Professional Services

When boards of advisers are better than boards

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

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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

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

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

Australia Post FY profit slips

Post office warns profit growth from parcels may have offset losses in letter business for last time.

Services sector flat in August: AiG

Performance of services index remains in contraction, businesses still concerned by economic outlook.

WorleyParsons FY profit slides

Mining services firm delivers 8.5% lift in revenue, upbeat about operations in year ahead.

Dental centres operator eyes $100m-plus IPO

Pacific Smiles Group has plans to float as a public company by the end of the year.

Uber drivers will be fined: SA govt

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State treasurer says service could put vulnerable passengers at risk.

Bruce Dixon's marvellous medicine

In most cases such a large turnaround in profitability would beggar belief, but Spotless Group is an unusual case.