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Neal Patel
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Neal Patel

Neal Patel is managing director and energy infrastructure practice leader. He comes to Capital Alliance with over 13 years in the oil & gas pipeline/midstream industry. Neal started his career as an investment banker at Lazard, where he worked on numerous deals totaling over $30 billion for major utility, midstream and other energy companies. Subsequently...

Todd Garner
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Todd Garner

Managing director Todd Garner leads Capital Alliance’s new upstream oil & gas asset practice. For over 30 years Todd has held senior management roles in both public and private companies in the energy sector, most recently as chief operating officer for a Dallas-based oil & gas company with active drilling operations in the Permian Basin....

Capital Alliance bulks up energy practice with two new hires and expanded services
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Capital Alliance bulks up energy practice with two new hires and expanded services

DALLAS, June 11, 2019 – Capital Alliance Corp. (CAC), an Oaklins International member firm, has expanded its energy practice group with two new hires who will focus on upstream oil & gas asset acquisition & divestiture (A&D) and utility infrastructure transactions. Neal Patel will serve as managing director and head of energy infrastructure at CAC....

Occidental’s acquisition of Anadarko could lead Permian Basin operators to reduce assets to prep for coming M&A opportunities
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Occidental’s acquisition of Anadarko could lead Permian Basin operators to reduce assets to prep for coming M&A opportunities

By Todd Garner Oil and Gas Asset Practice Leader Managing Director Occidental Petroleum’s recent announcement that it will buy Anadarko could signal a new wave of merger and acquisition activity in the oil patch, with the Permian Basin a main target. The deal, after all, is the largest acquisition in the oil & gas industry...

Dallas Fed: Oil & gas activity rises on higher prices
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Dallas Fed: Oil & gas activity rises on higher prices

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner and CEO Energy sector activity grew modestly in the first quarter 2019, with oilfield services driving much of the increase, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Energy Survey. The business activity index—the survey’s broadest measure of conditions among 11th Federal Reserve District energy firms—was 10.8 in the first...

Amazing seller’s market for staffing industry firms won’t last forever
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Amazing seller’s market for staffing industry firms won’t last forever

By Neal England Practice Leader Domestic staffing buyers, private equity firms and cross-border strategic acquirers were out in force at this year’s Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum North America, as all seek to put capital to work amid a tightening time window. The event drew strong attendance and general optimism about the overall state of...

USMCA adds certainty to cross-border energy deals in the U.S., Mexico and Canada
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USMCA adds certainty to cross-border energy deals in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner and CEO The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), should stimulate trade between Mexico, the United States and Canada and increase cross-border energy investment and M&A activity. The new trade agreement, signed by all three countries in November, improves and enhances what was...

Canada looks set to give anti-oil & gas politicians the boot and expand energy infrastructure
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Canada looks set to give anti-oil & gas politicians the boot and expand energy infrastructure

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner and CEO 2019 is an important election year in Canada. Improving prospects for the country’s conservative parties are boosting oil patch optimism for much-needed oil & gas export pipeline construction. Predicting election outcomes has its risks, but current sentiment indicates that United Conservative Party candidate Jason Kenney will win the...

Industry growth and strong value proposition will drive M&A activity for small and mid-sized PEOs
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Industry growth and strong value proposition will drive M&A activity for small and mid-sized PEOs

By Brad Buttermore Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer The past year was hot for merger and acquisition deal making across many industries, including the professional employer organizations (PEOs). The fundamentals that make for a strong M&A climate remain plentiful in 2019. These fundamentals include a growing economy, low unemployment, rising wages, low interest rates,...

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