“It's so important to marry these two processes (diligence and integration) and get ahead of it so that we can start planning ahead without wearing down founders with redundant questions.”
Positioning yourself to optimize integration planning
On this episode of M&A Science, Kison speaks with Johanna Tseng, M&A Integration Leader at Coinbase. She's an M&A expert with a demonstrated history of leading acquisitions through integration and high growth environments. In this discussion, they talk about how proactive integration engagement can differentiate value and deals. They also discuss the trend of integration focused M&A, how to position yourself to optimize integration planning, and how early integration should get involved with diligence efforts.
You will also hear Johanna talk about the specific steps in developing an M&A integration program, how to get alignment on the change management process, and adopting a change oriented mindset. The interview closes with a discussion on red flags during the diligence process, what tools you can use to create value in deals, and a founder's place in the company post-close.