Welcome to Industry Discussion on Equipment Finance

Equipment financing is critical to economic development around the world. This industry provides companies of all sizes with the ability to acquire a range of critical business assets, from office, IT, and healthcare technology to manufacturing equipment, construction machinery and … Continue reading >


Latest News

The Alta Group Represents Baytree National Bank & Trust in Sale of its Equipment Leasing and Financing Business

RENO, NEVADA, NOVEMBER 26, 2014 – The Alta Group, a global consultancy specializing in the equipment leasing and financing industry, announced that its client, Baytree National Bank & Trust Co. of Lake Forest, Illinois, had sold its equipment leasing and financing assets and … Continue reading >

Melisa Carter Receives Steven R. LeBarron Award for Principled Research

Last month, Foundation Chairman Rich Gumbrecht honored Melisa Carter with the Steven R. LeBarron Award for Principled Research during the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Dinner in Washington, DC. Recognized for her many years of service and enthusiastic participation on the Foundation’s … Continue reading >

Equipment Leasing in Latin America Enters Mature Growth Phase

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Nov. 5, 2014 — Equipment leasing and asset finance has continued its sustained growth pace in many Latin American countries, while others such as Brazil kept declining, according to the Alta LAR 100 report. The Alta LAR … Continue reading >

The Alta Group Initiates the Sale of National Machine Tool Financial Corporation

RENO, NEVADA, OCTOBER 21, 2014 – The Alta Group, a global consultancy specializing in the equipment leasing and financing industry, announced that its client, National Machine Tool Financial Corporation of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, has been acquired by First Midwest … Continue reading >

New Strategic Alliance to Expand Industry Educational Services

RENO, NEVADA, October 14, 2014 — John C. Deane, chief executive officer of The Alta Group, today announced a new strategic alliance with Amembal & Associates designed to expand Alta’s professional development efforts in the U.S and further enhance its … Continue reading >

Bob Neptune of The Alta Group To Receive Government Leasing Award

RENO, Nev., Oct. 7, 2014–The Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance (AGLF) will honor Bob Neptune, a director with The Alta Group, with the 2014 Jay Terry Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented Nov. 6 at its annual conference in … Continue reading >

Highly Anticipated Latin American Leasing Conferences Set for November

The two most anticipated events of the year in the Latin American leasing industry will take place in Miami on November 5th to 7th at the Intercontinental at Doral, Miami. Wednesday November 5th the Latin American Legal and Operations Forum will give participants a perfect … Continue reading >

The Alta Group Announces a New Partnership with Capgemini to Expand IT Consulting for Commercial Equipment Finance Sector

Published: August 21, 2014 The Alta Group announced today a new strategic partnership with Capgemini that expands their capabilities in providing comprehensive management, information technology (IT) and application consulting solutions to equipment lessors and other commercial and consumer finance institutions. … Continue reading >

Alta Remembers Michael J. Fleming

Published: August 20, 2014 Mike was a cherished friend to many of us throughout a good portion of our careers, and even more so, our lives. We are feeling a great loss and empathy for his family and many friends … Continue reading >

Hot Leasing M&A Market Getting Hotter

By: Bruce Kropschot, The Alta Group Published: August 5, 2014 Source: Equipment Finance Advisor www.equipmentfa.com After the decline in activity that occurred during the financial crisis and great recession, the M&A market for equipment leasing and finance businesses is definitely … Continue reading >


Featured Discussions

Invigors unveils its new series of Executive Briefings for 2014

Invigors EMEA, part of The Alta Group, has announced a new series of its popular Executive Briefings scheduled during May and June 2014.  To be held at the Institute of Directors in London, Invigors’ Executive Briefings are targeted specifically at … Continue reading >

Invigors Review of UK Budget March 2014

Author: George Tonks – Partner, Invigors EMEA LLP A political statement At this stage of the Parliamentary cycle, the Budget speech was always going to be as much about politics as genuine economics.  The country is well aware that the Government … Continue reading >

IN MEMORIAM: ROBERT L. KRAUSE

Appreciation of a True Industry Leader By John C. Deane, CEO, The Alta Group On January 23, 2014 the leasing industry lost an exceptional leader: Robert L. Krause, one of the most influential executives in equipment finance. An associate of … Continue reading >

Municipal Leasing: Fitting a Round Peg Into a Square Hole

As Alta’s Robert Neptune reports in the Winter 2014 edition of the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing, municipal leasing is a unique segment of the leasing industry. “Banks in particular can benefit from cross-selling opportunities. However, to do business in this sector, lessors must … Continue reading >

Bank Is Grateful for Fast Delivery of FASB Audit Performed by Alta’s Asset Management Practice in 7 Days

Bank Is Grateful for Fast Delivery of FASB Audit Performed by Alta’s Asset Management Practice in 7 Days The Alta Group’s Asset Management Practice in North America is anticipating more FASB audits in 2014, and a recent case shows how quickly … Continue reading >

The Alta Group Steps Up Professional Development Services Focus

RENO, NV, January 9, 2014– After reviewing the results of a recent industry survey, The Alta Group is increasing its focus on delivering high quality professional development services to equipment leasing and asset finance companies. Among other findings, most industry … Continue reading >


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