A New Chapter: onefourzero and Palladium Come Together to Create Industry Powerhouse

onefourzero Palladium

We are thrilled to announce that onefourzero has merged with the digital consultancy firm Palladium, bringing together two of the most progressive consulting firms in the industry. The strategic alliance brings together two highly complementary businesses with a shared vision of delivering innovative, high-quality M&A and growth consulting to businesses across the globe. The combined […]

Get Your Company Sale-Ready With Onefourzero

Sell-side diligence

Receiving a palatable asset valuation is far from a certainty, especially during times of economic difficulty. Preparation is crucial to increase the likelihood of a favourable price. When appropriately implemented, sell-side due diligence reveals previously unforeseen risks, giving the seller time to resolve problems before they can impact the valuation, but it also highlights and […]

What’s Next For Business Services?

Business services

As M&A activity slowed in the second half of 2022, business services deals experienced an uplift as firms turned to these companies to access recurring revenue and build resilience—662 deals were completed in the year between Q3 2021 and 2022. While other sectors are feeling the pinch of economic and geopolitical headwinds, business services firms are […]

Uncovering Attitudinal Gaps With Management Due Diligence

management due diligence

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rising interest rates and soaring inflation meant that 2022 was characterised by crises. Unfortunately, 2023 will likely hold similar challenges that make forensically-accurate asset scrutiny critical. The general consensus is that now is not the time to take unnecessary risks, hence the need for robust and reliable due diligence that covers […]

What Did Black Friday Reveal About Consumer Confidence in the UK?

Consumer confidence

The UK had a difficult 2022 in economic terms. Consumers grappled with a cost of living crisis, faced with sky-high energy costs, rising inflation and climbing interest rates, caused partly by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. All of this economic uncertainty had a demonstrable impact on consumer confidence. But before we […]

Sustainable Investments: The Rise of Agritech and Sustainable Energy

sustainable investments

Investing in sustainable assets has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The growth of sustainable investing has led to many investment directors setting up sustainability-focused funds, focusing on sustainability-related issues and opportunities when making sustainable investment decisions. These funds are part of a seismic shift in the investment world, where sustainable investing is […]

The Renewed Importance of Using Data to Make Informed Decisions

Fleur Hicks, CEO of onefourzero, explores the renewed importance of using data to make informed decisions on private equity investments. Investing in the process of accurate commercial forecasting has never been more critical, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The economic and geopolitical headwinds that dominated the second half of 2022 have resulted in a […]

What Does 2023 Hold For Private Equity?

private equity in 2023

2021 was always going to be a difficult year to beat, but 2022 brought long-lasting challenges that have sent shockwaves across the globe.

This begs the question: what does 2023 hold for private equity?

Thinking Like Technologists: How Can Companies Create a Data-driven Culture?

Data-driven culture

The days of decisions based on gut instinct are long gone. Instead, we have entered the age of data and analytics. Organisations across all sectors can now access vast amounts of data, which, combined with powerful analytics tools, allow them to gain insights to improve business operations and seize new market opportunities. However, many organisations […]

Value Creation Begins in Diligence

value creation

2021 was defined by a flurry of deal activity, where new deal value and exit records were broken repeatedly. However, since then, the private equity market has experienced a fundamental shift. Today, it’s less about what you can get with an asset than what you can do with it in the medium and long term—investors are keen to purchase assets with plenty of value creation potential.