Category: Blog

Staffing industry poised to address surging demand for cybersecurity professionals
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Staffing industry poised to address surging demand for cybersecurity professionals

By Neal England Managing Director and HRM Practice Leader As the United States moved rapidly into a work-from-home model due to the coronavirus pandemic, cyber criminals wasted no time in exploiting online security weaknesses and vulnerabilities. The sharp rise in cybercrimes — hacked Zoom meetings, crippling ransomware attacks and a massive increase in phishing attacks...

Why nano-capitalization public companies should evaluate strategic alternatives, including going private transactions
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Why nano-capitalization public companies should evaluate strategic alternatives, including going private transactions

By Russell Tolander Managing Director Nano-capitalization public companies, those with a valuation of less than $50 million, have fewer active buyers interested in them in today’s public markets, due to existing trends such as investors’ favoritism toward large companies, technology startups and disruptive or innovative business models (think Uber, Lyft, Amazon). That can leave small...

Corpus Christi port booms with oil & gas infrastructure projects
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Corpus Christi port booms with oil & gas infrastructure projects

By Neal Patel Managing Director and Energy Infrastructure Practice Leader The Port of Corpus Christi has been undergoing a historic buildout of oil and gas infrastructure that should position the Gulf Coast port as a major energy exporter for decades to come. Last year, Houston-based Cheniere Energy, the second largest global producer of liquefied natural...

Workforce shortages to keep nursing staffing firms on their toes
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Workforce shortages to keep nursing staffing firms on their toes

By Neal England Managing Director HRM Practice Leader A majority of nurses surveyed in late 2019 said the nursing shortage has worsened, a continuing challenge that will produce a ready pipeline of business opportunities for staffing companies placing nurses. A survey of 20,000 registered nurses in the U.S. by AMN Healthcare Services Inc. found that...

ART of the DEAL – Thinking of selling your business? Five ways to get ready
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ART of the DEAL – Thinking of selling your business? Five ways to get ready

By Brad Buttermore Managing Partner and CFO Art of the Deal is an occasional series about the steps involved in selling your business. Selling a business takes preparation that starts at the beginning, with organizing, funding, building and running the company. If you are thinking about selling your company this year, here are five things...

Strategic partnerships more important than ever for Mexico energy sector investors
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Strategic partnerships more important than ever for Mexico energy sector investors

By Antoine Marchand Managing Director Private and foreign investors saw a notable policy shift in Mexico’s energy reforms over the past year under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who recently completed the first year of his six-year term. Mexico’s move toward increased private and international investment in its energy sectors under former President Enrique...

What is the CFO role in the M&A process?
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What is the CFO role in the M&A process?

By Brad Buttermore Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer The merger & acquisition process necessitates involvement of many professionals, especially the CFO, who, at the heart of the organization, manages cash flow, capital allocations, planning and budgeting, and many times, oversees growth and strategic planning at a high level. With all the responsibilities assigned to...

PEO survey: Revenue and profits on the rise in Q3
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PEO survey: Revenue and profits on the rise in Q3

By Brad Buttermore Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer Revenue and gross profits rose year over year during the third quarter of 2019 for Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) operating in the United States, with 25% of those surveyed reporting that revenue was up significantly, and 15% noting a significant increase in gross profits. We see...

PEOs enjoying double-digit revenue growth
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PEOs enjoying double-digit revenue growth

By Brad Buttermore Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer Professional Employer Organization (PEO) annual revenue grew by double-digits in 2018, according to an industry survey from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO). The revenue growth rate for all participating PEOs was 10 percent, with the largest firms (PEOs with more than 5,000 worksite...