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Guest Post: The oil price war and U.S. shale revolution
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Guest Post: The oil price war and U.S. shale revolution

By Baron Lukas President, Vital Strategies Those who have worked in the Texas oil patch have seen the cyclical nature of the industry. They’ve lived through other downturns and may think they know how to weather the storm, but this downturn is different. What may have worked for companies in the energy industry during the...

On January 25, 2016August 20, 2018by
Staffing World keynoter: Engage employees to drive business growth
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Staffing World keynoter: Engage employees to drive business growth

By Bradley S. Buttermore Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer Companies who compete on price alone do so at their own folly, says Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, who told attendees at the 2015 Staffing World conference that employee engagement is vital in achieving sustainable organic growth. Did you know that only about...

On December 8, 2015January 9, 2019by
Trucking industry M&A activity healthy despite challenges
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Trucking industry M&A activity healthy despite challenges

By Mike Galardi Practice Leader The merger and acquisition environment in the trucking industry likely will remain fairly robust for several more years although we may see some fluctuation in valuations. Owners who started their businesses 25 or more years ago are approaching retirement age, and if they don’t have family members to take over,...

On November 18, 2015August 20, 2018by
Energy infrastructure: A pipeline for investment
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Energy infrastructure: A pipeline for investment

By Bryan Livingston Managing Director and CEO In October The Deal published a whitepaper that reinforces Capital Alliance Corp.’s long-held expectation of sustained capital investment in energy infrastructure. A growing number of analysts and advisors conclude that energy infrastructure, both oil & gas midstream and electrical generation, transmission & distribution, offer significant upside investment potential....

On November 12, 2015August 20, 2018by
The Permian Basin — the last U.S. oil basin still standing
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The Permian Basin — the last U.S. oil basin still standing

A recent article by Bloomberg Business caught my eye, as it highlights how the Permian Basin in West Texas continues to gain production, even as the oil price slump shows no signs of easing. Despite the challenges facing U.S. oil, the Permian Basin shale formation stands out as the most stable play in the country,...

On November 2, 2015March 12, 2019by
Small to midsize companies seize M&A opportunities in the oil patch
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Small to midsize companies seize M&A opportunities in the oil patch

Independent energy companies and private equity firms are on the lookout for opportunities in the Texas oil patch as large, publicly traded companies shed assets and jobs in the wake of oil’s price slide. A recent private networking event in Dallas for the Texas energy sector easily drew 200 people, including large private equity firms...

On October 30, 2015March 12, 2019by
M&A International sees tech sector attracting investors
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M&A International sees tech sector attracting investors

Private equity continues to flow big money into the technology sector, creating a funding environment for technology-related companies that is growing at a fast clip. Fundings may drop slightly this year over last year’s record pace, but are still quite robust, according to Pitchbook Data Inc. Through June, VC activity was on pace to reach...

On October 21, 2015March 12, 2019by
Large PEOs target regional players for acquisition
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Large PEOs target regional players for acquisition

By Bradley S. Buttermore Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer The professional employer organization (PEO) industry likely will see a period of consolidation as industry dynamics change on the heels of the recent passage of the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA). The nation’s larger players are eyeing regional PEOs as potential acquisition targets as they...

On September 10, 2015August 20, 2018by
Permian Basin serves as bellwether of oilfield M&A
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Permian Basin serves as bellwether of oilfield M&A

Technology and pipeline companies stand to benefit from current cycle Oilfield technology companies and businesses involved in the transportation, storage and delivery of crude oil appear poised for healthy merger-and-acquisition activity in the near term, as a record amount of private equity capital attracts buyers and sellers to the negotiating table. These specialized areas within...

On August 26, 2015March 12, 2019by
Prepping for the sale of your oilfield company
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Prepping for the sale of your oilfield company

What to do two years out Selling your oilfield services company requires good preparation for those who seek to maximize transaction price. In this blog, we’ll take a look at what companies should be doing two years out from the time that they anticipate they’ll want to sell. The oilfield business is a cyclical industry...

On July 17, 2015March 12, 2019by