58 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, 37 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. 

    Summit recap: Avoiding Valuation Surprises and Accounting for M&A Transactions

    Summit recap: Avoiding Valuation Surprises and Accounting for M&A Transactions

    This is a session from our M&A Virtual Conference which was held on June 10 and 11. The topic of discussion is avoiding valuation surprises and accounting for M&A transactions, hosted by PJ Patel, co-CEO and Senior Managing Director at Valuation Research Corporation. Our guest for this interview is the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and M&A at Church and Dwight, Brian Buchert.

    • 52 min
    How Successful Diligence and Integration Planning Frames Successful M&A and Valuation

    How Successful Diligence and Integration Planning Frames Successful M&A and Valuation

    Last week’s interview was with Erik Levy, Group Head Corp Dev and M&A at DMGT PLC. Erik has completed over 150  acquisitions, minority and venture investments and strategic partnerships. The topic of discussion is how successful Diligence and Integration planning frames success of M&A and valuation. Kison and Erik cover topics such as different approaches to valuation, causes of failures, and the keys to success. 

    • 55 min
    Virtual Summit Recap: Virtualizing the People Experience During Integration

    Virtual Summit Recap: Virtualizing the People Experience During Integration

    In this recorded session from our M&A Science Virtual Summit, Laura Lane, Chief of Staff at VMware, Kimberly Baird,  Corporate Development Integration Leader at Cisco, and Dawn White, Manager of M&A Integration at Corning discuss how to virtualize the people experience during integration. They cover topics such as maintaining enthusiasm, boosting morale, and what tech tools they use during this unprecedented time. 

    • 52 min
    Diligence in M&A

    Diligence in M&A

    On this episode, Kison interviews Jeff Desroches, VP of Corporate Development at Atlas Copco, about how to identify issues during diligence in M&A. Jeff is a high-impact Corporate Development executive adept at identifying, developing and executing strategic growth opportunities. He’s a resourceful problem solver with proven ability to manage large, cross-functional teams to drive complex commercial and technical programs with extensive experience in international dealmaking.

    • 32 min
    What is Rebadging and How it Works

    What is Rebadging and How it Works

    Kison sits down with Sachin Kumar, Senior Director - M&A and Regional Lead for HR North America at Conduent, to discuss the topic of the not so famous process of Rebadging. Together they break down the process step by step and explain the use case.

    • 53 min
    Assimilating Unique Cultures in M&A

    Assimilating Unique Cultures in M&A

    On this episode, Kison speaks with Kim Jones, Senior HR M&A Manager at Microsoft. She conducts due diligence research and completes all HR-related integration activities as part of Microsoft's M&A programs.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Compelling, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the M&A world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Kison does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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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

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