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Cassel Salpeter & Co. and its leadership team are routinely contacted by the news media to comment on investment banking, M&A and general trends affecting middle-market businesses.
Do you think your business needs a research and development department? That may be a sign that it’s time you started one—or at least started seriously thinking about it.
The 40 Under 40 Awards recognize young professionals in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties for outstanding success and contributions to their community. They were selected from hundreds of nominations and represent some the region’s most entrepreneurial and influential young leaders.
As the definition of truthfulness and the standards for personal accountability continue to decline in our nation’s capital, and many do not seem to care, are similar patterns trickling into middle-market businesses? Is it becoming more acceptable to have 50 shades of truth in business dealings?
As we near the end of the second quarter of 2018, it’s important to take stock of how the year has panned out for businesses. Whether in the realms of technology, marketing, finance or public policy, this year has held some unexpected developments, as well as the continuation of some ongoing trends. Where do we stand today, and where might we be heading tomorrow?
Aircraft and aircraft parts companies–including maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses–will feed a strong environment for middle-market deal making in aerospace and defense in 2018, according to new report from a Miami investment bank.
Middle-market business owners, beware: The “Me Too” movement will ultimately impact your business, and you would be wise to be proactive and prepared.
Family offices are the hot new buyers in the lower middle market, but involving them in a deal process is not without headaches.
Everything has fallen into place in the Trump Boom. Now CEOs need to figure out how to exploit today’s prosperity for the long term as well. And they’d better be ready for the good times to end, as they inevitably will.
If a disaster or other unexpected event were to strike your business, would you be prepared, and would your brand be protected?
April is Stress Awareness Month, and that’s probably a good thing for your business. According to the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America survey of 3,440 U.S. adults, employee stress is pervasive. Sixty-one percent of Americans are stressed about work.
To say that the American mall is dead is a gross exaggeration. While many shopping centers across the country are struggling, so-called Class A mall real estate, typically in densely populated major metropolitan areas with attractive demographics and innovative concepts, is doing well and piquing investor interest.
If you watch or read the news, you’ve noticed more references to potential inflation on the horizon. Inflation means the purchasing power of a dollar has decreased; put simply, there is a general increase in prices for goods and services.
With the Fed set to raise rates for the first time this year, expect financials, technology and home improvement suppliers to benefit. Home builders and utility players, on the other hand, could lose from the Fed’s rate decision.
Timing a Fed rate hike is no doubt tricky. But if you ask the market participants, they are almost certain that Jerome Powell led Federal Reserve will increase its benchmark rate by 0.25%, at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting on Mar 21.
More private-equity firms are sprouting up in Florida as sponsors branch out on their own.
Should we make long-term plans based on the notion that the tax cuts are permanent? Although the personal tax cuts have an expiration date, currently the corporate cuts are permanent.
Florida continues to be an attractive destination for private equity, as deal flow grew for the third time in the past four years.
With so much noise and confusion surrounding the current political, business and economic climate, middle-market business owners are unsure how to protect the best interests of their businesses in the short and long term.
James Cassel has hired hundreds of people to work at the various companies he has helped start and run over the past four decades. Still, after all that time, the lawyer and investment banker says knowing when to staff up remains one of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur.
After January 2018 racked up the most deal volume by dollar amount ever, February could see a bit of a respite as firms looking to list wait for enormous market swings to settle.