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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

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

Upper Middle-Market M&A with Robert Brighton

5/12/2022
Rob Brighton joins us to talk about key considerations for selling your small to medium-sized business. Rob is a corporate transactional attorney, with experience in both building a company and selling it. He discusses key legal considerations when selling a business, corporate and financial structures including recaps, rollovers, and equity, the use of earnouts in M&A transactions, and due diligence. We also discuss the importance of preparing for a sale and understanding the true costs...

Duration:00:38:49

IPOs, Private Equity, and Preparing for the Sale with Jay Wright

5/5/2022
Join us for a talk with Jay Wright, investment banker and author, as we discuss IPOs, growth equity in the public and private markets, and an overview of how to prepare your company for sale. This wide-ranging conversation with Jay taps into his decades of experience as an investment banker, CFO, CEO, and Chairman of multiple firms. Jay shares his passion and expertise in structuring private placements and creating exits via mergers and acquisitions and open market sales. This is the episode...

Duration:01:10:53

The Private Equity Toolkit with Michael Roher

4/29/2022
How do private equity firms quickly scale up the companies they acquire? Listen as we talk with private equity specialist Mike Roher about the primary methods private equity groups employ and how you can use these methods to grow your own company and dramatically increase its value. Private equity firms are full-time acquirers of companies and are experts at acquiring, growing, and exiting companies – it’s all they do. In this show, you will learn the primary tricks PE firms use to increase...

Duration:01:11:52

The Hunter vs. The Hunted in M&A with Jim Evanger

4/22/2022
What’s it like to be on both sides of the table, as the hunter (the acquirer) and the hunted (the acquired), in an M&A transaction? In this show, we talk with private equity specialist Jim Evanger in a deep dive into the process of selling your company, viewing it from two sides. We cover preparing your company for sale, handling the initial negotiations and the letter of intent, conducting due diligence, the closing process, determining the transaction structure, and managing the...

Duration:01:30:52

M&A Operational Due Diligence with Vadim Tsysin

4/15/2022
What is operational due diligence? If you’re selling a company and would like to know how the buyer will conduct due diligence and how to sail through the process with minimal problems, you will find this show helpful. We discuss the purpose of due diligence, how you should prepare, and what happens when issues are uncovered. Vadim Tsysin is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Chicago, specializing in pre-investment due diligence, post-deal merger integration services, and M&A...

Duration:01:11:57

Advice From a $5 Billion Company on Selling Your Business with Russell Iorio

4/8/2022
Why does a $5 billion company sell some of its business units? What can you learn from them? Russell Iorio was the former Senior VP of Corporate Development at Leggett & Platt, a $5 billion diversified manufacturer with 15 business units in 18 countries. Russell was in charge of deciding whether to divest the companies’ business units. He is an expert at selling businesses since they did this regularly. Join us as we take a deep look at the process of selling a business from a professional’s...

Duration:01:06:21

Mid-Market Integration with Tony Benedict

3/31/2022
Approximately half of acquisitions are unsuccessful. Why? A lot has to do with a lack of successful integration. How can acquirers improve their chances of success? Why is there a disconnect between the pre-closing team and the post-closing integration team? Listen as we take a deep dive into M&A integration strategy with Tony Benedict on the perils of post-acquisition integration. View the complete show notes for this episode. Learn More: Why Half of Acquisitions Fail with Mark Sirower...

Duration:00:55:55

Why Half of Acquisitions Fail with Mark Sirower

3/25/2022
Mark analyzed 1,200 acquisitions over a 24-year period of time and realized that less than half were successful. Why were only half successful, and what did they have in common? Mark is the co-author of The Synergy Solution and has spent more than two decades helping companies ensure their acquisitions are successful. In this show, we discuss how to measure the success of an acquisition, how accurately the market can predict the success of an acquisition, and what successful acquisitions...

Duration:01:10:12

Cannabis M&A by Charles Alovisetti

3/18/2022
The evolution of the cannabis business is a complex and evolving industry that we discuss with Charles Alovisetti, one of the top cannabis lawyers in the country. Author of The Cannabis Business: Understanding Law, Finance, and Governance in America’s Newest Industry, Charles offers an overview of the industry and shares his insights on the legal challenges involved with M&A transactions in this growing industry. View the complete show notes for this episode. Learn More: M&A Reps &...

Duration:00:42:27