Category Archives: Market Commentary


Management Consulting’s Next Move is Tech Enabled

Last week Clearsight was in London to celebrate the completion of another successful transaction, a license of key IP assets to EY in a deal that provided a landmark liquidity event for Clearsight’s client Competitive Capabilities International (Pty) Ltd. (“CCi”). … Continue reading

Market Spotlight – Beringer Capital Acquires a Majority Interest in Digital Consulting Firm, iCiDigital

On May 15, 2017, Beringer Capital, a Toronto-based private equity firm, acquired a majority interest in iCiDigital, a digital consulting firm based in Raleigh, NC, for an undisclosed amount. iCiDigital was created in 2014 as a spin-off from I-Cubed after … Continue reading

3 Ways ASC 606 Will Impact Software Companies and Future M&A

There is a new accounting regulation, ASC 606, that will accelerate software companies’ ability to recognize revenue and profitability.  In an effort to establish principles that mesh with both Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), … Continue reading

Vista Gets Creative & Doubles Down on Banking Software

Vista Equity Partners made a stunning announcement regarding its UK-based financial software firm, Misys, on Monday as they boldly doubled down on the space and acquired DH Corporation (TSX:DH).

Market Spotlight – Tech Mahindra Acquires HCI Group

On March 7, 2017, Tech Mahindra Limited (NSEI:TECHM) (“Tech Mahindra”) signed a definitive agreement to acquire CJS Solutions Group, LLC, (aka ”The HCI Group”), a leading healthcare information technology consulting company. The deal values The HCI Group at an enterprise … Continue reading

Market Spotlight – Deloitte Acquires Red Planet

On February 09, 2017, Deloitte, a global provider of consulting, audit, tax, and financial advisory services, announced it had acquired Red Planet Ventures Limited (“Red Planet”), an innovation strategy and digital consulting firm based in Dublin, Ireland, for an undisclosed … Continue reading

Five Actions to Prepare Your Consulting Business for Sale

As we described in a recent article, the consulting M&A market was highly active in 2016, with diverse buyers pursuing rapidly growing firms with domain expertise in “hot” horizontals and verticals such as Cloud Services, Healthcare, and Digital Transformation. We … Continue reading

Accenture Goes Deeper into IoT and Connected Products

The IoT sector is rapidly evolving and acquirers recognize M&A is a more efficient growth strategy than building the capability organically.  Accenture has been on a digital acquisition spree over the last four years. While a number of other IT … Continue reading

The Consulting M&A Market: Back on Top in 2016

Although 2016 started with what initially appeared to be muted M&A activity, we will likely look back on 2016 as a key inflection point for the broad consulting industry. Through an equal combination of both strong volume and values, the … Continue reading

A RICO Charge…the latest arrow in the Yates quiver…

Regulators continue to show aggressive tactics as the Yates Memo guidelines continue to drive prosecutorial strategies.  As the 2015 Memo stated, there is an increased effort and focus being placed on individual accountability, as further evidenced by D.A.G. Yates’s comments … Continue reading