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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...

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. ( as our founder, Ed Dawson,...

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...

Staffing World keynoter: Engage employees to drive business growth

By Bradley S. Buttermore
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

Companies who compete on price alone do so at their own folly, says Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, who told attendees at the 2015 Staffing World conference that employee engagement is vital in achieving...

The Permian Basin — the last U.S. oil basin still standing

By Paul Puri
Managing Director

A recent article by Bloomberg Business caught my eye, as it highlights how the Permian Basin in West Texas continues to gain production, even as the oil price slump shows no signs of easing.

Despite the challenges facing U.S. oil, the...

Trucking industry M&A activity healthy despite challenges

By Mike Galardi
Practice Leader

The merger and acquisition environment in the trucking industry likely will remain fairly robust for several more years although we may see some fluctuation in valuations.

Owners who started their businesses 25 or more years ago are approaching...

Energy infrastructure: A pipeline for investment

By Bryan Livingston
Managing Director and CEO

In October The Deal published a whitepaper that reinforces Capital Alliance Corp.’s long-...

Small to midsize companies seize M&A opportunities in the oil patch

By Paul Puri
Managing Director

Independent energy companies and private equity firms are on the lookout for opportunities in the Texas oil patch as large, publicly traded companies shed assets and jobs in the wake of oil’s price slide.

A recent private networking event in...

M&A International sees tech sector attracting investors

By Paul Puri
Managing Director

Private equity continues to flow big money into the technology sector, creating a funding environment for technology-related companies that is growing at a fast clip.

Fundings may drop slightly this year over last year’s record pace, but are...

Large PEOs target regional players for acquisition

By Bradley S. Buttermore
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

The Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry likely will see a period of consolidation as industry dynamics change on the heels of the recent passage of the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA).



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