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July 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

10 Most Active Strategic Buyers in the Staffing Space

Staffing Industry Analysts recently released their latest report “2014 List of Companies Looking to Acquire Staffing Firms”.  This study includes self-reported information from strategics about their acquisition desires, but interestingly, it only has information from 2 of the 10 most active strategic acquirers.  Perhaps that’s because the most active strategics have corporate development staff dedicated […]

Friday, July 25, 2014

Smaller Software Companies Enjoy Increased Options Based on Growing Private Equity Interest in Technology

Over the last five years the technology sector has attracted an increasing number of private equity investors. More specifically, platform investments (financial) and follow-on acquisitions (hybrid) have grown 25% and 30% respectively over the last five years, based on our analysis of CAPIQ data. When we parsed the data to identify the most active private […]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Introducing Manufacturing Automation Coverage for Mergers and Acquisitions

Over the past couple of years Mirus has been following the product lifecycle management (PLM)  industry (see our most recent report) and its activity in mergers and acquisitions. Subsequently, due to the outstanding reception of our thoughts surrounding PLM, we have decided to broaden our regular editorial coverage to include all of the manufacturing automation […]

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Risk-Aversion Dwarfed by Demand for Growth

CEO’s are feeling increasing pressure from their shareholders to manufacture increasing levels of growth. To that end, there is a shift away from more conservative stock buy-back programs to riskier mergers and acquisitions, as demonstrated below. More specifically, closed US stock buy-back activity decreased precipitously from a high of $60B in Q2 2013 to $12M […]

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Top 10 Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms In The United States

Today, Staffing Industry Analysts (“SIA”) announced its 2014 list of the Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms in the US.  There were 124 firms on the list in all, each with more than $100 million in reported revenue in these two industry segments. SIA defines “staffing” revenue as revenue generated from temporary help, direct hire, […]