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Accelerate M&A integration and capture value with early risk insights

Transforming Risk into Confidence Podcast Series


In this episode, Chris Cook is joined by Monica Nayar and Ed Jasitias to discuss the emerging trends revealed from PwC’s 2020 M&A Integration survey and what companies and boards of directors should be focused on now to capture deal value.

We discuss the following questions:

(1:30) - What are we seeing from the 2020 PwC M&A integration survey in terms of deal trends?
(3:26) - What have we seen in the survey about integration success and what might be different from prior years?
(5:08) - What is important from a risk and regulatory standpoint and what areas have you seen companies really focus on?
(6:26) - What did the survey indicate in terms of trends and actually achieving deal value?
(11:00) - What did our survey reveal about how people are embracing change and managing change related to a deal?

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About our moderator

Chris Cook is a Partner in PwC's Deals practice with 18 years of experience serving large multinational public companies with M&A transactions across various sectors. His area of expertise is in M&A Integration and how to establish and run an effective Integration Management Office (IMO) to ensure a smooth transaction close, post-close transition, and early realization of synergies. He is the US and global lead for our IMO service offering.


About our guests

Monica Nayar is a Partner in PwC's Risk and Regulatory practice with 20 years of experience serving large multinational public companies across various sectors. She delivers value to clients by providing pragmatic solutions balanced with creative flexibility to save clients time and money. Her leadership of several complex consulting engagements ensured companies successfully executed on their strategies and imperatives.

Ed Jasaitis is a Partner in PwC's Deals practice. He has over 25 years of experience with multinational public companies involved in mergers and divestitures. He has supported multiple industries, with a specialty in technology companies. While he supports all aspects of transactions, he focuses on the finance function and leads the Deals' finance integration community. He started his career in PwC's assurance practice.

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Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Partner, PwC US

Monica Nayar

Monica Nayar

Partner, Cyber, Risk and Regulatory, PwC US

Ed Jasaitis

Ed Jasaitis

Partner, Deals, PwC US

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