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FASB Proposes New ASU on Deferred Revenue

The Financial Accounting Standards Board proposed an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) and Invitation to Comment (ITC) on the recognition and measurement of deferred revenue in business combinations. read more

Ag Resource Management Opens New Office in Asheville, OH

Ag Resource Management, an asset-based lender that provides operating capital specifically for the purpose of growing crops, will open a new office in Asheville, OH. read more

ACT Research Releases Landmark Study on Commercial Electric Vehicles

ACT Research has released its landmark multi-client study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, to the public after it was available only to charter subscribers. read more

Monitor Offices Closed Presidents’ Day

The Monitor offices will be closed Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. read more

Avolon: 2019 Aircraft Leasebacks Likely to Return to Average Levels

Aircraft lessor Avolon issued its 2019 Industry Forecast, titled ‘Buckle Up’. The paper, written by Avolon’s Head of Strategy Dick Forsberg, provides a review of 2018 while offering predictions for the industry in 2019. read more

Watrefall, TRP Make Strategic Investment in Flex Fleet Rental

Flex Fleet Rental completed a strategic transaction with Waterfall Asset Management’s private equity platform and TRP Capital Partners, a transportation-focused private equity firm. read more

First American Doubles Future Leaders of Manufacturing Scholarship Fund

First American Manufacturing Finance increased the funding of its manufacturing industry scholarship to $3,000. The scholarship aims to support college students looking to get into the industry. read more

TrueNoord Wins Regional Aircraft Lessor of the Year Award 2018

Regional aircraft leasing specialist TrueNoord received the Regional Aircraft Lessor of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. read more

J.P. Morgan: Healthcare Industry Grapples with Change as Optimism Wanes

U.S. healthcare organizations stayed positive on the national economy, with 71% reporting optimism, yet industry performance optimism waned at 41% amid major industry changes, according to J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Industry Outlook survey. read more

ATA Backs President’s Calls for Infrastructure and Trade Action

Following Tuesday's State of the Union address, American Trucking Associations’ President and CEO Chris Spear applauded President Donald Trump for his calls to address the nation’s aging infrastructure and modernize our trade relationships. read more

GE Transportation to be Spun Off, Merged with Wabtec

GE has set a record date of February 14, 2019 for the spin-off of Transportation Systems Holdings, which will hold a portion of GE Transportation and be subsequently merged with a Wabtec subsidiary. read more

Harris Williams Advises Subscription Box graze on Sale to Unilever

Investment bank and M&A advisory specialist Harris Williams advised Nature Delivered (d/b/a graze), a portfolio company of Carlyle Europe Technology Partners, on its sale to Unilever. read more

Paynet: Main Street Lending Slows in December

PayNet's Small Business Lending Index decreased 9.7% on a monthly basis in December. Compared to its year-ago level, the index fell 7.0% — its first year-over-year decline since September 2017. read more

ISM: Manufacturing Activity Expands in January 2019

According to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January, and the overall economy grew for the 117th consecutive month. read more

Fitch: Private Equity Appetite for Aircraft Lessors Takes Off

According to Fitch Ratings, alternative investment managers have become increasingly active investors in the aircraft leasing industry as they seek to deploy capital into a growing sector that could provide attractive investment returns. read more

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