2016 Outlook: No End to Mergers in Sight

2016-ROUNDTABLE-OUTLOOK-FOR-ROSENBERG-MAP-COMMENTARY-VF-240x219A buyer’s market is on the horizon.

They say “past results are no indication of future performance.” Maybe. Maybe not. But if anyone should know, it’s our panel of experts, their comments drawn from the new edition of The Rosenberg MAP Survey. These are their bullet points and comments, verbatim, looking back at the last 12 months and looking ahead to 2016. – Rick Telberg, CEO

By Gary Adamson
Adamson Advisory

Lessons from 2015:

Merger mania continued over the last year for several reasons:

  • continued slow post-recession organic growth,
  • thousands of baby boomers with no internal succession plans in place and
  • competition heating up for middle-market clients (the big firms want our biggest and best clients!).

MORE FROM THE ROSENBERG MAP SURVEY: Why Outsourcing Beats Unicorn Hunting | 2016 Battleground: Aging Leaders vs. Emerging Leaders | Private Clouds on the Rise | Firms Growing, Still Face Talent Challenges | Outlook 2016: Another Economic Storm Coming? | How Succession Issues Are Driving Desperation Mergers | Outlook 2016: Change Catches Up with Auditors | Strategic Plans Undermined by Out-of-Control Partners | Growth, Succession Plans Critical for Firms | Talent Wars Go from White Gloves to Boxing Gloves | Trend Outlook 2016: Change Agents Needed

Firms are improving profitability with per-partner income rising while the talent wars that we saw pre-recession are returning.