M&A Science show

M&A Science

Summary: M&A Science is an educational podcast exploring the intricate world of M&A with industry leaders and practitioners. This podcast is sponsored by DealRoom, a diligence management and virtual data room platform for complex financial transactions. 


 Evolving Technology Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:38

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. 

 Perspectives on Modern M&A Consultancy and Divestitures | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:37

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/

 Creating Solutions for Industry-Wide Challenges | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:07

Kison speaks with Paul Koenig, Founder and CEO of SRS Acquiom, a platform that manages escrows, payments, risks, and claims for complex M&A transactions.

 The Art of Protecting Value Drivers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:30

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.

 The Power of Empathy in M&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:21

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.

 The Importance of Conducting Cultural Assessments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:43

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.

 How to Enable a High Performing Deal Team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:04

Harvard instructor, author and speaker,  Richard Kasperowski, discusses how to build and maintain high-performing teams in any industry.

 An Agile Gorilla’s Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:12

The Founding Partners of the M&A advisory firm, Agile Gorilla, discuss their agile, modern approach to deal and integration management.

 Integration Strategies Suited for Modern Business Landscapes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:09

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.

 A Guide to Planning Successful Divestitures | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:08

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.

 How to Implement an Agile Approach into M&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:58

In this podcast, James Harris explores the ways in which deal practitioners can implement a more Agile approach to each step of M&A, from due diligence to integration.  

 Creating Corporate Development Acquisition Strategies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:27

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.

 Best Ways to Approach Cultural Integration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:39

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.

 M&A in the Technology Industry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:39

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.

 M&A, Due Diligence, and Integration from an Attorney's Point of View | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:28

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.


Login or signup comment.