Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 9, 2008
With the mergers and acquisitions market still swirling due to the credit crunch and doubts over the economy, two national media outlets have turned to David Braun to assess the current climate and offer ideas on how companies can weather the current storm. Braun is the founder and CEO of Capstone Strategic, Inc., a Washington, DC based M&A advisory firm.
In April, Braun conducted a lengthy interview with Ken Rayment of Podcaster News for the Better Process Podcast, which focuses on national and international news for the manufacturing industry. Braun characterized the current manufacturing market as "splintered" with some areas still experiencing strong growth while others are reeling. He emphasized that many companies are having issues fulfilling their capital needs due the credit crunch. Braun went on to say that many companies rightly respond to the current climate with benchmarking against competitors, but many do not go far enough in anticipating their customer's future demand.
Braun also discussed Capstone's emphasis on process for successful growth. He explained how many companies have detailed processes for operations or human resources, but rarely have in place a structured process for growth. Braun made the point that Capstone takes a process-oriented approach to acquisition that has proven to be successful for clients time and again throughout the company's history.
Braun was also featured in the May 2008 issue of Business Finance magazine. In a story on the current M&A market titled "Deals in a Downturn", writer Karen Kroll turned to Braun for insight on how the relationship between companies seeking credit and investment banks has changed. Braun pointed out that many investment banks are now looking for equity commitments from deal participants and that large deals are being syndicated.
David Braun's interview with Ken Rayment for the Better Process Podcast can be found at
Karen Kroll's article from Business Finance magazine can be accessed at