Industry Reports

Published on: 08/06/2019
For the fourth consecutive year, results of the American Water Works Association’s State of the Water Industry Report revealed that the renewal and replacement of the aging water and wastewater infrastructure is the top issue facing the water industry, according to respondents. Industry operators and experts agree that our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure is aging and overburdened, and that investment is lagging, as evidenced by the findings of the report as well as by the D grade issued in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.
Published on: 08/05/2019
The Q3 Application Development & Deployment Software Executive Summary is available for download below.  The integration of technology into every aspect of business and society has ensured long-term demand for Application Development (AppDev) & Deployment Software and has made the industry an attractive opportunity for both strategic and financially-driven mergers and acquisitions (M&A). 
Published on: 08/05/2019
The Debt Capital Advisory Team, led by Managing Director Kent Brown, has released its Q2 report on leverage finance in the middle market (download below).  Leverage multiples remained near all-time highs at 5.6x. 
Published on: 07/29/2019
Capstone Headwaters has published its Q3 Pet & Animal Care Executive Summary which discusses industry trends and drivers, merger and acquisition activity, and active segments in the market, such as Veterinary & Health Services and CBD Pet Products. To learn more about the Capstone Headwaters’ Pet & Animal Care practice, please contact Tom Elliott.
Published on: 07/26/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ Q2 Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Executive Summary discusses the active M&A market in the industry, fueled by pressures faced by pharmaceutical companies to accelerate drug development and displace profit drops.  To learn more about the content of the report or Capstone Headwaters’ Healthcare practice, please reach out to Eric Williams.  
Published on: 07/23/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ Q1 Cybersecurity Coverage Report discusses the continued growth of the Cybersecurity industry driven by increased cyber threats and the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.  Download our report for the most up-to-date information on Cybersecurity M&A activity, public company performance, financing activity and market outlooks.
Published on: 07/23/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ Q3 E-Commerce & Internet Retailing Coverage Report discusses the growth of online retail platforms and the significant opportunity for e-commerce operators to capitalize on the increased demand for personalized and efficient shopping solutions.  To learn more about the content of the report or Capstone Headwaters’ Consumer & Retail practice, please reach out to Lisa Tolliver. 
Published on: 07/18/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ Q2 Executive Summary on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Waste & Recycling industry is available for download below. Seventy-five transactions have been announced or completed year-to-date including US Ecology’s announced acquisition of NRC Group for $966 million at 10.6x EBITDA or 2.5x revenue.
Published on: 07/11/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ has posted its Q3 2019 Personal Care Executive Summary which highlights key industry and merger and acquisition (M&A) trends. The utilization of social media has allowed independent (indie) personal care brands to target and engage large audiences at a relatively low direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketing cost, strengthening brand recognition and sales growth.
Published on: 07/11/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ Q2 2019 Behavioral Healthcare Services Coverage Report discusses how the industry continues to grow, driven by the destigmatization of mental health, an influx of care options, and greater political awareness around mental health.

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