Industry Reports

Published on: 04/24/2017
Forecasts from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations all have US GDP growing at a rate of about 2.2% in 2017, up from 1.6% in 2016.  As a primary driver of growth in the Human Resources & Staffing Services industry, an accelerating GDP is expected to propel favorable macroeconomic conditions and boost M&A activity over the next couple of years.
Published on: 04/09/2017
M&A activity in the Payment Processing industry was robust in 2016, largely spurred by technological advancements and the evolving needs of the 21st century consumer. In 2016, Capstone identified 92 announced or closed transactions in this industry with a total disclosed value of approximately $8.4 billion.
Published on: 03/27/2017
Capstone is proud to have Mr. Samir Samhouri as our guest editorial writer for the opening page of this report. Mr. Samhouri is widely recognized as a leader in the field and in the Safety and Security industry, possessing unique expertise in the use of video and video related technologies. 
Published on: 03/16/2017
As the old adage says, the only constant is change. This is certainly the case for industrial distribution as there have been some very interesting turns for sellers in the past 12 months. Increasingly, Capstone is seeing large buyers venture into the middle market as a means of driving value.
Published on: 03/13/2017
As distributers consolidate vendors, suppliers are increasingly looking to M&A to garner operating efficiencies and production capacity to remain competitive.
Published on: 02/22/2017
Long-term trends remain positive for demand in the Interconnect Components industry. In addition to increased demand for consumer applications, we believe trends in industrial automation will continue to provide strong tailwinds for the sector. Rising levels of digitization and technology utilization in industrial automation are requiring more instrumentation, sensing, actuators and positioners.
Published on: 02/15/2017
The latest issue of our IT Services Sector Overview, highlighting trends in M&A, financing, IPOs, and capital markets for private and public companies, is now available.  Over the last three-quarters, IT Services M&A activity has been the strongest sector - due mostly to big-box deals across both strategic and PE acquirers. M&A activity is expected to remain active, and potentially accelerate, as companies look to diversify business models to offer proprietary solutions that differentiate themselves from increasingly commoditized traditional IT services. 
Published on: 01/23/2017
Technological advancements such as digital wallets, apps, increased connectivity, near field communication and Bluetooth have changed the way in which consumers interact with payment technology. 
Published on: 01/09/2017
Steady as she goes seems to be the mantra of the day. While the over all economy is still riding a short-term wave of optimism regarding the recent presidential election, many staffing and human capital businesses are taking a wait and see approach before making any dramatic changes to policy or operations.
Published on: 11/28/2016
The Human Resources and Staffing Services industry has experienced sustained demand with 137 deals announced or closed through mid-November 2016.  Despite president-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act, demand for health professionals will likely remain high due to increased medical demands from the aging population and a shortage of physicians and nurses.