Finova Is On The Prowl

One Thing that he didn't want to do, says Sam Eichenfield, CEO of Finova Group (FNV), was to increase the company's assets and earnings through buyouts. But with the decline in market value last year of many specialty finance companies, Eichenfield has lately embarked on a new strategy: He says he'll pursue large acquisitions to make sure Finova, which provides secured commercial loans to small and midsize companies, can continue to dominate its niche markets.

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