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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.

Latest Episodes

Episode 60: Megadeals transforming the entertainment, media and communications sector

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 sector; the challenges to remaining competitive, the types of deals that are prevalent, and key elements of successful integration.

10 MIN2017 JAN 25
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Episode 60: Megadeals transforming the entertainment, media and communications sector

Episode 59: The new paradigm for telecoms

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 need to digitize, simplify and consolidate, if they wish to remain relevant.

10 MIN2016 DEC 15
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Episode 59: The new paradigm for telecoms

Episode 58: The shareholder value triple play

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 tastes, impatient capital markets, high cost structures and anemic top-line growth.

6 MIN2016 OCT 14
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Episode 58: The shareholder value triple play

Episode 57: Why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A

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 challenge for smaller banks, and deal implications of new regulation.

9 MIN2016 SEP 12
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Episode 57: Why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A

Episode 55: Strategy That Works - How winning companies close the strategy-to-execution gap

In Mergercast 55principals with PwC USJ. 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.

9 MIN2016 JUN 15
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Episode 55: Strategy That Works - How winning companies close the strategy-to-execution gap

Episode 56: Digital Deals - A New Frontier

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.

11 MIN2016 JUN 15
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Episode 56: Digital Deals - A New Frontier

Episode 54, Part 1: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises

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 address before conducting a divestiture, and how best a company can create addition by subtraction. Part 2 addresses the tricky business of execution.

9 MIN2016 MAY 16
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Episode 54, Part 1: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises

Episode 54, Part 2: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises

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 considerations are needed for the entity left behind to continue successfully. Part 1 discusses why carve-outs are growing in popularity.

12 MIN2016 MAY 16
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Episode 54, Part 2: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises

Episode 53: Reducing your attractiveness to activists

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 examples in the Aerospace and Defense industry, they outline some of the business strategies employed by companies that make them particularly vulnerable, and tactics they can employ to decrease their attractiveness to activists.

6 MIN2016 APR 12
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Episode 53: Reducing your attractiveness to activists

Episode 52: A potent weapon against activists

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 shareholder activists: insider knowledge.

11 MIN2016 MAR 15
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Episode 52: A potent weapon against activists

Latest Episodes

Episode 60: Megadeals transforming the entertainment, media and communications sector

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 sector; the challenges to remaining competitive, the types of deals that are prevalent, and key elements of successful integration.

10 MIN2017 JAN 25
Comments
Episode 60: Megadeals transforming the entertainment, media and communications sector

Episode 59: The new paradigm for telecoms

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 need to digitize, simplify and consolidate, if they wish to remain relevant.

10 MIN2016 DEC 15
Comments
Episode 59: The new paradigm for telecoms

Episode 58: The shareholder value triple play

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 tastes, impatient capital markets, high cost structures and anemic top-line growth.

6 MIN2016 OCT 14
Comments
Episode 58: The shareholder value triple play

Episode 57: Why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A

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 challenge for smaller banks, and deal implications of new regulation.

9 MIN2016 SEP 12
Comments
Episode 57: Why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A

Episode 55: Strategy That Works - How winning companies close the strategy-to-execution gap

In Mergercast 55principals with PwC USJ. 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.

9 MIN2016 JUN 15
Comments
Episode 55: Strategy That Works - How winning companies close the strategy-to-execution gap

Episode 56: Digital Deals - A New Frontier

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.

11 MIN2016 JUN 15
Comments
Episode 56: Digital Deals - A New Frontier

Episode 54, Part 1: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises

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 address before conducting a divestiture, and how best a company can create addition by subtraction. Part 2 addresses the tricky business of execution.

9 MIN2016 MAY 16
Comments
Episode 54, Part 1: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises

Episode 54, Part 2: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises

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 considerations are needed for the entity left behind to continue successfully. Part 1 discusses why carve-outs are growing in popularity.

12 MIN2016 MAY 16
Comments
Episode 54, Part 2: Divestitures - Hidden value and nasty surprises

Episode 53: Reducing your attractiveness to activists

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 examples in the Aerospace and Defense industry, they outline some of the business strategies employed by companies that make them particularly vulnerable, and tactics they can employ to decrease their attractiveness to activists.

6 MIN2016 APR 12
Comments
Episode 53: Reducing your attractiveness to activists

Episode 52: A potent weapon against activists

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 shareholder activists: insider knowledge.

11 MIN2016 MAR 15
Comments
Episode 52: A potent weapon against activists
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