49 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
    • 4.9, 36 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. 

    Building an Effective Internal Communication Plan for M&A

    Building an Effective Internal Communication Plan for M&A

    On this episode Kison speaks with Briana Elkington, Program Manager at VSP Global. Previously she was a Lead Project Manager at Oracle where she assembled a project management office responsible for the successful integration of acquired assets. She's led integration efforts for roughly 10 acquisitions throughout her career. 

    • 45 min
    Building a Corporate Development Function From Scratch

    Building a Corporate Development Function From Scratch

    On this episode, Kison Patel speaks with Russ Hartz, VP of Corporate Development at ANSYS, Inc. / former VP of Corporate Development at SAP. He’s an experienced Corporate Development professional with specific expertise in M&A and investments and post-merger integration. His role at ANSYS involves M&A strategy and deal sourcing, as well as managing transaction execution.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Sneak-Peek: Making Integration Successful from Both Sides of the Deal

    Sneak-Peek: Making Integration Successful from Both Sides of the Deal

    Kison Patel gives a sneak-peek into a panel discussion of the highly anticipated M&A Science Virtual Summit, featuring over 40 industry-leading practitioners.

    This panel discussion features Christina Amiry, Head of M&A Strategic Operations and Integrations at Atlassian and Steve Elliott, Head of Jira Align at Atlassian. Together they discuss the ways in which Atlassian ensured the acquisition of Jira Align was successful from both sides of the deal.

    • 22 min
    The Virtualization of M&A

    The Virtualization of M&A

    On this episode, Kison speaks with Kimberly Baird, Corporate Development Integration Lead at Cisco. She’s responsible for driving the successful integration of acquired organizations into Cisco by implementing best practice methodology rooted in M&A-specific project and change management developed over 200+ acquisitions. Today she shares tips on how to adjust your M&A practice to a virtual process.

    • 49 min
    How to Best Protect a Business Case in an Acquisition

    How to Best Protect a Business Case in an Acquisition

    On this episode, Kison speaks with Ben Sutton, a senior manager of corporate development at NCR Corporation, about executing transactions and what a senior manager’s role looks like. Together they discuss how to measure the success of a transaction, the difference between revenue synergy and cost synergy, and how you can predict what a leader wants out of a transaction.

    • 55 min
    How to Plan a Divestiture from HR’s Perspective

    How to Plan a Divestiture from HR’s Perspective

    On this episode, Kison speaks with Sallie Cunningham about how to plan a divestiture from HR’s perspective. Together they discuss the process of moving employees, how to approach ringfencing, and what Transition Service Agreements (TSAs) are. Sallie also explains what the key materials HR must have when it comes to preparing for due diligence during a divestiture and which transition records are required for HR to gather.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

GExP-RT ,

Ryan Tansom

Highly recommended for anyone looking to acquire or sell a business. One of the biggest challenges in M&A is the due diligence and integration process... you should listen in so you can make sure you get the value you intended from the deal!

Jejsixbabskkru ,

Solid M&A podcast

It’s freakanomics for M&A. Well done

Pamela855837 ,

corporate development

Great insights into how other firms approach M&A. I find myself having to pause and take notes often.

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