Industry Reports

Published on: 06/03/2020
COVID-19 has presented macroeconomic pressures not seen since the Great Financial Crisis, with the unemployment rate near historic highs at 14.7% (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and consumer confidence at its lowest level since 2014, according to the Conference Board.
Published on: 06/01/2020
As the world begins to unwind lockdown measures, organizations have shifted emphasis toward establishing protocols and best practices to ensure workplace safety. Considerations such as overcrowding in communal areas and foot traffic management may result in facilities implementing advanced controlled entries and exits, occupancy limits, and real-time tracking systems.
Published on: 05/28/2020
During COVID-19, the sports world and Sports Technology industry have increasingly leveraged digital platforms to mitigate lost revenues brought by mandated lockdowns.
Published on: 05/28/2020
Capstone Headwaters has released its Q2 eLearning, Corporate, & Professional Training Coverage Report, the report discusses how COVID-19 has accelerated the demand for online learning and highlights how leading public players Cornerstone (Nasdaq:CSOD), Pluralsight (Nasdaq:PS), and GP Strategies (NYSE:GPX) have been impacted by the pandemic.
Published on: 05/28/2020
Following $3.1 billion of volume between January and February, middle market (MM) lending activity came to a screeching halt in March as COVID-19 shuttered businesses, forced millions of Americans into the unemployment line, and tipped the U.S. economy into a recession.
Published on: 05/26/2020
The management of sound is becoming increasingly important in our daily lives to communicate and tap our senses, while also protecting us as the environments we live and work in get ever louder and less comfortable.  While not immune from the coronavirus-related shutdown and resulting economic slowdown, the underlying needs of the industry will remain when individuals return to work.
Published on: 05/26/2020
Enterprise SaaS & Cloud last twelve month merger and acquisition (M&A) activity hit a record 2,156 deals totaling over $180 billion. M&A volume of 657 deals in Q1 2020 was driven by strong January and February deal volume while March activity was only slightly hampered by COVID-19 impact. 
Published on: 05/22/2020
COVID-19 has promoted an increasingly remote and distributed workforce, introducing heightened informational technology vulnerabilities for cyber criminals and nation-state actors.  
Published on: 05/12/2020
Outdoor retailers that have closed stores continue to struggle while consumers shelter in place, presenting critical e-commerce opportunities.  While public markets have experienced significant volatility, tactical & outdoor providers have fared better than general recreational products companies as of May 5th, with EBITDA multiples at 8.8x compared to 7.1x, respectively.
Published on: 05/07/2020
 A year ago, we noted a brisk uptick in M&A activity in the Government IT sector through the first quarter of 2019 and wondered aloud how long the market would hold up.  With the fiscal picture coming into focus as the months progressed, particularly as it related to defense spending, the pace not only sustained, it accelerated.  When the dust settled at the close of 2019, 78 M&A transactions were completed in the space, representing an astounding 24% increase on 2018’s previous record year, and the most active year in more than a decade. 

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