Category: Blog

Bigger IS STILL better
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Bigger IS STILL better

Midstream consolidation takes another big step… By Kelly Gerry Strategic Advisor Enbridge and Spectra have announced their intention to merge, sometime in 2017, pending regulatory approval. That sound you might have heard was a collective “wow” from across the North American midstream industry. Is this deal a sign of things to come? I think so....

On September 7, 2016August 20, 2018by
Downstream energy a bright spot during a muted year for oil & gas M&A
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Downstream energy a bright spot during a muted year for oil & gas M&A

By Shawn Bhagat Managing Director While mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry have been muted this year, due to persistent low oil prices and other complications, the downstream oil & gas, wholesale marketing, and transportation & logistics sectors have seen some activity. Convenience store acquisitions and their accompanying fuel distribution channels, especially, appear to...

On August 24, 2016January 9, 2019by
M&A market heats up for dental and cosmetic healthcare practices
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M&A market heats up for dental and cosmetic healthcare practices

By Mark Lee Strategic Advisor – Healthcare The mergers and acquisitions market is heating up for dental practices, cosmetic surgeons, pharmacies and ancillary businesses as the consolidation trend continues in healthcare. Mergers of dental and cosmetic surgery practices have been a popular way for doctors and dentists to join forces to cut costs, drive efficiencies...

On August 18, 2016August 20, 2018by
The gig economy and the future of staffing
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The gig economy and the future of staffing

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management The gig economy has taken off. Fieldglass, a software company, reports that about a third of our nation’s economy is now made up of such nontraditional workers. The gig, or on-demand, economy refers to companies who hire freelancers for individual work projects, or gigs, often through...

On July 18, 2016August 20, 2018by
More oilfield services M&A deals could be on tap in Q4 2016
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More oilfield services M&A deals could be on tap in Q4 2016

By Bryan Livingston Managing Director and CEO Merger & acquisition activity likely will pick up in the oilfield services sector during the second half of 2016, as companies seek to acquire assets at still-reasonable prices. Oil prices briefly topped $50 on May 26 for the first time this year — still far below the $100...

On July 13, 2016August 20, 2018by
Brexit Guest Blog – Point/Counterpoint
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Brexit Guest Blog – Point/Counterpoint

Note: Capital Alliance is pleased to offer the following two personal perspectives on Brexit, as observed by principals of M&A International firms in the UK and Germany. Dr. Florian von Alten, president of M&A International and an executive board member of Germany’s oldest M&A firm, shared his comments at a recent meeting in Dallas of...

On July 7, 2016August 20, 2018by
What’s not to like about improving pipeline safety?
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What’s not to like about improving pipeline safety?

By Bryan Livingston Managing Director and CEO Bipartisan legislation to modernize the Pipeline Safety Act to enhance pipeline safety has advanced out of a House committee amid a dynamic period for the U.S. oil & gas industry. Reauthorization of the 2011 act is expected to improve safety and economic security amid what could eventually become...

On May 23, 2016August 20, 2018by
Technology driving the future of payments processing
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Technology driving the future of payments processing

By Mark Travis Practice Leader Payment processors focused on integration with software technology solutions are drawing hefty double-digit multiples in the merger and acquisition market from acquirers attracted to the stickiness and profitability of the customer relationship. These technology-driven payment processing companies will drive the future of payments. Two M&A deals and one IPO over...

On May 18, 2016August 20, 2018by
Natural gas rises, coal declines as new energy infrastructure takes shape
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Natural gas rises, coal declines as new energy infrastructure takes shape

By Bryan Livingston Managing Director and CEO Peabody Energy’s financial woes embody a trend Capital Alliance Corporation has been following since 2008 — the replacement of coal with natural gas as America’s most important power-generating fuel. Peabody, the world’s largest privately held coal company, with a history that dates to the 1880s, provides about 10%...

On May 11, 2016August 20, 2018by
How tech savvy HR startups could disrupt the PEO industry
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How tech savvy HR startups could disrupt the PEO industry

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management and Brad Buttermore Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer We’ve watched with interest as technology-driven HR companies roll out easy-to-use HR software that could impact the PEO industry — perhaps in still-unforeseen ways. These HR software companies aren’t necessarily in direct competition with professional employer organizations,...

On May 5, 2016August 20, 2018by