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  • You've been approached by a buyer and want advice
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  • You need a plan to grow equity value and also prepare the firm for a future sale
  • You want to accelerate revenue and profit growth and need help with your business plan
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  • You want to realize some equity now, or exchange equity for finance, or other liquidity event

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  • You need a comprehensive market screen to identify acquisition targets
  • You have identified a consulting firm for acquisition and need a specialist to evaluate it
  • You are growing by acquisition and need buy and build strategy advice

Consulting Sector M&A Deal News

In the week beginning 11th of May 2015, 16 deals were announced. Here are our top picks. To read more about the transactions please visit our blog.

KPMG (Netherlands) acquired Nunwood Consulting Ltd (UK)

Big Four professional services firm KPMG has acquired Nunwood Consulting, a consultancy specialising in customer experience management and feedback technology. The acquisition enables KPMG to offer a full-service customer management programme to its clients, from mapping the customer journey to measuring ongoing feedback.

McKinsey & Company Inc (USA) acquired LUNAR Design Inc (USA)

Consulting strategy firm, McKinsey, acquired LUNAR Design which provides design and product development services for consumer, technology and medical products. The three premises underlying the acquisition are: i) Digital transformation will comprise an increasing share of McKinsey's offerings, ii) McKinsey seeks to improve its capability in top-quality design on a global scale (Lunar has two offices in the US along with one each in Europe and Asia), iii) competitive differentiation for McKinsey's clients, and therefore for the consulting firm itself, rests on the ability to offer great user experiences. 

Towers Watson & Co. (USA) acquired Saville Consulting Group (Channel Islands)

Towers Watson, a global professional services company, acquired Saville Consulting, an international psychometric assessment business. Dr Ahmad Waarie, Towers Watson Middle East’s managing director, said: “With the growing demand on leadership and talent assessment in the Gulf region, the addition of Saville Consulting’s market-leading online assessment tools to our suite of HR software, data, analytics and advice gives us a powerful offering to address the big and growing area of leadership and talent.” 

 

Equiteq is a consulting industry mergers and acquisitions (M&A) specialist

We serve the global professional services sector with growth advisory and M&A transaction services.

Our mission is to help owners, partners and corporate development executives to grow profits, grow revenue, grow equity value and/or successfully sell their firms.

Equiteq clients achieve consistently higher year-on-year sales revenue growth, EBIT % and higher prices on sale. 

   Industry Average  Equiteq Clients
Growth in Sales Revenue   6.2%  34%
 Average EBIT (Profit)  10%  18.7%
 Revenue Multiple on Sale  1.2  1.8

Our clients span 27 countries and we have representatives in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Australia and Turkey.

We are famous for our Equity Growth Wheel software, which is used to benchmark the equity value in a consulting firm and produce a plan to improve it.

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