Publications

All our publications are available in full, free of charge, when you register for Equiteq Edge - our online resource for owners of consulting firms.

Front Cover - Cybersecurity Global M&A Report Q1 2019 Summary

Cybersecurity Global M&A Report Q1 2019 - Summary

The rising demand for cybersecurity consulting and software solutions from cash-rich strategic buyers is positioned against a backdrop of acute shortages of cybersecurity professionals. If you would like to enquire about receiving a full copy of our report, please get in touch.

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Knowledge Economy M&A Report 2019 - Infographic

A summary of the latest transactional and equity market trends for owners of consulting businesses that are preparing for sale.

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Data Analytics Summary

Data Analytics Consulting Global M&A Report 2019

At the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the fusion of big data, advanced analytics and new physical technologies; Driving buyer demand for firms in the data analytics space.

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2019 Outlook Summary One Pager

The Knowledge Economy Industry and M&A Outlook 2019

Will your consulting business experience growth and investor demand through the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

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The Knowledge Economy Global Buyers Report 2018/19

The Knowledge Economy Global Buyers Report analyzes the findings of our fifth comprehensive independent survey of global strategic buyers and private equity investors acquiring businesses across the knowledge economy. The report provides exclusive insights into current M&A trends among buyers that acquire knowledge-intensive services businesses across five segments: management consulting, IT services, media agencies, engineering consulting and human resources.

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Q3 2018 Ma ReportGlobal Consulting M&A Report - Q3 2018 Update
 

Our Q3 2018 update is a guide to current M&A market conditions in the knowledge economy, looking at acquisition trends, regional deal activity and notable deals.

Key headlines are:

- Global deal values and valuation multiples continue to rise.

- Growth in deal activity led by sharp rises in media agencies and IT services M&A.

- The Equiteq Knowledge Economy Share Price Index continues to rise as we enter the final quarter of 2018.

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H1 M&A Report

H1 2018 Knowledge Economy Global M&A Market Update

Our H1 update is a guide to current M&A market conditions in the knowledge economy, looking at acquisition trends, regional deal activity and notable deals.

Key headlines are:

- Global M&A deal sizes and valuation multiples rose markedly, but deal volumes dipped.

- Most deal activity occurred in the IT services and management consulting services segments.

- Private equity focused on larger M&A opportunities.

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Front Cover - 2018 M&A ReportThe Knowledge Economy Global M&A Report 2018

The knowledge economy M&A deal flow remains robust, with digital disruption driving demand and premium valuations for firms in hot spaces.

Strong deal activity across the knowledge economy is being underpinned by a solid global outlook, as well as continuing demand for growth and substantial capital available for deals by strategic buyers and priavte equity investors.

If you are the owner of a knowledge-led business and are thinking of selling your firm, this report will provide you with vital information on market trends and the buyer universe.

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Front Cover - 2017 Q4 Update

Global Consulting M&A Report - Q4 2017 Update

The outlook for 2018 looks good, with buyers planning on acquiring to support their strategic plans.

Key headlines from the report are:

- Strong M&A activity in North America and APAC; declines in Europe.

- M&A mixed across consulting segments; strong rises in activity in the management consulting sector, but a decline in the engineering sector.

- Strong demand for healthcare consulting.

- Private equity buyer activity rose slightly.

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Buyers Research Report 2018

Our 4th Buyers Research report evaluates buyer demands, ideal deal structures and how they evaluate your business.

For the first year ever, we organised the survey to identify specific buyer behaviours in each of the eight levers of EGA wheel. It provides you with insights to make decisions about where to prioritise your strategy next year.

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Front Cover - 2017 Q3 UpdateGlobal Consulting M&A Report - Q3 2017 Update 

Our Q3 2017 update is a guide to current M&A market conditions in the consulting industry, looking at acquisition trends, regional deal activity and notable deals.

Key headlines from the report are:

 - Overall global deal activity +1% year-on-year.

 - Strong rise within Management Consulting and Media segments.

 - Strongest deal flow in North America.

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Front Cover - 2017 M&A Report

2017 Global Consulting M&A Report

Our tenth annual M&A report is out now!

This year’s report shines a light on the global trends shaping the industry and reviews M&A in the five consulting sectors together with a comprehensive analysis of the Equiteq Consulting Share Price Index.

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2016/17 Buyers Research Report

For the third successive year, we reveal the findings of our annual survey of global buyers of knowledge-intensive services businesses.

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Front Cover - 2016 M&A Report2016 Global consulting M&A report

Our M&A report is the most comprehensive publicly-available study on the industry. It covers professional services companies across all major industry segments including: management consulting, IT consulting and services, media consulting, engineering consulting and HR services. 

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2015/16 Buyers research report

For the second successive year, we reveal the findings of our annual survey of buyers of consulting firms, on their M&A appetite and what makes them tick when evaluating acquisition targets. 

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Ma Report 2015

2015 Global consulting M&A report

If you are a consulting firm owner looking to sell your business then you need to arm yourself with as much market knowledge as you can to better prepare you and your business for a future sale.

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100 Growth Tips

If you would like faster revenue and profit growth AND grow equity value at the same time, then this will be a handy guide for new ideas, or a reminder of what you know you should be doing!

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