Industry Reports

Q4 2018
Through Q3, the MM lending market remained fairly aggressive in terms of rates, leverage, price flexes, covenant structures, and headroom reflecting flat new-deal volume (demand), robust capital raising among Direct Lending and other credit platforms (supply), and continued strength in the economy. However by year-end, the credit market had turned more cautious due to rising concerns about an approaching recession, escalating trade tensions, the government shutdown, heightened stock market volatility, and further mixed economic signals.
Q1 2019
One of the hurdles consistently facing medical device original equipment manufacturers is the significant costs and length of time to design, develop, and secure regulatory clearance for a new product.
Q1 2019
America is currently facing major problems in the development of key projects that are essential to maintaining and improving the nation’s infrastructure. A primary problem is that rarely are projects fully under the jurisdiction of a single entity, whether that’s at the local, county, or state level. In addition, seldom do two of these jurisdictions have the same regulations or laws.
Q1 2019
Activity in the Recreational Products industry has been primarily driven by robust macroeconomic fundamentals and a growing desire among consumers to lead healthy, active lifestyles.
Q4 2018
Merger and acquisition activity in the Environmental, Health & Safety industry remains robust as buyers continue to capitalize on market opportunities created by increasing government regulations, mounting corporate concerns regarding risk and potential liability, and favorable end-market dynamics. With a significant degree of industry fragmentation, firms are looking to the M&A market as a means to build scale and to offer clients expanded capabilities and geographically far-reaching services.
Q1 2019
Strong macroeconomic fundamentals, including the nine-year expansion of the US economy, low unemployment, and high consumer confidence levels, drove healthy industry activity in the Building Products space in 2018.
Q4 2018
American consumers are filling more of their grocery carts with organic options, buying everything from organic produce and ice cream to organic fresh juices and dried beans. Last year, over 82.0% of US households bought organic and during that time, Americans spent nearly $50.0 billion on organic products, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2018 Organic Industry Survey.
Q1 2019
The global Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration market value is expected to reach $251.6 billion by 2023, growing at an annualized rate of 6.8% during the forecast period, according to Research and Markets. Heightened emphasis on energy conservation as a result of increased environmental concerns and government regulations has promoted energy-efficient designs in new building and retrofit construction.
Q3 2018
Healthcare Information Technology companies have experienced robust demand as buyers seek inorganic growth opportunities to comply with regulatory requirements, adapt to changing reimbursement policies, and deliver cost-effective and efficient patient care.
Q3 2018
In this quarterly report, provided exclusively for Rock Products, Capstone Headwaters provides insight into mergers & acquisitions, capital markets trends, aggregates production, and pricing through Q3 2018. Capstone Headwaters' Building Products & Construction Services Team advises industry business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and investors in the areas of M&A, capital raising, and various special situations advisory.

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