97 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

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

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. 

    118. How to Build an M&A Team That Can Support Multi-Vertical Strategies

    118. How to Build an M&A Team That Can Support Multi-Vertical Strategies

    How do you manage a multi-vertical M&A strategy? IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to building consumer internet companies such as Tinder, Expedia, and Vimeo. Ailene Holderness, IAC's Head of M&A shares their strategy and how they build a team to execute on that. In this episode you'll learn:
    -How to build a diverse M&A team 
    -Why you shouldn't just look for current skills in capabilities when hiring a team member
    -M&A Approach on Portfolio Companies and New Verticals 

    • 52 min
    117. Managing M&A on a High Scale

    117. Managing M&A on a High Scale

    What does it take to manage M&A on a large scale? We're going to find out as Jeff Bender, CEO at Harris, shares what their entire process looks like and how they manage massive volumes of M&A investments in their organization. In this episode you'll learn about:
    - Platform vs. tuck in transactions
    - The centralized structure of services at Harris
    - Business development at a high scale
     
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    • 46 min
    116. Successfully Execute Deals with a Small Team

    116. Successfully Execute Deals with a Small Team

    Understanding that not everyone can afford to have big M&A teams, I interviewed Jason Lippert, CEO of LCI Industries. He has only one dedicated M&A person, and he will be teaching us how LCI successfully executes deals with a small team. Here's what you'll learn:
    - How to structure a small team for maximum impact
    - The deal sourcing process
    - Advice for first time CEOs doing acquisitions
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    • 38 min
    115. Managing Internal Dynamics of Your M&A Team

    115. Managing Internal Dynamics of Your M&A Team

    Hello M&A friends! Do you know how to manage the internal dynamics of your team? In this interview, Randy Tinsley, Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at Synopsys, shares how he assembles and manages his internal M&A team. Here's what you'll learn:
     
    - How to set your team up for success
    - Resolving conflicts and disagreements
    - Tracking deals post-close
     
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    • 47 min
    114. Deal Origination from a PE Investor's Perspective

    114. Deal Origination from a PE Investor's Perspective

    Explore the world of private equity and deal sourcing with me and Jay Jester, Partner at Plexus Capital, LLC. Here are some of my key takeaways:
    - Deal origination for PE vs corporate development
    - The one deal at a time system
    - Developing an origination process
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    • 50 min
    113. How to Negotiate like a Pro

    113. How to Negotiate like a Pro

    Do you want to learn how to negotiate like a pro? I recently had a chat with Mladen Kresic, Founder and CEO of K&R Negotiation Associates LLC, and he shared a lot when it comes to negotiating effectively. Here's what you'll learn about:
    - Breaking Down Value-Based Negotiations
    -  Macro and Micro Agenda of Negotiations
    - Tools to Become a Better Negotiator
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    • 49 min

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52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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Best M&A Podcast

From someone who doesn’t come directly from M&A this podcast is a perfect mix of high level and detailed best practices. I felt like these interviews were extremely informative and useful even though my knowledge of M&A is rather limited. This is definitely worth listening to. Keep up the good work!

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This is one of the best M&A Podcasts out there. Kison’s natural curiosity and commitment to ensuring M&A is done well comes through and allows his practitioner guests to really shine and share.

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