Category: Blog

Guest Blog: Legally Speaking
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Guest Blog: Legally Speaking

SEC rule changes make it easier for small businesses to raise capital By Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP Rule changes made by the Securities and Exchange Commission have expanded the capital-raising avenues available to small businesses while still offering investor protections. One of the most advantageous opportunities for certain small businesses comes via changes...

On October 4, 2017August 20, 2018by
Clean Power Plan withdrawal won’t halt U.S. coal industry decline
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Clean Power Plan withdrawal won’t halt U.S. coal industry decline

By Kelly Gerry Managing Director It’s too late to stop the decline of the U.S. coal industry, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent withdrawal from the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), which limited carbon emissions, won’t bring coal back. The systemic decline of thermal coal has too many drivers. Let’s frame this correctly. Remember, coal...

On September 28, 2017August 20, 2018by
Breaking up is hard to do
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Breaking up is hard to do

A progressive idea for oil and natural gas By Kelly Gerry Managing Director I grew up in Alberta, Canada. As in Texas, we were all about oil & gas. A term. A marriage as firm as the ground below our feet, where oil and gas formed. Producers would tell you how much of “this” they...

On September 26, 2017August 20, 2018by
Higher oil prices (still) on the horizon as global demand rises
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Higher oil prices (still) on the horizon as global demand rises

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner The “lower for longer” price on oil may be near its end as demand rises in countries such as India and China, which could give rise to a potential squeeze on global supplies next year or in 2019 due to long-term decreases in capital spend by Big Oil and OPEC...

On September 20, 2017August 20, 2018by
NAPEO conference highlights active PEO industry
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NAPEO conference highlights active PEO industry

By Brad Buttermore, Managing Partner, Neal England, HCM Practice Leader The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations’ (NAPEO) recent annual conference in Orlando reflected a thriving atmosphere for the growing Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry. Capital Alliance Corp., as a middle-market investment bank operating in the human capital management sector, is experiencing strong third quarter...

On September 14, 2017August 20, 2018by
Recent oil price swings due more to speculation than supply-demand imbalance
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Recent oil price swings due more to speculation than supply-demand imbalance

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner and CEO Oil prices have been unsettled recently, dropping to prices last seen in August 2016, before gaining ground days later after new data showed a decline in U.S. production. This recent dip into bear market territory is likely due more to speculation than to the fundamentals of supply and...

On July 17, 2017August 20, 2018by
Exit options and considerations for South Asian-American businesses
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Exit options and considerations for South Asian-American businesses

By Paul Puri Managing Partner The growth of minority-owned businesses in the United States has been nothing short of remarkable, and firms owned by South Asians are among the fastest growing — providing substantial wealth creation in cities across the nation. While the West Coast and the Northeast have been well-known for entrepreneurial activity by...

On June 22, 2017August 20, 2018by
Guest Post: Three reasons to consider global employment outsourcing
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Guest Post: Three reasons to consider global employment outsourcing

By Eric Snethkamp SafeGuard World International While each international M&A transaction is different, many divestitures, spinoffs and asset-based purchases include a transfer of human capital, which can be complicated by different rules and regulations in each country where a multinational company operates. Businesses involved in cross-border merger and acquisition transactions may want to consider the...

On June 13, 2017August 20, 2018by
Guest Post: Life after Brexit vote raises M&A interest in the UK
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Guest Post: Life after Brexit vote raises M&A interest in the UK

By Lord Leigh of Hurley & Peter Gray Cavendish Corporate Finance Note: Like Capital Alliance, Cavendish is a member firm of Oaklins, a group of mid-market M&A advisors operating in 40 countries. The following thoughts were presented at a recent Oaklins conference in Hong Kong. Uncertainty and fear permeated the United Kingdom after the U.K....

On June 13, 2017August 20, 2018by
Bright future for oilfield service companies with innovative technology
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Bright future for oilfield service companies with innovative technology

By Paul Puri Managing Partner and Chief Development Officer When crude prices plummeted three years ago, oil companies sliced jobs, cut rig counts and buttoned down the hatches to survive, but they also embraced technology and cost-saving innovations. Oil prices have begun to rise again, but we don’t expect companies to back off their commitments...

On June 1, 2017August 20, 2018by