M&A Outlook: Opportunities Increase for Non-Bank Institutions

Macroeconomic headwinds hindered mergers-and-acquisitions activity in the equipment finance industry last year, according to Jim Jackson, Co-CEO of The Alta Group and leader of its M&A Advisory Practice. In a recent article in the Monitor, he provides an overview of 2023 and what to expect this year. Despite some notable transactions, there was a continued … Read more

Matching Equipment-as-a-Service Offerings to Market Needs

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There is rising interest in Equipment-as-a-Service, but some in the equipment finance and leasing industry remain unsure about it, according to Diane Croessmann, a director at The Alta Group. In a recent article in the March/April 2024 edition of the National Equipment Finance Association’s Newsline magazine, she takes a closer look at how Equipment-as-a-Service can … Read more

Alta-authored ELFF report offers a roadmap to seizing climate finance opportunity

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Climate finance presents an unprecedented market opportunity for the equipment finance industry, as the global energy transition drives a tremendous movement of capital, significant changes in policy and the deployment of new technologies to address climate change. The combination of massive amounts of capital, rapidly changing global policies and new and untested technologies means that … Read more

Alta-led Research on “What’s Hot” in Equipment Markets Now Available

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For the 11th year in a row, construction equipment dominated the field of 15 equipment categories ranked in the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association’s “What’s Hot/What’s Not” Equipment Market Forecast for 2024. This year’s survey also found that equipment finance companies have become less optimistic about all types of equipment, due to rising interest rates, … Read more

Alta’s 2024 Insights on the Trends Shaping the Equipment Finance Industry

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Equipment finance companies entered 2023 with a mix of confidence and trepidation. Many companies were bullish at the end of 2022, with some reporting record business growth as end-user customers accelerated their equipment purchases before inflation increased the underlying cost of the equipment. But with inflation remaining stubbornly high and predictions of a looming recession … Read more

Fraud Prevention Requires Sweating the Small Stuff

The equipment finance and leasing industry is not immune from fraudsters, but some simple precautions can go a long way toward detection and prevention of traps or attacks that threaten leasing transactions in the modern marketplace. That’s according to Paul Bent and Gary LoMonaco of The Alta Group, who get real about a hot topic … Read more

Industry Positioned to Lead the Sustainability Movement as Circular Economy, As-a-Service Models Gain Relevance

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The concept of the circular economy is gaining ground among global businesses, as both governments and enterprises start making what is expected to be trillions of dollars of capital investment in the transition to a clean-energy economy. The equipment leasing and finance industry was following circular economy practices long before this term became part of … Read more

Global Advisors Can Offer Expert Insights On Nearshoring Strategy

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One of the lessons learned during the pandemic was that the U.S. had fallen into excessive reliance on supply chains based in East Asia, particularly China. This realization drew attention to the need to relocate the sources of production and supply-chain components closer to home. Thus, nearshoring emerged as a trend that continues to boost … Read more

How to Build a Successful Strategy Around Climate Equipment Finance

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Global efforts to reduce fossil-fuels emissions are driving massive investment in new technologies. Equipment leasing and finance professionals who want to capitalize on this opportunity will need to evolve with this fledgling industry as it becomes a bigger part of the overall equipment investment market. But as with any emerging industry, this new domain will … Read more

Customer-focused Solutions Have Always Driven Innovation in Equipment Finance

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The equipment leasing and finance industry expanded in recent decades from the need to provide businesses with a better way to pay for and manage the growing amount of technologically sophisticated equipment needed to keep pace with their competition. Paul Bent, Senior Managing Director for The Alta Group, looks back on the industry’s early days … Read more