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Jun 5, 2023

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

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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

 

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