Posts by: Mark Mansour

Thoughts on Housing

Thoughts on Housing
Beginning in 2008, we have been painfully reminded how important a healthy housing market is to our GDP. As a point of reference, new housing starts plummeted a whopping 77% from a peak of 2.5 million new units in 2005 to a paltry 583,000 units in 2009. New housing starts in 2010 (605,000 units) and 2011 (624,000) are only slightly improved… read more →

Micro Size It

Micro Size It
Driving into to work this morning, I was listening to CNBC's Squawk Box which, on this particular morning, featured a well-respected financial advisor providing his long term insights on the economy and equity markets. To summarize, he projects tepid GDP growth for the next several years and by extension, believes this will correlate with modest equity market performance. Whether his… read more →

A Glimmer of Sunshine

A Glimmer of Sunshine
I have become a bit fatigued with the stream of bad economic news (European debt crisis, fiscal deficits, blah, blah, blah) seemingly taking permanent residence in the Wall Street Journal. Consequently, I am choosing to start this macro-economic perspective with a little bit of sunshine by reminding ourselves the commercial climate isn't all that bad. For example, quarterly earnings, as… read more →

MCM Acquires Zinkan Enterprises Inc.

MCM Acquires Zinkan Enterprises Inc.
MCM Announces Acquisition of Zinkan Enterprises CLEVELAND, OHIO - MCM Capital Partners ("MCM"), is pleased to announce its investment to fund the majority recapitalization of Zinkan Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer and value added distributor of specialty chemicals serving mining, industrial and commercial customers.  Senior financing was provided by Key Bank. Founded in 1982, Zinkan, headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio, is the… read more →
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