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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.


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...

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...

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

By Paul Puri
Managing Director and Chief Development Officer

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...


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