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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services?

What is the average price of Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services?

Among the roughly 80,000 M&A consulting firms, the top four operators account for less than 30.0% of total market revenue, signaling a low level of market share concentration. Most operators are small companies servicing a narrow geographic region, so they lack the necessary resources to garner a large share of... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Employees

What are the various stages of your hiring process? What specialized skills do you require your employees to possess?

How do you recruit and retain senior staff?

How do you keep your wage costs under control?

Are there records that show prior training and certifications available for all members of the company?

Budget

Have you ever had challenges with costs beyond what was budgeted in your contract? What changes have you made as a result of those experiences?

What cost-saving measures do you employ at your firm?

Who is in charge of maintaining the budget on projects? Is it someone on the key team, or an outside eye?

What contingencies are built into your budget and how frequently are those contingencies used?

Value-Added Services

Do you offer discounts for bundled services, and if so, what are the terms?

What partnerships do you have? How do your clients benefit from these relationships?

Do you give a competitive discount if I switch from another provider to your company?

How do you maintain your operational efficiency when offering more than just your core services?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the budget for the contract, if relevant.

Buyers should state their preferred pricing model.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate vendors' ability to meet their service requirements.

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the consulting firm, as well as the experience and qualifications of the personnel assigned to the project.

Buyers should evaluate the vendor's history advising successful M&As.

Buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for key criteria to consider when evaluating bids.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and any other relevant dates (e.g. interviews or presentations) prior to the contract award.

Buyers should include the date when services begin.

Buyers should outline the length of the contract and any options for renewals.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Merger & Acquisition Consulting Services supply chain?

The supply chain risk for M&A consulting services is low. These vendors procure goods and services from a number of upstream suppliers, including office supply wholesalers, commercial real estate lessors, computer and packaged software wholesalers and market research firms. These inputs are usually purchased on an ad hoc basis, so... Subscribe to learn more.

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