Consolidation in the professional services sector gathered pace in 2018 with the announcement of advanced merger talks between BDO and Moore Stephens in the accountancy sector and a raft of law firm mergers, including Bryan Cave/Berwin Leighton Paisner, Ince & Co/Gordon Dadds and Pitmans/Bircham Dyson Bell. With Brexit and a slowing global economy on the horizon, the trend is likely to continue into 2019.
In our first podcast of the new year our partners, Zulon Begum and Beth Hale discuss the main issues to watch out for when considering a merger, including rationale, due diligence issues, partner buy-in and incentivisation, merger execution and integration.
We hope you enjoy listening, and stay tuned for the next episode!
If you have queries regarding any of the issues discussed in this podcast, please contact our Partners Zulon Begum or Beth Hale.