Corporate Margin Widening: Are We Slowing Down?

July 31, 2013 10:38 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
According to the Wall Street Journal, we may be approaching a period of slowing corporate growth.  The non-financial portion of the S&P 500 are expected to increase revenues by just 1.1% in the second quarter, year on year, according to Thomson Reuters.  Earnings are expected to declin... [More]

Merger Monday: $50 Billion in Deals Announced in 24 Hour Period

July 29, 2013 17:17 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Financing, M&A  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
For those who slept through the last 24 day, boy has it been a busy time! As reported by USA Today, there were nearly ~$50 billion in deals announced over the past 24 hours - The fashion chain Saks was acquired by Canadian retail giant Hudson's Bay in a deal valued at $2.9 billion - U.S. drug maker... [More]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: July 26th, 2013

July 29, 2013 16:15 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Attached is the CCCA economic dashboard as of July 26th, 2013. Click here to view a larger image.

Capital Markets in 2025: What Will Change?

PricewaterhouseCoopers recently released a report on the state of capital markets in 2025.  The report expects a shift eastward, as would be expected by most market participants. This shift will increase the global horizon for many companies, and force them to look outside of their own country ... [More]

PwC's M&A Outlook Shows Optimism, Focus on Deal Execution

July 26, 2013 10:50 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy, M&A  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
PwC reports that the fundamentals behind M&A activity remain strong despite a slowdown in U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the first half of 2013.  As we at CCCA have seen in the market, deal flow is constricted not by a lack of willing buyers, but a lack of targets with su... [More]

Advanced Power Components Acquisition: A Sign of Things to Come

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, UK based Advanced Power Components has announced the completion of the acquisition of 25% of Invisible Systems Limited (ISL).  ISL provides cloud-based, end-to-end monitoring and control solutions which are designed to increase the energy efficiency withi... [More]

Cedigaz: Global gas storage capacity to rise 48% by 2030

Cedigaz has reported that world wide gas storage is expected to increase from 377 billion cubic meters (bcm) at the beginning of 2013 to as much as 631 bcm by 2030.  New storage markets in Asia and the Middle East account for ~60% of this new capacity.  China is seen as a key driver of gro... [More]

Healthcare IT the Most Active M&A Market Over First Half 2013

July 23, 2013 10:33 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Healthcare, M&A  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Berkery Noyes Investment Bankers, a bank with a large research focus, has reported that Healthcare IT was the most active place to find M&A transactions in the first half of 2013. According to the report, Healthcare IT accounted for 63 percent of transactions and 40 percent of total mergers and... [More]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: July 19th, 2013

July 22, 2013 15:44 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy, Financing  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Attached is the CCCA economic dashboard as of July 19th, 2013. Click here to view a larger image.

Laclede Gas Purchase of Missouri Gas Energy Approved

July 18, 2013 17:28 by Clayton Reeves in Cooperatives, M&A, Natural Gas, Regulation, Utilities  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Yesterday, state utility regulators approved the combination of Missouri's two largest natural gas companies. The Missouri Public Service Commission unanimously sent an agreement through that allows Laclede Gas Co. to purchase Missouri Gas Energy. The combined entity will have more than 1.1 million ... [More]

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