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Apr 17, 2023

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

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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

 

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