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James Jackson

co-CEO & Merger and Acquisition Advisory Practice Leader of The Alta Group

James (Jim) Jackson is co-CEO of The Alta Group and leader of its merger and acquisition advisory practice. Jackson has more than 30 years of experience in the equipment leasing and finance industry and has served as a senior financial executive at MicroFinancial/ TimePayment, Deutsche Financial Services, AT&T Capital Corporation — Leasing Services and Signal Capital Corporation. He currently serves as board president of the National Equipment Finance Association.

Posts by James Jackson

What’s Happening Now to Shape Our Future? Alta Advisors Share Their Collective Insights

Ten years from now, funding will flow to the most efficient, most flexible and most resilient enterprises that are continuously innovating and adding value to customer solutions. It’s already happening — we see a growing appreciation for consumption-based financing solutions,... read more

Strong Economic Environment Fuels Robust M&A Activity in 2022

Not all that long ago, the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the world, creating hardships for many businesses and virtually eliminating merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the equipment finance industry. While a few transactions were completed during 2020, many of... read more

M&A Activity To Pick Up In Second Half Following Covid-19-Triggered Slowdown

As I drafted last year’s M&A article for Monitor in February 2020, I anticipated that it would be a banner year for merger and acquisition activity in our industry. At the time, we were enjoying a strong economy driven by... read more

Strong Intrest in M&A Activity Continues as Japanese Investment Remains Active

2019 marked another active year of mergers and acquisitions for the equipment leasing and finance industry. The Alta Group anticipates that these trends will continue throughout 2020, as buyers look for opportunities to put capital to work and the number... read more

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

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