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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.

Everyone wants a quick close: How divestiture operating models help

Louise Chang and Varun Budhiraja

Divestiture operating models can help accelerate transaction close, but the challenges can be daunting: disentangling a commingled business, establishing an international legal entity, assessing tax impacts, reconciling financial records, managing system implications on operations and reporting.

In this episode, Louise Chang and Varun Budhiraja, both principals with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discuss the Deloitte Divestiture Operating Model Toolkit, a structured approach to building divestiture models that best address the unique challenges of each transaction.

Nearly all variations of divestiture operating models fall into one of five categories, each with a different balance of buyer versus seller control.

Everyone wants a quick close

Future of the deal: Winds of change

Iain Macmillan and Larry Hitchcock

As companies are positioned to raise record funding for M&A, what will have the biggest influence on deal activity and the types of transactions we see in the future?

In this episode, Deloitte’s Iain Macmillan and Larry Hitchcock dive into the unprecedented deals we’ve seen in recent years, challenges that could impact the business landscape, and how technology will play an increasing role in shaping the future of M&A.

I think we're going to continue to see M&A activity, although the forms may vary and change.

Winds of change

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)

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