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 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


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 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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