Brian Devaeux

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    Industry M&A – Part 2

    2017-02-01T00:00:00

    In the first installment of this two-part series, we described some of the demographic trends we are observing that lead us to the conclusion that business owner demographics will drive continued consolidation over the next two years. In this second installment, we posit that families can face the realities of ...

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    Industry M&A – Part 1

    2017-01-04T00:00:00

    In this first installment of a two-part series, we describe some of the demographic trends we are observing that lead us to the conclusion that business owner demographics will drive consolidation over the next 12 to 18 months.

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    A Changing Landscape

    2015-09-01T14:30:00

    Brian Deveaux takes a look at how 25 years of mergers and acquisitions reshaped the industry.

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    The Tax Man Cometh

    2009-12-06T17:27:00

    Many of you probably remember the old Midas commercials where the mechanic says to a distraught looking customer, “You can pay me now … or you can pay me later,” suggesting to the customer that deferring the current repairs will result in a much larger repair bill at a later ...

  • M & A — Opportunity in the Midst of a Mess
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    M & A — Opportunity in the Midst of a Mess

    2009-01-22T15:57:00

    I had the pleasure of speaking at the GAWDA Eastern Zone regional meeting in October of 2008 at the Hampden Country Club in Hampden, Massachusetts. At this meeting I shared my thoughts on some of the potential impacts the current economic turmoil may have on our industry and thought these ...