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Mergers & Acquisitions Podcast Now Available

Mergers & Acquisitions Podcast Now Available
06/27/2017, MSSBTI Staff , in Operational Transformation, Podcasts

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, MSSBTI hosted the first of many forums on Business Transformation topics. This forum discussed the topic of Mergers & Acquisitions: Accelerating Successful Integration. The expert panel included executives and advisors from around the country who were selected based on their wide experience in M&A integrations. The forum also attracted executives from Arizona companies.” Our audience participants are equally as qualified in this topic as the panelists,” said David Lee, Executive Director of the MSS Business Transformation Institute. “It makes for very in-depth and interesting discussions.”

The expert panelists and forum attendees provided insight into their experiences from hundreds of M&A projects ranging from Fortune 500 to and Global 2000 companies to mid-level and Private Equity turnarounds. The attendees included several CFO’s, board members, not-for-profit Executive Directors, Educators and Regional VP’s.

Some of the highlighted insights, discussion points and lessons from the panel and audience included:

“In Europe, it was very difficult to achieve buy-in, but then once the buy-in was achieved, then the execution was smooth. In South America, it was very easy to achieve buy-in… or that’s what we thought…”
– Larry Fisher, Vice President of HR, Cadence Education

“Many people listen to solve problems, but very few listen to understand the other party…”
– Roland Dietz, Chairman, FGP

“There must be humility in order to listen to understand because your point of view should change after listening.”
– Claudio Miers, Managing Partner, Pitcairn Partners

“Learn to listen to everyone on the deal, or it will not go through. Acquisitions teams need to be able to see how to integrate both companies.”
– Bob Hiebeler, Co-Founder, St. Charles Consulting Group

“Companies that do more deals get better at it. Hope is not a strategy.”
– Steve Uthoff, M&A Advisor

“If you are not customer-centric, a merger is not going to make you more of that.”
– Pablo Villalon, Executive Business Transformation Advisor, MSS BTA


MSS Business Transformation Institute provides valuable resources for business leaders that seek to transform their operations. By sharing our collective expertise on concepts and strategies, we help leaders identify, clarify, and prioritize their specific transformational needs.  We inspire change from concepts to strategies.

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