The Middle-Market on Top

It seems that in the world of private equity, middle-market funds are enjoying the greatest success in this bleak deal-making landscape.  The main reason given:

…small and middle-market firms are getting the attention of the PE shops because they can be had without piling on gobs of debt

Right now, they are also considered a relative “bargain” in the marketplace.  Despite the uncertainty surrounding the economy, there are still deals to be had.  PE funds with cash and who deal with smaller to mid-size banks not burdened by the troubles of the larger institutions are see opportunity – and are pouncing.

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