Category: Blog

Tight labor, rising wages crimp Permian Basin oil production & exploration
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Tight labor, rising wages crimp Permian Basin oil production & exploration

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner The Permian Basin’s tight labor supply will continue to vex drillers for the remainder of the year, as exploration and production in the nation’s most prolific shale formation ramps up amid rising oil prices. A recent Wall Street Journal article notes that only five of the top 20 U.S. shale...

On May 29, 2018August 14, 2018by
Why M&A deals in healthcare staffing will stay hot
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Why M&A deals in healthcare staffing will stay hot

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management The growing healthcare staffing sector is poised for vibrant merger & acquisition activity over the next two years, as companies look to capitalize and strengthen their value propositions in the evolving U.S. healthcare landscape. Staffing Industry Analysts projects that U.S. healthcare staffing revenue will grow 6%...

On May 22, 2018August 20, 2018by
Consolidation trend underway in the coworking sector
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Consolidation trend underway in the coworking sector

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management Coworking companies have become the latest hot targets for cross-border merger and acquisition activity as the sector seeks more global expansion opportunities. In early April, Naked Hub, a regional coworking start-up based in Shanghai, completed the acquisition of Australia-based Gravity Coworking, which had sites in Sydney,...

On May 7, 2018January 9, 2019by
Where will oil prices and supply-demand land by the end of 2018?
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Where will oil prices and supply-demand land by the end of 2018?

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner Just when you think things couldn’t get more interesting, they do. The latest news that two Chevron officials detained in Venezuela last week could be charged with treason, a crime that carries a 30-year sentence and limits access to due process, is certainly alarming. We’ve been reading Reuters’ exclusive coverage...

On April 25, 2018March 12, 2019by
Five trends to watch in the staffing industry
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Five trends to watch in the staffing industry

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management The near-term and long-term outlook for the staffing industry looks prosperous, especially for firms specializing in healthcare and IT sectors, as a strong economy, tax reform and regulatory relief give rise to growth prospects for the industry. I had the opportunity to attend Staffing Industry Analysts’...

On March 29, 2018August 14, 2018by
Eight reasons why we feel good about the 2018 M&A climate
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Eight reasons why we feel good about the 2018 M&A climate

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner It’s not one single thing but a confluence of conditions that have us feeling bullish about merger and acquisition deal flow and transaction size this year. And it’s not just one industry that will benefit. As we settle into a new year, let’s take a look at what’s got us...

On March 5, 2018August 14, 2018by
What we said about oil & gas in 2017 was right on target
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What we said about oil & gas in 2017 was right on target

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner Oil prices topped $61 a barrel as the New Year was barely three days old, in a price rise that we predicted last summer as other industry experts fretted that oil had dipped to $42. When prices hit a low point six months ago, we were unwavering in our forecast...

On January 17, 2018March 12, 2019by
U.S. shale’s influence to grow in 2018
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U.S. shale’s influence to grow in 2018

The oil & gas industry closed out 2017 on a strong note with increased confidence as crude oil prices rose late in the year, leading to higher rig counts and increased interest in shale plays beyond the popular Permian Basin. Some shale oil producers — which ramped up capital expenditures in the spring of 2017,...

On January 1, 2018March 12, 2019by
Keystone XL: Good news as oil production ramps up in Western Canada
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Keystone XL: Good news as oil production ramps up in Western Canada

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner Canadian oil producers have experienced their share of setbacks to expand pipeline capacity amid growing oil & gas production, but Nebraska’s recent approval of the Keystone XL has us feeling bullish about Western Canadian oil economics. Keystone XL, or KXL for short, is TransCanada’s plan to expand its heavy oil...

On December 5, 2017August 20, 2018by
Guest Blog: Legally Speaking
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Guest Blog: Legally Speaking

How to maximize the value of your business when selling – Part 2 Editor’s Note: This blog is the second in a two-part series about legal issues that can impact the sales price of your business. By Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP Our first blog in the series addressed starting with the end in...

On November 18, 2017January 9, 2019by