Category: Blog

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, 2017January 9, 2019by
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, 2017January 9, 2019by
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

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 Asian-Americans and South Asian immigrants,...

On June 22, 2017March 12, 2019by
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

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 to technological improvements in the oilfield. Companies have experienced...

On June 1, 2017March 12, 2019by
Global oil & gas market moves toward equilibrium
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Global oil & gas market moves toward equilibrium

The International Energy Agency expects U.S. oil production to be 680,000 barrels per day higher at the end of this year than it was at the end of 2016 as cuts by OPEC have brought the global market back toward equilibrium. It’s the halftime stretch for production cuts agreed to by the Organization of the...

On May 18, 2017March 12, 2019by
Companies providing pipeline safety services set for sustained growth
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Companies providing pipeline safety services set for sustained growth

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner and CEO Demand for experienced third-party oil & gas pipeline integrity services is at an all-time high, as pressure on pipeline operators to address public safety concerns, the costs of maintaining in-house integrity staff and other factors have boosted demand. Growth is also being driven by a rise in domestic...

On May 2, 2017August 20, 2018by