98 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
    • 5.0 • 60 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. 

    142. Hiring A Head Of Corporate Development That Fits Your M&A Strategy

    142. Hiring A Head Of Corporate Development That Fits Your M&A Strategy

    Charles Breed, VP Corporate Development at Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL) 
    In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Charles Breed, VP of Corporate Development at Corel Corporation, talks about how to hire a corporate development team that fits into your M&A strategy.
    When you’re building a corporate development function, the first thing you need to do is hire a head of corporate development, but hiring is not as simple as it sounds. The head of corporate development needs to fit into the overall strategy.
    Things you will learn in this episode:
    -What to look for in when hiring a head of corporate development
    -The role of the head of corporate development
    -Skills required for a corporate development leader
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    • 44 min
    141. How to Create Better People Experience in M&A

    141. How to Create Better People Experience in M&A

    Klint Kendrick, Chair of the HR M&A Round Table
    After over 100 podcast interviews, we have collected more than 40 lessons learned from top practitioners worldwide. In those lessons, we saw a recurring theme: creating a better people experience in M&A is key to a successful transaction. 
    The biggest value leak after a deal closes is losing key employees and people. In this episode, HR expert Klint Kendrick, Chair of the HR M&A Round Table, is going to share with us best practices on how to retain key employees. 
    Listen in and learn about:
    -The biggest shift in the M&A industry
    -Best practices for successful integration
    -The importance of empathy 
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    • 48 min
    140. Making M&A GTM Successful

    140. Making M&A GTM Successful

    Gwen Pope, Head of Global Product M&A at eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY)
    Creating a go-to-market plan is one of the first things to do during an acquisition. In this interview, Gwen Pope, Head of Global Product M&A at eBay, will be sharing how to make M&A GTM successful. 
    Listen in and learn about:
    - The importance of getting your house in order
    - How to pressure test your deal rationale
    - Steps to building your GTM plan
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    • 46 min
    139. M&A Market Trends From a Banker’s Perspective

    139. M&A Market Trends From a Banker’s Perspective

    Kunal Jain, Director at William Blair, Health Care Investment Banking
    The M&A market is not what it used to be. Markets change all the time, and the M&A industry is no exception. Especially with COVID-19, the M&A market has been crazy the past couple of years. Helping us understand M&A market trends from a banker's perspective is Kunal Jain, Director at William Blair, Health Care Investment Banking. 
     Listen in and learn about:
    - The biggest changes in the M&A market
    - How strategic buyers and PE firms fair in this new environment
    - How bankers are thriving in this new landscape of M&A
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    • 37 min
    138. Overcoming Change Management with Great Leadership

    138. Overcoming Change Management with Great Leadership

    Harry Kraemer Jr, Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management
    Change management is the tilting point of every M&A deal. Preserving the value that you just acquired is dependent on how you retain key employees. In this episode of the M&A science podcast, Harry Kraemer, Jr, Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management, talks about how effective leadership helps overcome change management challenges. Listen in and learn about:
    - how leaders can help retention
    - the importance of feedback mechanisms
    - how to create an environment where your people can thrive
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    • 47 min
    137. Why You Should Update Your M&A Management Approach

    137. Why You Should Update Your M&A Management Approach

    Jim Buckley, Vice President of M&A at VMware (NYSE: VMW)
    M&A deals are bound to get complicated. The key to success is keeping it as simple as possible, for as long as possible. In this continuation of last week’s interview, Jim Buckley, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Integration at VMware talks about how to update your M&A Management Approach. Listen in and learn all about:
    - the 5x5 framework that you can use to keep your process simple
    - what to focus on during change management
    - how to ensure team alignment
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Shaykray ,

Super informative

Each week Kison Patel speaks to Fortune 500 corp dev executives about the most exciting and challenging deals they have done. He does a great job of breaking down their stories into applicable lessons. As someone new to the space it’s really helped me to stay in tune with best practices and how to keep deals on track! As well as teaching what deals to walk away from. Definitely give it a listen 👌

Kidman007 ,

Best show ever

It rips

megan@podcastingyou ,

Great Content!

Kison does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

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