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Bruce Kropschot

Senior Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, The Alta Group

Bruce Kropschot is senior managing director of The Alta Group and heads the global consultancy’s merger and acquisition advisory practice.

Posts by Bruce Kropschot

M&A Activity Continues Strong: Awaiting the Impact of New Developments

Strong interest in mergers and acquisitions of equipment leasing and finance companies continues. However, after two years of very high activity, due partly to the GE Capital divestiture, the number of significant acquisitions declined slightly in 2017. Nevertheless, because a... read more

Active M&A Cycle Continues: Strategies to Improve the Chances of Completing a Transaction

A strengthening economy and generally favorable financial results in 2016 helped continue the very active M&A market that the leasing and finance industry has experienced in recent years. Sellers in 2016 were principally motivated by a change in the strategic... read more

M&A Activity Still Brisk: Are There Clouds on the Horizon?

Merger and acquisition activity for equipment leasing and finance businesses continued to be very active in 2015. Of course, the big news was General Electric’s April 2015 announcement that it would be divesting most of GE Capital’s business units, and... read more

Heating Up: M&A Gaining Momentum in 2015

In 2014, after a long period of reduced activity resulting from the Great Recession, the equipment financing merger and acquisition (M&A) market finally showed signs of heating up. In fact, by the end of the year, the pace had experienced... read more

Flurry of Activity

There were signs of strength last year in the merger and acquisition market for equipment leasing and finance companies after very little activity in 2011. Still, the uncertain U.S. economic outlook likely led to some potential acquirers delaying acquisition plans.... read more

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