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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.

Special Edition Podcast Series:

Resilient: How businesses can confront the COVID-19 crisis
Actionable insights to help businesses respond and recover

The importance of organizational culture in M&A

Ami Rich and Matt Usdin

Organizational culture shapes how work gets done. And in today’s M&A environment, culture is becoming a more commanding force across the deal lifecycle and a central determinant of whether a transaction succeeds.

On this episode, Deloitte Consulting Principals Ami Rich and Matt Usdin discuss ways culture is transforming the M&A environment and break down the key components of a successful cultural integration. They offer steps leaders can take to approach culture in a way that helps their transaction reach target outcomes as quickly as possible and also explore why cultural considerations are starting to leak into the due diligence phase of M&A deals.

Leveraging similarities and bridging differences is really critical to getting success in a deal, and culture comes to life when those similarities and differences can be recognized, acknowledged, and managed.

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The importance of organizational culture in M&A

M&A as a catalyst for finance transformation

Eric Capron and Justin Sullivan

The shift to a more digitally enabled finance function is providing companies greater flexibility when responding to unforeseen changes, like the disruption brought on by COVID-19. M&A can serve as a catalyst for organizations, and finance in particular, to embark on their digital transformation journey.

In this episode, Eric Capron, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Justin Sullivan, senior manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP, explore how M&A activity can present opportunities to evaluate finance transformation initiatives. They also offer key considerations for investing in digital transformation ahead of a transaction and integrating new digital capabilities post-deal.

Digital disruption is changing what we do and how we get things done in countless ways…what does this have to do with the future of finance? Well, everything.

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M&A as a catalyst for finance transformation

Health Care M&A synergies through IT transformation

Paul Nigro and Mike Wilton, M&A IT Health Care Managing Directors with Deloitte Consulting LLP.

In the COVID-19 era, there’s perhaps no industry facing more change than health care. And despite a lull in M&A activity in recent months, deals are starting to pick up. With so many changes in the marketplace and opportunities on the rise, how can M&A transactions impact health care IT operating models and outsourcing?

In this episode, Paul Nigro and Mike Wilton, M&A IT Health Care Managing Directors with Deloitte Consulting LLP, break down what’s behind the recent transaction uptick and why deals involving healthcare IT outsourcing models are gaining traction. They also explore the surging optimism among private equity buyers and why more deals are fusing healthcare payers with providers.

The industry is looking at different types of deals and new funding models to get large deals done to provide services in new ways.

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Health Care M&A synergies through IT transformation

SPACs: The M&A players behind tomorrow’s IPOs

Michael Dziczkowski, Jeff Bergner and David Oberst

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have been in the news—and for good reason. They’re an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional IPO roadshow and a potentially lucrative outlet for pent-up cash reserves among private equity investors.

In this episode, Mike Dziczkowski, Jeff Bergner, and David Oberst, M&A transaction service partners with Deloitte and Touche LLP, break down the history of SPACs. They also discuss how SPACs help private companies go public, key considerations for sellers, and why SPACs are poised to shape capital markets for years to come.

We’re in a situation where a lot of companies have been capitalized by several different private equity firms throughout their lifespan. If the PEIs are looking to monetize their investment, going into the public markets is an advantageous way for them to do that, with SPACs offering an alternate way to get to the capital markets.

 

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SPACs: The M&A players behind tomorrow’s IPOs

Finance transformation: Driving value to your enterprise [Part 2]

Eric Capron and Justin Sullivan

In part two of this episode, Eric Capron, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and Justin Sullivan, senior manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP continue their conversation on M&A as a finance transformation catalyst and take a closer look at the benefits and challenges executives face when transforming their organization while closing a transaction, especially in the current environment.

Today’s large complex transactions are offering an opportunity for Finance to transform, delivering efficiency and enabling achievement of enterprise goals through advanced tools to support analytics, insights, and enhanced business partnering, even during a period of substantial uncertainty.

 

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M&A: A Catalyst for Finance Transformation - Part 2

Finance transformation: Driving value to your enterprise [Part 1]

Eric Capron and Justin Sullivan

How can M&A activity serve as a catalyst to transform your finance function? In this episode, Eric Capron, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and Justin Sullivan, senior manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP discuss M&A deal activity trends and the role M&A can play in helping organizations transform their finance function, while identifying, executing and achieving cost synergies.

One thing remains consistent - the types of deals happening today are increasingly complex, which necessitates transformation to drive incremental value for the enterprise

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M&A: A Catalyst for Finance Transformation - Part 1

Downturn impact on Automotive

Marcus Holzer and Tony Blanchard

The current economic situation creates a unique set of opportunities and challenges across all areas of the automotive supply chain.  

In this episode Marcus Holzer, partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) practice, and Tony Blanchard, managing director with Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, discuss the impact M&A activity can have on OEMs, suppliers and dealers as the industry comes out of the current economic distress.

Private equity may very well be more active in the space taking advantage of the downturn; there'll be a lot of activity in the months and years to come as the reshuffling occurs.

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Downturn impact on Automotive

Divestiture execution and strategy—where precision matters

The current crisis may serve as an opportune time for organizations to divest assets. A business carve-out can create significant value for the seller during challenging financial circumstances. But the process can be complex and time-consuming at a time when leaders need to make critical decisions in rapid timeframes. In this episode, three Deloitte leaders discuss how divestitures have been historically used during times of crisis and how leaders might approach them during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They share insights on how leaders might go about identifying and evaluating the criteria for a successful “surgical” carve-out. They also discuss key factors that may drive increased value when a company is going through the sales process, and how the process itself may significantly affect the final price. Given the unique aspects of the COVID-19-related divestiture environment, they explore how organizations might manage the divestiture process virtually, balance speed with elegance to potentially minimize transaction risk, and increase resiliency in M&A strategies moving forward.

Deloitte leaders in this episode:

  • Tony Blanchard, managing director, Investment Banking, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory
  • Mike Dziczkowski, partner, M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory
  • Andy Wilson, partner, M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory

Divestiture execution and strategy—where precision matters

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

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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