76 episodes

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. 

M&A Science Kison Patel

    • Investing

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. 

    How to Build an M&A Center of Excellence from Scratch

    How to Build an M&A Center of Excellence from Scratch

    On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Philip Pratt, Director, Acquisition Integration at Corning Incorporated, about building an M&A center of excellence from scratch. Philip has been at Corning for over eleven years, working in every aspect of M&A from being Director of M&A integration and even as Director of Acquisition Integration of Corning Glass Technologies in Japan.

    In this episode, you will learn:
    The benefits of creating an M&A center of excellence The steps of building that center of excellence The biggest challenges you will face when creating a center of excellence  
    This podcast is brought to you by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management software. Go to DealRoom.net to learn more.
     
    To join our network of M&A practitioners, sign up for our newsletter at mascience.com.
     
    Perfect your M&A practice using Agile. Go to agilema.com to learn how you can close deals faster.

    • 52 min
    How to Build and Align a Corporate Development Team with Multiple Mandates

    How to Build and Align a Corporate Development Team with Multiple Mandates

    On this episode of M&A Science, Kison talks with Jeremy Segal, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Progress, about building and aligning a corporate development team with multiple mandates.
    Jeremy’s a Corporate development executive with 20+ years of experience in the technology industry focused on M&A, Strategic Planning, Joint Ventures, Divestitures, International Expansion, and Strategic Partnerships. He has led all aspects of 35+ acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic investments with aggregate value exceeding $8B. 
    In this podcast you will learn:
    The ideal method of getting a prospect on board How to find the right people that can do all the various growth deal types How Jeremy manages the wide breadth of responsibilities he has This podcast is brought to you by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management software. Go to DealRoom.net to learn more.
    To join our network of M&A practitioners, sign up for our newsletter at mascience.com.
    Perfect your M&A practice using Agile. Go to agilema.com to learn how you can close deals faster.

    • 41 min
    Aligning People in M&A for a Better Outcome

    Aligning People in M&A for a Better Outcome

    On this episode, Kison speaks with Carlos Cesta, Vice President of Corporate Development at Presidio, about aligning leadership for greater deal success. Together they discuss leveraging employees to ensure deal success, when to start thinking about integration, and developing a joint integration plan.

    Learn more about our network of practitioners at mascience.com.

    • 48 min
    Structuring Talent Focused Acquisitions

    Structuring Talent Focused Acquisitions

    On this episode, Kison interviews Christina Ungaro, Head of Corporate Development at JLL, about structuring a talent focused acquisition. Christina breaks down what a talent focused acquisition truly is, how to make that acquisition successful, and the necessary components needed when executing this transaction.

    This podcast is brought to you by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management software. Learn more about M&A Science and join a network of practitioners sharing lessons learned at mascience.com.

    • 38 min
    How to Hire Talent for Today's M&A Climate

    How to Hire Talent for Today's M&A Climate

    How do you hire talent in today’s M&A climate? This is what we discussed together with Nitin Kumar, CEO of Appnomic, and Rima Franklin, Chief Growth Officer of DealRoom. Together they discuss how the current state of the world affects hiring needs. Learn what to look for in potential hires.
    This podcast is brought to you by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management software. Learn more about M&A Science and join a network of leading practitioners sharing lessons learned over the years at mascience.com.

    • 51 min
    Virtual Summit Recap: The Future of M&A

    Virtual Summit Recap: The Future of M&A

    Ever wondered what is the future of M&A? This is one of the topics we tackled in the M&A Virtual Summit that we had. In this session, Dr. Karl Michael Popp, Senior Director of Corporate Development at SAP, and CEO of DealRoom, Kison Patel had an amazing interview. 

    This podcast is brought to you by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management software. Learn more about M&A Science and join a network of leading practitioners sharing lessons learned over the years at mascience.com.

    • 30 min

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