Available: Professional Services Industry Newsletter Mid-Year 2015

Mercer Capital’s Value Focus: Professional Services Industry Newsletter is a biannual publication providing perspective on valuation issues pertinent to Professional Services professionals. The Professional Services Industry newsletter highlights the staffing and consulting segments. Each issue includes typically includes macroeconomic and industry trends, mergers and acquisitions review, guideline company pricing, and more.

Excerpting from the discussion:

Macroeconomic factors have been favorable for the professional services industry since the recession, but the first half of 2015 represented a potential change in the macroeconomic landscape. Although unemployment dropped to 5.3%, a continuation of falling rates since the end of 2009, corporate profits and private investment both experienced declines. While corporate profits encountered significant losses in the first quarter of 2014, private investment has not declined since the second quarter of 2012. These indicators suggest a mixed outlook for the professional services industry.

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