Target Operating Model Should Be Designed for Continuous Transformation in Equipment Finance

Digital and business transformation in our industry must be continuous and while technology plays a vital role, it is only one of the pillars for renewal of in-market approaches and organisational processes. This is the crux of an article written by Kieran O’Brien, an Alta consultant with Invigors EMEA who is based in Ireland. With … Read more

Looking on the Sunny Side at Equipment Finance M&As

Most of us were happy to wave 2021 goodbye. Continuing Covid, supply chain issues, inflation – need we say more? Turns out it was a strong year for merger and acquisition activity in the US equipment finance industry, particularly the second half, says James (Jim) Jackson in the Monitor’s second issue of 2022. His article … Read more

Foundation report by Alta urges action on ESG strategies

The Alta Group’s 2022 Insights newsletter in January cited three reasons why equipment finance organizations must embrace an environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy this year. One, to retain talent. Two, because of the sheer amount of capital that has been unleashed into the sustainable market. And three, because ESG inspired innovation is creating exciting opportunities. Now, the … Read more

The Alta Group Insights for 2022

Alta Insights Headwinds and Tailwinds 2022 The way we have “always” done business is gone. So, how do we move forward as an industry, having been spurred into action by the digital demands of remote work and other competitive and economic pressures? Embracing challenge as opportunity should be the theme for 2022. Everything we do, … Read more

How Is Your PPP?

No, we don’t mean the Paycheck Protection Program (although we hope that worked for you, too). Rather, we’re talking about your Post-Pandemic Portfolio. Following all the disruptions in staffing, systems, rent payments, equipment deliveries, and account details over the past two years, this may be a good time for a thorough “physical exam” of your lease and … Read more

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

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

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