Press release

Meet with Pierre Briand, Equiteq Managing Partner, at the Microsoft Australia Partner Conference 2016!

August 18, 2016

15 August 2016

Pierre Briand, Managing Partner, Equiteq Australia & New Zealand, has been announced as a speaker at the Microsoft Australia Partner Conference 2016 which will take place from 5-8 September on the Gold Coast.

Microsoft Australia Partner firm owners will be able to attend two sessions: A presentation by Pierre on the Australia topic of “When is the right time to sell your IT firm?” (Tuesday 6th Sept at 1.00pm), and an interactive workshop, conducted jointly with Sylvaine Masson, Director M&A Services, Equiteq Asia-Pacific, on “Ready, Steady, GO: Are you investor ready?” (Wednesday 7th at 10am).

With deal multiples remaining high and competition to acquire IT services firms with specialist capabilities strong; now is the perfect time for Microsoft Partners to hear first-hand from IT services M&A experts Equiteq, about who is buying, what they are looking for and how to get the maximum equity value for your firm.

On Tuesday, the Equiteq presentation on the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of IT services and consultancies acquisitions, will focus on the market trends and the buyers’ appetite, in particular what determines company value, what potential buyers care about, and how to make your firm most attractive to an acquirer.

On Wednesday, it is time to practice! Pierre and Sylvaine will be leading a master class which will highlight the 8 mistakes to avoid when building a sale-ready technology business, and the 8 levers of Equity Growth, embodied in Equiteq’s Equity Growth Accelerator (EGA) methodology. All participants will receive the Equiteq booklet “100 tips to Accelerate Profit and Value”.

Why not connect prior to the conference?

You can connect on LinkedIn or directly send an email ( to arrange a meeting when you are there?