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M and A Unplugged Podcast, hosted by Domenic Rinaldi

About M&A Unplugged

A Podcast for people looking to Scale, Acquire or Exit a Business!

The M&A Unplugged Podcast is hosted by Domenic Rinaldi – Owner and Managing Partner of Sun Acquisitions. On each episode Domenic will interview business buyers, sellers and advisors and you will hear firsthand accounts of their transaction experiences. You will gain valuable insights and actionable takeaways so you can maximize the value of your business acquisition or sale.

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Mark Walztoni: Due Diligence And Integration: Preparing For Your Next Acquisition

As integration is gaining more and more steam, more acquirers are asking how to do integration these days compared to years ago. Joining Domenic Rinaldi on today’s podcast is Mark Walztoni, who shares his high-level formula for approaching this phase, along with how to avoid some of the common pitfalls.

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Jennifer Goldman: Grow Your Business From A Simmer Pot

Don’t let the excitement force you to make hasty decisions. Take a step back and take the time to assess the business. Follow along to this conversation to know the steps to take before diving in deep.

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The Most Common Value Drivers That Affect Business Valuation

There are a number of components that you should be looking at any time you’re valuing a business. In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi dives into one of them – value drivers.

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Keith Knohl: The Business Ownership Process

On this episode, Keith Knohl shares his journey of buying a business, which included retaining a buy-side broker to help him through all phases of the process. 

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Starting Versus Buying A Business: Which One Should You Choose?

On this episode, our Host, Domenic Rinaldi, goes solo and shares to us to about the differences between starting and buying a business and what advantages the latter has over the other. 

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Andrew Cross: Creating The Perfect M&A Communication Strategy

On this episode,  Andrew Cross, Senior Vice President and partner at Walker Sands, shares to us how right messaging is essential in maximizing employee, client and vendor retention while preserving the company’s brand.

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Dr. Solange Charas: Running The Numbers On Human Capital ROI

On this episode,  Dr. Solange Charas, a human capital metrics expert and the Founder and CEO of HCMoneyball shares to us how Human capital is the most important asset of every company. Without it, you can’t maintain clients or grow your business.

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Ben Mimmack & Andy Waltman: Baymark Partners Acquisition Criteria, Due Diligence And M&A Predictions

On this episode,  Ben Mimmack and Andy Waltman of Baymark Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas, shares to us why it is important to understand what a buyer is looking for in a deal so that you can position your company for a future sale.

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Brett Trainor: Getting Past The Micro-Business Stage Through Implementation And Execution

On this episode, Brett Trainor, a B2B startup mentor and investor for more than 25 years, shares how business owners can get past the micro-business stage and start to grow.

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Jaryd Krause: Online-Offline Business Synergy

On this episode, Jaryd Krause, Founder of Buying Online Businesses, shares how offline businesses can increase their lead generation and revenue just by buying an online business and integrating it to their business model.

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Klint Kendrick: Best Practices For Integrating Employees During M&A

On this episode, human resources professional, Klint Kendrick, to talk about the best practices for integrating employees during the mergers and acquisitions transaction.

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|ustin Breen: The Importance Of Communication In The M&A Process

On this episode, Justin Breen, the CEO of the PR firm, BrEpic Communications LLC, joins M&A Unplugged to talk about how you get the communication down the line in a way that positively impacts the entire M&A process.

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Jim Piper: Building The Integration Plan

On this episode, Jim Piper, President of Matot, sits down to talk about the integration of the acquired company – what went right and what could have been done better.

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Will Moore: Preparing For The Sale

On this episode, learn more about how to prepare for the sale and avoid some of the common pitfalls when selling with Will Moore of Moore Momentum.

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Jim Jeffries: Make Or Break Your ROI: Post-Merger Integration And Transition

In this episode, Jim Jeffries, founder of M&A Leadership Council, joins Domenic Rinaldi to talk about post-merger integration and transition and how that can typically make or break your ROI.

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Jason Abell: The Critical Role Of Mindset To M&A Transactions

Domenic Rinaldi sits down with Jason Abell, the President of Rewire, Inc., to help get you thinking about your mindset for a deal and how to be better prepared.

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Joshua Freemire: M&A Concerns For Healthcare Businesses During COVID-19

Joshua Freemire of Epstein Becker & Green joins Domenic to discuss the benefits of having a regulatory attorney in an M&A transaction.

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Jeffrey Petersen And John Schreiner: Earnouts In M&A Transactions

Domenic Rinaldi takes a peek at this timely topic as he sits down with deal attorneys, Jeffrey Petersen of The Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Petersen and John Schreiner of Perkins Coie.

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Tad Render: What Happened to Valuations During COVID-19

Tad Render joins M&A Unplugged again! Tad, Principal of Miller, Cooper, & Co., discusses in detail some of the most important things buyers and sellers should take into account before striking a deal in these uncertain times.

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Dean Newlund: How to Use Intuition During M&A Transactions

Dean is the CEO of Mission Facilitators International, explains why we don’t use intuition as much as we should and why it pays to pay attention to it a little bit more.

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