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Pitney Bowes Inc. announced Shawn Halladay has joined the company as Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFO/COO), Pitney Bowes Bank, Inc. Halladay will be responsible for the overall financial management of the bank. He will build and support... Read Story
April 09, 2020, 07:25 AM


Tomasz Sudaj has joined asset finance consulting and services firm Invigors EMEA, the European arm of The Alta Group, based in Poland. His appointment further strengthens the fast-growing Invigors team in continental Europe and brings additional... Read Story
April 03, 2020, 07:10 AM


The Alta Group has released its report, 2020 Predictions for Equipment Finance.“This year will prove pivotal in the next chapter of the U.S. economy. Financial pressures are increasing. Europe, Latin America and other regions are experiencing their... Read Story
February 06, 2020, 07:20 AM


A new textbook on lease accounting by industry authority Shawn Halladay, Managing Director of the Professional Development Practice, The Alta Group, is now available.“Accounting for Leases: Embracing the New Paradigm” provides valuable guidance to... Read Story
November 20, 2019, 07:06 AM


Asset finance consulting and services firm Invigors EMEA, the European arm of The Alta Group, has hired Alexander d’Huc, holder of several senior executive roles including MD DLL Russia, CCO Central & Eastern Europe, and most recently MD of DLL India... Read Story
October 23, 2019, 07:00 AM


As U.S. finance companies prepare for major changes in accounting requirements for calculating credit losses, they can benefit from hard lessons learned by international equipment finance businesses that have already tackled similar new standards... Read Story
April 30, 2019, 07:17 AM


Marlin Business Services Corp. announced it has acquired Fleet Financing Resources, LLC (FFR), a provider of equipment finance credit products focused on the commercial vehicle market.Exact terms of the transaction were not disclosed but Marlin... Read Story
September 20, 2018, 07:30 AM


Hugh Swandel, Senior Managing Director of The Alta Group in Canada, will be presenting in Montreal, at the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CFLA) conference in a workshop session titled, “Measuring the Industry” on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. Others in... Read Story
September 17, 2018, 07:05 AM


The impact of “The Sharing Economy” on business-to-business financial transactions will be explored Tuesday during a panel discussion at the Commercial Equipment Marketplace Council (CEMC) Fintech Innovation Summit. Panelists will include Moderator... Read Story
June 04, 2018, 07:05 AM


The use of a stipulated loss value (SLV) formula to measure a lessor’s damages resulting from lessee defaults in equipment lease contracts will be debated during a dynamic session at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Legal Forum... Read Story
May 03, 2018, 07:17 AM


Manufacturers, resellers, distributors and service providers planning to create agreements that bundle equipment, financing, software and services need a way to identify and avoid costly gaps in the process.Before launching or expanding managed... Read Story
March 14, 2018, 07:18 AM


In today’s improving economy it is a good time for independent equipment finance companies to plan for long-term growth funding, said Hugh Swandel, a senior managing consultant with The Alta Group who is moderating a panel on funding strategies for... Read Story
March 13, 2018, 07:15 AM


The Alta Group’s presenters at the Equipment Management Conference Feb. 25-27 in St. Petersburg, FL include Shawn Halladay, Alta’s director of professional development, who will discuss best practices in the accounting process of residual write-downs... Read Story
February 20, 2018, 07:05 AM


Nevada’s quest to encourage blockchain technology start-ups is creating new business opportunities for commercial finance companies in the state and nation, says Patricia Voorhees, director of The Alta Group. Voorhees will discuss blockchain... Read Story
February 05, 2018, 06:50 AM


Asset Finance consulting and services partnership Invigors EMEA LLP, the European arm of The Alta Group, announced that Kieran O’Brien has been appointed Network Member for Ireland.Formerly Operations Director at Cisco Capital EMEAR, O’Brien joined... Read Story
January 16, 2018, 07:10 AM


Valerie Pagliaro, an executive with expertise in pricing analytics and financial planning in the equipment leasing industry, has been appointed to the post of director of The Alta Group consultancy. She most recently served as finance director for... Read Story
October 23, 2017, 07:10 AM


The Alta Group, Invigors EMEA, Alta’s affiliate in Europe, and The Alta Group Latin American Region announced plans to conduct an independent study to benchmark the status of digitization by leading equipment leasing and finance companies, according... Read Story
October 16, 2017, 07:16 AM


The equipment leasing hell-or-high-water clause is “on trial” and you - the audience - will decide its fate at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Convention in Orlando.  The mock trial, taking place at 3 p.m. on Monday Oct. 23, will... Read Story
October 10, 2017, 07:18 AM


A new weekly podcast series produced and hosted by Jonathan L. Fales, a director with The Alta Group, features movers and shakers both inside the global equipment leasing and finance industry and others relevant to the ways it is evolving. It is the... Read Story
September 28, 2017, 07:10 AM


The equipment leasing and finance industry in Latin America grew an average 4.8% in 2016 in United States dollars, an outstanding performance given the region’s overall economy, notes the latest Alta LAR 100 report by The Alta Group Latin American... Read Story
August 23, 2017, 07:10 AM


Patricia M. Voorhees, a director with The Alta Group, is moderating a panel June 13 at the Commercial Equipment Market Council (CEMC) Innovation Summit in Laguna Beach, Calif., on digitization in asset finance. The panelists will discuss how... Read Story
June 12, 2017, 07:05 AM


Andrew G. Mesches, a director with The Alta Group, will join speakers at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s annual Credit & Collections Management Conference, “Shift Happens: Navigating the Future,” where he will moderate the panel... Read Story
June 05, 2017, 07:02 AM


Michael A. DeBernardi, a financial services executive with proven expertise in managing corporate growth, sales, credit risk and financial analysis, has joined The Alta Group, a global consultancy dedicated to equipment leasing and finance. He... Read Story
March 16, 2017, 07:05 AM


The Alta Group CEO John C. Deane is presenting at the ELFA-IMN Investors' Conference on Equipment Finance March 22 in New York on a panel providing an outlook on capital markets, current trends and market conditions, as well as a look back at... Read Story
March 15, 2017, 07:06 AM


What are the hottest equipment sectors in 2017? The answer is construction, medical, machine tools, high-tech/computer, plastics and trucks/trailers, according to a new survey of ELFA member asset managers and consultants. The 2017 “What’s Hot/What’s... Read Story
March 06, 2017, 07:15 AM


Patricia M. Voorhees, a director with The Alta Group, is presenting at this year’s LendIT USA 3:10 p.m. March 7 at the Javits Center in New York City to highlight new trends in equipment leasing and finance for a Fintech audience estimated to reach... Read Story
March 06, 2017, 07:08 AM


The Alta Group announced that James R. Jackson, Jr. has been promoted to managing director to lead the consultancy’s merger & acquisition advisory practice in the United States, while Bruce Kropschot will continue as a senior managing director... Read Story
February 13, 2017, 07:08 AM


Daniel G. Morse of The Alta Group has announced his retirement following an extensive career in equipment leasing and finance markets and consulting. He specialized in health care equipment, technology equipment, and construction and material... Read Story
January 16, 2017, 07:19 AM


Francis J. (Fran) Maier Jr. and Abraham I. (Abe) Schwartzbard have joined The Alta Group to expand the firm’s equipment finance consulting services for managed solutions transactions, vendor/captive programs and sales development and training, CEO... Read Story
January 03, 2017, 07:10 AM


The Alta Group and Currency, founding sponsors of the Commercial Equipment Marketplace Council (CEMC), will host an East Coast roundtable Dec. 8 at Columbia University in New York on the ways FinTechs, equipment finance companies, lenders and... Read Story
December 08, 2016, 07:00 AM


David S. Wiener of The Alta Group has been re-elected to serve on the Service Providers Business Council Steering Committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. This is the second two-year term for Wiener, an Alta Managing Director... Read Story
November 21, 2016, 06:44 AM


The Alta Group announced that it served as financial advisor to Indianapolis-based Connext Financial, Ltd. in its recent acquisition by Engs Commercial Finance Co. of Lisle, IL.  Connext Financial is a leading lender in industrial equipment finance... Read Story
October 06, 2016, 07:22 AM


The equipment leasing and finance industry in Latin America grew an average 17% in 2015 as measured in local currencies, an impressive feat given the region’s overall economic performance, notes the latest Alta LAR 100 report by The Alta Group Latin... Read Story
September 29, 2016, 07:07 AM


John A. Hurt, formerly the senior vice president of technology for MB Equipment Finance, has joined The Alta Group as a director in its Digital Business Advisory Practice. He has more than 20 years of executive experience in information technology... Read Story
September 12, 2016, 07:10 AM


Consultants with The Alta Group will explore challenges and solutions for equipment leasing technology, accounting, appraisals, managed solutions and financial technology (FinTech) at upcoming industry-related conferences. Shawn D. Halladay, an... Read Story
September 06, 2016, 07:03 AM


The Alta Group announced the XIV Latin American Leasing Conference will be held on November 9 to 11 at the Hotel Intercontinental at Doral in Miami. The first will start on Wednesday November 9 with the 9th Forum under the theme of “Impact of the... Read Story
August 19, 2016, 07:33 AM


Managed solution transactions (MST) or MST-like structures are becoming a major new offering of equipment leasing and finance companies and are very likely to continue growing as a proportion of U.S. equipment leasing volumes, according to a new... Read Story
July 25, 2016, 07:10 AM


A roundtable today at the Stanford Graduate School of Business will examine how financial technology (Fintech) is disrupting traditional business models in asset-based finance. The roundtable, co-sponsored by Currency Capital and The Alta Group, is... Read Story
July 19, 2016, 07:09 AM


The Alta Group announces that John D. Rizzi has joined the firm as managing director and practice leader for the new Digital Business Advisory Practice, which provides digital business transformation services to the equipment leasing and asset... Read Story
June 13, 2016, 07:15 AM


The Alta Group welcomes back Jonathan L. Fales, a global equipment leasing and finance management expert who most recently served as vice president of strategic business development for Key Equipment Finance, CEO John C. Deane announced today. “We... Read Story
June 01, 2016, 07:10 AM


Increasing competition and regulatory pressures are encouraging more community banks to offer equipment leasing products to their customers. Independent Banker, a publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, is sponsoring a webinar at... Read Story
April 04, 2016, 07:10 AM


A new study by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation reveals that the lender finance marketplace in the U.S. is “thriving” eight years after the 2008 financial crisis began, led by an “interesting mix” of traditional banks and newer... Read Story
March 22, 2016, 07:17 AM


The Alta Group has expanded its merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services to the equipment leasing and asset finance industry with the addition of James R. Jackson, Jr. Jackson has extensive expertise in turnaround management, M&As, and... Read Story
February 16, 2016, 07:15 AM


The Alta Group has completed a comprehensive remarketing program for Key Equipment Finance, resulting in the sale of 3,051 off-lease domestic dry van containers to an undisclosed buyer, Carl C. Chrappa, senior managing director of asset management... Read Story
November 06, 2015, 07:12 AM


The equipment leasing and asset finance industry in Latin America grew 18.7% in US dollars, or 38% in local currencies, in 2014, according to the latest Alta LAR 100 report.  Growth was significant given the negative forces affecting economies in... Read Story
November 05, 2015, 06:54 AM


The Alta Group announces the expansion of its worldwide consulting and advisory business with the creation of The Alta Group Asia Pacific Region (Alta AP). Alta AP is based in Hong Kong but serves the broader Asia Pacific equipment leasing and asset... Read Story
October 28, 2015, 07:06 AM


The Alta Group served as a financial advisor to Patriot Capital Corporation in the  acquisition of its equipment finance origination platform by State Bank and Trust Company announced today, said Bruce Kropschot, senior managing director and mergers... Read Story
October 23, 2015, 07:00 AM


How do Independent equipment finance companies raise capital today when banks are focused on managing regulatory compliance, anticipating new legislation and dealing with increased competition? This is the key question to be addressed in an Oct. 27... Read Story
October 22, 2015, 07:00 AM


On the opening day of the ELFA Convention, panelists from The Alta Group, Genpact and Equipment Data Associates will invite attendees to join them in mapping the customer journey through leasing, and in sharing ideas about how it can be re-energized... Read Story
October 09, 2015, 07:00 AM


Capital expenditures continue to pose an increasing challenge for hospital CFOs, especially in light of the mandated transition to value-based care. CHG-MERIDIAN USA Corp. commissioned The Alta Group to prepare a new white paper that explores the... Read Story
August 26, 2015, 07:00 AM


Equipment leasing and finance businesses can tap into an array of expert asset management services with The Alta Group’s new ExpertAccess program, CEO John C. Deane announced today. Deane said nearly a dozen companies already subscribe to the program... Read Story
July 22, 2015, 07:00 AM


The Alta Group’s newest director is Paul W. Frechette – a name already familiar to many clients for his previous work with the firm, CEO John C. Deane announced today. Frechette has returned to Alta as director of client relations and consulting... Read Story
June 08, 2015, 07:12 AM


The Alta Group and Genpact announced a newly-expanded strategic alliance that will provide comprehensive management, information technology (IT), application consulting, and hosted solutions to equipment lessors and other commercial and consumer... Read Story
June 03, 2015, 06:59 AM


For banks involved in the equipment leasing and asset finance business, regulatory agency requirements stemming from the “Great Recession” have forced banks to assign higher levels of loss to equipment-based defaults and thus allocate a higher level... Read Story
April 21, 2015, 06:36 AM


The Alta Group today officially launched its new Business Strategy Planning Program that enables companies involved in equipment financing to create a three-to-five-year strategic business plan within 30 days. CEO John C. Deane announced that four... Read Story
February 13, 2015, 07:00 AM


Patricia M. Voorhees has joined The Alta Group as a director, CEO John C. Deane announced. Voorhees has extensive experience in forming captive financing companies, establishing vendor finance programs, and facilitating mergers and acquisitions... Read Story
January 21, 2015, 07:04 AM


The Alta Group has joined the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the nation’s voice for more than 6,500 community banks, to serve as a resource for members that are launching or expanding equipment leasing and finance operations. Alta... Read Story
January 15, 2015, 07:05 AM


The Alta Group, a global consultancy specializing in the equipment leasing and financing industry, announced that its client, Baytree National Bank & Trust Co. of Lake Forest, Illinois, had sold its equipment leasing and financing assets and business... Read Story
November 26, 2014, 07:10 AM


The Alta Group announced that its client, National Machine Tool Financial Corporation of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, has been acquired by First Midwest Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of First Midwest Bancorp, Inc., of Itasca, Illinois. ... Read Story
October 22, 2014, 07:14 AM


John C. Deane, chief executive officer of The Alta Group, today announced a new strategic alliance with Amembal & Associates designed to expand Alta’s professional development efforts in the U.S and further enhance its global capabilities.  Sudhir... Read Story
October 14, 2014, 07:02 AM


The Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance (AGLF) will honor Bob Neptune, a director with The Alta Group, with the 2014 Jay Terry Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented Nov. 6 at its annual conference in Tucson, Az. The award recognizes... Read Story
October 07, 2014, 06:53 AM


The Alta Group announced today a new strategic partnership with Capgemini that expands their capabilities in providing comprehensive management, information technology (IT) and application consulting solutions to equipment lessors and other... Read Story
August 21, 2014, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is mourning the passing of Michael J. Fleming, who served as the association’s President for 27 years. Mike passed away Aug. 19 after a long but valiant fight with cancer.The family would appreciate... Read Story
August 20, 2014, 07:08 AM


The Alta Group announced two widely anticipated events in the leasing industry will take place in Miami, November 5th to 7th at the Intercontinental at Doral.Wednesday November 5th the Latin American legal and operations forum will give participants... Read Story
August 15, 2014, 06:00 AM


The Alta Group announced today that Daryl Ching has joined the team of consultants in Canada as a managing director.   Ching, who has more 10 years of securitization experience, will help Alta clients prepare and negotiate for best possible terms in... Read Story
August 12, 2014, 06:56 AM


New initiatives in the republic of Georgia and African nation of Kenya will stimulate the expansion of equipment leasing and asset finance in these vibrant emerging markets, said Rafael Castillo-Triana, CEO of The Alta Group Latin American Region. An... Read Story
June 18, 2014, 06:00 AM


Appreciation of a True Industry LeaderBy John C. Deane, CEO, The Alta GroupOn January 23, 2014 the leasing industry lost an exceptional leader:  Robert L. Krause, one of the most influential executives in equipment finance. An associate of The Alta... Read Story
February 03, 2014, 07:00 AM


After reviewing the results of a recent industry survey, The Alta Group is increasing its focus on delivering high quality professional development services to equipment leasing and asset finance companies.  Among other findings, most industry... Read Story
January 09, 2014, 06:04 AM


Equipment leasing and asset finance is expanding in many Latin American countries, but the stark decline of Brazil’s leasing market in recent years has affected overall portfolio values in the region, according to the Alta LAR 100 report.  The Alta... Read Story
December 04, 2013, 06:45 AM


The XI Latin American Leasing Conference November 7-8 at the Intercontinental Hotel at Doral in Miami will bring valuable guidance and case studies to promote “Innovation and Leadership in Latin America .” The conference will feature educational... Read Story
October 04, 2013, 06:30 AM


Steven E. Byrnes, who has provided business transformation services for more than 50 of the world’s largest lending and leasing companies, has joined The Alta Group to lead its new application consulting practice, Alta CEO John C. Deane announced... Read Story
September 18, 2013, 07:03 AM


The Alta Group plans to host a complimentary webcast Tuesday, Sept. 10 on “6 Time-Tested Strategies for Growth.” This one-time special program will feature some of the firm’s leading consultants who are actively involved as advisors in the worldwide... Read Story
August 21, 2013, 06:45 AM


The Alta Group announced that two new senior directors have joined its firm in China, CapSol Management Consultants, to expand advisory services in the region.  Yankai Qu will work as managing director of professional development in China. Active in... Read Story
August 08, 2013, 07:01 AM


The Alta Group provided due diligence and related corporate advisory services to Umpqua Holdings Corporation and Umpqua Bank in the recent acquisition of Financial Pacific Holding Corp., the parent company of  Financial Pacific Leasing, one of the... Read Story
July 10, 2013, 06:51 AM


Asset Finance consulting and services firm Invigors EMEA LLP announced that Robert Kingdom, formerly Head of Strategic Development at Leasedrive, has joined the firm as an Associate. Invigors EMEA is part of The Alta Group. With his extensive... Read Story
May 24, 2013, 07:04 AM


The Alta Group has appointed Roberto Fernandez as Business Process and Applications consultant for its Latin American Region (LAR). Fernandez’s broad expertise in financial and information technology (IT services) includes notable skills in business... Read Story
May 02, 2013, 07:10 AM


The Alta Group, a global consultancy focused on equipment leasing and asset finance, has appointed Keith A. Wilton as a managing director. Wilton’s broad expertise in financial services includes notable skills in turnaround management, due diligence... Read Story
March 04, 2013, 07:17 AM


In a senior executive Summit held last month by The Alta Group, a global consulting firm devoted to the business of equipment finance and leasing, the subject of innovation was deeply explored from many perspectives and with insight from industry... Read Story
February 12, 2013, 07:29 AM


The Alta Group, a global equipment leasing and finance consultancy, announced today the development of a new vertical industry focus, Diversified Industries, to be headed by Paul W. Frechette, a senior managing director.  Alta also appointed Valerie... Read Story
January 15, 2013, 07:30 AM


An equipment leasing industry merger announced today will create The Alta Group Asset Management Practice, within The Alta Group’s global operations.  Alta CEO John Deane and Carl Chrappa, CEO of Independent Equipment Company (IEC), said the new... Read Story
January 14, 2013, 07:30 AM


The Alta Group, a global financial consultancy, is pleased to announce that Paul Bent, a Senior Managing Director of the firm and the head of Alta’s Legal Support Services Practice, has been named the Long Beach, California, Lawyer of the Year for... Read Story
January 11, 2013, 07:15 AM


Latin America’s equipment leasing and asset finance industry shrank by 13% in overall portfolio value in 2011, according to The Alta Group, the leading global consulting firm focused on the equipment leasing and asset finance industry. The Alta Group... Read Story
October 18, 2012, 06:00 AM


Effective October 1, Hitachi Capital America Corp. (HCA) has established a wholly owned subsidiary in Canada, Hitachi Capital Canada Corp. (HCC).  It will be based in Burlington, Ontario and will initially be targeting the truck transportation market... Read Story
October 01, 2012, 07:55 AM


The Alta Group, a global consultancy, provided market research and equipment finance industry insight to CI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm to support CI Capital’s acquisition of Total Fleet Solutions (TFS) of Holland, Ohio.... Read Story
July 17, 2012, 06:45 AM


The Fifth Latin American Legal Forum on Leasing will be held May 17-18 in Miami at the Hotel Intercontinental Doral. Organized annually by The Alta Group Latin American Region (Alta LAR), the conference attracts asset finance executives and lawyers... Read Story
April 20, 2012, 02:00 PM


Despite negative conditions prompting the continued deferral of capital expenditures whenever possible, U.S. hospitals will make one major exception this year—they will spend on information technology (IT) to facilitate the implementation of... Read Story
April 11, 2012, 06:00 AM


Hugh Swandel, senior managing director of The Alta Group in Canada, announced the establishment of a $50 million facility for CLE Leasing, an independent provider of equipment leasing and financing to businesses across Canada.TAO Asset Management... Read Story
March 08, 2012, 08:00 AM