David Weinstein of Blacksail Capital Partners explores the rough and tumble end of the lending spectrum, focusing on those non-regulated lenders who deal exclusively in the lower middle market. He explains why these lenders are willing to take on more risk and why collateral is the most important piece of the credit equation.
The RSM U.S. Middle Market Business Index, presented by RSM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, decreased by more than 21 points to 88.4 in Q2/20, capturing the severe shocks to the economy resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A CIT study found a large majority of middle market executives plan to invest in their business in 2018, primarily in technology, equipment and new personnel.
Interest among middle market companies in both buying and selling has increased significantly in the past year, according to the seventh annual Citizens Commercial Banking Middle Market M&A Outlook.
According to Jeff Kilrea, group head and managing director of CIT Sponsor Finance, middle market executives are more confident about future growth and are actively pursuing multi-faceted growth strategies in the coming year.
According to CIT Group’s Voice of the Middle Market study, 80% of executives in the space foresee expansion and diversification over the next 12 months.
Many challenges exist in the ABL industry today, including increased regulation and a growing number of competitors. Mike Sharkey shows how lenders can turn these challenges into opportunities for new business.
According to a TRLPC report, lenders providing debt for private equity buyouts of U.S. middle market companies are seeing an upturn in what has otherwise been a disappointing year in terms of volume.