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. 


 The Importance of Communication, Due Diligence and Post-Closing Integration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:01

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.

 How to Set Clear M&A Objectives: M&A Advice from a Former Marine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:46

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. This episode was brought to you by onday1.com

 Buy Side and Sell Side M&A Strategies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:57

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 podcast was brought to you by onday1.com.

 Preparing for M&A Integration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:42

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.

 Balancing Legal and Business Concerns in M&A Transactions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:16

Balancing Legal and Business Concerns in M&A Transactions

 How Empathy Makes Mergers and Acquisitions Successful | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:13

That’s what John Derusso, Director of Corporate Development Integration with Cisco Systems, discusses the importance of practicing emapthy during M&A integration for more successful and productive outcomes.  

 How You Survive an Unprofitable Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:07

Sean Peace, the founder of an auction marketplace for music royalty streams called Royalty Exchange, tells a captivating story about selling and exiting an unprofitable business in a unique niche.

 How to Choose an M&A Advisor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:15

Mark Miller, a former Vice President at the private equity firm Huron Capital, shares his knowledge on selecting the best advisor for your deal.

 How Synergies Differ in M&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:52

Paul Tennola, CFO of Paynet, share his knowledge on bolt-on transactions as compared to new platforms.

 Sell Side M&A Advice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:57

Vamsi Maddipalta, Chairman at Clinovo, dicusses important sell-side strategies for successful deals, how to wisely choose investments, and post-deal integration.

 Key Private Equity Criteria for Prosperous M&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:10

Greg DellaFranco is currently a Senior Manager of Corporate Development at Deloitte Consulting. Prior to joining Deloitte, he served as Director of Corporate Development at KPMG. When combined with 16 years in corporate development, corporate strategy, new venture creation, and alliance roles at Accenture, Greg has valuable M&A insight to share.

 Why Decisive Communication is Vital for a Successful Integration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:27

Jeremie originally started his career at Goldman Sachs and spent time in investment banking focused on equities, equity sales, and trading. He has experience on both sides of M&A, as an acquirer and “acquiree,” and says the deals he has seen in the past 10 years – some successful, others not – have changed his perspective on M&A.

 How to Sell A Bank: The True Story of Ups and Downs of M&A Banking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:39

Matt Gambs, a Senior Vice President at Wintrust Financial, dicusses strategies for successful investments and how to best choose advisors. He also explores learn from previous failures for more successful future outcomes.

 How Strong Relationships Lead to Successful M&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:31

In this interview, we touch on a range of topics from how Scott handles hurdles to post-closing surprises, deal disasters to integration management, and ultimately, the keys to running a successful process.

 The Importance of Conducting a Quality of Earnings in M&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:06

Andrew Jordan is a Principal at Riveron Consulting where he provides transaction advisory services. He’s had his hand in mergers and acquisitions for the last 8 years and has incredible insight regarding quality of earnings (Q of E) and M&A deals.


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