Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Analysing the Accounting M&A Landscape in the UK

It’s the “UK Matters in Accounting” show, every Thursday to 150 countries and 30,000 accounting practitioners, fintech specialists and influencers in the accountancy, CPA and bookkeeping space.

In today’s episode 24, “Analysing the Accounting M&A Landscape in the UK” with special guest Will Farnell, founder of innovative UK accountancy firm Farnell Clark and author of The Digital Firm.

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Key takeaways from this episode include:

☆ why the mergers and acquisitions activity is such a growth area in accounting and fintech

☆ the reasons why money makers in PE and VC want to invest in accounting businesses

☆ the opportunities and challenges presented by consolidator firms in the accounting space

☆ why the M&A market is unsustainable in the UK accounting pool of firms

☆ the limited future of the partnership model in accountancy practices

☆ what can go wrong for accounting firms who allow themselves to be bought or acquired, particularly for the clients

☆ the factors in play to decide selling multiples for accounting practices

☆ why 50% of accounting firms are not making any money and where M&A in accounting will end up


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Best Practice in Accounting – THURSDAYS. Practice development, growth, management, consulting, examples, stories and practical here’s what works stuff for accountants, bookkeepers and the fintech/software people who serve them.

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