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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...

Effectively negotiating the sale of a company

By Edward J. Dawson
Chairman, President and CEO

Thousands of companies are sold each year. Sometime soon, you may be asked to participate in the negotiation of the sale of a company. Will you be ready? The following guidelines will help you negotiate more effectively not only the...

Indochina moving toward Tiger status

By Bryan Livingston
Executive Vice President and Principal

A recent trip to Indochina for a meeting of M&A International certainly opened my eyes to the tremendous opportunity the region holds. Although the countries of Indochina -- Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar (formerly Burma),...

Two sides to the fracking story. Who’s right?

By Paul Puri
Executive Vice President and Principal

Every story always has two sides. On one are the enthusiasts; on the other, the naysayers. Although truth most often ends up somewhere in the middle, it’s always a moving target. Take a look at our energy situation in the US, and...

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