Industry Reports

Published on: 07/27/2017
A rising tide raises all boats and the same can be said for the HR and Staffing industry today. With the US economy rapidly approaching full employment (or already there depending on which analyst you follow), employers are increasingly challenged to find the right candidate.
Published on: 07/26/2017
High-growth industries are fueling demand for promotional products and distributors are looking to M&A to gain access to these key end markets.  The domestic advertising specialties industry continues to thrive, with distributors increasing revenue 3.2% in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Advertising Specialties Institute (ASI).  
Published on: 07/11/2017
As mobile, machine learning and biometric technology continue to mature, payment processing solutions continue to evolve and increase in demand. As a result, the Payment Processing industry continues to experience strong M&A activity. Valuations are at premium levels through Q2 2017, indicating a strong seller’s market in the Payment Processing industry.
Published on: 05/05/2017
The Interconnect Components market has a very positive outlook for both short and long-term growth as Internet of Things (IoT) matures and interoperability becomes more robust.  Technological advancements will continue to drive demand and reduce costs as large data sets are harnessed, analyzed and stored and as the hyperconnected world requires faster, cleaner connections and reduced latency.
Published on: 05/04/2017
 With advancements in high definition cameras, bandwidth capabilities and analytics, video surveillance continues to be a driving trend in the Security Solutions industry.  Industry operators are turning to monitoring services and analytics as a way to drive recurring monthly revenue (RMR)because it offers a lucrative and reliable source of revenue.
Published on: 04/25/2017
After record high transaction volume in 2016, deal volume has slowed as buyers and sellers have settled back to collect themselves and asses the market under the recently installed Trump Administration.  Through Q1 2017, 28 deals have been announced or closed in the industry as compared to 49 in Q1 2016. Technology is fundamentally altering the way the Value-Added Distribution industry operates.
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.