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A look at energy M&A: This isn’t the 1980s
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A look at energy M&A: This isn’t the 1980s

The merger and acquisition atmosphere in the United States is evolving amid a prolonged global oil price slump. The silver lining will be a leaner, more innovative and better focused industry, once prices rise again. That doesn’t mean there won’t be pain along the way, but this isn’t the 1980s, which devastated the industry and...

On April 27, 2016March 12, 2019by
Considering the sale of your business?
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Considering the sale of your business?

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management There are many reasons to consider selling your business. The company may require substantial capital investments to upgrade technology and infrastructure or add key sales or executive staff. Maybe the owners are nearing retirement, seeking a lifestyle change or dealing with health issues. Sometimes client growth...

On April 18, 2016August 20, 2018by
Mexico’s valuable impact on the U.S. economy
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Mexico’s valuable impact on the U.S. economy

By Ben Gonzalez Managing Director, Borderplex Region For the casual observer of world news, coverage of recaptured Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo” and political rhetoric about illegal immigration and border security have dominated the airwaves when it comes to U.S.-Mexico relations. But there’s a bigger story about the U.S. and Mexico that is getting lost...

On March 28, 2016August 20, 2018by
PEO Industry – Valuation Multiple Discussion – Feb 2016
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PEO Industry – Valuation Multiple Discussion – Feb 2016

By Bradley S. Buttermore Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer PEO valuations are currently very high and have exceeded the aggressive levels experienced from 2003 to 2007. My belief is that industry multiples will stay strong for the near-term as consolidation activity remains robust. The summary below is based, in part, on the observation of...

On March 24, 2016August 20, 2018by
PEO industry adjusts to life under the SBEA with robust M&A activity
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PEO industry adjusts to life under the SBEA with robust M&A activity

By Brad Buttermore Managing Director and CFO The Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry experienced major consolidations late last year, as the sector reached a turning point following the December 2014 passage of the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA). The SBEA legislation continues to move forward with what seems to be a firm commitment from the...

On March 15, 2016January 9, 2019by
Staffing industry in M&A growth mode
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Staffing industry in M&A growth mode

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management Staffing firms with strong growth, profit margins and solid management teams will continue to be highly sought after this year by strategic buyers, corporations and private equity firms, as buyers and sellers look for deal-making opportunities. Valuations remain very good as we continue to experience a...

On March 10, 2016August 20, 2018by
Renewable energy attracts M&A interest
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Renewable energy attracts M&A interest

The federal tax credit extension for wind and solar energy through 2022 should give the U.S. renewable energy sector a boost and will likely shape merger-and-acquisition activity for several years to come. Last year, $329 billion was invested in clean energy, with $44.7 billion of that invested in the United States, according to Bloomberg New...

On March 3, 2016March 12, 2019by
Houston and Dallas to see differing impacts from oil’s slide
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Houston and Dallas to see differing impacts from oil’s slide

The current oil downturn won’t hurt Texas like the oil bust of the 1980s, according to experts who spoke at a Dallas Federal Reserve housing conference recently. Much has changed since then. The state’s economy is far more diversified, for one, and improved technology in the oilfield has meant oil producers are more efficient, for...

On February 16, 2016August 20, 2018by
2015 a year of transition and growth for CAC
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2015 a year of transition and growth for CAC

By Bryan Livingston Managing Director and CEO 2015 year was a year of new beginnings and transition for Capital Alliance Corp. (cadallas.com) as our founder, Ed Dawson, retired and a three-member leadership team took over management. We pursued new industrial segments, added strategic hires, expanded into El Paso and invested in new technology that significantly...

On February 8, 2016January 9, 2019by
Guest Post: The oil price war and U.S. shale revolution
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Guest Post: The oil price war and U.S. shale revolution

By Baron Lukas President, Vital Strategies Those who have worked in the Texas oil patch have seen the cyclical nature of the industry. They’ve lived through other downturns and may think they know how to weather the storm, but this downturn is different. What may have worked for companies in the energy industry during the...

On January 25, 2016August 20, 2018by