American Express announced the launch of American Express Grow Global, a new program to help increase exporting among U.S. middle market businesses.
Middle market companies are leading job growth and making a contribution of nearly $6.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, according to the inaugural Middle Market Power Index from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet.
Conditions are ripe for investments at medium-sized enterprises over the next six months, according to the inaugural American Express Survey of mid-sized Companies. Revenues are reported to be up 70% year-over-year.
According to a Forbes report, lenders were able to recover 81% of their investment on defaulted loans sized at less than $200 million for the period 2010 through 2013.
Middle market business leaders are taking cautious steps toward growth, according to results of KeyBank’s monthly Middle Market Business Sentiment Survey.
Critical sectors of the U.S. economy, such as healthcare, restaurant and commercial real estate, should see continued or renewed strength in 2014, according to business leaders at CIT.
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.
Forbes reported small companies saw the largest jump in LBO loan volume for Q4/13, ending a year-long drought for this segment of middle-market lending.
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.
According to a survey conducted by Babson College and directed by members of the Association for Corporate Growth, the middle-market for M&A has significantly improved in the past two years. However, the report notes that growth in 2013 will be flat’ versus 2012.