Executive Reports

Kaulkin Ginsberg has published substantive research publications about the outsourced business services (OBS) industry. Drawing largely on our knowledge of and relationships within the industry, these publications are widely recognized as definitive published resources.

The 2014 Accounts Receivable Management Midyear Review

The Great Recession that started in the fall of 2007 was the single worst economic event to hit the U.S. since The Great Depression hit in the fall of 1929. Recessionary effects are still felt today throughout the global economy. In the U.S., nearly seven years after its onset we are only now beginning to reach pre-recession levels of economic activity. As for the ARM industry, it has been forever changed.

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An Industry in Transition
Trends and Events Shaping ARM

The accounts receivable management (ARM) industry has undergone some major changes, which have uprooted the industry as a whole. In our recent webinar with Mike Ginsberg and Rozanne Andersen, we provided insight into the following areas of interest for credit grantors, collection professionals, debt buyers, vendors and other ARM professionals.

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Accounts Receivable Management Industry Report
2013 Midyear Review

Debt collection, long considered one of the oldest professions in the United States, is going through a metamorphosis that is dramatically impacting accounts receivable management (ARM) companies of all sizes. Regulatory and economic changes are having a direct correlation to the way that credit grantors, collection agencies, debt buyers, collection law firms and vendors are running their businesses. In many instances, compliance trumps performance across major market segments as the new age of regulatory oversight sets in, while the economy continues to recover from the worst setback since the Great Depression. Recovery managers and ARM companies alike are revamping established practices to adapt to the "new world order" that is being imposed upon them.

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Q1 2013
Outsourced Business Services Sector Review

The OBS sector continued to enjoy an active M&A market during the first quarter of 2013, despite the roller coaster trends unfolding throughout the global economy. But, as we all know, statistics alone do not tell the whole story about a sector's M&A performance. In this report we will dig into each of the OBS industries and discuss what key trends are unfolding and how they may impact the OBS M&A market throughout 2013, and beyond.

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Revenue Cycle Management
Outsourcing Industry Report

This report provides an overview of the U.S. healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) industry including its primary service offerings, key market trends, and future growth opportunities. Due to our involvement as a strategic advisor to the RCM industry and its level of attractiveness to strategic and financial buyers, we have also incorporated an overview of the recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity within this industry and market trends we see unfolding going forward.





Q4 2012 Outsourced Business Services Sector
Year-End Review

Despite the tumultuous trends unfolding in the United States due to a presidential election, pending fiscal cliff and uncertain economic future, the OBS sector experienced a rather robust M&A market in 2012. In fact, it could be described as explosive compared to 2011





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.





Kaulkin Ginsberg Q3 2012 M&A Report: Outsourced Business Services Sector Review

Despite some significant upcoming events and their potential impact on the U.S. economy, such as the Presidential election and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, the outsourced business services (OBS) sector has continued to support an active merger and acquisition (M&A) market.





Customer Relationship Management Outsourcing Industry Report

This complimentary report provides an overview of the customer relationship management (CRM) industry and how it has evolved over the past 50 years. We have summarized the current primary service offerings, industry trends, regulatory activity and emerging market trends.





Kaulkin Ginsberg Q2 2012 M&A Report: Outsourced Business Services Sector Review

Our Q2 2012 report provides M&A and related market trend overviews for the Accounts Receivable Management (ARM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) industries, which comprise Kaulkin Ginsberg’s OBS sector. This report also offers an update on regulatory trends from Rozanne Andersen, Esq., and an article from Mike Ginsberg on how owners can avoid pitfalls when negotiating a deal directly with a buyer prospect.





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Kaulkin Ginsberg Q1 2012 M&A Report: Outsourced Business Services Sector Review

" Ready, Set, Deal!” was the rallying cry of buyers and sellers in the OBS markets as the volume of completed transactions in Q1 2012 reached their highest level in the past year with 21 deals completed representing almost $700 million in deal value. By comparison, only 8 transactions representing less than $100 million in deal value were completed in Q1 2011. " Learn More


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Kaulkin Ginsberg Q4 2011 M&A Report

For the most part, buyers gravitated toward strong performing companies in growth markets (e.g., Healthcare), and underperforming companies with good clients and synergistic cost savings. Deal activity peaked in Q3, but declined again in Q4 as the holidays slowed down due diligence and companies started to focus on strategic planning for 2012.


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Kaulkin Ginsberg Q3 2011 M&A Report

In the third quarter of 2011, the number of mergers and acquisitions in the accounts receivable
management (ARM) industry kept pace with deal activity during the same period a year earlier, but total transaction value well exceeded totals from Q3 2010, according to Kaulkin Ginsberg Company, the leading M&A and strategic advisory firm in the outsourced business services sector.


LATEST BLOGS

The Consumer Credit Market

March 25, 2015

Since the Great Recession, the road to recovery for the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry has been particularly bumpy. Adjusting to economic fluctuations has been challenging for service providers and big business clients alike, especially when state and federal government agencies continuously impose stronger regulations in an effort to shift blame and find their scapegoat.

ARM firms who adapted their business practices are capitalizing on... ....
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Moving Forward with Debt Financing

March 19, 2015

In January, we discussed the three main options available for financing an acquisition. Most of us don't have an extra $1 million on hand, so it's important to understand debt financing and the impact of interest rates - above and beyond making you pay more.


How do interest rates work?

The interest rate you pay on loans is the product of the real and nominal interest rates. Banks like to use the 10-year treasury rate as their benchmark metric for the...

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Why aren't Businesses Saleable?

March 18, 2015

Is your business saleable?

Business owners spend years - in some cases, generations - operating their businesses as successfully as possible. However, many fail to properly plan when it comes time to sell. Instead of making certain their companies are well-positioned to receive the best price, they respond prematurely to a potential buyer's direct solicitation. Planning for a sale can mean the difference between selling for top dollar and not completing a... ....
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EVENTS

ACA International Spring Forum and Expo


Hyatt Regency
San Antonio, TX
March 25th-27th, 2015

Join your fellow ACA members in San Antonio and reignite your passion for compliance and healthcare collections at the Spring Forum & Expo 2015! Experience fresh approaches around every corner to help your business leap ahead of the competition.

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ACA International Washington Insights Conference


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capital Hill
Washington, D.C.
April 14th-16th, 2015

Why is right now so important? The beginning of the 114th Congress is upon us. As a result of the November elections, Republicans now control both the Senate and House, and there is a new determination to get things done. New congressional members are now learning what they need to know about the issues and concerns.......

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2015 Larger Market Participant Summit


FHI360 Conference Center
Washington, D.C.
April 23rd, 2015

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

This exclusive event caters to the unique interests of the larger firms in the ARM industry, with unparalleled peer networking, best practice discussion, panels focused on the latest issues... and no exhibit hall.


For senior executives only,.......

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