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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.

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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.

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Solid M&A podcast

By Jejsixbabskkru - Nov 17 2019
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It’s freakanomics for M&A. Well done

Great podcast

By jim kernel - Jun 19 2019
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Highly recommended! So much useful information

iTunes Ratings

34 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
2
0
0
0

Solid M&A podcast

By Jejsixbabskkru - Nov 17 2019
Read more
It’s freakanomics for M&A. Well done

Great podcast

By jim kernel - Jun 19 2019
Read more
Highly recommended! So much useful information
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M&A Science

Latest release on Aug 03, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Key Private Equity Criteria for Prosperous M&A

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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.

0:48 – 1:43 Greg’s background in corporate development

1:44 – 4:08 Differences in perspective between corp dev and private equity

3:21 – 6:13 Value proposition of selling to a strategic buyer

5:26 – 7:17 Transacting with businesses looking to exit

6:30 – 8:58 Key preparation for due diligence process

8:11 – 11:01 Top issues that frequently arise

10:14 – 16:42 Effectively managing the process

15:55 –  19:23 Deal breakers that pop up during due diligence

18:36 – 24:13 Greg’s strategies for the integration process

23:26 – 28:04 Most challenging aspects of integration

27:17 – 34:15 Challenges and integrations gone wrong

33:28 – 37:37 Biggest lessons learned and the future of M&A

M&A Science by Kison Patel (kison@dealroom.net)

DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)

Sep 15 2017

39mins

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Rank #2: How to Sell A Bank: The True Story of Ups and Downs of M&A Banking

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Matt Gambs is very familiar with the community banking realm – he’s been in it for more than 23 years and has worked every angle of the business, starting as a teller and working his way up to President and CEO of two different community banks in the Chicago metro area: BB&T Bancorp and Diamond Bank. He led both banks through successful acquisitions before landing at his current role with Wintrust Financial. 0:00 – 0:53 Summary of Matt Gambs 23+ year career progression in community banking

0:54 – 3:44 Discussing growth of BB&T between company inception and becoming CEO in 2004

3:45 – 6:47 The process of deciding to sell BB&T and selecting an advisor

6:48 – 8:24 How buyers’ proposals were evaluated against goals for stockholders

8:25 – 11:24 The selection process for comparing valuations and choosing the final buyer

11:25 – 13:24 Discussing challenges and realizations as Matt’s first deal of this size

13:25 – 18:02 Dissecting why everyone seems to want to buy a bank and regulatory implications

18:03 – 22:16 Events leading to Matt joining Diamond Bank and its subsequent sale

22:17 – 25:53 The long start-to-finish process of selling Diamond Bank

25:54 – 28:54 Highlights of working with Wintrust on the Diamond Bank deal

28:55 – 33:26 Biggest challenges and lessons learned going through both bank exits

33:27 – 36:25 Comparing shareholder relationships of different sizes

36:26 – 39:34 Craziest thing Matt has seen in all his banking experience

M&A Science by Kison Patel (kison@dealroom.net)

DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)

Mar 14 2017

41mins

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Rank #3: How Empathy Makes Mergers and Acquisitions Successful

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“This is the first time I’ve been acquired by a company that felt like it had a soul.” That’s what John Derusso was told after leading an integration. John is the Director of Corporate Development Integration with Cisco Systems and has been for the past four years.

0:00-0:10 John’s background with Cisco and supply chain

0:13-2:12 Successful acquisitions

2:12-6:42 Retaining people

6:42-9:36 Big picture view of integration

9:36-13:30 Excitement and adrenaline in integration (step-by-step process)

13:30-20:21 Planning considerations, diligence, and key indicators of success

24:22-30:20 Taking care of customers

30:20-42:19 Complexity, decision-making, and communication

42:19-46:37 Degree of integration (depth and speed)

46:37-52:25 Difficult aspects of integration

52:25-End Lifetime lessons learned and key traits

M&A Science by Kison Patel (kison@dealroom.net)

DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)

Sep 15 2017

56mins

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Rank #4: Buy Side and Sell Side M&A Strategies

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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.

May 23 2018

41mins

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Rank #5: Focusing Less on Cost Synergies to Increase Value Creation

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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.

Dec 18 2019

57mins

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Rank #6: How to Drive Transformational Change Through M&A

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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. 

Nov 06 2019

23mins

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Rank #7: Sell Side M&A Advice

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In 2005, Vamsi started his own company focused on data compliance for the pharmaceutical industry. His company provided technology to support clinical trials to the FDA. “I like to build companies, but I also like change. [After five years], I thought about selling the company and rolling it up into a publicly listed company.” He sold it in 2010 and moved to India to pursue new opportunities. While the sale was smooth, there were numerous post-sale challenges. “They basically ran down the company within 18 months.”

0:00 – 4:03 Vamsi’s background at Deloitte, Pfizer, Merrill Lynch

4:04 – 6:27 Acquiring Clinovo (how found and why chose over others)

6:28 – 9:24 Due diligence process as a buyer

9:25 – 11:24 Issues that came up during diligence process

11:25 – 13:39 Working with the investment banker

13:40 – 14:19 Interaction with seller prior to closing

14:20 – 19:19 Challenges with integration

19:20 – 21:55 Lessons learned and post-closing challenges

21:56 – 23:05 Lessons from the sell side

23:06 – 23:38 What’s on the horizon

M&A Science by Kison Patel (kison@dealroom.net)

DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)

Sep 15 2017

25mins

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Rank #8: Demystifying the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

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Kison speaks with Richard Harmon, a Managing Director at CSG Partners, a firm that helps owners of private, middle market companies achieve equity monetization while addressing personal goals. In this podcast, they discuss how ESOPs can harvest equity, enhance liquidity, and create tax advantages.

Jan 08 2020

35mins

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Rank #9: How to Successfully Build a Corporate Development Function

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Kison speaks with Nichelle Maynard-Elliot, a corporate M&A Executive, public company board member, and corporate dealmaker with over 20 years of financial and legal experience in M&A business development and strategic partnerships at Fortune 300 multinational corporations and top-ranked international/boutique law firms. She’s a highly experienced corporate attorney lawyer, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. 

Feb 05 2020

24mins

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Rank #10: How to Set Clear M&A Objectives: M&A Advice from a Former Marine

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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

May 31 2018

56mins

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Rank #11: How to Plan a Divestiture from HR’s Perspective

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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.

Dec 04 2019

33mins

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Rank #12: How to Choose an M&A Advisor

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As former VP at Huron Capital, Mark Miller is very familiar with the start-to-finish private equity process. He’s responsible for transaction teams involved in all aspects of deal sourcing, execution, and portfolio management. Mark has a wealth of experience executing deals on the buy side – managing due diligence, negotiating legal documents, setting the ultimate capital structure, and lining up financial documentation.

0:00 – 2:18 Summary of Mark’s background

2:19 – 5:18 Worse thing that could happen during a deal

5:19 – 7:24 Steps to first start planning for an exit

7:25 – 11:14 Setting up strategic initiatives from Day 1

11:15 – 18:49 Selecting advisors for the deal

18:50 – 25:24 Sanity checking valuations

25:25 – 28:02 Where advisors differentiate themselves / customizing their process & outreach

28:03 – 32:45 The important of valuations and certainty to close

32:46 – 35:33 Buyer engagement and deal rooms

35:34 – 37:07 Post-closing transactual obligations

37:08 – 39:43 Biggest challenges of process

39:44 – 42:25 Unburdening management team

42:26 - 46:50 Most important lessons learned

46:51 - 51:43 Tackling deal hiccups, touch decisions, and sell vs. hold scenarios

51:44 – 52:56 Considerations for future process improvements

M&A Science by Kison Patel (kison@dealroom.net)

DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)

Sep 15 2017

55mins

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Rank #13: How to Deliver Maximum Value from Divestitures

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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. 

Nov 20 2019

35mins

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Rank #14: Navigating Intangible Asset Valuation

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On this episode, Kison talks with PJ Patel, Co-CEO and Senior Managing Director at Valuation Research Corporation (VRC). VRC is a full-service, independent, global valuation firm that focuses exclusively on valuations that offer judgment beyond modeling. Kison and PJ discuss how to navigate intangible asset valuation in today’s market, how the current M&A climate is affecting valuation, and how to avoid the most common mistakes when conducting a valuation.

Mar 04 2020

47mins

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Rank #15: Why Decisive Communication is Vital for a Successful Integration

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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.

0:00 – 2:12 Jeremie’s background in SaaS and investment banking

2:13 – 5:52 The value of focusing on giving in M&A transactions

5:53 – 11:40 Importance of pre-diligence diligence

11:41 - 14:12 Example of a deal not closed

14:13 – 15:50 Allocating resources and labor pool decisions

15:51 – 19:14 Advantages of quick integration

19:15 – 25:29 Painful lessons

25:30 – 30:57 How to use advisors

30:58 – 36: 11 How to pick a banker

36:12 – 41:33 Differences and clashes in culture

41:34 – 46:27 Setting up a deal framework

46:28 – 51:05 Facilitating good communication

51:06 – 52:22 Importance of prioritization

52:23 – 54:54 Lessons learned

M&A Science by Kison Patel (kison@dealroom.net)

DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)

Mar 23 2017

56mins

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Rank #16: Balancing Legal and Business Concerns in M&A Transactions

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“Are you doing things that could be perceived negatively that would create a higher bar for that next acquisition? Those things can come back and haunt you”

Scott Hile is an M&A professional with two decades of experience. He also teaches Entrepreneurial Law and Global Business Transactions in Clemson University’s MBA Program.

0:00 - 5:05 Prioritizing investment and legal concerns during due diligence

5:00 - 8:40 Focusing on value drivers

8:40 - 10:50 Presenting risks to sellers

11:55 - 15:35 Legal team battles

15:35 - 17:00 Planning for integration during due diligence

17:00 - 19:05 Accounting for integration costs

19:05 - 25:25 International transaction challenges

25:25 - 32:41 Validating for cultural fit

32:41 - 38:30 Score-carding synergies

38:40-end The importance of patience

Dec 11 2017

42mins

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Rank #17: The Impact of Leadership in M&A

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In this episode, Kison Patel discusses the groundbreaking research done by Dr. Keith Dunbar. As a Managing Partner at JKD Talent Solutions, his team delivers actionable leadership intelligence. With this intelligence, we enhance clients’ long-term profitability and growth by providing a unique, holistic view of leadership capabilities. 

Keith gives insight into how leadership has more of an impact than culture, which is contrary to popular belief, and who actually has a bigger impact on deal success - middle management or C suite. They also cover why it’s taken so long for people to realize how much leadership impacts the success of a deal, how to look for those leadership traits in your staff, and what works the best in terms of incentivizing leadership in your team.

Feb 21 2020

48mins

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Rank #18: How You Survive an Unprofitable Business

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Sean Peace has a captivating story to tell about selling and exiting an unprofitable business in a unique niche: a fintech startup dealing with entertainment in the Southeast. In 2013, he founded Royalty Exchange, an auction marketplace selling music royalty streams as memorabilia to the highest bidding fans. After two years and $100K in revenue, the company landed $2 million in venture capital financing to accelerate their growth – or so they thought.

0:20 – 2:22 Background on SongVest leading up to Royalty Exchange business idea

2:23 – 3:49 Formation of Royalty Exchange and running it for the first 2 years

3:50 – 6:41 Attracting first $2M venture capital injection and how funds were invested

6:42 – 11:10 Pivot point to switch marketing strategy when proven ineffective

12:06 – 16:50 Deciding to exit and splitting sale of company to two buyers

16:51 – 19:13 Finding buyers without hiring an advisor & paying down debts

19:14 – 25:17 Discussing deal surprises and lessons learned

25:18 – 27:01 Sean answering would he start another company and raise from VCs again

M&A Science by Kison Patel (kison@dealroom.net)

DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)

Sep 15 2017

29mins

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Rank #19: The Impact of People Experience on Deal Outcomes

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On this episode, Kison speaks with Karen Isely of Isely Associates International regarding the impact people experience has on the outcome of M&A deals. Karen is an M&A specialist and the founder of Isely Associates International, an Australian-based global consulting business providing M&A advisory services to organizations growing by merger, acquisition or other similar business transactions. She brings experience as an HR professional, business leader and management consultant to every engagement and has contributed to nearly 150 deals, in-house as well as for corporate and private equity clients.

Mar 18 2020

47mins

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Rank #20: How Synergies Differ in M&A

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As a professional with 29 years’ experience in M&A corporate development, financial operations, and management, Paul Tennola, CFO of Paynet, is an expert when it comes to M&A. In addition to his experience with Paynet, Paul has worked with TransUnion, Wolters Kluwer, and SunGard. He has looked at over 1000 companies, successfully leading and closing more than 50 transactions. He believes M&A is a great way to augment growth.

0:00-1:10 Paul’s experience with Paynet, TransUnion, Wolters Kluwer, and SunGard

1:10-7:00 Bolt-on transactions versus platform transactions

7:00-10:30 Synergies: Financial/revenue and operational

10:30-14:05 Cultural fit and workarounds

14:05-18:00 Negotiation and strategies

18:00-21:40 Top factors during diligence

21:40-28:10 Deals that fall apart and surprises during diligence

28:10-33:14 Post-closing surprises and PMI

33:14-37:33 International transactions

37:33-40:05 Biggest lessons learned

M&A Science by Kison Patel (kison@dealroom.net)

DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)

Sep 15 2017

46mins

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Navigating International Deals

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In this interview, Kison discusses the topic of international transactions with Jeff Baker, EVP Mergers and Acquisitions at InComm. Jeff has extensive international experience and will be offering his advice on how to be sensitive towards other cultures and how to work with outside governments when completing a deal.

Aug 03 2020

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What is Rebadging and How it Works

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Kison sits down with Sachin Kumar, Senior Director - M&A and Regional Lead for HR North America at Conduent, to discuss the topic of the not so famous process of Rebadging. Together they break down the process step by step and explain the use case.

Some tips: Don’t forget to get the HR team involved quickly.  Without having an HR plan, focused job descriptions, and performance standards, rebadging can quickly turn into a big headache. Also, problems arise if Corp Dev was not informed because the business team doesn’t know how to manage an asset deal. So try your best to keep Corp Dev in the loop especially when the deal is scaling. 

Jul 31 2020

53mins

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Assimilating Unique Cultures in M&A

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On this episode, Kison speaks with Kim Jones, Senior HR M&A Manager at Microsoft. She conducts due diligence research and completes all HR-related integration activities as part of Microsoft's M&A programs. 

Together they discuss what company culture is, at what of the deal to consider it, and how to assess the company culture. Hear Kim’s advice on identifying the early signs of a bad fit, how to minimize fear, and how to accommodate the target company’s culture. She also gives insight as to what affects culture that you may not expect, the challenges that arise when assimilating different cultures, and what some non-negotiables are.

Jul 29 2020

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Preserving a Company's Value During Integration

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In this episode, Kison interviews Dev Sirur, Director of M&A Integrations at Intel.nHe has spent over 23 years at Intel and worked on 40+ transactions over a 10 year period. Dev is a proven executive experienced in helping business leaders and executive management on M&A strategy and synergy drivers.

Together they discuss preserving a company’s value during integration and give advice on how not to annihilate the value creation during M&A. Learn how to retain value through M&A, how to adjust the integration process to fit your company's specific needs, and how to drive an efficient yet thorough due diligence process. 

Jul 27 2020

54mins

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COVID-19's Impact on M&A

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In this episode, Kison discusses the impact COVID-19 is having on M&A with Toby Tester, a Senior Consultant and Project Manager at BTD, Kevin Robbins a General Partner at Blue Delta Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Wolf Den Associates, and Fred Thiel, Chairman and Chief Advisor of Thiel Advisors, Inc. 

For this discussion, Kison wanted to bring in industry professionals to talk about market shifts, the impact this pandemic is having on closing deals, and if we’re seeing any new deals arising because of COVID-19 we wouldn’t be seeing otherwise.

Jul 24 2020

53mins

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Developing International Joint Ventures

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On this episode, Kison and Ritch Schaafsma, VP of Corporate Development, Global Mergers and Acquisitions at General Motors, discuss the ins and outs of international joint ventures. Ritch is an accomplished and internationally seasoned Senior Corporate Development Executive, with over 15+ years of experience offering execution, valuation, strategy and restructuring expertise for driving multi-billion dollar growth transactions to C-level executives and Boards of Directors of Industry-leading manufacturers to meet their strategic objectives.

In this podcast you will hear about Ritch’s transition to working overseas, cultural challenges, and his favorite global transaction. Additionally, they discuss how to navigate national governments, what prompts an international joint venture, and what exactly the international joint venture process looks like. Please note the views expressed in this podcast do not reflect those of General Motors.

Jul 15 2020

53mins

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Building an Effective Internal Communication Plan for M&A

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On this episode Kison speaks with Briana Elkington, Program Manager at VSP Global. Previously she was a Lead Project Manager at Oracle where she assembled a project management office responsible for the successful integration of acquired assets. She's led integration efforts for roughly 10 acquisitions throughout her career. 

Together they discuss how to build an effective internal communication plan for M&A. Briana goes in depth on how to create a communication plan, how to effectively distribute that communication plan, and how to approach an onboarding supplier. You'll learn how to deal with heavy resistance and what challenges you can expect to face during the process.

Jul 01 2020

45mins

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Building a Corporate Development Function From Scratch

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On this episode, Kison Patel speaks with Russ Hartz, VP of Corporate Development at ANSYS, Inc. / former VP of Corporate Development at SAP. He’s an experienced Corporate Development professional with specific expertise in M&A and investments and post-merger integration. His role at ANSYS involves M&A strategy and deal sourcing, as well as managing transaction execution.

Together, Kison and Russ discuss best practices he’s learned at SAP, how he was able to bring those best practices over to ANSYS, guiding principles he focuses on during a transaction, and how to begin building an integration process at a company that doesn’t have one. Russ also discusses how deal strategy affects company alignment and how he measures the success of a post-merger integration.

Jun 17 2020

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Sneak-Peek: Making Integration Successful from Both Sides of the Deal

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Kison Patel gives a sneak-peek into a panel discussion of the highly anticipated M&A Science Virtual Summit, featuring over 40 industry-leading practitioners.

This panel discussion features Christina Amiry, Head of M&A Strategic Operations and Integrations at Atlassian and Steve Elliott, Head of Jira Align at Atlassian. Together they discuss the ways in which Atlassian ensured the acquisition of Jira Align was successful from both sides of the deal.

Jun 04 2020

22mins

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The Virtualization of M&A

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On this episode, Kison speaks with Kimberly Baird, Corporate Development Integration Lead at Cisco. She’s responsible for driving the successful integration of acquired organizations into Cisco by implementing best practice methodology rooted in M&A-specific project and change management developed over 200+ acquisitions. Today she shares tips on how to adjust your M&A practice to a virtual process.

May 27 2020

49mins

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How to Best Protect a Business Case in an Acquisition

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On this episode, Kison speaks with Ben Sutton, a senior manager of corporate development at NCR Corporation, about executing transactions and what a senior manager’s role looks like. Together they discuss how to measure the success of a transaction, the difference between revenue synergy and cost synergy, and how you can predict what a leader wants out of a transaction.

Ben breaks down legal terms he’s come to be familiar with and discusses potential learning curves to expect when entering a senior manager role. From predicting outcome wants incorrectly, transaction metrics, and experiencing post-close surprises, Ben covers every aspect of a senior manager corporate development role. 

May 13 2020

55mins

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How to Plan a Divestiture from HR’s Perspective

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On this episode, Kison speaks with Sallie Cunningham about how to plan a divestiture from HR’s perspective. Together they discuss the process of moving employees, how to approach ringfencing, and what Transition Service Agreements (TSAs) are. Sallie also explains what the key materials HR must have when it comes to preparing for due diligence during a divestiture and which transition records are required for HR to gather.

Apr 29 2020

57mins

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Bringing M&A and Business Agility Together

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On this episode, Toby Tester interviews Kison Patel about his newly published book, Agile M&A,  and how Agile can transform the traditional M&A deal process. They discuss topics such as how companies can apply Agile techniques to the antiquated M&A process and take a deep dive into how Agile is a unique project framework that increases efficiency and closes deals faster. The two also address the importance of accountability and leadership.

Through this interview, Kison gives a step by step guide on how to implement this innovative framework and breaks down Agile to its fundamental pillars. Learn how to adopt the responsive mindset Agile requires and hear Kison’s opinion on the future of M&A. You can purchase Kison’s book on Amazon or at agilema.com.

Apr 15 2020

43mins

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Building a Communications Plan from Scratch

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On this episode, Kison Patel speaks with Stephanie Carty. Stephanie is a corporate communications professional with more than 15 years of experience at GE, KPMG and other companies. Her expertise is in executive communications and ensuring top leaders communicate with honesty, clarity, and credibility. Currently, Stephanie is a strategic advisor, specializing in employee communications.

Learn components of communication plans, when to start planning, and behind the scenes activity that makes all the difference in the success of Day 1. In this episode, she tells Kison best practices for Day 1 and gives advice on how to avoid disasters. Stephanie also talks about a time she wrote 25 versions of a communication plan and how that unfolded at the time of signing.

Apr 01 2020

57mins

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The Impact of People Experience on Deal Outcomes

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On this episode, Kison speaks with Karen Isely of Isely Associates International regarding the impact people experience has on the outcome of M&A deals. Karen is an M&A specialist and the founder of Isely Associates International, an Australian-based global consulting business providing M&A advisory services to organizations growing by merger, acquisition or other similar business transactions. She brings experience as an HR professional, business leader and management consultant to every engagement and has contributed to nearly 150 deals, in-house as well as for corporate and private equity clients.

Mar 18 2020

47mins

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Navigating Intangible Asset Valuation

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On this episode, Kison talks with PJ Patel, Co-CEO and Senior Managing Director at Valuation Research Corporation (VRC). VRC is a full-service, independent, global valuation firm that focuses exclusively on valuations that offer judgment beyond modeling. Kison and PJ discuss how to navigate intangible asset valuation in today’s market, how the current M&A climate is affecting valuation, and how to avoid the most common mistakes when conducting a valuation.

Mar 04 2020

47mins

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The Impact of Leadership in M&A

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In this episode, Kison Patel discusses the groundbreaking research done by Dr. Keith Dunbar. As a Managing Partner at JKD Talent Solutions, his team delivers actionable leadership intelligence. With this intelligence, we enhance clients’ long-term profitability and growth by providing a unique, holistic view of leadership capabilities. 

Keith gives insight into how leadership has more of an impact than culture, which is contrary to popular belief, and who actually has a bigger impact on deal success - middle management or C suite. They also cover why it’s taken so long for people to realize how much leadership impacts the success of a deal, how to look for those leadership traits in your staff, and what works the best in terms of incentivizing leadership in your team.

Feb 21 2020

48mins

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How to Successfully Build a Corporate Development Function

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Kison speaks with Nichelle Maynard-Elliot, a corporate M&A Executive, public company board member, and corporate dealmaker with over 20 years of financial and legal experience in M&A business development and strategic partnerships at Fortune 300 multinational corporations and top-ranked international/boutique law firms. She’s a highly experienced corporate attorney lawyer, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. 

Feb 05 2020

24mins

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Demystifying the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

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Kison speaks with Richard Harmon, a Managing Director at CSG Partners, a firm that helps owners of private, middle market companies achieve equity monetization while addressing personal goals. In this podcast, they discuss how ESOPs can harvest equity, enhance liquidity, and create tax advantages.

Jan 08 2020

35mins

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Focusing Less on Cost Synergies to Increase Value Creation

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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.

Dec 18 2019

57mins

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Solid M&A podcast

By Jejsixbabskkru - Nov 17 2019
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It’s freakanomics for M&A. Well done

Great podcast

By jim kernel - Jun 19 2019
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Highly recommended! So much useful information