Bankruptcy filing statistics are important, but they only scratch the surface when it comes to assessing overall trends in the world of distressed businesses. Gregg Morin identifies some of the other metrics that matter and delves into what they’ve shown about 2022 so far.... read more
M&A activity in the equipment leasing industry has stalled somewhat in 2022, especially when compared with the robust activity of 2021, with a looming recession, less access to capital and more stringent diligence processes creating new challenges for sellers and buyers. ... read more
string(15) "Diane Croessman"
string(60) "Deputy Practice Leader of Strategy and Competitive Alignment"
string(14) "The Alta Group"
The new generation’s vast skills in technology can benefit more than their social media pages. These new leaders can assist programs to stay relevant and maintain social relevancy within an ever-changing economy.... read more
A bankruptcy court bench ruling at the end of 2021 stated that certain protective provisions are unenforceable. Stephen T. Whelan digs into what those proceedings mean and how an investor can structure its interest to achieve an enforceable bankruptcy-blocking right.... read more
Equipment finance companies are a prime target for acquisition. How can buyers retain the value of these businesses after closing a deal? Monitor checks in with industry insiders who share candid feedback on how to make an M&A deal successful for everyone involved. ... read more
When it comes to environmental stewardship, the transportation industry has come a long way since the early 2000s. Katerina Jones shares a brief history of the progress made toward adopting, meeting and surpassing ESG goals and how transportation industry leaders remain at the forefront of a cleaner, safer tomorrow. ... read more
The COVID-19 pandemic led 2.3 million women to leave the workforce and drastically amplified social inequalities, especially for women of color. Emani Davis discusses how employers can create a culture that supports women and families and allows women of color to feel safe bringing their whole selves to work. ... read more
Telling the difference between a lease and a loan under the framework of the Uniform Commercial Code isn’t as simple as it sounds. Kenneth P. Weinberg provides advice on making the distinction from an equipment leasing perspective. ... read more
Carrie Radloff of American Financial Partners discusses the benefits of working with a third-party originator for vendors and funding partners and explains why this side of the business is here to stay. ... read more
Bitcoin has become more than just a buzzword in the financial services world and brokers and other independent companies need to earnestly explore the idea of accepting this newer form of currency. ... read more
As the U.S. economy returns to some semblancy of normal as COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to rise, there will also be a return to more aggressive M&A activity in the equipment finance industry. In fact, according to Chris Hemler of Hovde Group, the market is shaping up to be more active than it’s been since before the Great Recession. ... read more
What can a credit manager do when reliable methods to measure risk fall short in an anomaly economy? Monitor checks in with three credit leaders who underscore the importance of tried-and-true fundamentals such as truly knowing a customer, diversifying equipment types and effectively managing the credit quality of your portfolio. ... read more
The drive toward consumption or pay-for-use models in equipment finance is well underway and to keep up, independent and bank lenders need to determine how to fit such offerings into their arsenals. Dexter Van Dango explores just how realistic such an endeavor can be. ... read more
Monitor caught up with Eric Hanson to talk about four major trends that will shape investment in the equipment finance industry in 2021. As large financial institutions refine their approach to the market and institutional investors continue to favor equipment asset class gains, investors have gained the benefit of premium returns, while equipment finance companies enjoy unprecedented access to capital. ... read more