As the CEO of Kaulkin Ginsberg, Mike spearheads all of the firm’s advisory business practices. He leads a premier advisory team that helps industry owners and executives succeed in their growth, exit, and M&A strategies. Clients served include many middle market businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies such as GE Capital and Deluxe Corporation. Mike has been a keynote speaker at industry meetings and conventions, speaking on issues such as “How M&A is Reshaping Accounts Receivable Management” and “The Future of the ARM Industry.” He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), ACA International, and sits on insideARM.com’s Editorial Advisory Board. Mike is frequently interviewed as an industry expert by the trade, financial, and consumer media, including M&A The Dealmaker’s Journal, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal. Mike was the recipient of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys’ 2009 Don Kramer Award, which recognizes leaders who have made a positive impact on the ARM industry. He was a finalist for M&A Advisor’s “Dealmaker of the Year” in 2007, and was named a finalist for “Investment Banker Dealmaker of the Year” by the ACG National Capital chapter in 2006. Mike writes a recurring blog about the industry and maintains a social media page on insideARM.com. He is an avid New York Yankees and New York Jets fan.
Arguably the most significant change within the ARM industry is the barrier-to-entry that has emerged in recent years. It used to be if you had a rotary telephone and a mouth, you could start a collection agency. Those days are long behind us. The cost of operating in this regulatory environment and credit grantors’ higher demands make for fewer successful startups. This is good news for established companies.
Over the past few months, I have been asked repeatedly if the U.S. accounts receivable M=management (ARM) industry is consolidating. My short answer is yes, the ARM industry is in the midst of consolidation for the very first time.
It’s comforting to know there are still some constants like ICG in the ARM industry. The group celebrated its 50th anniversary this year in Prague.
I am personally calling on the owners and executives of collection agencies, collection law firms, debt buyers, tech vendors and other accounts receivable management (ARM) companies tasked with making critical decisions about profitable expansion. It is time to take action. In light of vast regulatory changes, client pressures, escalating operating costs and lackluster economic recovery […]
Republican and Democratic contenders alike recognize the issues associated with the rise in college costs, but they have different viewpoints when it comes to the culprit and solutions to this problem.
Issues will inevitably arise, but knowing where potential landmines lie before engaging in a sale process could be the difference between a successful outcome and being forced to pick up the pieces after a failed effort. With that in mind, I offer you the top 10 pitfalls to avoid when selling a business.
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Arguably the most critical components of any transaction, whether you’re contemplating making an acquisition or selling your company, are establishing purchase price and deal terms.
Answering the following five questions will help you determine if your business is saleable.
As if the U.S. Department of Education’s private collection agency (PCA) contract procurement process hasn’t been outrageous enough already, Friday’s afterhours announcement that it has terminated its relationship with five of its most prominent debt collection agencies puts it completely over the top.