Reuters reported the middle market is ready for a healthier M&A environment in 2014, lenders to mid-sized U.S. businesses told Thomson Reuters LPC in a quarterly survey of lenders.

Increased economic confidence, more certainty with respect to Fed tapering and fewer concerns about future government budget stalemates are paving the way for greater willingness to buy, sell and invest in middle-market companies, Reuters added.

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