M&A Transaction Concerns
An M&A Science Podcast
Hosted by Kison Patel
“If you're on the outside, you have to understand your clientele and their risk tolerances. On the inside, you better understand issues fully."
On this episode
Scott Hile, an experienced M&A professional, shares his experiences from both sides of M&A, including common transaction concerns and challenges.
Hile's legal experience started in Silicon Valley in the 2000s, during the tech-driven boom of acquisitions and investments. After his time in Silicon Valley, he served as Vice President of Corporate Development at the global diversified industrial company, Milliken & Company, for five years.
In this podcast, Hile discusses how to prioritize business concerns over legal concerns, work with management teams, and evaluate integration complexity during target identification.
00:00 - Introduction
00:58 - Strategic Approach to Due Diligence
04:04 - Prioritizing Risks And Legal Issues
07:08 - Identifying Deal Focus Through Value Drivers
09:33 - Presenting Risks To The Seller
12:50 - Navigating Legal Teams
16:30 - Aligning Goals and Objectives
17:55 - Planning Integration Early
19:58 - Difficulties During International Transactions
26:19 - Validating Cultural Fit
29:56 - Examining Underlying Areas of Cultural Fitness
33:33 - Measuring Success
34:25 - Recording Achieved Synergies
39:09 - Biggest Lessons Learned
41:03 - Ending Credits
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