Market Intelligence & Analysis

"Over the past several years, Mike Ginsberg has been a speaker at our Annual Conferences and his information has been informative and current and our members consider him to be a great source of insight regarding our industry. Our attendee surveys show Mike to be highly regarded as a speaker and his content is always rated high. I believe that the best recommendation that we, as a unit, can give him is that he will be invited back!"

Tom Morgan
Executive Director, American Collectors Association of Texas

Investors and industry players alike rely on Kaulkin Ginsberg’s custom research capabilities to help shape and support their strategic business decisions. Confidential projects have included:

Acquisition due diligence

A guaranty agency was considering the acquisition of a service provider in the student loan sector. We conducted market research and returned an intelligence analysis of the market’s size, segmentation, competition, and forecasts.

Industry assessment

A private equity group was considering an investment in a specific market sector. We conducted background and primary-source research on this part of the industry, helping the firm’s partners make equity investment decisions.

Sector analyses

MasterCard hired Kaulkin Ginsberg to conduct an industry assessment of the early-out financial services collection market. We provided an intelligence analysis of companies competing in this space, and measured the market’s overall size and growth potential.

Competitive analyses

For Sallie Mae, we conducted a study of how their manager-level compensation packages compared to competitors in the ARM industry. Because of our solid reputation for preserving confidentiality, prominent collection agencies contributed highly sensitive information about the base salaries, bonuses, benefits, and perks of their mid-and senior-level managers. Benchmarks were defined and returned to all participating companies.

»To confidentially discuss your interests, contact us at hq@kaulkin.com or (301) 907-0840.

"Dahlink Financial’s credit card asset class took several years to fully develop. I was reminded of that fact after reading your “Rome wasn’t built overnight” comment in the DBA article. I don’t know if you wrote those articles with the intention of fostering hope within the debt buying community but you sure made me feel a lot better."

Christa Scalies,
Dahlink Financial Corporation

LATEST BLOGS

U.S. Department of Education to End its Relationship with 5 Collection Agencies

March 2, 2015

As if the U.S. Department of Education's private collection agency (PCA) contract procurement process hasn't been outrageous enough already, Friday's after-hours announcement that it has terminated its relationship with five of its most prominent debt collection agencies puts it completely over the top.

Online reports from the Huffington Post and the Daily News Online say that certain PCAs were providing inaccurate information and misleading distressed... ....
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Valentine's Day

February 13, 2015

On Valentine's Day, I will celebrate my wife and the wonderful life we share together. Like many other married couples who are fortunate enough to be together for more than two decades, we've experienced a lot together. We've celebrated the birth of our two sons, mourned the passing of family and friends, and experienced numerous significant life changes together.


As a husband, I reflect upon my true love and how privileged I am to have her as a part of my...

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Kaulkin Ginsberg's Top 10 Reasons for a Flurry of M&A Activity in 2015

February 9, 2015

Faced with numerous challenges over recent years - including fiscal regulation, economic variability and seemingly erratic client behaviors - buyers and sellers of U.S. ARM companies have been reluctant to complete mergers and acquisitions. That is, until now. Over the past six months, we have experienced a flurry of M&A activity, and we are confident this trend will continue in 2015 for the following reasons:


Driven by an owner's desire to sell, or an...

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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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