Alta’s Carl Chrappa to Discuss Equipment Values in a Challenging Economy at Appraisers Conference

Carl C. Chrappa, senior managing director and asset management practice leader for The Alta Group, will lead off the Machinery & Technical Specialties track of the ASA International Appraisers Conference 9:30 a.m. Mon. Oct. 25 with a presentation on What’s Hot/What’s Not in Equipment Leasing and Finance. “On the one hand we are tracking positive … Read more

NEFA’s 2021 Funding Symposium- Back In-Person After Two Years

Contact: Blair DawsonVice President | Marketing & Events(609)[email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEFA’s 2021 Funding Symposium- Back In-Person After Two Years Northbrook, IL (October 21, 2021) – The National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) is pleased to announce the 2021 Funding Symposium held in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, October 13 through Friday, October 15 was the first … Read more

Accountants Covering New Ground on Lease Modifications Due to Covid-19 And New Equipment Lease Accounting Rules

Alta Director John Bober, who is chairman of the ELFA Accounting Committee, was a member of the international working group that collaborated with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Boards during their development of new accounting rules for equipment leases.  The FASB’s standard — now referenced as ASC 842 — has … Read more

Three Simple Questions to Make the Bank-Parent Relationship More Rewarding

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Monitor 100 recently featured Rick Remiker’s expert advice on the relationship between an equipment finance business and its bank parent. It isn’t always easy, but Remiker believes the relationship can become more rewarding by asking three simple questions: (1) How do you define your relationship with the bank? (2) Do you understand the bank parents’ needs?  … Read more

Two Major Alta Conferences Will Be Held in Dubai and Istanbul


In Dubai— The Alta Group (LAR) and Invigors EMEA, also part of the global advisory firm, are holding the first “Lease Conference Dubai 2021, Developments for the Middle East and Africa,” Oct. 13-14 in Dubai (UAE). This event will introduce actionable knowledge and provide expertise to equipment leasing and finance business professionals interested in the … Read more

Ask Alta: What does my CEO need to know – right now – about new financial disclosure laws regulating equipment finance?

A Q&A with Paul Bent What is the most pressing development equipment finance leaders need to understand about financial disclosure laws in the U.S.?  They’re here to stay, they are not just for consumer loans, and they will be pervasive.  Every U.S. leasing and finance company should be developing (if they don’t already have it) … Read more

3 Developments Driving Equipment Finance M&As

The Monitor Funding Source Issue includes Jim Jackson’s annual reporting on merger and acquisition (M&A) trends affecting the U.S equipment leasing and finance industry. It’s always an interesting read as he reflects on the year that has passed and anticipates likely scenarios for the year ahead. This year’s article is especially insightful as he discusses the … Read more

Ask Alta: What does my CEO need to know ─ right now ─ about consumption-based equipment financing?

A Q&A with Diane Croessmann  What is the most pressing development equipment finance leaders need to understand right now about consumption-based financing?  Funders are gun-shy when asked about “consumption” models.  Many of them associate these models with a payment that is 100% variable.  And that translates to less confidence in recovering their equipment investment over the contract … Read more

Highlights from “What’s Hot/What’s Not…” 2021 Report on Equipment Preferences and Covid Impact

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Carl Chrappa’s annual research into equipment management trends included questions about the impact of Covid-19 and the majority of respondents reported they don’t envision a long-term negative impact. Nevertheless, the research shows its effect on specific sectors, showing both new highs and new lows in equipment preferences. Some 72% of survey respondents said Covid-19 would … Read more