Trends & insights to help you understand markets and industries.
State of phishing
With an increase of personal and business information living in digital depositories, cybercriminals have plenty of fraud targets, as well as the information to carry out a phishing scam. By education and protocols, companies can lower the risk of phishing attacks. With our help, protect your business from common cyber scams.
Middle market enters expansion mode after one year of pandemic impacts
In its second quarter 2021 survey, Key asked 400 owners and executives of middle market businesses – defined as those in the $10 million to $2 billion range – how macroeconomic conditions and government policies have impacted their businesses.
Chemical M&A: prioritizing strategic fit over price
In September 2020, Mike Huff, CEO of Ascensus Specialties, a chemical company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, was speaking to investment bankers from KeyBanc Capital Markets.® They were discussing the merits of various potential opportunities that would best complement the company’s strategy, and one name stood out to him: Strem.
Big tech’s continued march into the world of commercialized medicine
Armed with over $500 billion combined in cash, top tech companies are continuing a steady march into the healthcare industry, utilizing the same strategies and tools that have allowed them to disrupt other industries.
Cybercriminals target credit card processing: protect your business from merchant account fraud
Your customers trust in the security of your credit card processing systems. These systems are experiencing risk as cybercriminals use new methods to attack and access private account information. The first step is to understand these increasingly advanced threats and put measures in place to protect your business against fraudsters.
The “shift left” that brings security into development
The combination of software development, operations and security, reflects a shift to the left or earlier in the supply chain and entails securing code in the development and runtime environment.
Practical strategies for an unpredictable tax horizon
Obtaining the equipment your business needs to grow and stay competitive remains imperative. This white paper explains the importance of staying on top of an ever-evolving tax landscape and reviews relevant considerations from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
21st Annual Industrial & Basic Materials Conference
Public company executives from all facets of the industrial sector convene for four days of in-depth conversations with investors.
Check Your Email for Criminal Compromise
Emails are a necessary part of business, which means protecting your company from fraud or loss due to business email compromise (BEC) is necessary, too. Dive into how you can help protect your company from this risk.
Stigma vs Science: Overcoming Opioid Addiction with Evidence-based Treatments and Services
COVID-19 dominated public health dialogue in 2020, but America’s opioid crisis worsened during the prolonged quarantine with a significant spike in overdose deaths. Holistic, evidence-based treatments show great promise in helping to alleviate the addiction crisis but social stigma and a highly fragmented service sector stand in the way. Learn more.
Streamlined Payment Systems Improve Business Inside and Out
In today’s efficiency-focused sales and service environment, optimizing your payments processes can be a boon for your business, employees and customers alike. To achieve this, a successful integrated payment system needs more than just technology. Key Merchant Services wants to put you on the path to the right solution for your business.
Healthcare and technology lead the pack in a high-energy M&A market
KeyBanc Capital Markets M&A directors noted increased activity across the board in the first quarter, but say healthcare and technology in particular will drive what’s on pace to be a record year for middle-market M&A deals.