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Staffing demand could grow in 2017, but industry faces challenges

By Neal England
Managing Director and HCM Practice Leader

With the U.S. economy at full employment, staffing firms will be challenged again this year to find candidates with the skillsets demanded by today’s businesses while they face internal challenges on how best to compete in an...

Small business optimism under Trump could spur growth for PEOs and staffing firms

By Brad Buttermore
Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Business optimism has risen to its highest level since 2004, as Main Street prepares for business-friendly policies under President Donald Trump that could be good for the PEO and staffing industries.

The Index...

Alpine High discovery holds promise for many in the oil industry

By Paul Puri
Managing Partner and Chief Development Officer

Apache Corp.’s discovery of Alpine High — a new oil and gas field in West Texas — has raised interest in a region once written off as undevelopable and could boost merger and acquisition opportunities for U.S. oilfield...

White paper examines pros and cons of HEDIS

The Health Effectiveness Data and Information Set, or HEDIS as it’s commonly known, is an important and evolving set of data that informs health plans, consumers and employers, allowing them to compare the performance of health care plans.

In a just-released white paper, Mark Lee, a...

Should staffing company owners consider selling before the next recession?

By Neal England
Practice Leader — Human Capital Management

Several experts have chattered and opined over the possibility of a global recession on the horizon since the beginning of the year.

While it hasn’t happened in 2016, we know our economy is cyclical and impacted by...

Survey shows execs expect M&A activity to rise over next year

By Bryan Livingston
Managing Partner and CEO

Top business executives, feeling confident about the economy, say they are likely to do an M&A deal over the next year.

This news comes from the Ernst & Young “...

What distinguishes Capital Alliance and Oaklins from other M&A firms

By Bryan Livingston
Managing Partner and CEO

If you operate in the middle-market, you’ve likely heard of Capital Alliance Corp.’s ( long-time association with M&A International (MAI) — recently reorganized and rebranded under the Oaklins banner.


Fed survey shows oil & gas industry sentiment on the upswing

By Paul Puri
Managing Director and Chief Development Officer

Conditions in the oil & gas sector improved in the third quarter in Texas and parts of New Mexico and Louisiana, as industry executives surveyed by the Dallas Federal Reserve turned more bullish.

While we...

Steady oil prices should attract more asset sales

By Paul Puri, Managing Director and Chief Development Officer
and Bryan Livingston, Managing Director and CEO

West Texas Intermediate crude has been trading in the high $40s, inching toward $50, for about a month now.

If this price is sustained, Capital Alliance Corp. (...

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...


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