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Computer hardware and software upgrades are topping the list of investments planned by middle market companies, which regard technology as a key driver of their growth, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll for CIT Group Inc.Middle... Read Story
November 13, 2019, 07:20 AM


Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo Commercial Capital, announced it has completed its U.S. sales leadership team for the Middle Market Asset-Based Lending (ABL) group, which focuses on transactions under $35 million. With more than a... Read Story
July 17, 2019, 07:12 AM


Middle market companies across the Western U.S. are bullish on their growth prospects well into 2020, even as they confront near-term economic uncertainty and ongoing market disruptions. According to the 2019 Umpqua Bank Middle Market Monitor, a... Read Story
July 12, 2019, 07:15 AM


Sun Life Investment Management announced the appointment of Elaad Keren as Senior Managing Director and Head of Mid Markets Lending, Sun Life Investment Management. Keren will be responsible for sourcing and approving investment opportunities within... Read Story
May 13, 2019, 07:20 AM


Antares announced the results of its third annual market outlook survey of middle market private equity borrowers, sponsors and investors. The survey, Antares Compass, examines trends and sentiment related to M&A activity, hiring and the state of the... Read Story
April 01, 2019, 07:05 AM


Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) announced its global Healthcare Banking franchise has expanded to include a U.S. Middle Market group.The development of a Middle Market business is a natural extension of MUFG's successful global Healthcare... Read Story
March 12, 2019, 07:07 AM


HSBC US Commercial Banking announced that it has teamed up with Neptune Financial (NepFin) to better serve the capital needs of middle market businesses in the United States. Through this partnership, firms doing business with NepFin will now be able... Read Story
February 28, 2019, 07:10 AM


Middle-market companies seeking growth or liquidity have fueled a strong mergers and acquisitions market in recent years and expectations remain high for this year, but Citizens Commercial Banking’s annual survey found many companies see a slowdown... Read Story
January 31, 2019, 07:25 AM


The optimism that spawned a long period of economic expansion in the middle market seems to have become more uncertain as revenue and employment growth rates reported a slowdown since last quarter with confidence also sliding downward, most notably... Read Story
January 25, 2019, 07:20 AM


The middle market has reached a digital precipice where ignoring the forces of disruption is no longer an option, new research finds. According to BDO’s inaugural Middle Market Digital Transformation Survey, which polls C-level executives at... Read Story
January 21, 2019, 07:30 AM


A study from Chubb and The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) finds that although manufacturing is experiencing growth, there are many interconnected challenges leading to new risks. The research also suggests that manufacturers may not be... Read Story
November 29, 2018, 07:10 AM


Middle market private companies in the Golub Capital Altman Index (GCAI) experienced year-over-year revenue growth of 11.75 percent and earnings growth of 10.83 percent during the first two months of the third quarter of 2018. This compares to... Read Story
October 22, 2018, 07:05 AM


Ryan Smith has joined CapX Partners as an Associate, the company announced. In this position, he will support investment underwriting and evaluation, portfolio management and deal execution.Prior to joining CapX, Smith worked as a commercial banking... Read Story
October 18, 2018, 07:15 AM


Insight Financial Services (IFS), a division of Insight Investments, LLC, announced it is continuing to expand its team with the addition of Mark Castellanos as Vice President of Commercial Sales. He will be responsible for leading the development of... Read Story
September 20, 2018, 07:11 AM


Wells Fargo & Company announced 33-year banking veteran Alfred (Al) Kenrick will lead Middle Market Banking (MMB) in Silicon Valley, including three offices in Palo Alto, San Jose and Monterey.Based in Palo Alto, Kenrick now leads a local team of 30... Read Story
September 10, 2018, 07:25 AM


Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking announced Arnie Adkins has been named regional vice president for its Western Mid-Atlantic commercial lending operations, covering Lynchburg, Southwest Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, and West Virginia.Based in... Read Story
August 06, 2018, 07:05 AM


Growth in the middle market remains strong, but cracks are beginning to appear in the optimism that's been driving this unprecedented growth streak. Data from the 2Q 2018 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) released by the National Center for the Middle... Read Story
July 27, 2018, 07:22 AM


Jeffrey Armstrong has joined CapX Partners, a provider of middle market equipment leasing and finance, in the newly created position of Director, Bank Markets and Syndications. In this position, his responsibilities will include managing the... Read Story
July 19, 2018, 07:20 AM


Middle market executives are more positive about the health of their businesses and more optimistic about their prospects for future growth than at any time in the last three years, according to the findings of a new survey conducted by The Harris... Read Story
June 28, 2018, 07:25 AM


Wells Fargo announced that 26-year banking veteran Marci Davis has been promoted to Central Coast Middle Market Banking regional manager. She succeeds Barbara White Thompson, who became head of the company’s Business Risk Management Group.Davis, a... Read Story
June 27, 2018, 07:15 AM


Capital One announced Lou Mastrianni has been named Northeast Market Manager for its Middle Market Banking group. In this role, he will lead the team focused on supporting clients in the Northeast, including New York City. He will report to Steve... Read Story
June 20, 2018, 07:20 AM


Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking announced it has promoted Abigail (Abby) Matia to lead its commercial lending operations for the Mid-Atlantic Region, including Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.Taking the reins of a... Read Story
June 05, 2018, 07:25 AM


American business owners are feeling better than they have in years, thanks in part to recent regulatory reform, corporate tax cuts and a steadily improving economy. But they’re getting nervous about finding the skilled workers they need to grow as... Read Story
February 23, 2018, 07:23 AM


There is a reciprocal relationship between middle market firms and the metropolitan areas in which they operate, as uncovered by the Middle Market Power Index: Best U.S. Metropolitan Areas for Middle Market Firms from American Express and Dun &... Read Story
February 12, 2018, 07:19 AM


Mid-market enterprises (MMEs) in the U.S. are a major contributor to U.S. economic prosperity but have only just scratched the surface of growth potential, according to a newly released HSBC report. HSBC Commercial Banking, in conjunction with Oxford... Read Story
February 09, 2018, 07:30 AM


Middle market companies continued to hire during the last year and the strong employment growth is expected to continue over the next 12 months, according to the Q3 2017 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) released by the National Center for the Middle... Read Story
October 26, 2017, 07:21 AM


In a first sign that middle-market businesses are losing confidence in President Donald Trump, a key indicator of middle-market confidence experienced its first decline since the 2016 election.   The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI)... Read Story
September 22, 2017, 07:15 AM


Middle market firms are outpacing their smaller and larger counterparts when it comes to growth in number of firms, employment, and revenue, according to the Middle Market Power Index from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet. The seventh report in... Read Story
August 16, 2017, 07:15 AM


Simpler Funding has entered into a strategic partnership with Lighthouse Finance AS, a Pan-Nordic operational equipment leasing and asset management firm.With an extensive investor network throughout North America, Simpler Funding will aggressively... Read Story
August 11, 2017, 08:00 AM


ACG New York, the largest association of middle-market deal -making professionals in New York, announced the results of its Mid-Year Middle-Market Survey. According to the results, 52 percent of those polled believe that the Trump administration... Read Story
July 26, 2017, 07:15 AM


Middle market private companies in the Golub Capital Altman Index experienced year-over-year revenue growth of 8.94% and earnings (defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA) growth of 2.29% during the first... Read Story
July 13, 2017, 07:18 AM


Most executives of middle-market companies not only expect their business to experience disruption in the near future, but welcome it, according to Disruption in the Middle Market, a report released by Capital One Commercial Bank. However, this... Read Story
June 28, 2017, 07:00 AM


The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), presented by RSM US LLP (“RSM”) in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, reached a record high for the second consecutive quarter, indicating middle market business leaders remain extremely... Read Story
June 21, 2017, 07:19 AM


Widening yields on middle-market loans is giving lenders more leverage to negotiate with middle-market borrowers, according to a report from Business Insider. The shift follows three quarters of downward pricing pressure characterized by agressive... Read Story
May 26, 2017, 07:17 AM


According to the annual Business Pulse Survey by SunTrust Banks, Inc., nearly two-thirds of business leaders expect the global and U.S. economy to improve through 2017. Even more optimistic about their own companies, as 75 percent of middle market... Read Story
March 23, 2017, 07:02 AM


The new political landscape has injected unprecedented confidence into the middle market, with 70% of executives saying they expect the economy to improve over the next six months -- compared to just 37% who said the same at the end of 2016. That's... Read Story
March 22, 2017, 07:07 AM


A new survey from M&T Bank suggests that many middle market firms are looking forward to potential changes in economic policy under President Trump’s new administration and plan to increase capital spending this quarter as a result.According to the... Read Story
March 10, 2017, 07:18 AM


Following years of sluggish economic recovery, business leaders believe 2017 stands to usher in a long-awaited acceleration in growth. According to "America's economic engine - Breaking the cycle," Deloitte's 2017 report on business and economic... Read Story
February 10, 2017, 07:02 AM


Financial research firm Greenwich Associates recently named Huntington one of the top banks for businesses nationally with the presentation of Greenwich Best Brand Awards for ease of doing business with middle-market companies and small businesses... Read Story
January 13, 2017, 07:16 AM


Mid-market executives are more confident about future growth and are actively pursuing multi-faceted growth strategies in the coming year. These are some of the observations from Jeff Kilrea, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Sponsor Finance, a... Read Story
November 30, 2016, 07:10 AM


Middle-market executives remain generally optimistic about the strength of their businesses, with at least 80% foreseeing expansion and diversification over the next twelve months. Though a slight majority (55%) believes their local economy is strong... Read Story
October 27, 2016, 07:10 AM


Middle-market private companies in the Golub Capital Altman Index increased revenues by 4.62% and earnings (defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or "EBITDA") declined by 0.66% during the first two months of the... Read Story
October 10, 2016, 07:08 AM


CIT Group Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell CIT Commercial Air, its commercial aircraft leasing business, to Avolon Holdings Limited (“Avolon”), the international aircraft leasing company and a wholly-owned subsidiary... Read Story
October 07, 2016, 07:18 AM


The growth of U.S. middle market firms (companies between $10 million and $1 billion in revenues) is outpacing the national average, with an 87% increase in number of firms, a 103% surge in employment, and a 100% rise in revenue since 2011, according... Read Story
September 09, 2016, 07:09 AM


Reich Brothers, LLC announced that its wholly owned affiliate 476 Bridge Street LLC was the successful bidder for the assets of Columbus Castings in Columbus, OH. The purchase price including cash and other consideration is in excess of $30... Read Story
August 19, 2016, 07:39 AM


NewStar Financial announced that John Frishkopf will retire from the company as of September 30, 2016.  Frishkopf was a founding member of the firm and has served as Treasurer and head of its Asset Management group since NewStar’s inception in 2004. ... Read Story
August 12, 2016, 07:14 AM


Capital One announced that Bob McCarrick has joined its Middle Market banking team as Executive Vice President and Head of Middle Market Relationships. In this role, he is responsible for regional middle-market banking efforts throughout the East... Read Story
August 09, 2016, 07:12 AM


Monroe Capital LLC announced an increase in the credit facility to OSG Billing Services (“OSG”) to support the acquisitions of ClickSpark, LLC (“ClickSpark”) and The Garfield Group, Inc. (“Garfield”). Based in Rochester, NY, ClickSpark is a... Read Story
August 02, 2016, 07:11 AM


Small businesses and middle market companies in the U.S. are in growth mode, according to the American Express Business Growth Pulse. The survey found that ninety-two percent of middle market firms ($10M -$1B in revenues) and eighty percent of small... Read Story
July 15, 2016, 07:17 AM


Despite comprising only 1% of the total number of commercially active firms in the country, middle market companies have led national job growth over the past five years, employing nearly 53 million workers – more than double the number employed by... Read Story
June 02, 2016, 07:13 AM


KLC Financial, Inc. (KLC) a market leader in commercial equipment leasing & financing businesses nationwide, announced the restructuring of debt for a local, family owned, trucking company. The company has been in business since 1928. They provide... Read Story
May 19, 2016, 07:07 AM


Executives from middle market businesses and small businesses have positive expectations for the performance of their companies over the next 12 months, at 70 percent and 69 percent respectively, according to results from the 2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co... Read Story
April 13, 2016, 06:50 AM


M&A advisory firm Capstone Strategic surveyed middle market executives from multiple industries on their growth and M&A experience in 2015 and their outlook for 2016. The survey was conducted in December 2015, and followed a previous survey in... Read Story
March 14, 2016, 07:00 AM


CIT Group announced that CIT Capital Equipment Finance made several key appointments designed to further build a best-in-class originations team focused on creating tailored capital equipment financing solutions for middle-market companies. “I am... Read Story
March 04, 2016, 07:32 AM


Reich Brothers Holdings, LLC, a purchaser of turnkey manufacturing facilities, specialty finance lender, and demolition services provider, has named Kyle Sligar president of Reich Brothers Business Solutions, LLC and hired new capital asset... Read Story
March 03, 2016, 07:22 AM


The burgeoning service economy is significantly outpacing more traditional industry sectors in its rate of business growth among middle market companies, according to the Middle Market Power Index: Exploring Generational Changes in Middle Market... Read Story
February 01, 2016, 07:10 AM


Surplus capital and low interest rates are providing the currency to boost middle market M&A activity, according to the Inside the Middle Market research report released by Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL).  The credit markets are open, and... Read Story
December 11, 2015, 08:00 AM


Despite the explosion of big data throughout Corporate America, middle market executives are judging the state of the economy based on personal experience and observation more than economic indicators. Approximately three in five executives say the... Read Story
October 30, 2015, 07:12 AM


Summit Funding Group announced that Brian Lowe has joined the company as the General Manager of Equipment Finance reporting directly to Richard Ross, President. Lowe will be leading a team to grow our Material Handling business in both Vendor Finance... Read Story
October 19, 2015, 07:19 AM


Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, releases proprietary research about M&A conducted as part of an exclusive partnership with Inc., the only major media brand... Read Story
September 24, 2015, 07:06 AM


Middle-market healthcare executives are optimistic for 2015 with 71% indicating that they expect their revenues to increase this year and two-thirds (66%) anticipating an increase in volume growth. These are some of the findings found in an exclusive... Read Story
April 16, 2015, 07:31 AM


CIT Group launched CIT Point of View (cit.com/pov), a new weekly corporate blog that will offer commentary and perspectives on current trends and issues affecting the small business, middle market and transportation sectors. Blog posts in CIT Point... Read Story
December 12, 2014, 07:06 AM


Executives at middle-market companies across the United States are ready to pull the trigger on transactions aimed at growing their businesses and creating jobs, according to new research commissioned by CohnReznick LLP, a top ten accounting, tax... Read Story
August 14, 2014, 06:43 AM


Capital One Bank announced the appointment of Kate Marcotte and Andrew Brkic as Commercial Banking Relationship Managers for Capital One Bank. They will be based in the McLean, VA office and report to Bryan Pynchon, Market Manager. “We are pleased... Read Story
April 18, 2014, 06:54 AM


The demand for lending in the middle market is robust, according to Jeff Kilrea, Co-Head and Managing Director of CIT Sponsor Finance at CIT Group, Inc. These views and others are presented in the “2014 Middle Market Private Equity Outlook”, the... Read Story
March 04, 2014, 06:50 AM


Middle market executives, whose companies take in more than $6 trillion in revenues and employ more than 30 million people annually, are expressing renewed optimism in their business prospects compared to a year ago. However, despite this positive... Read Story
October 09, 2013, 06:54 AM


The capital markets are eager to provide liquidity to middle market companies in growing sectors of the economy, according to Neil Wessan, Group Head of CIT Capital Markets at CIT Group Inc.. This view, and others, are presented in “Capital Markets... Read Story
September 10, 2013, 06:28 AM


Successive quarters of strong performance by the nation's nearly 200,000 middle market companies is fueling increased confidence in the national and global economies.  According to the latest Middle Market Indicator (MMI), a survey of 1,000 middle... Read Story
July 24, 2013, 07:08 AM


According to the most recent quarterly Middle Market Business Sentiment Survey by KeyBank Commercial Bank, contrary to predictions for 2013, this is not the year that middle market companies will set new records for mergers and acquisitions. But that... Read Story
June 28, 2013, 07:05 AM


After sustained economic turmoil, mid-market executives have a stronger footing and are taking the necessary steps to make the sector an engine for growth in the next year. However, while optimistic about their own growth, according to findings in... Read Story
April 30, 2013, 07:08 AM


NewStar Financial announced that it has formed a new managed credit fund, NewStar Arlington Fund LLC (the "Fund" or "Arlington"), in partnership with an institutional investor to co-invest in middle market commercial loans originated by NewStar. The... Read Story
April 09, 2013, 07:14 AM


NXT Capital announced the launch of NXT Capital Equipment Finance. This new business will be led by Michael Gay, an equipment finance industry veteran. NXT Capital Equipment Finance offers a full range of flexible financing solutions to middle-market... Read Story
April 02, 2013, 07:14 AM


Bank of the West announced that it is rapidly expanding its commercial banking team in 2013 to meet increased demand for its products and services. Following a strong 2012 in which its commercial and industrial loans grew 20 percent, Bank of the West... Read Story
March 12, 2013, 07:13 AM


GE Antares, a unit of GE Capital, announced today it closed more than 220 senior loan transactions, totaling $15.3 billion in financing, during 2012."Helping build and strengthen the middle market is central to our business," said John Martin... Read Story
February 27, 2013, 07:14 AM


A new national survey from TD Bank reveals that both middle-market and corporate CFOs are optimistic for macroeconomic and business growth at a level unseen since the height of the Great Recession. Nearly half (46%) of finance managers polled said... Read Story
February 07, 2013, 07:30 AM


The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) announced that the U.S. middle market added an estimated $650 billion in new revenue and more than 1 million jobs in 2012 based on findings in the NCMM’s 2012 fourth-quarter Middle Market Indicator.... Read Story
January 24, 2013, 07:42 AM


Ninety-six percent of 1,000 middle market business leaders questioned in a recent survey say they have strong preferences for the outcome of the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. The survey, released by the National Center for the Middle Market, was... Read Story
December 24, 2012, 07:39 AM


Private equity firms are racing to beat the fiscal cliff and have increasingly accessed the debt markets this year as readily available capital has allowed them to refinance and recapitalize their portfolio companies, so much so that it’s driving... Read Story
December 14, 2012, 07:11 AM


According to the latest KeyBank Middle Market Business Sentiment survey, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of middle market executives have a fair to poor outlook for the U.S. economy in the next 12 months. Only 16 percent of those surveyed are more... Read Story
December 14, 2012, 07:00 AM


According to the research study “Taking Stock in Tough Times: U.S. Retail Sector Outlook,” produced by CIT Group with Forbes Insights, more than a third (37%) of middle market retail executives believe their holiday sales will increase over 2011... Read Story
November 15, 2012, 07:00 AM


The sentiment of Canadian chief financial officers (CFOs) of middle-market companies on the state of their own industry and the strength of the national economy remained steady and positive in the third quarter, according to the latest GE Capital Mid... Read Story
November 09, 2012, 07:00 AM


Republic Business Credit announced the launch of Republic1. For businesses with needs beyond Receivables Finance, Republic1 provides additional funding for Inventory and also Machinery and Equipment. “Many businesses are looking to finance not only... Read Story
October 19, 2012, 06:55 AM


U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) of middle-market companies surveyed this summer remain generally positive about the state of their own industries and continue to see measured growth over the next three years, according to the latest GE Capital... Read Story
September 28, 2012, 07:00 AM


Babson Capital Management LLC (Babson Capital), a global investment manager with $149 billion in assets under management and operations on four continents, today announced it has formed a new Chicago-based Middle Market Lending Group to provide... Read Story
July 31, 2012, 06:41 AM


Great American Group, LLC , a leading provider of asset disposition, valuation and appraisal services, has announced the appointment of Stuart Armstrong as President of GA Capital. "We're pleased to have someone of Stuart's caliber joining us," said... Read Story
May 30, 2012, 06:35 AM


Approximately $1.4 trillion of commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) transactions are coming due over the next three years, creating an excellent climate for real estate financing. Since many lenders are saddled with large portfolios and a... Read Story
May 30, 2012, 06:30 AM


Canadian chief financial officers of middle-market companies are positive about the current state of their own industry as well as the domestic economy, according to the first Canadian Mid-Market CFO Survey by GE Capital, Canada. Moreover, 40% of... Read Story
May 08, 2012, 07:30 AM


U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) of middle-market companies have grown more positive about the state of their industries and businesses as well as the state of the domestic economy over the last six months, according to the latest middle-market... Read Story
April 16, 2012, 07:30 AM


Reuters reported that executives of mid-sized U.S. businesses are more optimistic about the national economy than they were a year ago, and many now expect to need financing for investment, according to a survey by JPMorgan Chase & Co.  JPMorgan... Read Story
April 09, 2012, 08:00 AM


In his annual letter to shareowners, Jeff Immelt, Chief Executive Office of GE said, “GE Capital has strengthened its balance sheet immensely,” adding, “Our Capital team has executed on every commitment it made during the financial crisis. We have... Read Story
March 12, 2012, 07:30 AM


Nations Equipment Finance ("Nations") announced today that it has opened offices in Chicago, Cleveland and Tampa. These new offices are in addition to existing offices in New York, Dallas and their headquarters in Norwalk, CT. "We are experiencing... Read Story
March 08, 2012, 08:15 AM


According to results from the winter 2012 McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor - a survey of middle-market manufacturing and distribution executives, which provides a unique look into the state of manufacturing on "Main Street" – the... Read Story
March 07, 2012, 08:00 AM


An article in the March edition of the ABI Journal concludes that the continued decline of middle-market businesses bankruptcies is no longer a trend, but instead a permanent shift to the way insolvency situations are managed in the current and... Read Story
March 06, 2012, 07:30 AM


KeyBank has surpassed its goal to provide $3 billion in loans to women-owned businesses by April, 2012 – three months ahead of its target.  Key's achievement included loans to businesses of all sizes.  Since 2005, Key has lent more than $6 billion to... Read Story
March 06, 2012, 06:00 AM


With the equipment financing industry forecasted to grow 9% through 2012, now may be the time for companies to consider replacing outdated equipment. This topic is one of many discussed in CIT’s "2012 U.S. Equipment Financing Outlook,"... Read Story
February 28, 2012, 08:00 AM