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  • You've been approached by a buyer and want advice
  • You're considering whether or not to sell the company and need advice
  • You need to benchmark value for share plans or restructuring

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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
  • You want to evaluate various exit strategy options and move forward in the right direction

Sell

  • The time is right to sell your firm and you want a consulting sector specialist to make it happen
  • You're engaged with a buyer you are selling to and need support to close the deal
  • 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 18th of May 2015, 11 deals were announced. Here are our top picks. To read more about the transactions please visit our blog.

MasterCard Incorporated (USA) to acquire Applied Predictive Technologies, Inc. (USA)

MasterCard is a technology company; APT provides cloud-based predictive analytics software solutions. The acquisition is expected to help MasterCard Advisors, the professional services arm of MasterCard, improve on the insights it delivers to financial institutions and merchants around enhancing the consumer experience.

D'Appolonia S.p.A. (Italy) acquired SC Sembenelli Consulting (Italy)

D'Appolonia provides engineering consulting and design services; SC provides civil engineering consulting services. D'Appolonia has strengthened its civil engineering capability in the infrastructure sector. 

Accenture plc (Ireland) to acquire The Javelin Group Limited (UK)

Accenture provides management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing services; Javelin Group is a provider of retail strategy consulting and digital transformation services. The tech firm said the deal will extend the capabilities of Accenture Strategy, a unit which focuses on assisting retailers and brands in transforming through technology and digital systems.

 

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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