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What does the market look like for M&A consultants in the next two years? I'm talking to a firm that has 90%+ utilization so they have open roles. Changing companies in a time like this appears risky though. What is everyone else seeing?

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PE have their knives out for some distressed firms. M&A will likely surge for the next 12-18 months. I believe in mid market particularly. But I’ve noticed some large deals at the top of the market so perhaps I’m wrong there.

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Makes sense to me. Thanks!

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We're a boutique focused in a niche market, but we are slammed. PEs ranging from the largest in the world to lmms are all coming back in force. We are actually about to kick off hiring because we are so busy

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If your research is right and the firm is legit, I would take it. Historically after Fed makes the interest rates 0 or negative in recessions, and when valuations of some sectors take a hit (like now retail), there is a surge of deals coming our way.

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Companies with cash will take advantage and use this as a time to buy.

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Whole bunch of it sitting around too.

So does that mean firms will have more attractive comps for these roles?

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I'm in a niche market but we are absolutely crushing it right now.

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