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Professional Employer Organizations bouncing back – right along with the economy
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Professional Employer Organizations bouncing back – right along with the economy

By Bradley Buttermore Senior Vice President and Principal Every year I get involved in a survey of Professional Employer Organizations (PEO), those firms that provide human resource services to mostly small to medium size companies. We try to quantify the financial and operating characteristics of the PEO industry, its growth path and we take a sneak...

On November 1, 2013August 20, 2018by
Germany’s federal environment minister Peter Altmaier visits the 58th M&A International conference in Berlin
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Germany’s federal environment minister Peter Altmaier visits the 58th M&A International conference in Berlin

Over 160 mergers and acquisition professionals from M&A International Inc. met this June in Berlin to attend the 58th M&A International Conference and the 12th M&A Mid-Market Forum. One of the special highlights of the conference was the appearance of the Federal Environment Minister, Peter Altmaier, who spoke during a reception at the Reichstag. The...

On June 19, 2013August 20, 2018by
Private equity overflowing with opportunity
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Private equity overflowing with opportunity

According to the 2012 Capital Overhang and Fund Cashflow Report published by Pitchbook (www.pitchbook.com), private equity funds collectively have $432 billion of “dry powder” available for investment.  This represents a considerable amount of capital looking for a home, and fund managers are aggressively looking for potential investments.  In many cases, the capital was raised several...

On November 1, 2012August 20, 2018by
Historically low natural gas prices extending the trend of NG power plants
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Historically low natural gas prices extending the trend of NG power plants

Historically low natural gas prices resulting from the shale gas boom are having disruptive effects on the fuel mix for power generation.  While the expansion in natural gas combined cycle power generating stations can be attributed to several causes, it is evident that historically low natural gas prices are supporting and extending the trend. Since...

On April 18, 2012August 20, 2018by
Oil & gas pipeline construction showing positive growth in non-building construction segment
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Oil & gas pipeline construction showing positive growth in non-building construction segment

Oil & gas land pipeline construction is a bright spot for the non-building construction segment in North America, despite the political battles surrounding TransCanada’s Keystone XL oil pipeline. Oil & Gas Journal’s annual spending outlook confirms what “pipeliners” (contractors for transcontinental or mainline pipeline construction) have acknowledged for several months: that available construction capacity to...

On April 10, 2012August 20, 2018by