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

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 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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Collection and Recovery Solutions 2015


Four Seasons Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
May 6th-8th, 2015

This content rich educational conference gives the techniques, strategies and resources for maximizing collection and recovery outcomes. Our goal is to enrich the intensity of the conference for the exhibitor, attendee and sponsor alike with an unparalleled learning experience. This is an exclusive gathering of industry professionals like none.......

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