7 episodes

56% of global M&As fail.  A similar failure rate would result in 22 million plane crashes every year. Research shows that an effective management of the negotiation process paves the way for a successful and durable M&A that creates value for all stakeholders. Global M&A Negotiations puts you in the shoes of CEOs and founders by revealing the stories and strategies behind major M&A negotiations. Remember, this is more than a podcast; it's a learning journey to change the narrative and turn the tide on M&A failures.

Global M&A Negotiations Yadvinder Singh Rana

    • Business

56% of global M&As fail.  A similar failure rate would result in 22 million plane crashes every year. Research shows that an effective management of the negotiation process paves the way for a successful and durable M&A that creates value for all stakeholders. Global M&A Negotiations puts you in the shoes of CEOs and founders by revealing the stories and strategies behind major M&A negotiations. Remember, this is more than a podcast; it's a learning journey to change the narrative and turn the tide on M&A failures.

    Unpacking the Microsoft-LinkedIn Negotiations with my AI Co-Host

    Unpacking the Microsoft-LinkedIn Negotiations with my AI Co-Host

    In this episode, I'm trying something new. I'm joined by a special co-host, Alex, an advanced artificial intelligence known to many as Gemini. 

    Alex brings a unique perspective to our analysis, harnessing the power of AI to deepen our conversation. 

    Let's dive into the conversation on the negotiations between Microsoft and LinkedIn. 


    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and check out our website: neglob.com
    I welcome any suggestions, questions, or comments at yrana@neglob.com


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    • 10 min
    The negotiations between Facebook and WhatsApp

    The negotiations between Facebook and WhatsApp

    On February 19, 2014, Facebook announced a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, for a total of $19 billion in cash and stock.
    In this episode, we'll explore the key factors and the critical moments that shaped the negotiations between Facebook and WhatsApp.


    Audio contributions are provided by:
    Facebook buys WhatsApp: Inside the deal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPW51bHDIbM
    Facebook’s Acquisition of WhatsApp & The Value of Strategic M&A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxbPX3W03YA
    Facebook WhatsApp deal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT1Rjzs5Ul8
    Zuckerberg defends Facebook's WhatsApp purchase
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqraLds7z7A&t=25s 
    Zuckerberg on WhatsApp acquisition
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgoctV4AcNw
    Mark Zuckerberg: WhatsApp Worth More Than $19 Billion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgO7x-_HOKI                       
    Mark Zuckerberg On The First Days Of Facebook
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-F3mCdP8t4                    
    Zuckerberg shares painful moment in Facebook history
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y74cdtfl4Oo                   
    What's Up WhatsApp? (Jan Koum, CEO at WhatsApp & David Rowan) | DLD14
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgAtBTpm6Xk
    Facebook Celebrates 1Bn Users                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RERkIA0WGrc
    WhatsApp Co-Founder to Leave Facebook                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFo3as42HfI 




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    • 25 min
    The negotiations between Daimler and Chrysler

    The negotiations between Daimler and Chrysler

    On May 7, 1998, Daimler-Benz announced plans to merge with Chrysler in a 38 billion $ deal, the largest industrial merger in history.
    In this episode, we'll explore the key factors and the critical moments that shaped the negotiations between Daimler-Benz and Chrysler.



    Bibliography
    Vlasic, B., & Stertz, B. A. (2001). Taken for a Ride: How Daimler-Benz Drove Off With Chrysler. Harper Paperbacks.

    Main Audio contribution:
    Special acknowledgment to Brian and Nick from Regular Car Reviews for their unique take on the Daimler-Chrysler merger. Their blend of insight and humor in the video History of the Chrysler / Mercedes Merger not only enriched this episode with valuable audio clips but also provided an unconventional and in-depth perspective on the merger.

    Other audio contributions are provided by:
    Daimler Chrysler Merger Press Conference from 1998...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfgrNYHyEkc 
    Germany Juergen Schremp new head of Daimler Benz AG
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A2uUfcO1Xk   
    Lee Iacocca Steps down
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHEbI0gm1ms 
    DaimlerChrysler  merger  lawsuit continues
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_bhM_1yVTY&t=470 
    Zetsche Daimler Chrysler deal made 'substantial' loss   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7ClQZHOUqM 
    Daimler Chrysler
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBE4HteOgAw&t=267s 


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    • 27 min
    The negotiations between AOL and Time Warner

    The negotiations between AOL and Time Warner

    In January 2000, America Online announced the acquisition of Time Warner for 182 billion $ in an all-stock transaction.

    In this episode, we'll explore how self-interest and hubris shaped the negotiations between AOL and Time Warner.



    Bibliography
    Klein, A. (2003). Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner. Simon & Schuster.
    Munk, N. (2009). Fools Rush In: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner. HarperCollins.

     Audio contributions are provided by:
    AOL & Time Warner marriage - TheDeal.com reports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZYO2Xb2mmA&t=60s 
    PandoMonthly: Steve Case on the early days of AOL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INraCDiFNdI&t=2s  
    "The Third Wave" author Steve Case on failed AOL-TimeWarner merger; great idea, poor execution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_bhM_1yVTY&t=470s 
    AOL-Time Warner Merger Architect on Mergers, Tech Bubbles and HuffPo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-B3_BX8F8I 
    AOL Time Warner Levin thank you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A_XLqtZIeQ
    AOL - Time Warner, The Most Destructive Merger In History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuLuUyVPOCg&t=67s
    Remembering AOL's acquisition of Time Warner on the merger's 20th anniversary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5tr9eiak7s&t=85s
    Former Time Warner Chief Reveals What He Would Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuVC6lY-hz0 


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    I welcome any suggestions, questions, or comments at yrana@neglob.com


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    • 32 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

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    • 33 sec
    The negotiations between Microsoft and Linkedin

    The negotiations between Microsoft and Linkedin

    In March 2016, Microsoft announced the acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion $ in cash.
    In this episode, we explore the key factors and the critical moments that shaped the complex negotiations between the two companies and explain why LinkedIn opted for Microsoft over Salesforce.


    Audio contributions are provided by:
    Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9S6iI-7o38&t=22s 
    The David Rubenstein Show: Satya Nadella: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUl-a3GZznQ  
    Jeff Weiner Interviewed at Web 2.0 Summit 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnQOEuAG8o 
    Microsoft buys LinkedIn - Full Announcement - Satya Nadella & Jeff Weiner - June 13th 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPY2sTt1dfI 
    LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner, Keynote Speaker | Wharton Undergraduate Graduation 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMJ_UrMNyLY&t=535s 
    Watch CNBC's full interview with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvEHRcJcrcM&t=159s 
    LinkedIn CEO on Microsoft acquisition, managing compassionately: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvgwB-EZGMk&t=81s 


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    • 22 min

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