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Friday, September 17, 2010

Small Business and Middle Market Outlook 2010

Forbes Insights, in association with CIT, recently published the report “U.S. Small Business and Middle Market Outlook 2010”.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Credit Standards, Loan Covenants, and Rate Spreads Eased in Q2

As banks saw increased competition for commercial & industrial lending, credit standards began to ease in the second quarter, according to the Federal Reserve. Of the senior loan officers surveyed in July, 12.5% indicated a relative easing of credit on large and middle-market borrowers (revenues in excess of $50 million), and 14.5% indicated a relative easing of credit for smaller firms, the first time credit standards have eased for small firms since 2006.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bernanke: More Needed To Boost Small-Business Lending

Wall Street Journal article by Tom Barkley. Declaring small businesses as “central” to tackling unemployment, the Fed chief said not enough is being done to ensure that financially sound companies can obtain loans.

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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New England Venture Capital Activity up 23%

There were 90 venture capital fundings in New England in Q1 2010, according to the PwC/NVCA MoneyTree™ Report based on data from Thomson Reuters. That represents a 23% increase over the same quarter in 2009. The recently published report details venture capital activity nationally for Q1 2010, as well as 2009 and prior years.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cooley LLP Presents Report on Venture Financings in Q1 2010

In their most recent survey of venture capital financing transactions, the law firm of Cooley LLP notes that pre-money valuations were up in Q1, and there was a material increase in the number of financings with pre-money valuations north of $100 million.

Friday, May 07, 2010

PWC Survey Says Lots of Middle-Market Dealflow on the Way

(Posted in Private Equity Professional Digest) As the economy continues to recover most CEOs interviewed for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Private Company Trendsetter Barometer survey have plans to monetize the value of their business, many of which are developing plans to exit their businesses over the next 5 years.