Mergercast by Strategy&

by Strategy&

Mergercast by Strategy&
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 42
  • Last: 25 Jan 2017
Mergercast by Strategy& is a podcast exploring the world of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. It is a talk show with each episode focusing on a specific area of M&A/restructuring. These episodes were originally published by Booz & Company.

Episodes (42)

  • Episode 60: Megadeals transforming the entertainment, media and communications sector
    Episode 60: Megadeals transforming the entertainment, media and communications sector
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    Published: 25 Jan 2017 Duration: 10:16
    In Mergercast 60, John Boxall, Deals Director at Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business; Lori Bistis, Deals Director at PwC and ‎Paul Kennedy, Deals Partner at PwC, discuss megadeals, in the entertainment, media and communications se... Read more →
    In Mergercast 60, John Boxall, Deals Director at Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business; Lori Bistis, Deals Director at PwC and ‎Paul Kennedy, Deals Partner at PwC, discuss megadeals, in the entertainment, media and communications se... Read more →

  • Episode 59: The new paradigm for telecoms
    Episode 59: The new paradigm for telecoms
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    Published: 15 Dec 2016 Duration: 10:54
    In Mergercast 59, Dr. Roman Friedrich, a Managing Director with Strategy& Germany, based in Dusseldorf, and Rolf Meakin, Partner with Strategy& UK, based in London, discuss the risks of a business-as-usual approach for telecoms, and the nee... Read more →
    In Mergercast 59, Dr. Roman Friedrich, a Managing Director with Strategy& Germany, based in Dusseldorf, and Rolf Meakin, Partner with Strategy& UK, based in London, discuss the risks of a business-as-usual approach for telecoms, and the nee... Read more →

  • Episode 58: The shareholder value triple play
    Episode 58: The shareholder value triple play
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    Published: 14 Oct 2016 Duration: 06:23
    In Mergercast 58, principals with PwC US Tom Hansson and Abhijeet Shekdar discuss the growth challenges large, well-established food and beverage companies are facing today and how to address them against a backdrop of changing consumer tas... Read more →
    In Mergercast 58, principals with PwC US Tom Hansson and Abhijeet Shekdar discuss the growth challenges large, well-established food and beverage companies are facing today and how to address them against a backdrop of changing consumer tas... Read more →

  • Episode 57: Why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A
    Episode 57: Why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A
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    Published: 12 Sep 2016 Duration: 09:47
    In Mergercast 57 Arjun Saxena and Doug Stotz, principals with PwC US, discuss a potentially game-changing dynamic: why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A. The authors look at market forces transforming the sector, the unique ch... Read more →
    In Mergercast 57 Arjun Saxena and Doug Stotz, principals with PwC US, discuss a potentially game-changing dynamic: why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A. The authors look at market forces transforming the sector, the unique ch... Read more →

  • Episode 55: Strategy That Works - How winning companies close the strategy-to-execution gap
    Episode 55: Strategy That Works - How winning companies close the strategy-to-execution gap
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    Published: 15 Jun 2016 Duration: 09:20
    In Mergercast 55 principals with PwC US J. Neely and Paul Leinwand, who is a co-author of Strategy That Works, discuss how winning companies close the elusive strategy-to-execution gap, and how these relate to choices about M&A.
    In Mergercast 55 principals with PwC US J. Neely and Paul Leinwand, who is a co-author of Strategy That Works, discuss how winning companies close the elusive strategy-to-execution gap, and how these relate to choices about M&A.

  • Episode 56: Digital Deals - A New Frontier
    Episode 56: Digital Deals - A New Frontier
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    Published: 15 Jun 2016 Duration: 11:45
    In Mergercast 56 J.Neely, a principal with PwC US and Joerg Krings, a partner with PwC Strategy& based in Munich, discuss the growing rationale for digital deal making, why, and the M&A challenges when these companies get together.
    In Mergercast 56 J.Neely, a principal with PwC US and Joerg Krings, a partner with PwC Strategy& based in Munich, discuss the growing rationale for digital deal making, why, and the M&A challenges when these companies get together.

  • Episode 54, Part 1: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises
    Episode 54, Part 1: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises
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    Published: 16 May 2016 Duration: 09:59
    In this two-part Mergercast series Thomas Flaherty, a principal with PwC US, discusses a popular method of value creation - divestitures. Part 1 discusses why carve-outs are growing in popularity, competitive considerations a company should... Read more →
    In this two-part Mergercast series Thomas Flaherty, a principal with PwC US, discusses a popular method of value creation - divestitures. Part 1 discusses why carve-outs are growing in popularity, competitive considerations a company should... Read more →

  • Episode 54, Part 2: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises
    Episode 54, Part 2: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises
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    Published: 16 May 2016 Duration: 12:16
    Part 2 of this Mergercast series on divestitures addresses the tricky business of execution. Tom Flaherty, a principal with PwC's Strategy&, discusses common mistakes made during the actual separation, planning for the unexpected, and what ... Read more →
    Part 2 of this Mergercast series on divestitures addresses the tricky business of execution. Tom Flaherty, a principal with PwC's Strategy&, discusses common mistakes made during the actual separation, planning for the unexpected, and what ... Read more →

  • Episode 53: Reducing your attractiveness to activists
    Episode 53: Reducing your attractiveness to activists
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    Published: 12 Apr 2016 Duration: 06:07
    Leading practitioners of Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, and principals with PwC US, Randy Starr and Hunter Hohlt discuss how in recent years companies across all sectors have been the target of activist investors. Citing exa... Read more →
    Leading practitioners of Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, and principals with PwC US, Randy Starr and Hunter Hohlt discuss how in recent years companies across all sectors have been the target of activist investors. Citing exa... Read more →

  • Episode 52: A potent weapon against activists
    Episode 52: A potent weapon against activists
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    Published: 15 Mar 2016 Duration: 11:08
    In episode 52 of Strategy&'s Mergercast, Larry Jones and Joe Duerr, leading practitioners in the strategic value consulting group of the PwC U.S. deals practice, discuss how companies can best utilize their most potent weapon against shareh... Read more →
    In episode 52 of Strategy&'s Mergercast, Larry Jones and Joe Duerr, leading practitioners in the strategic value consulting group of the PwC U.S. deals practice, discuss how companies can best utilize their most potent weapon against shareh... Read more →

  • Episode 51: Deals that win
    Episode 51: Deals that win
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    Published: 14 Oct 2015 Duration: 18:39
    In episode 51 of Mergercast, principals with PwC US J Neely and John Jullens discuss the insights from Strategy&'s study "Deals That Win". Focused on the role of capabilities in M&A, the study reveals that achieving a capabilities fit in de... Read more →
    In episode 51 of Mergercast, principals with PwC US J Neely and John Jullens discuss the insights from Strategy&'s study "Deals That Win". Focused on the role of capabilities in M&A, the study reveals that achieving a capabilities fit in de... Read more →

  • Episode 50: A decade of M&A
    Episode 50: A decade of M&A
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    Published: 19 May 2015 Duration: 23:39
    In this 50th episode of our show, Strategy& Senior Partners Gerald Adolph and Tom Flaherty, Strategy& Partner J Neely and PwC Deals Partner Gregg Nahass look back at the deals environment in 2006, the year the Mergercast by Strategy& podcas... Read more →
    In this 50th episode of our show, Strategy& Senior Partners Gerald Adolph and Tom Flaherty, Strategy& Partner J Neely and PwC Deals Partner Gregg Nahass look back at the deals environment in 2006, the year the Mergercast by Strategy& podcas... Read more →

  • Episode 49: The new supercompetitors
    Episode 49: The new supercompetitors
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    Published: 2 Feb 2015 Duration: 13:55
    In this episode, Paul Leinwand, a Senior Partner at Strategy&, discusses the emergence of the supercompetitor, new type of company that changes the very dynamics of its business environment. He explores the role of M&A as a growth driver fo... Read more →
    In this episode, Paul Leinwand, a Senior Partner at Strategy&, discusses the emergence of the supercompetitor, new type of company that changes the very dynamics of its business environment. He explores the role of M&A as a growth driver fo... Read more →

  • Episode 48: Food industry M&A
    Episode 48: Food industry M&A
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    Published: 1 Dec 2014 Duration: 19:59
    In this episode, Akshat Dubey, a Principal at Strategy& in the Consumer and Retail practice, and Joe Nuzzolo, a PwC Managing Director in capital markets advisory, explore the current level of transaction activity among food companies, marke... Read more →
    In this episode, Akshat Dubey, a Principal at Strategy& in the Consumer and Retail practice, and Joe Nuzzolo, a PwC Managing Director in capital markets advisory, explore the current level of transaction activity among food companies, marke... Read more →

  • Episode 47: The secret to successful divestitures
    Episode 47: The secret to successful divestitures
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    Published: 21 Jan 2014 Duration: 16:48
    In this episode, Ahmad Filsoof, a Principal at Strategy& based in Chicago, describes a methodology for companies looking to divest a part of their business that centers on the capabilities that come with that asset. He explores the importan... Read more →
    In this episode, Ahmad Filsoof, a Principal at Strategy& based in Chicago, describes a methodology for companies looking to divest a part of their business that centers on the capabilities that come with that asset. He explores the importan... Read more →

  • Episode 46: Utility M&A
    Episode 46: Utility M&A
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    Published: 15 Oct 2013 Duration: 11:48
    In this episode, Earl Simpkins, a Partner at Strategy& based in Dallas, discusses where we are in the current wave of utilities industry M&A. Topics include the impact of natural gas pricing, environmental issues and the strengthening econo... Read more →
    In this episode, Earl Simpkins, a Partner at Strategy& based in Dallas, discusses where we are in the current wave of utilities industry M&A. Topics include the impact of natural gas pricing, environmental issues and the strengthening econo... Read more →

  • Episode 45: Best practices for China M&A
    Episode 45: Best practices for China M&A
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    Published: 22 Jul 2013 Duration: 31:01
    In this episode, John Jullens, a Partner at Strategy& based in Shanghai, discusses the challenges faced by foreign companies looking to merge or acquire assets in China. He offers 8 best practices that include focusing on your own capabilit... Read more →
    In this episode, John Jullens, a Partner at Strategy& based in Shanghai, discusses the challenges faced by foreign companies looking to merge or acquire assets in China. He offers 8 best practices that include focusing on your own capabilit... Read more →

  • Episode 44: Merger integration with an uncooperative partner
    Episode 44: Merger integration with an uncooperative partner
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    Published: 3 Jun 2013 Duration: 16:26
    In this episode, J Neely, a Partner at Strategy&, discusses the challenge of pre-close merger integration when one side is being uncooperative. He addresses a number of topics including the drivers behind uncooperative behavior, the types o... Read more →
    In this episode, J Neely, a Partner at Strategy&, discusses the challenge of pre-close merger integration when one side is being uncooperative. He addresses a number of topics including the drivers behind uncooperative behavior, the types o... Read more →

  • Episode 43: The role of culture in integration
    Episode 43: The role of culture in integration
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    Published: 6 May 2013 Duration: 14:38
    In this episode, Gerald Adolph, a Senior Partner at Strategy& and head of the firm's mergers and restructuring group, examines the importance of culture in merger integration. He discusses why culture is such a difficult issue, the ways cul... Read more →
    In this episode, Gerald Adolph, a Senior Partner at Strategy& and head of the firm's mergers and restructuring group, examines the importance of culture in merger integration. He discusses why culture is such a difficult issue, the ways cul... Read more →

  • Episode 42: Health provider M&A
    Episode 42: Health provider M&A
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    Published: 12 Mar 2013 Duration: 18:17
    In this episode, Gary Ahlquist, a Senior Partner at Strategy&, discusses the surge in health provider M&A he sees ahead. Gary speaks with host Gerald Adolph, Senior Partner and head of the firm's mergers and restructuring group, about the t... Read more →
    In this episode, Gary Ahlquist, a Senior Partner at Strategy&, discusses the surge in health provider M&A he sees ahead. Gary speaks with host Gerald Adolph, Senior Partner and head of the firm's mergers and restructuring group, about the t... Read more →

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