Capstone News

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

Capstone Founder and CEO David Braun was a recent guest on the “Tax-Alpha Solutions” Podcast. David and host Matt Chancey discussed a number of topics, from adaptability to the importance of having a business succession plan. In addition to Apple Podcasts, you can also hear the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, […]

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Capstone Strategic, Inc. is pleased to announce that Anna Kochkina has been promoted to the position of Director, Valuation Services. In her new capacity, she will oversee all aspects of the M&A valuation services Capstone provides to clients including valuation of business interests, designing financial models, and conducting risk assessments. “This promotion is well-deserved,” said […]

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In the latest issue of CU Insight, Capstone Managing Director John Dearing examines the use of acquisition as a growth strategy for credit unions. He shares his expertise at https://www.cuinsight.com/is-acquisition-really-an-effective-growth-strategy.html

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Capstone CEO and Founder David Braun is the author of an article for Managed Healthcare Executive magazine. The article examines recent merger activity within the healthcare industry and looks at potential future trends in healthcare M&A. Read the entire article at: https://www.managedhealthcareexecutive.com/view/what-s-next-in-healthcare-mergers-acquisitions

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In the current issue of Supply Chain Management Review, Capstone CEO David Braun offers both advice, and some vital questions to answer for those manufacturing and supply chain companies who may be considering growth through acquisition. https://www.scmr.com/article/manufacturing_growth_through_acquisition_what_to_know_and_what_to_ask

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Capstone Strategic, Inc. (Capstone) announced today that Accurate Group, a leading provider of technology-driven real estate appraisal, title data, analytics, and e-closing solutions, has acquired real estate title and closing company Coast to Coast Title & Escrow (CTC) of Seminole, Florida. Capstone advised Accurate Group on this strategic, not-for-sale acquisition. Accurate Group is a real […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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 […]

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There have been many changes in the credit union world thanks to COVID-19. Branches are closing, members are losing jobs, and ensuring the safety of your team has become a top priority. Business continuity plans have been pushed aside. Even credit unions that have plans in place for natural disasters are finding themselves in unknown […]

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A letter of intent (LOI) is far more than a legal document. It’s a key milestone in the M&A process and can be a powerful tool for getting the deal done. The LOI outlines the basic parameters for an acquisition including the period of exclusivity, purchase price and consideration, preferred deal structure, and expiration date. […]

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Strategic partnerships can help credit unions attract and retain members — Millennials and Gen Z groups in particular. And, in our current situation with COVID-19, these partners are probably more important then ever. John Dearing, Managing Director & Partner at Capstone, discusses this important topic with Mike Lawson of CUbroadcast. In this episode, John and […]

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