The Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) identifies and develops information on the business of architecture for use by the profession to maintain and improve the quality of the professional and business environment. The PMKC initiates programs, provides content and serves as a resource to other knowledge communities, and acts as experts on AIA Institute programs and policies that pertain to a wide variety of business practices and trends.
The economic downturn and credit crunch has had a significant impact on global mergers and acquisitions. This session will review the impact on industry consolidation trends and how design firms can best position themselves to successfully close deals in the new environment, whether they are buyers or sellers. The program will consider valuation and deal structure as well as market positioning. There will also be discussion of the underlying business and corporate organizational factors that impact value that can be managed and evaluated when pursuing M&A deals. Presented December 8, 2011. #matheson #advisors #industry #consolidation #PracticeManagementKnowledgeCommunity #acquisition #practice #financial #mergers #management