Professional Services

Slater and Gordon expects $500m FY15 revenue

Law firm reaffirms revenue guidance at its AGM, eyes better second half.

Future growth at risk for family businesses: PwC

Global survey finds sales growth challenging for more Australian businesses, innovation lacking.

Law firm IPO attracts strong interest

IPH $166m bookbuild in strong demand, shares priced at $2.10.

UGL hits back at Hong Kong reports

Group says inference it made 'secret' payments to C.Y. Leung is misleading and baseless.

Sparke’s float could shake up legal sector

Sparke Helmore is weighing a float on the ASX that may trigger moves in mid-tier legal sector.

Services sector slows in September: AiG

Ai Group index shows activity in services sector remains in contraction for seventh consecutive month.

When boards of advisers are better than boards

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Keeping things simple has added meaning when it comes to the running of a company.

Law firm to price IPO next week

IPH plans to run the bookbuild for its $165m IPO next week after meeting with investors in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Ex-BHP exec joins Transpacific

Long-time BHP executive Brendan Gill will replace Stewart Cummins as Transpacific CFO effective immediately.

Law firm starts pre-IPO roadshow

Spruson & Ferguson is heading to New Zealand and Hong Kong for pre-IPO presentations.

Mining weakness weighs on WH Soul Pattinson

by AAP
Group's regular profit slips in full year, but statutory net profit gains 26%.

Deloitte LLP posts record annual revenue

Member firms' growth boosted by rise in global consulting demand.

ALS downgrades H1 profit guidance, shares slide 17%

Testing and certification business feels the pinch of tight market conditions in all sectors

Standards Australia keen to talk to SAI

Non-government standards body Standards Australia is keen to begin asset purchase talks with SAI Global.

Australia's oracles of disruption are being disrupted

And it's all happening behind closed doors.

Three graphs that define Australia's consultancy sector

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The sector influences every aspect of business, and despite uncertain times in the industry Australia is home to one of the largest consultancy markets in the world.

SAI Global sale at risk

Auction of $1 billion compliance services provider could fall flat on rushed process.

Brambles acquires UK's Ferguson

Logistics company snaps up Ferguson Group for £320m, expects it to be earnings accretive from FY15.

Super: it’s the returns, stupid

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The average annual super return of 6 per cent is nowhere near enough to push Australians away from the pension. Instead of relying on increasing contributions, super funds should just do a better job.

Govt mulling tiered mail service

by AAP
Turnbull says he is considering new tiered postal system where a premium is paid for next-day delivery.

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