Tag Archives: Professional Services

Clearsight Advises Growth Strategy Firm, Innosight, in its Announced Acquisition by Huron

Clearsight Advisors, Inc. (“Clearsight”) is pleased to announce another successful transaction in its market-leading Professional Services Practice.  Clearsight served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Innosight Holdings LLC (“Innosight”) in its announced acquisition by global professional services firm … Continue reading

Market Spotlight – Gartner to Acquire CEB

With 2016 in very recent memory, the world is still quaking from the effects of countless events: Brexit, the US election, rising concerns about global international relations, to name a few. Where there is uncertainty, providers of research, data, and … Continue reading

Clearsight Advises Pivot Point Consulting in its Acquisition by Vaco Healthcare

Clearsight Advisors, Inc. (“Clearsight”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pivot Point Consulting, LLC (“Pivot Point”) by Vaco Healthcare, LLC (“Vaco”), a portfolio company of QUAD-C Management, Inc. Clearsight served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Pivot … Continue reading

Accenture Acquires DayNine, Marking One Final Step Toward Complete Consolidation of the Original Workday Boutiques

It was announced last week that Accenture will acquire DayNine Consulting, one of the leading global Workday (NYSE: WDAY) services boutique partners. The deal not only represents another move by Accenture to become one of the top enterprise cloud services … Continue reading

PE Backed Platforms Ramping Up Acquisition Activity in the Professional Services Sector

For the last several quarters, we have been talking about the increase in PE activity in the consulting sector. As evidence of this continuing trend, there has been a recent flurry of deals including: Madison Dearborn-backed Ankura Consulting Group’s acquisition … Continue reading

Clearsight Advises Revature on its Growth Capital Investment Led by University Ventures

Clearsight Advisors, Inc. (“Clearsight”) is pleased to announce the completion of another highly successful transaction in the education technology and professional services industry. Clearsight served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Revature on its highly successful growth capital … Continue reading

Staffing Companies KO Consulting Businesses in the Public Market Ring

A couple of years ago, public staffing companies were trading at a 50% discount compared to consulting firms based on median LTM Revenue multiple, and a 16% premium based on median LTM EBITDA multiple.  However, our recent analysis shows that … Continue reading

Unprecedented M&A Activity in the Consulting Sector in 2013 – More of the Same in 2014?

Just prior to Christmas, Booz & Co. announced that its partners had approved the sale to PwC which was announced two months earlier.  The deal will likely officially close in the first quarter of 2014 but it puts an exclamation … Continue reading