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Top 10 Investment Banking Podcasts

Overview of The Best Investment Banking Podcasts (with Links!)

Podcasts are a unique and convenient way to stay informed about the latest happenings in the investment banking industry. Let’s take a look at the 10 best investment banking podcasts out there.

Here's a quick look at the best investment banking podcasts:

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M&A Science 

M&A science podcast

Suitable For: Anyone interested in investment banking and M&A

Frequency: Active, 2-3 / Month

This M&A podcast aims to challenge the status quo of the M&A industry. The host, Kison Patel, is a former M&A buy-side advisor and the CEO and Founder of DealRoom. Kison interviews experts from private equity firms, management teams, corporate development, advisory banks, and more. M&A Science has thousands of listeners per month and has featured guests from notable companies such as Google, Cisco, and Paynet, each giving a unique perspective into the ever-changing world of M&A.

Cashflow Ninja

cashflow ninja

Suitable For: Anyone looking for industry knowledge

Frequency: Active, 3 Per Week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

This investment banking podcast challenges current societal belief systems and misinformation about outdated economy ideas. Hosted by M.C. Laubscher, President and CEO of Producers Wealth, a wealth strategist, mentor and fighter for financial freedom. They aim to empower and encourage individuals with contemporary economic approaches by interviewing successful guests who share their expertise in the new economy.

You can listen to Cashflow Ninja through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. They have nearly 500 episodes and every episode features a different person from the industry.

Wall Street Oasis

Wall sreet oasis

Suitable For: Anyone interested in pursuing a career in finance

Frequency: Active, 1-3 Per Week

The Wall Street Oasis podcast aims to give the insight into the world of finance, so those who are considering a career in investment banking can truly know what to expect. It’s a great podcast for anyone seeking job / career ideas and advice, especially to or from the investment banking world. In this podcast, they interview successful professionals across investment banking and private equity.

Wall Street Oasis is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

The Wall Street Lab

the wall street lab

Suitable For: Those wanting to learn more about investment banking, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, and other finance topics.

Frequency: 1-2 Per Month

The Wall Street Lab aims to provide individuals with exclusive insights into the world of finance. They interview great guests who share their insights about their niche in the finance world. 

In this podcast, you get to hear about different market perspectives and finance personalities outside the US.

The Flip Side

the flip side

Suitable For: Those interested in learning how global economics influences business

Frequency: 1 Per Month

The Flip Side podcast series featuring in-depth, two-sided discussions on critical subjects facing economies and companies around the globe between two Barclays' research analysts. 

They hope to help further progress viewers to understand the economy by hearing the arguments of the analysts.



Suitable For: Anyone curious about banking, fintech, and the future,

Frequency: 1 Per Week (4 a month)

Rebank discusses the trends, developments, and difficulties that shape the future of banking. They produce short, engaging, highly informative podcasts with guests who provide an insightful perspective on the future of banking, privacy, and technology.

Rebank is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and their own website which allows you to directly download the podcast.

Deal of the Week

the deal of the week

Suitable For: Those who want to know about the biggest deals and M&A trends each week.

Frequency: inactive, last posted in March 2018

This podcast might be on a long hiatus, but has over 100 episodes that are definitely worth listening to.  

While Deal of the Week usually highlights some of the biggest recent deals, they also have informative interviews with bankers, investors, etc to give their insight on the industry.

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Suitable For: Anyone curious about recent economic activity

Frequency: Active, daily

Marketplace is a podcast that focuses on business, the economy, and events that influence them. This podcast contains a mix of both general new and about the banking industry. Each episode is on the shorter side, no longer than 30 minutes. Consider listening to their multiple variations of Marketplace podcasts available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher.



Suitable For: M&A Beginners

Frequency: inactive, last post in early 2017

Mergercast by Strategy& is a podcast exploring the world of mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings. 

Most episodes are short - 15 minutes or less, and are available on many services like Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Stitcher, Owltail and more.

Slate Money

slate money

Suitable For: Finance and M&A Professionals

Frequency: Active, Weekly on Saturdays

Slate Money contains a weekly overview of the business and financial worlds and is hosted by Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski. This podcast is known to be very entertaining, but also a great resource to keep up with the world. 

The podcast is available on nearly any platform like Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Overcast and much more.

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What Causes Deal Fever? What Raises the Risk?

There are several symptoms that can lead to the disease of deal fever. 

One such symptom of deal fever is getting carried away in the heat of the deal. There is a lot of time and effort spent just exploring a potential deal, let along the negotiations involved. Sometimes people spend so much time and effort on exploring and negotiating the deal that they feel is must get done at all costs, while failing to take a birds-eye view in determining if the deal is really the best thing for the company.

Another symptom indicating the presence of deal fever and one that raises the risk of catching it is when certain executives become more excited about the deal and emotionally involved in the outcome than other members of the group. This can lead to inflating the deal’s potential strengths instead of also focusing on potential pitfalls. In a competitive situation, sometimes certain people want to do the deal much more than others for a variety of reasons. 

Many M&A teams also use M&A software to help them source new deals. Just because a software is telling you a deal is a good idea, that doesn't mean you don't have to do the proper research.

How to Prevent Deal Fever

Great news! There are a number of proven ways to prevent deal fever and keep your company disease-free. Here are some tips to stay deal fever-free:

  • Perform More Research Than You Need To. You can never perform too much research on a potential deal, so we recommend doing even more than you think you need to.  
  • Seek The Opinion Of Experienced Deal Makers. Get another opinion from someone you trust that has embarked on similar deals. What do they think of the deal? Seeking another opinion that can evaluate your potential deal without the emotional involvement will help you ensure the deal is truly one you want to pursue!
  • Know All Of The Potential Risks. Thoroughly evaluating the deal’s potential risks, and involving your team in the process, will help you avoid deal fever. Don’t lose sight of your basic financial calculations! Involving others in the process is essential, as you want to make sure nothing is overlooked and you can remain deal fever-free. 

Resist deal fever by not overlooking the negatives that you may not want to see! If you have been the primary person working on the deal, make sure you involve others so they can help assure that you are seeing everything clearly. There should never be one person working on deal flow tracking. Likewise, don’t let personal pressures to get the deal done get in the way of looking at everything objectively. Sometimes, not doing the deal may be in the best interests of the company.

How to Tell When You Have Deal Fever

Do you have a high degree of risk tolerance? Do you have a burning desire to get the deal done, yet something just doesn’t feel right about it but you’re not sure what? If so, you may be catching a slight bout of deal fever.

Having the above feelings isn’t just exclusive to individuals, either. Many companies surveyed believe that their M&A function of getting the deal done is more important than what follows. If you’re in the M&A department, and you’re not performing M&A’s, something must be wrong, right? No, not necessarily. Inherently good deals are difficult to come by and you may have to pass on many of them before you find the right fit.

If deals contain personal agendas or emotions, or your company provides more incentives and encouragement to do the deals rather than not, than these are signs that your company may have deal fever. Recognize the signs so you can avoid deal fever and ensure you are making deals that have the highest chances of future success for your company.

Deal Fever

Treatment, Care & Medications For Deal Fever

Below are some treatment, care and medications for this contagious disease known as deal fever:

  • Treatment Option 1. Ensure your deal team is incentivized for long term success, and not just for completion of the deal.
  • Treatment Option 2. Have objective, experienced observers review the deal specs, including all of the potential negatives of doing the deal.  This way you can help ensure you’re not overlooking potential pitfalls.
  • Treatment Option 3. Let post-close executives have direct input into whether or not the deal goes through
  • Medications For Deal Fever. Create clear action steps that are to be taken when considering all potential deals. Create a set of red flags, or things to be looked at more closely when they occur. Finally, a healthy dose of objective observation by people not directly involved in the process will both help prevent and cure this debilitating disease!

A very important aspect in our guide on deal fever is to cultivate a business culture in which you have both risk tolerant and risk averse individuals on the team, with both groups having equal say. When both groups sign off on a potential deal, and it is also reviewed by an objective observer, you know you might have a winner!

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Diet, Exercise & Rest

One of the most important ways to prevent deal fever that is often overlooked is to ensure you have a good diet, and are getting enough exercise and rest. Doing so will keep your mind and body in tip top shape, and will help alleviate some of the pressures incurred from pursuing and evaluating a potential deal. 

M&A deals are complex transactions that often go at a very fast pace and can also be emotionally charged, so ensuring you’re eating well, exercising and getting enough rest can help counteract the pressures of working on the deal.

The Takeaway

Many M&A management can sometimes lack a truly accountable leader to oversee the process. Having a great leader, coupled with the goal of long term success instead of short term, are the highlights of the best things to do to not get infected with this crippling disease. Set the criteria for success and focus on that more than focusing on doing the deal just to get it over with. Make sure your team is incentivized on long term goals and are not acting out of the fear of “what if we don’t get this deal done.”

If you and your team are currently managing M&A transactions, check out DealRoom's M&A virtual data room and project management software. DealRoom's platform also includes pipeline and integration management, which helps teams organize deals for their entire lifecycle.

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