Confidence Among Mid-Market Companies Fuels Investment

Successive quarters of strong performance by the nation’s middle-market companies is fueling increased confidence in the national and global economies, according to the latest survey from the National Center for the Middle Market, a partnership between GE Capital and The Ohio State University.

Balance Point Capital Partners Names Kaplan as Partner

Balance Point Capital Partners said Justin M. Kaplan joined BPCP as a partner. Previously, Kaplan worked for BNY Mellon Alcentra Mezzanine Partners and Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

Organic Growth, Not M&A, Driving Middle Market Expansion

Based on a recent middle market survey, KeyBank says that contrary to predictions for 2013, middle market leaders have not been merger-minded with 57% indicating they will expand their businesses organically.

4th Annual Consumer Brands Conference

Oct 17, 2013 3:30 pm-8:00 pm 4th Annual Consumer Brands Conference J Walter Thompson, New York City NY

Fitch: BDCs Expanding Lending Platforms for Growth

Fitch Ratings says that tighter risk spreads and continued signs of over-heating in debt markets have led some U.S. BDCs to look for new growth opportunities. Fitch notes Fifth Street Finance’s acquisition of Healthcare Finance as an example.

LBC Credit Partners Celebrates 100th Relationship

LBC Credit Partners announced they have entered into their 100th relationship, reaching a milestone of investing more than $2 billion in over 100 platform transactions.

Mid-Size Companies Anticipate Growth in 2013

With revenue growth among middle-market companies picking up by the end of 2012, according to a recent survey by The National Center for the Middle Market, Tom Quindlen, president and CEO of GE Capital, Corporate Finance, explains that the sector finally might be turning a corner and preparing for better days.

Survey: Middle Market Companies Focus on M&A

According to an RBS Citizens survey, nearly 80% of mid-market firms involved in corporate development are actively pursuing or open to making acquisitions in 2013.

Back to the Future: Opportunities Are Ripe for Second Lien Lenders in 2013

An upswing in competition for high-quality transaction opportunities this year led to increasing demand for yield as banks and high-yield bond investors were more aggressive in extending capital to large borrowers. Gordon Brothers’ Patrick Dalton says that in 2013, second lien lenders that understand downside risk and continue their sharp credit skills will find areas of opportunity.

Six Advantages of Financing With a Specialty Lender

In today’s very competitive environment every basis point counts, but middle-market companies must be careful not to fixate on a lender’s interest rate to the exclusion of all else. Interest rates matter and a lender must be competitive. But first and foremost, a company should consider the depth of a lender’s industry knowledge.