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DealLab: The M&A Podcast

DealLab: The M&A Podcast

By Midaxo DealLab

Welcome to DealLab, a Corporate Development and M&A podcast where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal. In this podcast, we speak with practitioners, dealmakers, and industry experts — from strategy to execution, anything and everything Corp Dev and M&A.
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Zig when others zag: Carson Conant (CEO, Founder of Mediafly)

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Zig when others zag: Carson Conant (CEO, Founder of Mediafly)
Zig when others zag: Carson Conant (CEO, Founder of Mediafly)
Carson Conant is the Founder and CEO of Mediafly. Find him on LinkedIn, Twitter or check out Mediafly's website. You can find our host, Ari Salonen on LinkedIn or Twitter. Our guest this episode has overseen five acquisitions in the last three years — with two so far in 2022. Ari and Carson begin their conversation by digging into Carson’s philosophy toward M&A, how he got started, and then move on to talk about acquihires, building an M&A engine, and advice he would give his former self. This season of DealLab is supported by Midaxo+, the next-generation M&A software, offering advanced capabilities for frequent acquirers to manage and visualize deal progress from start to finish in a single platform.
51:00
August 31, 2022
Healthcare and Life Science Tuck-Ins | Q&A
Healthcare and Life Science Tuck-Ins | Q&A
In this episode, Susan Acker-Walsh (Co-Founder/CEO, CREO, Inc.) answers audience questions on the challenges and best practices of tuck-ins, specifically in the Healthcare and Life Sciences space. Susan has served as a “Jill of All Trades”, holding the titles of Chairwoman, CEO, Chief Executive, COO, President, SVP, and VP at various points in her M&A career. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
50:06
May 31, 2022
Integration and Roll-Ups with Galina Wolinetz | Live Q&A
Integration and Roll-Ups with Galina Wolinetz | Live Q&A
We're back with another DealLab LIVE Q&A this time with Galina Wolinetz answering questions on the challenges and best practices of roll-up strategies. A quick reminder on Galina’s background: currently the Managing Director at Virtas Partners, Galina has 25 years of industry experience in execution of corporate strategic growth initiatives. As an executive program leader she has supported and led post-merger integration programs, ranging from $10M up to $18B+, generating near $1B in synergies. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
54:10
February 17, 2022
AmeriVet's Record-Breaking Roll-Up Strategy
AmeriVet's Record-Breaking Roll-Up Strategy
This week we had the pleasure of speaking with Clayton Stanley, the Executive VP of Corporate Development at AmeriVet Partners. Stanley has successfully led his team to its highest number of annual transactions — AmeriVet is on track to close over 60 transactions in 2021. In this episode of DealLab, after a quick look into deal-sourcing strategy, Clayton and Midaxo's Chief Customer officer, Greg Spano dive into AmeriVet's success with roll-ups. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
14:33
November 15, 2021
Deal Value Creation | DealLab Live Q&A #2
Deal Value Creation | DealLab Live Q&A #2
We're back with another DealLab LIVE Q&A with Tom Vandaloo answering questions on non-financial diligence and deal value creation. A quick reminder on Tom's background: Formally a partner in PwC's value creation practice, Tom has over thirty years of consulting experience in business integration and separation, cost optimization, business performance improvement, procurement and strategic sourcing, and supply chain services. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
52:13
November 01, 2021
Risky Business: Security in M&A
Risky Business: Security in M&A
This episode is taken from a live Q&A with Jim McConnell, Verizon's Corporate Security Leader as he addresses just how crucial Security can be to making or breaking a deal. Jim has over 38 years of experience working in the security and technology space, and over 26 years of experience in corporate security at a Fortune 20 company, including 9 years managing the M&A integration program. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
24:12
July 26, 2021
Why Do So Many Deals Fail? | Tom Vandeloo (Value Creation Partner, PwC [ret])
Why Do So Many Deals Fail? | Tom Vandeloo (Value Creation Partner, PwC [ret])
In this episode we welcome back Tom Vandeloo as he covers incorporating value creation into early due diligence planning to prevent misevaluation and missed opportunities. Sean and Tom also talk about the current M&A landscape and new practices that are here to stay. Tom is a former partner at PwC and has over thirty years of consulting experience in business integration and separation, cost optimization, business performance improvement, procurement and strategic sourcing, and supply chain services. --- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
34:44
July 12, 2021
Why M&A?
Why M&A?
This week we had the pleasure of speaking with one of Midaxo's cofounders, Kaija Katariina Erkkilä. We talked about her experiences on the buy-side of M&A, shifts in focus during due diligence, the motivation for creating Midaxo, and the dynamics of deals in 2021 and beyond. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
32:39
June 21, 2021
Culture and Transformational Leadership
Culture and Transformational Leadership
In this episode, we dive into key factors that make the difference in large acquisitions, the role of leadership in acquisition & integration, and overlooked aspects of culture in corporate transformation. Our guest Jeff Muench, is an experienced General Manager and Strategist who has worked with companies like Walmart, Pepsi, and Johnson & Johnson. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
27:27
June 07, 2021
Deal Value Creation | DealLab Live Q&A
Deal Value Creation | DealLab Live Q&A
Tom Vandeloo, formally a partner in PwC's value creation practice, joins us for DealLab LIVE where we answered your questions on non-financial diligence and deal value creation. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
51:32
May 21, 2021
Target Selection & Due Diligence
Target Selection & Due Diligence
David Lewis, VP of Corporate Development, covers what to look for when selecting a target, how to use scorecards during target selection, and common mistakes during due diligence. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
13:25
May 17, 2021
How to Make Roll Ups Worth It
How to Make Roll Ups Worth It
Galina Wolinetz, Managing Director at Virtas Partners, shares her insights and best practices for mitigating risk and creating value with roll-up strategies. -- DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
35:24
May 10, 2021
Considering People & Culture in Change Management
Considering People & Culture in Change Management
Dawn White, an expert in program and change management, shares with us why change management needs a clearly defined seat at the mergers and acquisitions table as our world and ways of business continue to function through COVID-inspired shifts. --   DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
27:28
May 03, 2021
Changes in M&A Over the Last 10 Years
Changes in M&A Over the Last 10 Years
Ari Salonen (CEO, Midaxo) shares the changes he has seen in M&A over the last 10 years and how COVID-19 has impacted the world of M&A. --   DealLab is an M&A and Corporate Development podcast by Midaxo where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal.
16:11
April 22, 2021
Welcome to DealLab! | Trailer
Welcome to DealLab! | Trailer
Hello! Welcome to DealLab, a Corporate Development and M&A podcast where we examine the methods, theories, and stories behind the deal. In this podcast, we speak with practitioners, dealmakers, and industry experts — from strategy to execution, anything and everything Corp Dev and M&A. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
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April 22, 2021