Data shows M&A activity in consulting sector stable

As predicted in their annual report, Equiteq report a marginal climb in deal volumes in the first half of 2011.  Although activity is significantly lower than in recent years, at 40 deals per month in June versus 70 per month at the same time in 2007 and 2008, Equiteq note sentiment is cautiously optimistic.

Data also shows the predicted rise in multiples, revenue multiples are rising back to 1.2 and EBIDTA towards 10. The UK and USA remain the key markets for M&A activity.

The full findings can be read here.