In this episode, Jay talks to Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and Ohio State professor, about the challenges and opportunities facing foreign businesses who wish to come to the United States. The duo talks about regulatory matters, strategic factors and how the political climate will affect a company’s decision to doing business in the United States.
What is on the horizon for private equity deals in 2017? What does the market look like for buyers, sellers and foreign investors? Jay talks with Porter Wright M&A attorneys Bob Tannous and Jeremy Siegfried about these issues, exit strategies, Brexit and more in our most recent podcast.
Jay welcomes colleague Brett Thornton, chair of Porter Wright’s oil and gas practice, as they examine the oil and gas industry in the antitrust arena. Brett explains how consolidation can create competitive pressure and what issues are on the horizon for oil and gas companies.
How does the political climate adapt to the ever-changing way people consume media? Phil Rist of Prosper Business Development joins Jay in a conversation about how things have changed since the last presidential election and how politicians need to adapt to the new way of presenting their message.
Ohio has become a hot spot for venture capitalists to invest in companies. The level of talent and sense of community that the state provides are just a few of the reasons VC’s are putting their money here. Jay talks with Falon Donahue, CEO of Venture Ohio, and Porter Wright attorney Brett Thornton about why many international companies, including start-ups and emerging businesses from Israel, Japan and the EU, large organizations like Amazon and cyber security firms are calling Ohio home.
Gun jumping – coordination before merger clearance – isn’t just an American issue. Jay and Andre Gilbert, a Brazilian competition attorney, discuss what happens in Brazil when parties work together prior to the approval of a merger – Brazil’s standards, potential fines and the penalties companies might be faced with when this happens.
Before the independence of CADE (the Administrative Council for Economic Defense), it could take months for Brazilian mergers to be approved. Jay talks to Brazilian competition attorney Andre Gilberto about how the Brazilian government improved the process for reviewing antitrust and merger cases, and what crimes can be criminally prosecuted and merger control.
Jay is once again accompanied by Phil Rist, executive vice president of Prosper Business Development, to discuss how the data analytics community is growing, what’s needed to get into the business and how once separate industries are coming together to provide better customer experiences.