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M&A Science is a podcast exploring the intricate world of mergers and acquisitions with industry leaders and practitioners. With an unlimited access to our deal network, these interviews examine M&A trends, culture, and best practices. This podcast is sponsored by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management platform.
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Now displaying: March, 2023
Mar 27, 2023

Michael Farlekas is the CEO at E2open

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 Introduction

02:24 Background

04:58 14 transactions without a dedicated Corp Dev team

08:47 Networking and scoring the deals

14:34 The hunting part

20:45 Restructuring the business for faster integration

22:04 Approach to due diligence

24:10 Key things to look at pre and post-LOI

25:15 Considering the culture and the people aspect

27:34 Integration

30:20 Budgeting Integration cost

32:19 Go-to-Market Integration

34:14 Acquiring away from the core

36:13 Keys to success

37:38 Go-To-Market Framework

39:54 Advice for first-time acquirers

44:33 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Mar 20, 2023

Chris Evans is the former Head of Corporate Development Integration at Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS: 

0:00 Introduction

5:32 How Important is Day One

10:40 What happens on Day One

14:59 Integration North Star

16:25 What Success on Day One looks like  

21:00 Introducing the Integration Manager

25:43 Engaging the managers

31:08 Keeping the big picture alignment

35:30 Identifying the faces of the acquiring company

37:34 Sharing the Integration Plan

40:45 Connecting the value drivers to integration 

45: 20 The biggest challenge on Day One

48:34 What is Day One of Day One in Amazon 

52: 28 Craziest thing in M&A

 

Mar 13, 2023

Sarah Thuo, Chief Operating Officer of IBM Sustainability Services

As the business world shifts towards a more environmentally and socially conscious approach, the significance of sustainability in M&A has become increasingly prominent. In light of this, companies are now considering the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives of their target companies before making any acquisitions.

In this article, we explore the importance of sustainability in M&A and how to perform sustainability diligence, with insights from Sarah Thuo, Chief Operating Officer of IBM Sustainability Services.

This episode is sponsored by our new publication: How to Stand Up an M&A Function.Topics include the order of hiring, establishing your operating model, developing your organization's integration muscle, and more. Find it on Amazon: shorturl.at/jBCW1

Mar 6, 2023

Michael Nov, Head of Corporate Development & Chief of Staff to the CTO at OwnBackup

M&A is a game-changing tool that can propel a company's growth several years ahead of schedule. However, for hyper-growth companies, M&A can also be a double-edged sword that leads to attrition and detracts from the core business objectives. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Michael Nov, Head of Corporate Development & Chief of Staff to the CTO at OwnBackup, discusses how to set up M&A for hyper-growth companies. 

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