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June 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Observations on the state of middle-market lending, June 2010

On June 9th, my partners and I met with more than twenty private equity firms at the ACG Boston Dealsource event. The program gave us a unique opportunity to talk in depth about the leveraged buy-outs that are getting done, the debt financing available for these transactions, and the impact of liquidity – or a lack thereof, on financial sponsors.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Harvard Study Says Angels Add Value to Start-ups

“Overall, the results suggest that the bundle of inputs that angel investors provide have a large and significant impact on the success and survival of start-up ventures,” the study says.

The study examined the performance of 130 firms that received interest from Tech Coast Angels and CommonAngels between 2001 and 2006. The samples include companies that ultimately won funding or were turned down.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Financing Options for Small and Middle-Market Companies

This article gives a brief description of a dozen common solutions for middle-market financing, including revolving credit, factoring, sale-leaseback arrangements, and more. I recommend it as a good starting point to evaluate the options for a small or middle-market business that needs cash (and can’t wait). It also points out the potential drawbacks of each option.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

SBA Lenders in New England

Looking for a small business loan in New England? Here you will find a comprehensive list by state of all the banks currently participating in SBA loan programs.