Management consulting

From strategy advice, change management and PPM to economics advisory, healthcare consulting and risk management.

Management consulting

Management consultancies are in strong demand from buyers in adjacent consulting sectors, who use these services as a gateway to boardrooms to cross-sell and protect market share for their offerings. However, assets are usually intangible and the acquisition risk to a buyer is high. Our M&A advisors have the expertise to demonstrate to a buyer how revenues and profits are sustainable, futureproofed and have a synergistic effect, which can swing a deal between undoable to premium value.

With our investment banking skills, deep market insight, and M&A teams in London, New York, Singapore and Sydney, we’re well placed to deliver you a better, more successful outcome.


Green Line

We hired Equiteq initially to assess the value and attractiveness of our business to the market. We were highly impressed with their knowledge of the consulting sector and their approach to understanding our business. Equiteq provided the right advice at the right time during the process; our initial decision in selecting Equiteq was validated throughout the transaction. We are extremely grateful to the Equiteq team for their expertise and tenacity in finding the right partner in CBIZ, and for negotiating a transaction that met with the objectives of our shareholders.

Tom Bonney, Founder and Managing Partner, CMF Associates 
Sold to CBIZ, Inc.

Green Line


Your current M&A market

Last year saw M&A activity rise against a backdrop of strong global economic growth, major political events in the US and Europe, and continued advancements from new digital technologies.

Advancements in AI and data analytics are transforming traditional business models; management consultancies now need a new array of creative, technical and management skills.


2018 outlook

We expect 2018 to be another year of exciting developments for major players within the management consulting industry. Interesting niche and adjacent acquisitions will continue to be a key component of these strategic shifts across major players in the industry. The rapid industry developments underpinning deal flow are combined with a solid global economic outlook for 2018 across most developed economies.


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