Industry Reports

Published on: 06/03/2019
Stalled trade negotiations and the subsequent escalation of tensions between the US and China have resulted in the US increasing current tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. Industrial manufacturers exposed to rising import tariffs are expected to mitigate their exposure and cost by seeking alternative supply chains solutions and passing the cost onto customers.
Published on: 05/31/2019
Historically low unemployment levels and a tightening labor market has provided solid growth opportunities for the Human Resources (HR) & Staffing Services industry in 2019. Additionally, younger employees are changing jobs more frequently and seeking nonconventional options such as remote or contract work which has also driven demand for workforce management tools and staffing services. 
Published on: 05/31/2019
Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs) provide an opportunity for business owners or shareholders to successfully plan an immediate or gradual tax-advantaged exit strategy, while also engineering the continued success of the business.  In our latest report, ESOPs - Your Questions Answered, we provide you with detailed information on situations to consider an ESOP, as well as answers to common questions.
Published on: 05/28/2019
US outdoor activity has been robust in recent years, as consumers with heightened levels of disposable income pursue activities that promote healthy lifestyle trends. As a result of rising disposable incomes and increased consumer confidence, retail sales in March increased 1.6% compared to February and 3.6% year-over-year (YOY), according to the US Census Bureau.
Published on: 05/23/2019
Favorable macroeconomic momentum in Q2 2019 has supported the continued growth of the Construction industry, which is expected to reach $2.1 trillion by 2023, according to IBISWorld. Within the industry, nonresidential construction and transportation infrastructure construction are poised for significant growth. 
Published on: 05/23/2019
The global Medical Device Outsourcing market reached a reported$94.2 billion in 2018, according to Grand View Research, and has enjoyed solid growth over the last decade as a result of the aging population and escalating prevalence of chronic diseases. The increasing trend among original equipment manufacturers to outsource both in terms of volume and range of services to third-party providers, continuing advancements in technology yielding improved patient outcomes, and increasing healthcare utilization have also driven steady growth in the MDO industry.
Published on: 05/23/2019
Technology continues to be incorporated into every aspect of healthcare including maintaining and accessing electronic health records (EHR), streamlining payment systems, creating efficiencies in clinical scheduling and communication, and improving patient engagement and monitoring. As more software is being utilized in healthcare, interoperability between systems remains a key focus for industry operators.
Published on: 05/20/2019
Robust US pet expenditures, fueled by pet humanization and the subsequent heightened demand for food and health products that promote pet lifespan extensions, are expected to continue in 2019. Spending in the industry is expected to reach $75.4 billion in 2019, representing 3.9%year-over-year growth, according to the American Pet Products Association.
Published on: 05/15/2019
Demand for the Logistics Service Providers industry has risen as complex US regulations, the ongoing truck driver shortage, and competitive delivery times have pushed companies to utilize third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) to improve cost and efficiency. While 3PLs have collectively claimed a large share of the Transportation and Logistics (T&L) market, the industry remains highly fragmented with attractive opportunities for both strategic and financial buyers.
Published on: 05/14/2019
Future demand for simulation and training (S&T) activities is likely to mirror the macro developments that are driving the overall growth of the Aerospace & Defense industry. Namely, the pivot to a world of great military power competition raises the ante for simulation and training activities to keep pace with the increases in spending on advanced equipment such as fighter jets, bombers, helicopters, and drones.