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Q1 2021 Yachting Market Deals Lead to Greater Portfolio Breadth and Expanded Geographic Distribution

Companies that incorporate mergers and acquisitions into their long-term strategic planning may be better positioned to take advantage of macro- and microeconomic conditions that impact deal-making in their favor. The 2020 challenges impacted and continue to impact all industries, however unequally. In yachting, reports in the months of March, April and May highlighted challenging times […]

“The First Date”: Contacting Owners and Successful First Meetings

Making first contact with an owner, especially of a “not-for-sale” company, is a critical step in the M&A process. It is your opportunity begin a positive relationship that may lead to acquisition. The first meeting is equally important; it is the “first date” in what could be a successful (and lucrative) relationship for all involved. […]

4 Ways to take your Credit Union to the Next Level

In today’s dynamic economic environment, credit unions continue to face regulatory challenges and competition from challengers as well as big banks with big pocketbooks. The industry actually experienced a membership decline last year. In order to thrive in this environment, credit unions must take a proactive approach to growth and seek new opportunities to expand. […]

Building a Robust Pipeline of Acquisition Prospects

How do you identify the best companies for acquisition? Building a robust pipeline of prospects begins with first developing an M&A strategy and researching and selecting the top markets for growth. Then, you begin searching for acquisition prospects in those attractive markets. Learn how to approach the search for the right company systematically and efficiently […]

4 things to do after you sign the LOI

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is one of the most commonly used tools for moving a deal forward. Once you receive a signature on the LOI from the seller, you have reached a significant landmark on the acquisition roadmap. Despite this milestone, there is still a lot of work to be done before the deal […]

Watch how Capstone Strategic has helped CU Rise Analytics bring focus to their Credit Union solution set

Latest CUbroadcast Interview – Watch how Capstone Strategic has helped CU Rise Analytics bring focus to their Credit Union solution set while benefiting through alignment and prioritization tools. Watch now!

Four Reasons Why You Should Hire an M&A Advisor

Should you hire an advisor for mergers and acquisitions? Some companies execute acquisitions on their own and are successful. In fact, there are entire corporate development divisions whose primary focus is to pursue external growth initiatives for the company. On the other hand, many companies do engage an M&A advisor to guide them through the […]

How to Pick Top-Notch Markets

M&A is a powerful tool for rapidly growing your business. Before rushing off to identify a list of acquisition candidates, it is important to make sure you are looking at the right markets. For over 25 years Capstone has used our unique demand-driven approach to help clients grow successfully through M&A. After this webinar you […]

Five Options for Growth

Have you explored all your options for growth? Some leaders are limiting their potential for growth because they fail to examine all the possible ways to achieve it. Learn how to unlock untapped potential for your business in our webinar on “Five Options for Growth.” After this webinar you will be able to: Define the […]

Capstone Commemorates 25 Years of Helping Companies Grow

Capstone Strategic, Inc. (Capstone), a leading advisory firm specializing in not-for-sale, strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for the middle market, announced its 25th anniversary. Capstone was founded in 1995 by CEO David Braun, to meet the unique needs of middle market companies and their corporate growth initiatives. “I founded Capstone with one thought in mind: […]

4 Tips for Taking a Strategic Approach to M&A in 2021

Acquisition can be a powerful tool for accelerating your company’s growth. 2021 may be the year you build on your capabilities, add new services or products, or enter new markets. However, it is important not to get swept away in excitement of a potential deal and remain strategic in your thinking. As you consider growing […]

7 Strategic Questions to Ask When Pursuing Mergers and Acquisitions

Are you thinking about growing your business? In any business endeavor, having the right questions is often half the battle. This webinar will cover 7 powerful questions that have been tried and tested with dozens of clients at the outset of their growth programs: 1. What business are you in? 2. What is your core […]

4 Reasons Credit Unions Partner with CUSOs

In this financial marketplace dominated by goliath banks, credit unions stand apart due to their collaborative nature and commitment to service. Credit Union Service Organizations (CUSOs) have the same spirit of credit unions.  A CUSO is an organization that is owned by credit unions in whole or in part that provides permitted financial services and/or […]

M&A: From LOI to Close

November 12, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST) Join us for a webinar on one of the most challenging, yet exciting, parts of any deal: the journey from LOI to Close. This webinar will provide insight any professional involved in M&A will want to know. After completing this webinar, you will be able to: […]

Capstone Strategic Guides ITA International on Acquisition of Innovative Decisions

(Capstone) announced that ITA International (ITA), a Newport News based federal contractor and professional services company, has acquired Innovative Decisions Inc. (IDI), now Innovative Decisions International, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITA. IDI is a management consulting firm specializing in decision and risk analysis, operations research and systems engineering for business and government customers. Capstone […]

Contemporary Legal Issues in M&A

October 22, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT) Make sure you cross your t’s and dot your i’s when it comes to the legal aspects of a deal. Join us for Contemporary Legal Issues in M&A and stay up-to-date on the latest legal requirements. After completing this course, you will be able to: Define […]

Top 4 Considerations for M&A Due Diligence in the age of COVID-19

Due Diligence has always been a daunting task even for the best deal makers. With travel restrictions and closed borders, due diligence procedures for both the buyers and sellers have drastically changed.  Here are four considerations for Due Diligence in the age of COVID-19: Leverage Virtual Tools – Due Diligence processes are sensitive and must […]

Anna Kochkina of Capstone earns Certified Valuation Analyst® designation

Capstone Strategic, Inc., a leading advisory firm specializing in not-for-sale, strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A), is pleased to announce that Anna Kochkina (Manager, Capstone) has successfully earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA®), from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts(NACVA®). “Capstone congratulates Anna on her well-deserved achievement. Earning this credential is a […]

The Basics of Business Valuation for M&A

September 17, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT) How much should you pay for an acquisition? Join our webinar to learn core valuation concepts and demystify key terms and processes. The webinar is designed both for valuation novices and those who need a refresher or more clarity on valuation in M&A. Key Topics: Basic […]

4 things credit unions need to know about strategic mergers & acquisitions

As the world adjusts to the new normal, some organizations are struggling to adapt whereas others are thriving. Credit unions are no different. COVID-19 has caused disruption to the normal credit union operations and has economically impacted many members and employees. Credit unions are weathering this pandemic by caring for the needs of their members and by embracing digital banking and additional lending […]