Category: Blog

Valuing your midsized business
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Valuing your midsized business

Leaders of midsized companies are so busy with day-to-day operations that determining their company’s value and pinpointing where value is being created or, conversely, where it might be declining, aren’t top of mind. In his new book, “QuickValue: Discover Your Value and Empower Your Business in Three Easy Steps,” Reed Phillips, CEO and managing partner...

Using M&A to adapt to a post-pandemic economy
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Using M&A to adapt to a post-pandemic economy

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to retool and reassess their businesses, and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) became a way to act on both. The pandemic has increased the volume of M&A deals to unprecedented levels and changed how and why deals are getting done. To better understand these fast-changing dynamics, Oaklins sponsored research by...

Temporary staffing ramps up
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Temporary staffing ramps up

By Marshall Murphy Managing Director and HRM Practice Leader The nation’s tight labor market is boosting staffing industry business, as the pandemic labor pullback begins to dissipate. Temporary staffing industry companies reported a median 27% year-over-year increase in their U.S. temporary staffing revenue in October, according to Staffing Industry Analysts, with the red-hot travel nursing...

Former Capital Alliance chairman passes away
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Former Capital Alliance chairman passes away

We are saddened to share news of the recent passing of Ed Dawson, who steered the success of Capital Alliance for almost 40 years. He was an astute investment banker, valued colleague and friend. Read more about Ed’s remarkable life below. Edward Joseph Dawson – A Loving Legacy Our hearts are broken as we say...

Global energy demand will return – but how?
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Global energy demand will return – but how?

By Neal Patel Managing Director, Capital Alliance, and Energy Infrastructure Specialist, Oaklins Three unprecedented events coincided to dramatically impact both supply and demand in energy markets worldwide. Middle-market oil and gas companies are feeling the pain. Yet we believe energy markets will rebound, depending on the answers to several key questions. This just-published Spot On...

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...