Kison Patel of M&A Science – Applying Science And Technology Principles To The M&A Space

Kison Patel of M&A Science is working to bring better practices to an industry with growing market pressures, transaction values, and competition.

Kison Patel, my guest for this episode, is applying principles of science and technology to the M&A (mergers & acquisitions) space.  He is the Founder and CEO of M&A Science, a community of forward-thinking M&A practitioners on a mission to perfect the M&A practice. Kison was also an M&A advisor for ten years, having sold large companies such as commercial banks and hotel chains.

In 2012, Kison noticed teams lacked efficient technology to manage deals and thus created DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management platform. In 2016, he started the M&A Science podcast and devoting his time to creating a platform where all the best practitioners could share best practices and lessons learned from real-life deals.

Kison then created The M&A Science Academy in 2020 to offer step-by-step training to those looking to master M&A, featuring courses created by top-level practitioners.

Through developing technology, educational content, and industry training, Kison aims to bring better practices to an industry with growing market pressures, transaction values, and competition.

I confessed in our conversation that my exposure to M&A is limited, but I have observed that it was a business space that is/was very behind the times. We talk a good deal about this and:

  • The impact starting a podcast has had on his business
  • Creating educational content and products in the M&A space
  • How the competitive landscape is responding to the work of his companies and more

Learn more about Kison Patel at

Please enjoy this conversation with Kison Patel.

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Mentioned in this Episode

Deal Room

M&A Science

Agile M&A

Agile M&A : Proven Techniques to Close Deals Faster and Maximize Value, by Kison Patel

M&A Tactics Handbook: Advice from Corporate Development Practitioners for Each Stage of the Deal Lifecycle, by Kison Patel

Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery – Ryan Dusick (Unstarving Musician Ep 238)

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