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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...

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...

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-...

Renewable energy attracts M&A interest

By Paul Puri
Managing Director and Chief Development Officer

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...

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...


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