Two Human Capital Strategies to Grow Profits: Executive Search and Acquisition

Acquisitions in the design industry happen all the time.  They are great tools to use for firms interested in growing revenues by moving into new markets, or adding additional services. When done effectively, acquiring firms get backlogs of work, client lists, and talented people who possess the knowledge and skills needed to profitably manage and […]

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Deal-Making Stays Strong; Some Buyers Behaving Badly

Mergers and acquisition activity in the A/E industry has somewhat lessened since the back-to-back record-setting years of 2014 and 2015. However, as measured by the number of transactions, overall interest in deal-making in the sector remains high. The 2015 high-water mark of 352 global deals—which came after 2014’s then-record tally of 341 deals—was followed by […]

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US design firm deals down slightly through the first three quarters of 2017 compared to 2016; California most active state for M&A

Morrissey Goodale tracked 153 US deals in the first nine months of 2017, compared to 156 over the same period the previous year, representing a decrease of 1.9%. Deals reported in the first nine months of the year fell for the second year in a row; in 2015, the first nine months of the year […]

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