Capstone News

The latest news and events from Capstone, the leading M&A advisory firm for the middle market.

Capstone Strategic announced that Accurate Group has acquired Coast to Coast Title & Escrow to Expand in the Southeast US and Strengthen Digital Real Estate Title and Closing Capabilities

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 Capstone Strategic announced today that H&H Medical Corporation, the maker of a proprietary line of military-grade trauma products has been acquired by Safeguard Medical, a global leader in emergency medical technologies and specialized training for first responders.

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With the rising number of credit union mergers, the increasing interest in acquisitions of community banks and branches, as well as investments in fintechs by credit unions and CUSOs, understanding valuation – processes and techniques – has become increasingly crucial for successful growth and solid financial performance. Valuation Process Steps Highlighted below are some of […]

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June 17, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM (EDT) Do you have what it takes to finalize a deal? Negotiation is critical skill for aligning decision makers from both organizations involved in a transaction. Learn negotiation best practices from an experienced negotiator of dozens of deals. After completing this webinar, you will be able to: […]

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A complex narrative surrounds TikTok, the most downloaded app of 2020. The popular video-sharing social media platform is owned by a Chinese company, ByteDance, which was valued at $180 billion at the end of 2020. Although the app was initially released in September 2016, it did not start gaining recognition until August 2018 when ByteDance […]

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May 20, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM (EDT) Due diligence is about more than just looking for red flags and hammering the target for more and more information. Learn how to use due diligence to maximize the opportunity for success in your next acquisition. After completing this course, you will be able to: Describe […]

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Capstone Strategic, Inc. (Capstone) announced today that Security Service Insurance, a subsidiary of Security Service Federal Credit Union, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, has acquired Pace Insurance Mangers. Pace, a 62-year-old agency, provides full-service insurance coverage to the forest products industry in Northern Louisiana. Security Service Insurance provides commercial and personal insurance to members and […]

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Leaders from various industries generally reported a modest picture of growth and M&A activity according to a new survey by Capstone Strategic, a leading strategic M&A advisory firm for the middle market. The survey was conducted in January and February 2021 and is the eighth annual survey of the market. Capstone Strategic’s annual survey on […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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