Current and Future Trends in M&A


About the Episode

This episode of M&A Talk features Raghav Ranjan, an international M&A strategist with over 15 years of experience across more than 25 countries. Raghav leads Deloitte’s M&A Strategy and Diligence and has been recognized as an emerging talent in the M&A world as a winner of the 2021 Emerging Leaders Awards by The M&A Advisor.

Options for corporate development, trends in dealmaking, advice, thoughts on M&A going forward, and much more are covered in this detailed conversation, so join us now as we discuss the future of M&A growth. 

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In this Episode

6:35 What is the essence of due diligence? Is it iterative or can it be planned in detail from the outset?
8:30 What are the different aspects of due diligence?
19:00 Overview of corporate development options, both organic and inorganic
22:30 How will the M&A landscape change as a result of changes in our use of technology?
25:00 How are inorganic growth options, such as M&A, likely to change in the future?
30:40 How will the role of private equity in M&A change over the next twenty years?
34:10 How does the role of M&A vary in different regions, such as India, China, Europe, and Asia?
37:45 Are M&A strategies converging as a result of globalization?
38:55 What M&A wave are we in now?
41:20 Do you discuss these issues with your corporate clients, or are these issues strictly theoretical?
43:35 What’s your advice to business owners?
47:40 The M&A lifecycle
1:02:30 What does M&A strategy planning look like for a large company?
1:07:30 How is wargaming used to develop an M&A strategy?
1:08:30 How often should the M&A strategy be revised?
1:09:25 How will the M&A lifecycle change in the future?
1:18:15 What external factor slows down M&A growth the most?

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Meet Our Guest

Raghav Ranjan

Raghav Ranjan

Partner at Deloitte

Raghav has 15 years of experience in M&A and corporate strategy for Private Equity, Industrial, and Consumer Business clients. He leads Deloitte’s M&A Strategy and Diligence offering for Energy, Resources, and Industrials. He has worked extensively on acquisition strategy, target screening, commercial & operational due diligence, integration & divestiture planning, and competitive strategy assignments. His deal making experience spans across 25+ countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Oceania, and South-East Asia.

Raghav has been the lead advisor on a number of transactions that include conducting commercial and operational diligence on over 150 transactions for both strategics and Private Equity clients. Raghav was recently announced as a winner of The Emerging Leaders Awards from The MA Advisor.

Location Location: Los Angeles, California

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