- Overall global deal activity +1% year-on-year
- Strong rise within Management Consulting and Media segments
- Strongest deal flow in North America
- Equiteq Consulting Share Price Index reaches new highs
By Ramone Param, Associate Director, Equiteq
Overall global deal activity in the consulting sector rose by 1% year-on-year. Deal volumes were flat as compared with the second quarter. These overall trends masked large variations in deal activity amongst market segments. The Equiteq Consulting Share Price Index continues to show record highs as investor confidence in the sector remains strong.
M&A Activity strongest in the Media Agency and Management Consulting segments
Despite notable deals occurring in HR and IT, deal activity fell in these segments. There was a strong rise in M&A within Management Consulting and Media. Engineering deal activity rose strongly against the prior quarter, but remains broadly flat on the same quarter last year.