Essential Intelligence for a Changing Industry

May 21, 2024

From the global energy transition to the advent of artificial intelligence, today’s equipment finance leaders must chart a path forward amid a rapidly changing world. The Alta Group’s global team of highly experienced advisors stays at the forefront of the issues that will drive this industry’s future. It is Alta’s goal to provide leadership and deep expertise to help forward-thinking industry leaders succeed in this dynamic environment.

Over the past few months, our advisors have shared expertise with the industry on several important topics. We invite you to explore these valuable resources. Send us a note to let us know how our expertise can boost your own ventures in equipment finance.

Artificial Intelligence Transformation Requires Proactive Thinking

AI Digital Transformation in the Equipment Finance Industry

Artificial intelligence will have seismic, positive implications across all equipment finance industry processes and operations. This is no time for a wait-and-see approach. As part of

The Alta Group’s Forward Focus, Co-CEO Valerie L. Gerard and Denis Stypulkoski of Reimagine Advisors, Alta’s strategic partner, offer one vision of how AI could improve work processes, along with big-picture advice to help firms embrace the transformation.

Equipment-as-a-Service: What You Need to Know

Diane Croessmann

Alta Director Diane Croessmann recently shared her expertise in managed services with readers of NEFA Newsline, in an article that examines how Equipment-as-a-Service and subscription-based models can be tailored to meet market needs.

Climate Finance Presents a Massive Market-Entry Opportunity

The global investment in climate finance is expected to grow from $1.2 trillion today to $9 trillion by the year 2030. The Alta Group laid out a roadmap for the equipment finance industry to seize this opportunity in “Climate Finance: A Massive Commercial Opportunity for Equipment Finance,” which was released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation in March. The report examines current equipment finance participation across climate finance sectors including solar energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, battery storage, and the emerging market of clean hydrogen. Alta authors Patricia VoorheesIan Robertson, and Rafael Castillo-Triana are leaders in bringing this knowledge to the industry from across multiple global regions.

What’s Hot and What’s Not: Vital Insights for Portfolio Managers

For more than three decades, Alta’s Carl Chrappa has compiled the painstaking research behind the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s annual “What’s Hot/What’s Not: Equipment Market Forecast.” Chrappa presented the 2024 forecast at the ELFA Equipment Management Conference in March. Among the 15 equipment categories the report surveys, transportation equipment dropped from 3rd place to 12th this year—the second-largest collapse in the survey’s history.

Bank Pullback Opens Opportunity for Other EF Actors

Jim Jackson

In his annual review of M&A activity for the Monitor, Co-CEO Jim Jackson, head of Alta’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice, discusses how the pullback of many banks last year from equipment finance activity could impact other operators in the industry. 

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