Q1 2022

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the US projects that the US economy should resume expanding in Q2 following Q1’s contraction in real GDP, projecting a 2.3 percent year-over-year US GDP growth in 2022. Q1 2022 activity decreased a moderate 4% versus Q4 2021. DOWNLOAD FULL PDF

Q4 2021

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the US ended 2021 on a “rising trajectory” and suggests the economy will continue to expand well into the spring.  There were 53 transactions in Q4 2021 vs 45 in Q4 2020, representing an increase of nearly 18%. In addition, 2021 is 75% greater than 2020. DOWNLOAD FULL…

Q3 2021

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the US continues to forecast strong economic growth in the near term, calling for GDP growth of 5.7% for this year and 3.8% for 2022.  There were 51 transactions in Q3 2021 vs 35 in Q3 2020, representing an increase of nearly 50%.  In addition, YTD 2021 is…

Q2 2021

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the US continues to suggest strong economic growth in the near term, calling for GDP growth of 6.6% for this year.  We note that Q2 2021 activity more than doubled versus Q2 2020 and believe that strong M&A activity will continue.  There were 78 transactions in Q2 2021…

Q1 2021

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is forecasting that the US staffing industry will continue to recover along with the economy in 2021 and grow 12% to reach $141.5 billion.  We believe that M&A activity will recover commensurately. We note that Q1 2021 activity increased 29% versus Q1 2020. 57 M&A transactions were announced or completed, vs.…

Q4 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, staffing activity in 2020 experienced double-digit declines. Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is forecasting that the US staffing industry will continue to recover along with the economy in 2021 and grow 12% to reach $141.5 billion. DOWNLOAD FULL PDF

Q3 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Staffing Industry Analysts is projecting double digit declines in staffing activity in 2020, with a recovery later in the year and continuing through 2021. We believe that M&A activity will recover commensurately.   DOWNLOAD FULL PDF

De Bellas Quarterly Newsletter Q2 2020 staffing industry experts

Q2 2020

August 13, 2020 – Irvine, CA – De Bellas & Co., the leading M&A advisory firm serving the Staffing and Workforce Solutions industries exclusively, reported today on M&A activity in Q2 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Staffing Industry Analysts is projecting double digit declines in staffing activity in 2020, with a recovery later in…

De Bellas Quarterly Newsletter Q1 2020 staffing industry experts

Q1 2020

April 10, 2020 – Irvine, CA – De Bellas & Co., the leading M&A advisory firm serving the Staffing and Workforce Solutions industries exclusively, reported today on M&A activity in Q1 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Staffing Industry Analysts is projecting double digit declines in staffing activity in 2020, with a recovery later in…

De Bellas Quarterly Newsletter Q4 2019 staffing industry experts (1)

Q4 2019

February 19, 2020 – Irvine, CA – De Bellas & Co., the leading M&A advisory firm serving the Staffing and Workforce Solutions industries exclusively, reported today on M&A activity in Q4 2019.   In Q4 2019, 37 M&A transactions were announced or completed, vs. 45 in Q4 2018, representing a decrease of almost 18%. In…