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M&A trends podcast series

Briefings on hot topics in mergers and acquisitions

Is there any part of the business world that moves faster than mergers and acquisitions (M&A)? It's hard to imagine—and that's what makes it so exciting. The M&A Views podcast series is a chance to hear Deloitte's experienced M&A leaders answer questions on the latest mergers and acquisitions trends, from culture to technology and beyond. Listen in on conversations about topics likely to directly impact your work today.

M&A technology: Turbocharge your transactions

Joni Young and Janet Roth

Contract data is a critical component of M&A due diligence. Transactions can have thousands of related contracts, but one person can only go through four or five contracts a day. How can organizations speed up this process? Joni Young, managing director with Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Janet Roth, partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, take a closer look at how AI and other emerging technologies are helping to simplify this painstaking—but critical—process.

The average company today is doing business with over 100 technology suppliers and likely has upwards of thousands of contracts across all businesses, which means there is a significant amount of time and cost required for manual contract reviews following an M&A transaction.

Turbocharge your transactions

Down the value chain: Trends in oil and gas M&A

Melinda Yee and Andrew Slaughter

What are the developing trends for 2019 in oil and gas M&A? In this episode, Andrew Slaughter, executive director of Deloitte’s Energy, Resources & Industrials Research & Insights group, Deloitte Services LP, and Melinda Yee, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, discuss variable oil prices, increasing US shale production, portfolio consolidation, specific value chain developments, and geopolitical factors that all play into the prospects for growth and financial positioning.

Looking into 2019, we may see portfolio consolidation—not only in upstream, but also in the oilfield services, midstream, and downstream segments as well.

Trends in oil and gas M&A

Exploring deals abroad: Cross-border considerations (part one)

Jack Koenigsknecht and Nik Chickermane

Cross-border transactions make up almost a third of overall deal activity today. Before looking to new markets, what should organizations consider? Jack Koenigsknecht, M&A partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Nik Chickermane, M&A principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discuss the main drivers causing more organizations to pursue cross-border deals and the biggest integration challenges when working with foreign entities.

But perhaps the biggest advantage of a cross-border deal is the reduction in the time to market.

Exploring deals abroad (part one)

Exploring deals abroad: Cross-border considerations (part two)

Jack Koenigsknecht and Nik Chickermane

In part two of this episode, Jack Koenigsknecht, M&A partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Nik Chickermane, M&A principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, continue their conversation on cross-border M&A and take a closer look at the benefits and challenges of pursuing deals in specific markets. And, of course, no cross-border conversation would be complete without mentioning the impact of Brexit.

I think the cross-border M&A outlook seems very bright, despite the extended run-up of activity that we've already seen for an extended period of time. I think there's more to come.

Exploring deals abroad (part two)

M&A oversight: The vital role of the board

Russell Thomson and Joel Schlachtenhaufen

By keeping the board at an arm’s length during M&A due diligence, could organizations be putting themselves at a disadvantage? In this episode, Russell Thomson, Deloitte’s US M&A Services leader, and Joel Schlachtenhaufen, M&A principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discuss how the board can help you avoid stumbling blocks and increase your chances of post-integration success.

The board's role may also differ quite significantly depending on the types of transactions.

M&A oversight: The vital role of the board

User Friendly: A technology, media and telecom trends podcast

Tax implications for the TMT industry

Janet Moran and Jim Nason

In this episode, Brian Pinto, Janet Moran, and Jim Nason share their perspectives on the 2017 Tax Act; how it could impact the tech, media, and telecom sectors; and potential benefits for the industry and consumers.

Learn more about the User Friendly podcast series.

There is angst and consternation, but it's really over the implementation and the intricacies of what it means to implement this tax change.


Tax reform: How will it impact the tech sector?

Real estate roundup: Unlocking value through M&A

Tom Morrisroe and Francisco J. Acoba

In most industries, M&A activity is increasingly driven by the hunt for technology capabilities. And real estate is no exception. In this episode, Tom Morrisroe, partner with Deloitte Tax LLP, and Francisco Acoba, managing director with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discuss rapid changes occurring in the real estate industry (many of which are technology-driven) and how these trends could impact future deal activity.

The real estate industry seems to be on an accelerated disruption curve, highlighted by rapid changes in tenant dynamics, customer demographic shifts, and ever-increasing needs for better and faster data access to allow for improved services and amenities.

Real estate roundup

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