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Sep 4, 2023

Andrew Bilbao, current CFO of Noble Education Acquisition Corp. 

M&A is a massive undertaking that calls for collaboration among numerous individuals. Ensuring alignment with everyone involved is essential for the success of a deal. Yet, with a variety of opinions and personalities at play, achieving alignment can be quite a challenge. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Andrew Bilbao, CFO of Noble Education Acquisition Corp, shares valuable insights on how to guarantee alignment for deal success, paving the way for a smooth and fruitful M&A process.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro

04:47 Areas where alignment is important

07:03 Approach to Alignment

11:19 Prioritizing the pipeline

14:11 Identifying an opportunity to LOI

15:56 Target Market Competitiveness

19:50 Evolving from first conversations

20:59 Go/No-go decision

25:47 Bidding process

28:45 Things to not do when dealing with the Board

29:55 Working with functional leads

33:41 Alignment with functional leads

35:53 Keeping alignment to strategy

38:16 The hardest part of achieving alignment

39:10 How do you not fall in love with your deal?

46:41 Craziest thing in M&A

 

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