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

Alta’s Mesches to Discuss Potential Solutions to Bank Requirements for Assigning Loss in Defaults and Risk Capital to Equipment Leasing Transactions

Kropschot of Alta Also Will Address Leasing M&A activity at ELFA Independent Roundtable RENO, NEV, April 21, 2015 – For banks involved in the equipment leasing and asset finance business, regulatory agency requirements stemming from the “Great Recession” have forced … Continue reading >

Equipment Outlook for 2015

In the March/April edition of Equipment Leasing & Finance, The Alta Group’s Carl Chrappa reports on the hottest equipment sectors in 2015. Chrappa leads Alta’s asset management practice. Read More

M&A Gaining Momentum in 2015

The March/April edition of the Monitor features an article by The Alta Group’s Bruce Kropschot discussing the increase in merger and acquisition activity in the leasing industry. Kropschot heads Alta’s M&A advisory practice in North America. Read More.  

The Alta Group Introduces Fast-Track Business Strategy Planning Program

The Alta Group today officially launched its new Business Strategy Planning Program that enables companies involved in equipment financing to create a three-to-five-year strategic business plan within 30 days. CEO John C. Deane announced that four Alta clients have already … Continue reading >

The Alta Group Announces New Director Patricia M. Voorhees

RENO, NEVADA, Jan. 21, 2015 – Patricia M. Voorhees has joined The Alta Group as a director, CEO John C. Deane announced today. Voorhees has extensive experience in forming captive financing companies, establishing vendor finance programs, and facilitating mergers and … Continue reading >

The Alta Group Joins Independent Community Bankers Association

The Alta Group has joined the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the nation’s voice for more than 6,500 community banks, to serve as a resource for members that are launching or expanding equipment leasing and finance operations. Continue reading

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 >


Featured Discussions

Alta’s Mesches to Discuss Potential Solutions to Bank Requirements for Assigning Loss in Defaults and Risk Capital to Equipment Leasing Transactions

Kropschot of Alta Also Will Address Leasing M&A activity at ELFA Independent Roundtable RENO, NEV, April 21, 2015 – For banks involved in the equipment leasing and asset finance business, regulatory agency requirements stemming from the “Great Recession” have forced … Continue reading >

The Alta Group Introduces Fast-Track Business Strategy Planning Program

The Alta Group today officially launched its new Business Strategy Planning Program that enables companies involved in equipment financing to create a three-to-five-year strategic business plan within 30 days. CEO John C. Deane announced that four Alta clients have already … Continue reading >

The Alta Group Joins Independent Community Bankers Association

The Alta Group has joined the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the nation’s voice for more than 6,500 community banks, to serve as a resource for members that are launching or expanding equipment leasing and finance operations. Continue reading

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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