Industry Reports

Published on: 11/18/2019
Demand for packaging products and solutions has continued to be supported by steady consumer e-commerce spending, increasing product personalization, and demand for value-added packaging services. Operators in the space have remained acquisitive to expand product lines, geographies, and customer bases while also exploiting cost synergies. 
Published on: 11/15/2019
The Human Capital Management SAAS report highlights merger and acquisition (M&A) activity which jumped to a record level in Q3’19 following two-quarters of declining deal volume, suggesting buyer appetite remains strong. The target companies were valued at a median revenue multiple of 3.7x LTM, up from 2018.
Published on: 11/11/2019
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity rose to 513 deals in Q3’19, the third-highest quarterly deal count as buyer appetite remains very strong. With multiples near historic highs and a highly competitive deal environment, it is a great time to be a seller although it remains to be seen how long the window will remain open.
Published on: 11/08/2019
The proliferation of digital consumer channels and an increased focus on delivering high-quality and efficient customer experience solutions have fueled demand in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) & Contact Centers industry.
Published on: 11/07/2019
As equipment connectivity and monitoring capabilities continue to increase, technological advancements relating to system efficiency and the management of critical infrastructures have become normative. Unexpected power outages or interruptions in connectivity are costly and create disturbances that businesses cannot afford.
Published on: 11/06/2019
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been strong in the industry both domestically and internationally, as buyers seek to consolidate the market and become premium cross-border education service providers. Notably, both Chinese company Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE:BEDU) and U.K.-based Busy Bees Childcare Limited expanded into new geographic territories this year including the U.S.
Published on: 11/04/2019
Capstone Headwaters’ Debt Capital Advisory Services Team has released its Q3 Middle Market Leverage Finance report. As expected, Q3 2019 volume started out relatively light due to the typical summer slowdown, but finished strong in September with syndicated loan volume of more than $2.75 billion, the most in any single month since November 2018.
Published on: 11/04/2019
In our recent report, “Field Examinations: Reducing Your Lending Risks,” we detail our process for, and broad experience in, field exams, while also presenting the value of hiring an advisor with unique knowledge of the nuances and niche procedures required for examining specific industries.
Published on: 11/04/2019
Connected physical infrastructure utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies provides greater threat detection, access control capabilities, and data collection, while also increasing the potential attack surface vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.
Published on: 11/04/2019
The E-Commerce & Internet Retailing industry has continued to experience heightened demand, supported by increased internet penetration, steady consumer confidence, and a continuous gravitation towards the ease and efficiency of online shopping.

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