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Bob Balaban

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Biography

Bob brings over 25 years of investment banking and operating experience.

Bob has served as the lead banker on over 75 merger and acquisition transactions primarily in the business services marketplace. He has also been involved with over a dozen startup companies, including Great Plains Accounting Software, a software company that was ultimately acquired by Microsoft Corp. as well as InaCom Corp., a distribution company that he helped grow to several billion dollars in annual revenue before it was acquired by Hewlett Packard. 

He has appeared in numerous national business publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine and on national television as an expert in mergers and acquisitions. 

Education

University of St. Thomas - MBA - Marketing

North Dakota State University - BS - Computer Science

Duke University - Electrical Engineering

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Industry Coverage

The rise in e-commerce, social media, and digital news has driven shifts in marketing and advertising to digital channels, accelerating the Marketing Technology (MarTech) and Advertising Technology (AdTech) segments. MarTech and AdTech’s emersion in the space has created competitive advantages over traditional marketing services providers, offering precise marketing solutions coupled with tracking real-time analytics for active campaigns.Read more

Capstone Headwaters has released its March 2021 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) & Contact Centers Industry Update, available for free download below. Operational challenges amid COVID-19 have placed heightened focus on cost-effective, consumer oriented BPO and contact center solutions as companies look to increase productivity, while simultaneously retaining their consumer base.Read more

COVID-19 headwinds and the historically high unemployment rate have fostered bifurcated demand in the HR & Staffing Services industry.  Companies serving noncyclical end markets such as Healthcare and IT have experienced continued demand amid the pandemic, while HR & Staffing companies serving industries that have suffered like Retail, have experienced decreased demand.  Although 2020 deal volume is down substantially year-over-year (YOY), the HR & Staffing Services industry experienced a mild resurgence in Q4 transaction volume lending to a favorable outlook for 2021.Read more