speaks with Kelly Haggerty, who founded her own advisory firm, Nearco Transaction Advisors, after 15 years of leading integrations and divestitures for top consulting firms and Fortune 500 companies.
On this episode, Kison talks with Kelly about her experience as an M&A advisor and the lessons she's learned regarding what makes a strong, efficient, and successful deal.
For more information on Kelly and Nearco Transaction Advisors please visit: https://www.nearcoadvisors.com/
During this episode, Kison and Jai discuss the best strategies for identifying, extracting and protecting value drivers during the due diligence process and most importantly while conducting integration post-close.
Kison speaks with Dr. Mark Goulston on the benefits of practicing empathy for more successful M&A, specifically to improve value creation and productivity post-close.
On this episode, Kison speaks with Dawn White, an M&A Integration Manager at Corning. Dawn explains the importance of conducting cultural assessments during M&A transactions and explores how these assessments can lead to stronger deal outcomes, increased value creation and an overall happier and more productive workforce.
Harvard instructor, author and speaker, Richard Kasperowski, discusses how to build and maintain high-performing teams in any industry.
The Founding Partners of the M&A advisory firm, Agile Gorilla, discuss their agile, modern approach to deal and integration management.
Nitin Kumar, a seasoned C-level operating executive and management consultant in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector, discusses how to create integration strategies better suited to modern business environments.
Al Ansari, a veteran divestiture and integration advisor currently assisting Cisco with the development of their divestiture methodology, discusses the strategies, decisions and planning behind divestitures.
In this podcast, Kison interviews James Harris, Principal of Corporate Development Integration at Google. They explore the ways in which deal practitioners can implement a more Agile approach to each step of M&A, from due diligence to integration.
In this episode, Kison speaks with Joseph Feldman, a corporate development, acquisitions and growth strategies consultant. Joseph discusses acquisition strategies, diligence checklists, company inconsistencies, and post-close surprises.
In this episode, Kison interviews corporate and business development consultant Judah Karkowsky.
They discuss the best ways to approach cultural integration, handling ownership issues, the surprises you can find during preliminary due diligence, international entities’ approach on diligence, being transparent with employees during an integration, and confidential data protection.
In this episode, Kison asks Paul Weiskopf, a professional who has worked over 25 years with companies in the technology industry such as Hewlett Packard, Adobe Systems and smaller companies, about his professional experience on M&A.
Weiskopf shares his knowledge about strategy common errors that lead companies to failure and about the best ways to build integration plans for acquisition teams.
In this episode, Kison interviews mergers and acquisitions attorney Luke Fedlam, who shares his knowledge on working with and outside counsel, representing the seller, sending letters of intent, setting up a financial plan, and how to transaction showstoppers beforehand.
00.00 / 05.00 / help from the outside council
05.00 / due diligence and letters of intent, bankers
10.00 / 15.000 timeline and risks, showstoppers
15.00 / 20.00 renegotiating terms
20.00 / 25.00 renegotiation purchase price
25.00 / 30.00 financial leverage
30.00 / 35.00 integration process
35.00 / 40.00 cultural and transparency
40.00 / 47.00 outgoing owners and engagement, CEOS sabotaging transaction
In this episode, Kison interviews Armando Biondi, Co-founder and COO for AdEspresso. Biondi shares his personal experience on the AdEspresso and Hootsuite merger. They discuss selling, communication during the integration process, and negotiating.
In this episode, Kison interviews Ken Marlin, author of The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street. Marlin has a very diverse background going from corporate development to CEO of a company to running an investment bank. They discuss advising buyers, business strategies, and setting clear business objectives.
In this episode, Kison interviews International Strategy and Business Optimization Specialist Abhik Jain. Together they talk through the differences between M&A, PE and investment banking, proprietary and auction deals, and Jain’s personal advice on handling negotiations and transactions both from the sell side and the buy side.
This special episode of M&A Science is an audiobook written by Nitin Kumar, a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, on the strategy of wargaming. In an era of disruption and uncertainty, developing and executing successful M&A transactions require new strategic approaches. Business wargaming is one such approach, significantly increasing overall M&A effectiveness by providing valuable foresight, stress-testing strategy and maximizing the potential for successful integration.
Authored by: Nitin Kumar
Narrated by: Conor Mahood
Produced by: Kison Patel