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Bigger. Better. Both?

  • 22 October, 2012

    Professions, acquisitions and brand permission

    . Accounting. Consulting engineering. Engineering. Law. Management consulting. Mergers & Acquisitions. Strategy

    Many professional services firms are expanding through acquisition, both vertically (i.e. deeper into their core market) and horizontally (i.e. into new markets).  But can an auditing firm really be accepted in the marketplace as a law firm? Can a law firm brand also be a specialist management consultant? And can an engineering consultancy really be […]

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  • 19 October, 2012

    Inexorable laws of supply and demand are biting #BigLaw

    . Law. Strategy

    In three developed legal services markets, the USA, UK and Australia, three independent observers, using publicly available data, have come to the same conclusion. It is now and forever will be a buyers’ market. So far the signs that #BigLaw firms are consciously recognising and are responding to this fact and its economic consequences are […]

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  • 17 October, 2012

    Should professional services firms diversify?

    . Accounting. Consulting engineering. Law. Management consulting

    My BRW blog post of 12 October 2012 opens with the observation ‘Some professional services firms should diversify. Others should not. Click here to read why.

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