Why private equity firms are upping their stakes in the consultancy sector
Traditionally, consultancy business models have been deemed unsuitable as target for private investors. Principally, their project based work was seen to generate 'lumpy' cash flows - an unattractive option to those seeking regular income streams. These perceptions, however, are rapidly changing, and deal activity in the sector is starting to flourish.
In an article for Consultancy.uk, Arrowpoint's Business Services sector team examines this surge. They assess the allure of high-quality specialist consultancy assets across the sector, and highlights the growing recognition that consultancies can generate impressive returns. This, he argues, is acting as a catalyst for growth in M&A activity.
Read more of our insights about the future of the sector here.