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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
The pros and cons of the SBEA
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The pros and cons of the SBEA

By Bradley S. Buttermore Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer The recent passage of the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA) brings both pros and cons to the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry. The bill, signed by President Obama in December 2014, recognizes PEOs under federal tax law and will establish a set of rules for...

On June 2, 2015August 20, 2018by
Indian companies view Mexico as fertile expansion ground
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Indian companies view Mexico as fertile expansion ground

By C. Antoine Marchand Practice Leader – Mexico Companies domiciled in India have become some of the most energetic players in a developing Mexican mergers and acquisitions scene. Indian businesses involved in producing food ingredients and specialty chemicals have been some of the most dynamic acquirers of Mexican companies, but other sectors are of interest...

On March 19, 2015August 20, 2018by
New leadership to build on Capital Alliance’s long-term success
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New leadership to build on Capital Alliance’s long-term success

Capital Alliance will continue to bring global investment opportunities to the North American marketplace as the Dallas investment banking firm’s leadership transitions from the company’s founder to a three-member leadership team. “We are tremendously grateful that we have an opportunity to build on the company’s 38-year reputation for excellence in private investment banking,” said Bryan...

On March 10, 2015March 12, 2019by
Paul Puri named a mover-and-shaker in energy industry
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Paul Puri named a mover-and-shaker in energy industry

By Edward J. Dawson Chairman, President and CEO A lot has changed in the energy industry over the last decade. Hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, renewable energy sources and much more have shifted the global energy equation dramatically. All the forces at work in the marketplace, the new technologies, the emerging trends – it’s a lot...

On December 12, 2014August 20, 2018by