How we acquire professional service firms

Collegium makes strategic and accretive acquisitions of diverse yet complementary professional service firms. Such acquisitions have to date allowed Collegium to grow quickly and carefully.

We look for established brands, partnering with best-in-class nonprofit service providers around the world. Transaction terms are negotiated and managed by our Acquisitions Team and are selected based on a comprehensive assessment of brand value, operations, and proven track record of growth. We look for:

  • strategic fit with our mission
  • service to nonprofit sector
  • consistent, predictable results
  • commitment to sustainable revenue growth

Partner firms retain their existing company brand, management team, day-to-day business activity, and important elements of their corporate culture.

The Collegium Value

sustained, organic revenue growth

Collegium is a self-contained ecosystem of diverse companies that leverages technology to give a clear view and open access to the full suite of Collegium-wide capabilities. These include the various services and available experts offered by each firm as well as Collegium’s centralized back-office administrative capabilities. This allows partner firms to cultivate intercompany relationships to leverage cross-referrals, identify joint venture opportunities, and incubate new products and services.

We have developed indispensable business practices, tools, and systems designed to help a business run more efficiently while delivering exceptional service to its nonprofit clients. As a Collegium Company, you will have access not only to these tools, but to the brain trust of Collegium’s seasoned leadership and their collective experience in running successful and profitable professional services firms.

Our systems position partner firms to penetrate new markets as sibling companies introduce one another to new business opportunities that they would not expect to attract on their own.

What we expect from our partners

We acquire reputable professional service firms who share our commitment to serving the nonprofit space through innovation, collaboration, and excellence.

We have clear business standards and selection criteria and evaluate all potential acquisitions against a set of alignment indicators to determine if there is a potential fit with Collegium.

Prospective partner firms

If you are interested in becoming a Collegium Company, please contact us.