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Friday, October 03, 2014

SMB CEOs Say: The Economy Has Finally Turned the Corner

The Q3 2014 Vistage CEO Confidence Index just came out, and 75% of the CEOS surveyed anticipate revenue gains over the next 12 months, although only 38% believe that overall economic conditions in the US will be better in the next 12 months.  That seems like a strange contradiction to me; or maybe, it’s just […]

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why Doesn’t Private Equity Like Staffing?

The truth of the matter is that there are not a whole lot of private equity firms that make investments in the staffing industry.  As you can see in the chart below, there have been only about 17 PE firms making staffing deals over the last few years.  (Data is from CapitalIQ.)  The most active […]

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 […]