A few years ago, it seemed that owners of both CPA and technology consulting firms were going to find riches by selling their businesses to aggregators. Two recent events underline the fact that that did not happen for many of them.

The first event was the sale of American Express Tax and Business Services to H&R Block at a fire-sale price. The second was the departure of CEO Dan Duffy at ePartners, the national accounting software reseller.

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