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Episode 18: Special—An Acquirer’s View into M&A with Taylor Barada, head of Corp Dev at Adobe

Episode 18: Special—An Acquirer’s View into M&A with Taylor Barada, head of Corp Dev at Adobe

Ben & David are joined by special guest Taylor Barada, VP and Head of
Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships at Adobe, to discuss how
large tech acquirers approach buying companies. This episode is full of
great insights for startups & entrepreneurs who might find themselves
navigating the M&A process, as well as anyone curious about the craft of
dealmaking and the strategic approach of large acquirers. 

Topics covered include:

* How conversations begin between startups and acquirers
* The importance of building a relationship with acquirers over time
and "investing in lines, not dots” (just like raising VC)
* The often under-appreciated role of culture fit between acquirers and
acquisition targets
* How entrepreneurs should evaluate acquirers throughout the M&A
process
* Two examples of successful acquisitions Taylor completed at Yahoo in
Citizen Sports and IntoNow
* The M&A process at large technology acquire

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