Bigger. Better. Both?
19 February, 2013
How hunger and hygiene drive valuations
Beaton Capital recently acted as an expert witness for the sale of shares in a professional services firm. Unusually, we were asked to comment on the factors that would influence a buyer in determining a multiple. It boiled down to the ‘hygiene factors’ of the target and the ‘hunger’ of the acquirer.
16 February, 2013
For most law firms the pyramid has to change
Earlier this week I came across this powerful piece announcing (yet another) conference on the secular changes cutting through the legal profession. While the author is referring to the USA, the story is the same in Australia, the UK , Canada–and virtually anywhere else you look. The piece concludes, inter alia, that the current lower […]
6 February, 2013
Employee shareholders – 8 top tips from 8 top performing firms
Warren Riddell. Accounting. Consulting engineering. Engineering. Law. Management consulting. Other professional services
Late last year Beaton Capital surveyed eight leading privately owned consulting engineering and management consulting firms with employee ownership. Our objective was to learn what works and what doesn’t–and why. The firms we selected all are high performers and respected by their peers. Here’s what we learned.
3 February, 2013
Another look at brand permission in professional services firms
Dr George Beaton. Accounting. Consulting engineering. Law. Management consulting. Mergers & Acquisitions. Strategy
In his October 2012 post Professions, acquisitions and brand permission Warren Riddell raised many vital points about the opportunities ‘brand permission’ poses for professional services firms.
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