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Be Audit You Can Be: Accounting Firm Consolidators Demonstrate Room For Growth

17 Nov 2022

“Accountants work to shed ‘boring tag’ amid hiring crisis” was a recent headline in the FT1. However, with the accounting industry currently in the midst of a wave of consolidation,… Continue Reading Be Audit You Can Be: Accounting Firm Consolidators Demonstrate Room For Growth

Home-To-Lab Health Testing: Lockdown Fad or Here to Stay? 

14 Sep 2022

Smartwatches have become almost ubiquitous, virtual GP appointments allow patients to access medical advice from anywhere, and apps exist for tracking everything from mental health to sleep patterns. And now,… Continue Reading Home-To-Lab Health Testing: Lockdown Fad or Here to Stay? 

Spotlight on Business Services Private Equity Deals in 2021

05 Jul 2022

Fairgrove has done an in-depth review of private equity deals in business services, segmenting deals by area and sub-category, covering both Europe, and the UK and Ireland. Marketing and Communications,… Continue Reading Spotlight on Business Services Private Equity Deals in 2021

Plenty More Phish: Opportunities for Private Equity in Cyber Security

24 Mar 2022

There are two types of company, so the saying goes: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know they’ve been hacked. The epigram has been attributed to various… Continue Reading Plenty More Phish: Opportunities for Private Equity in Cyber Security

The Evolving Consumer Journey

09 Feb 2022

It takes anywhere from 18 to 254 days to form a habit1, and given that we have been living in a pandemic for almost 2 years now, it is safe… Continue Reading The Evolving Consumer Journey

Private Equity: Sport’s Newest Fans

07 Jun 2021

The global sports industry is estimated to be worth between $400-500bn, having grown steadily at c.6% per annum prior to the pandemic. Whilst Covid has seen some winners (e.g. the… Continue Reading Private Equity: Sport’s Newest Fans

Buy-and-Build Strategies in Human Capital Management

10 Feb 2021

The increasing importance of digitalised and automated processes following the outbreak of COVID-19 is probably best summed up by an infamous LinkedIn post with the question: “Who led the digital… Continue Reading Buy-and-Build Strategies in Human Capital Management

Are UK SaaS Businesses Investing in Enough Product Development to Support Upsell Growth?

12 Nov 2020

Recent years have seen significant growth in private equity interest and investment in “software as a service” businesses (SaaS), driven by their revenue predictability, scalability, cash-generative nature and attractive exit… Continue Reading Are UK SaaS Businesses Investing in Enough Product Development to Support Upsell Growth?

Price Comparison Websites: Britain’s Next Export?

15 Sep 2020

Financial services, period dramas, and queuing are obvious. But as an answer to the question “What is Britain best at?”, “Price Comparison” might not be the answer that leaps to… Continue Reading Price Comparison Websites: Britain’s Next Export?

The State of Surveillance

15 Jul 2020

Rising crime (and cost of crime), shrinking police numbers, technological innovation and an associated fall in production costs have supported steady growth for the security market in recent years, with… Continue Reading The State of Surveillance