Next year is shaping up to be a very strong year for M&A activity in the Knowledge Economy. In order to assist your preparation for 2021, take a look at our M&A Preview, in which we discuss the following eight key trends:
- The adoption of digital is accelerating
- Emerging technologies are being commercialised rapidly
- There is a convergence across the sector and delivery models are blending
- Private equity participation in the knowledge economy is increasing
- Next-generation technology platforms are emerging
- Vertical software solutions are playing an increasing role
- Buyers are returning to nearshore locations for access to new skills
- Shareholders are aligning expectations and addressing structural risks
Equiteq, a global leader in providing strategic and M&A advisory services to knowledge-intensive services firms, is pleased to announce it has advised DBM Consultants, a market and social research consultancy, on their acquisition of NumberOneInsight, a customer experience specialist. The transaction closed on March 31st, 2017.
DBM Consultants is a leading independent market research agency in Australia. Blue-chip Australian companies, particularly in the financial services sector, use DBM's insights to make better-informed business decisions. Through established syndicated programs and expert custom-designed research, DBM provides critical evidence-based advice on strategic and tactical opportunities.
NumberOneInsight is a customer experience consultancy providing qualitative and quantitative evaluation and experience insights. Merged teams will be based at DBM’s Sydney office, strengthening the group’s presence across ANZ.
The integration of these two complementary agencies adds fuel to a long-established DBM goal of transformation. The strategy of recent years has been to leverage strong client relationships and move towards a more digitized offering and scalable growth.
Dhruba Gupta, CEO and majority shareholder of DBM Consultants, declared: “The merger with N1i means DBM is poised to complete its digital transformation. Our motto, “Excellence, Innovation, Insight”, will ring more profoundly true than ever before! I am grateful to Equiteq for their support and professionalism to make this deal come through”.
Pierre Briand, MD of Equiteq Australia commented: “We are proud and happy to have assisted DBM in this critical step of its transformation, on its continuous journey towards developing its value proposition”.
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