Podcasts have become an indispensable way of staying on top of financial news. With the ability to focus in on niche topics and get candid interviews from top experts who might avoid the spotlight of TV or radio, podcasts have turned into one of the best places to get detailed information and insights that go beyond what’s available through traditional media. Here are five that appeal specifically to M&A professionals, looking at all aspects of the dealmaking process and offering valuable advice you can’t afford to pass up.
PwC Deal Radio
This is one of many podcasts from PwC – all accessible on their PwC 365 app – and the most geared toward dealmaking professionals. PwC uses their clout and deep talent pool to pull in top notch speakers and panelists on a variety of crucial M&A topics. Their recent episode on integration is a can’t miss, with a host of original research pulled from a PwC survey, and their work on foreign markets – from Mexico to Africa – is refreshingly informed.
Produced by PwC subsidiary firm Strategy&, Mergercast offers M&A strategy advice from a rotating set of hosts and guests. They’re especially good at going in depth when the discussion warrants it, as with their three-part series on coherence in consumer goods M&A. The nuance in these podcasts is at a level that you’d normally have to pay for, which is all the more reason to take advantage of their free offerings.
The Tech M&A Podcast
Hosted by Corum Group, this monthly podcast focuses on top trends and news in the tech world, and offers a wealth of industry specific M&A advice. It’s especially good at bringing in big name interviews, recently picking the brains of reps from Microsoft, Google, and Salesforce.
This is one of the best podcasts for timely and well curated M&A news from multiple industries and regions. As the reporting wing of Mergermarket, Dealcast taps into a vast network of contacts and exclusive data to offer fresh and informed perspectives. With each episode clocking in at under 10 minutes, it’s also nicely digestible and and BS-free.
Simply one of the best financial news shows, Marketplace offers virtually unparalleled speed and insight in its reporting. While not always M&A focused, any dealmaker would be wise to listen because the topics covered affect all of us, and often veer toward M&A anyway. Real news junkies can subscribe to all of Marketplace’s variants – Morning Report, Midday Update, Marketplace Weekend, and Marketplace Tech – and never be out of the loop.