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M&A Talk (Mergers & Acquisitions), by Morgan & Westfield

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M&A Talk is the #1 show exclusively focused on mergers & acquisitions. At M&A Talk, we bring you interviews with experts in private equity, business valuations, law, finance, and all topics related to M&A. We speak with the most experienced professionals in the industry to share their insights. Our past experts have included CEOs, authors, investment bankers, attorneys, CPAs, private equity partners, business appraisers, VC investors, and more. Brought to you by Morgan & Westfield (www.morganandwestfield.com), a nationwide leader in M&A. Access show notes on all M&A Talk podcasts at www.morganandwestfield.com/resources/podcast/

M&A Talk is the #1 show exclusively focused on mergers & acquisitions. At M&A Talk, we bring you interviews with experts in private equity, business valuations, law, finance, and all topics related to M&A. We speak with the most experienced professionals in the industry to share their insights. Our past experts have included CEOs, authors, investment bankers, attorneys, CPAs, private equity partners, business appraisers, VC investors, and more. Brought to you by Morgan & Westfield (www.morganandwestfield.com), a nationwide leader in M&A. Access show notes on all M&A Talk podcasts at www.morganandwestfield.com/resources/podcast/

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United States

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M&A Talk is the #1 show exclusively focused on mergers & acquisitions. At M&A Talk, we bring you interviews with experts in private equity, business valuations, law, finance, and all topics related to M&A. We speak with the most experienced professionals in the industry to share their insights. Our past experts have included CEOs, authors, investment bankers, attorneys, CPAs, private equity partners, business appraisers, VC investors, and more. Brought to you by Morgan & Westfield (www.morganandwestfield.com), a nationwide leader in M&A. Access show notes on all M&A Talk podcasts at www.morganandwestfield.com/resources/podcast/

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English


Episodes

Exit Planning Strategy with Touraj Parang

8/17/2022
Experienced dealmaker and entrepreneur Touraj Parang shares his philosophy that an exit strategy, if implemented early, is the surprising secret to ultimate startup success. This wide-ranging discussion covers the differences and parallels between venture capital and corporate development, common mistakes to avoid when selling, planning a successful exit strategy, insights into how to make leverage work in exit planning, and tips on negotiating the LOI and purchase agreement for a successful...

Duration:01:24:08

Lessons from an M&A Acquirer & Seller with Michael Frankel & Jeff Wald

8/15/2022
The relationship between acquirer and seller is a complex one in the field of M&A. Join us for a chat between friends and colleagues Michael Frankel and Jeff Wald as they discuss M&A from the point of view of an acquirer vs. a seller, the importance of the seller’s message to employees informing them of the acquisition and through the transition, firsthand stories of the importance of managing integration, and the differentiation between managing a large-scale organization vs. an early-stage...

Duration:00:34:40

Using Outsourced Corporate Development to Grow with Ryan Goral

8/15/2022
What is outsourced corporate development? What companies are suited for this type of growth, and what is the process? Ryan Goral, founder of G-Spire Group, a company focused on helping entrepreneurs grow through acquisitions, answers these questions and more. Topics include prerequisites an owner should have in place before pursuing growth, what’s involved in different phases, discussion of the most challenging part of making an acquisition, what comes after an offer is accepted, and the...

Duration:00:38:51

Virtual and Augmented Reality M&A with Jeff Meisner

8/5/2022
Can you build and sell a tech company without having a tech background? What’s the difference between virtual and augmented reality? What does the future look like for immersive technology and the metaverse? Jeff Meisner talks about this and more, including his experience co-founding a tech company and being acquired by a leading immersive technology platform company. He has advice for first-time tech entrepreneurs and insights into the emerging AR/VR tech industry and the future of...

Duration:00:56:05

Tips for Hiring an Interim CEO with Jim Evanger

8/4/2022
What exactly is an interim CEO? What makes their role different from a permanent CEO? How are they incentivized, and what comes next? Join us as we talk with Jim Evanger, an experienced CEO, interim CEO, and operating partner for private equity firms. He discusses how the position of interim CEO was created, the experience necessary to be successful in the role, why a company would consider this position, and tips for hiring an interim CEO. Find out why interim CEOs have become so popular in...

Duration:00:56:03

The Not-for-Sale Marketplace with John Dearing

7/29/2022
What’s the not-for-sale marketplace? If you’re in corporate development, why should you consider businesses that aren’t actively for sale? Listen as we fully explore the world of corporate development, specifically how to pursue businesses that aren’t on the market. We’ll also learn the most common mistakes sellers make when they’re approached by a buyer and how sellers of businesses can position themselves in the best light when a potential buyer is courting them. View the complete show...

Duration:00:55:28

The Basics of Independent Sponsors with John Koeppel

7/22/2022
When selling your company, you are likely to be approached by an independent sponsor who may be interested in acquiring your company. What is an independent sponsor, and how are they different from private equity firms? Is their criteria different from other investors? What should you know about independent investors before you consider selling your business to one? Join us as we fully explore the world of independent sponsors with John Koeppel, an M&A attorney specializing in private...

Duration:01:02:48

Behind the Scenes of Private Equity with Jim Evanger & Brent Paris

7/14/2022
How do private equity firms operate, and how do they create value for their investors? What is the role of the general partner and an operating partner? How does a PE fund operate? What do PE firms look for in an investment? What are the multiples for middle-market companies? These are the subjects of this recent Roundtable episode of M&A Talk with Brent Paris, Managing Partner of Dubin Clark, a middle-market PE firm, and Jim Evanger, an operating partner and interim CEO for private equity...

Duration:00:49:15

HR Tech M&A with Jim Holzer

7/7/2022
Hiring velocity has doubled in the previous ten years, and the gig economy is expected to double to over half of the workforce by 2029. How are these and other trends affecting HR technology companies and M&A activity in these markets? Join us as we discuss the current state of HR Tech M&A and what the future holds for this industry. View the complete show notes for this episode. Additional Resources: Download a free copy of The Complete Guide to Selling a Business Are you selling a...

Duration:00:36:47

Lessons Learned from $0 to $441 Million with Gustavo Ruiz Moya

7/5/2022
Listen as we take you on a ride from start to finish on a $441 million exit. Gustavo Ruiz Moya was the CEO of SafetyPay and successfully exited on January 31, 2022. We’ll discuss how Gustavo raised the capital to scale the company, important lessons he learned along the way, how he built the team, how the company was valued, how the deal was structured, who advised him along the way, and how he managed the sale and negotiating process. View the complete show notes for this episode. Learn...

Duration:01:04:00

SBA Loans for M&A Transactions with Bruce Marks

6/30/2022
If you are buying or selling a business that involves an SBA loan, this show is for you. We spend over 90 minutes discussing the many facets of SBA loans, dispelling many of the most common myths along the way. Learn the differences between SBA and conventional loans, how the value of a business affects the loan, how SBA guarantees work, the requirements for obtaining a loan, how transactions are structured with an SBA loan, and much, much more. Whether you are a buyer or seller, this show...

Duration:01:32:39

Cooking the Books with Bill Wiersema

6/23/2022
In an M&A transaction, there are deficiencies in the financials 98% of the time. As the seller, the key to preventing problems that can kill your deal is performing sell-side financial due diligence. What is sell-side due diligence, and what is a quality of earnings report? That’s the subject of my recent conversation with Bill Wiersema, an Audit Principal with Miller Cooper specializing in M&A financial due diligence. Bill is the author of four books and a frequent speaker on M&A...

Duration:01:16:31

Working Capital for M&A Valuations by Gil Ostrick

6/21/2022
Listen in as we discuss advanced topics related to valuing businesses in the middle market, including how working capital affects value, why EBITDA isn’t the best metric, why operational experience is important to valuing a company, and more. We take a deep dive into the world of working capital in M&A transactions with the ‘King of Working Capital.’ Learn the components of working capital and how to properly assess each component to value a business accurately. We also discuss important...

Duration:00:55:48

From Bankruptcy to a $441 Million Exit with Greg Knight

6/16/2022
In this episode of M&A Talk, we’ll learn how Greg Knight took control of GT Advanced Technologies, moving from bankruptcy to a $441 million exit in five years. Walk along with us during Greg’s entire journey from taking over the company after it emerged from bankruptcy proceedings, to how he created a vision to turn the company around, managed cash flow, scaled the company, and managed all the stakeholders – from the board to the employees to the hedge fund investors. Join us for this...

Duration:01:30:08

Scaling and Exiting Multiple Tech Companies with Ryan Buckley

6/14/2022
In this episode of M&A Talk, we discuss how a serial entrepreneur started and exited multiple tech companies. Ryan Buckley is the former CEO of MightySignal, a mobile app data company based in Lafayette, CA which he sold to AirNow in 2021. Ryan was also the co-founder and CEO of Scripted, a marketplace for content marketers, and is the author of The Parallel Entrepreneur. He is an associate professor at Diablo Valley College where he also sits on the board of the DVC Foundation. View the...

Duration:00:45:45

Cross-Border M&A Transactions with Amit Thakur

6/10/2022
In this episode of M&A Talk, we’ll take a deep dive into the art and science of cross-border transactions with Amit Thakur, the Managing Partner of Amax Capital, a boutique M&A and capital raising advisory firm in New York. Amit has advised clients on 6 continents. He specializes in situations requiring a deep understanding of the characteristics of complex structures and cross-border transactions. Amit has M&A experience across the globe, including North America, Asia, Africa, and...

Duration:00:53:45

Lessons Learned from a $200 Million+ Exit with Ben Antier

6/10/2022
Listen as we go on a journey with Ben Antier, co-founder of Publica, from initially founding Publica to his successful exit several years later. We’ll cover how Ben came up with the idea, how he found his partners, raised money, created his first product, and how he scaled the company. You will learn what he attributes his success to, what challenges he ran into, and how he managed the sale and negotiations. Join us as Ben shares the lessons he learned that you can take to successfully scale...

Duration:00:42:53

Healthcare M&A with Michael Roub

6/2/2022
Michael Roub joins us in a discussion focused on the healthcare market. He shares his insights as an executive and strategic consultant with significant corporate development, M&A, operations, and capital raising experience. Michael is Managing Partner and Founder of Inflection 360. He has spent two decades providing strategic direction and leadership to healthcare practices, business owners, and management teams. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the healthcare market, including...

Duration:01:10:55

The M&A Integration Playbook with Jonathan Wilson

5/26/2022
Listen as we discuss the relationship between change management and integration, the role of the M&A Playbook, what you can do to prepare your business for sale, and how to assess a company’s culture before an acquisition. We discuss change management, ensuring a smooth transition and integration after acquisition, and how the process differs depending on the size and type of business. Learn what an M&A Playbook is and the importance of aligning M&A strategy with corporate strategy. We wrap...

Duration:00:58:55

Multi-Unit Business/Franchise M&A with John Berg

5/20/2022
Attorney and franchise specialist John Berg joins us to talk about multi-unit businesses and franchises. John guides franchisees and independent business owners through their strategic planning and daily operational issues and he shares his insights with us around financing sources, complex transaction demands, succession and transition planning for owners of multi-unit businesses, and the unique legal aspects of managing a franchise or multi-unit business. We also look at the challenge...

Duration:01:12:23