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Paul Puri named a mover-and-shaker in energy industry

By Edward J. Dawson
Chairman, President and CEO

A lot has changed in the energy industry over the last decade. Hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, renewable energy sources and much more have shifted the global energy equation dramatically. All the forces at work in the...

Time preparing to sell a company is time well spent

By Bryan Livingston
Executive Vice President and Principal

For business owners or major investors, the time to start thinking about selling a company should be long before the day that you take the company to market. If maximizing the value of the business is important, and it...

Favorable deals can cross borders and seas

By Bradley S. Buttermore
Senior Vice President, Principal and CFO

Favorable mergers or acquisitions usually aren’t found right around the corner. In fact, some of the best deals in today’s global economy can originate on the other side of a border or on the other side of the world,...

Energy firms eye their balance sheets as prices plummet

By Paul Puri
Executive Vice President and Principal

Energy companies are keeping one eye on their balance sheets and the other on falling oil prices these days. Since June the average price has fallen from about $107 a barrel to a recent low of $82. Of course, a lower price means...

What’s really behind reshoring?

By Bryan Livingston
Executive Vice President and Principal

When someone mentions reshoring – the return of offshored manufacturing activity to the US from abroad – the primary cause that first comes to mind is the narrowing of the wage gap between China and the U.S. While an...

A triple play! And something for small to mid-size oil & gas services operators to think about?

By Bryan Livingston
Executive Vice President and Principal

It’s no secret that the domestic energy sector – especially drilling and production service firms serving the unconventional energy industry – has been booming for some time now. A recent triple play M&A deal of energy...

Appropriate behavior during business negotiations: should you lie, deceive or bluff?

By Edward J. Dawson
Chairman, President and CEO

A key aspect of this discussion is the concept of communication platforms. Each participant in a business negotiation interacts with the other parties from a communication platform. These platforms vary and represent the ethical...

Livingston named group leader of the year

At the recent semiannual meeting of our international affiliate organization, M&A International (MAI), Bryan Livingston, executive vice president and principal, was recognized as an Industry Group Leaders of the Year by the 600 professionals who make up MAI. Six years ago, Capital Alliance...

EU stance on fracking

Time for the EU to Get Fracking

By Bryan Livingston
Executive Vice President and Principal

Recent events in Ukraine have brought Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas into sharp focus. The upside of the situation is the EU can do something about it. And, it seems, at...

Prepare today to sell your business tomorrow

By Bryan Livingston
Executive Vice President and Principal

Sooner or later entrepreneurs, business owners and majority shareholders reach a point when they know the time has come to prepare for a future when they are no longer in a leadership role. The time to step back from the day...

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