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Executive Brief: 10 Questions to Help You Get the Best Price for Your Business

“Come on, admit it. The sale of your business has crossed your mind. But before you take that step, these 10 questions will help you avoid critical mistakes and start thinking like a business buyer so you can make sure you’re getting the best price.”

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Survive Today and Thrive Tomorrow: 8 Tactics from Successful ARM Companies
The stagnant economic recovery combined with increased regulatory scrutiny and compliance requirements has made it particularly challenging for many U.S. based debt collection agencies, debt purchasing companies and debt collection law firms to sustain their business performance and growth.

Executive Brief: 10 Major Steps in the Process of Selling a Business
"The sale of a business is perhaps the single-most significant event in an owner’s business life. In light of the fact that most owners have never sold a business, apprehension is understandable. If you are contemplating or preparing for the sale of your company..."

Settlements in Full - Collections and the U.S Economic Recovery
The U.S. consumer credit crisis has reshaped the collection and recovery industry in many ways. As this crisis ends, Settlements in Full (SIFs) comprise one of the most important and least-discussed issues for the industry in 2010. SIF policies are impacting and will continue to impact credit issuers, first party servicers, contingency collection agencies, debt buying companies, and collection law firms alike, for better or for worse.

11 Tips For Improving Return on Healthcare Receivables
This whitepaper is based on research developed in partnership with healthcare providers and receivables management companines throughtout the U.S. To read more about the full research publication, visit the insideARM.com bookstore online.

Evolution of the ARM Industry 2006
American Capital Strategies. Asset Acceptance. Citigroup. Convergys. Goldman Sachs. J.P. Morgan. NCO Group. Portfolio Recovery Associates. Sallie Mae. West. And so on.

Municipal ARM Executive Brief 2007
While federal agencies may be the largest government clients within the accounts receivable management industry, municipal governments present certain private collection firms with opportunities for significant growth. The main source of that potential derives from the number of prospective clients.




Valuation May Be the Most Effective Strategic Planning Tool

November 16, 2015

Do you truly understand the value of your business?

If you're like many executive teams, you're wrapping up your fall strategic planning session and finalizing your 2016 budget. As a part of this effort, did you also conduct an objective valuation of your business? If the answer is ye ....
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Getting to Know the Utilities Industry

November 10, 2015

The utilities industry is a highly-regulated market with tremendous regional fragmentation despite its maturity. However, it presents excellent opportunities for ARM companies.

Utilities collections accounted for $550 billion in revenue for the ARM industry in 2014. This market segment is comprised of three broad sectors - electricity, gas, and water - but electricity and gas are projected to account for 97.6% of all utility revenue in 2015. Overall, Kaulkin Ginsb ....
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Fundless Sponsors are Sprouting Up in the Lower Middle Market

November 4, 2015

Hardly a week goes by when I'm not contacted by a financial-type investor looking for quality companies to buy. In the past, these solicitations were infrequent, and they were typically made by marketing specialists from large, established private equity firms. In today's competitive M&A marketpla ....
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DBA International's 19th Annual Conference

ARIA Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
February 9th-11th, 2016

DBA International's 19th Annual Conference - Moving Forward Together - is one of the most well-attended events in the industry, attracting more than 1,100 participants. The event provides abundant networking opportunities with key players in the debt buying ....

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2016 Larger Market Participant Summit

FHI360 Conference Center
Washington, D.C.
April 20th-21st, 2016

insideARM.com and the iA Institute host the fourth annual Larger Market Participant Summit.

This exclusive event caters to the unique interests of the larger ....

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ICG 2016 Annual Meeting

The Cloister at Sea Island
Sea Island, GA
April 24th - 26th, 2016

ICG was originally formed by Dennis Punches nearly five decades ago, in 1967, as Men of Ideas. As the CEO and Founder of Payco American, the largest collection agency in the world at the time, Dennis wanted to establish a group comprised of decision makers from the largest debt collection agencies in the world to meet once a year. ....

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