National News: (US) Combine and conquer US national firm mergers
A host of US national firms have found merger partners since 2000, challenging the rationale of the traditional model. Ed Thornton analyses the reasons behind the biggest mergers and what the nationals are planning for their next strategic push
The genealogy of the US national firm is becoming more and more complex. Ever mindful of the need to grow in line with the needs and expectations of clients, mega-mergers between firms have been driven by an apparent need to acquire greater depth of expertise and geographical reach.
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