Massachusetts M&A remains hot
If first quarter M&A activity in Massachusetts is any indication, the market is not slowing down. There were 82 successful transactions in the first quarter of 2019, showing that Massachusetts M&A activity is keeping pace with last year’s average of 82 deals per quarter. On a per capita basis, Massachusetts kept pace with many M&A […]
Made in Massachusetts – the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative
Mirus recently sponsored the Advanced Manufacturing Summit in Worcester, which attracted hundreds of executives, local and state political leaders, and academics interested in the manufacturing industry. Governor Deval Patrick spoke about the important role advanced manufacturing plays in the local economy and multiple speakers discussed how their businesses, and the manufacturing sector, have changed over […]
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.
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.
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.
Cash Flow Lending in Massachusetts
Cash flow lenders have become harder to find in recent years, but for credit-worthy borrowers with stable cash flow from operations, there is still money to be had.
Boston Commercial Bankers Have Money to Lend
Banks in and around Boston have money to lend and are looking for deals. Interest rates on revolving lines of credit are currently pricing at LIBOR + 350 for commitments of $2 million to $10 million, and as low as LIBOR +175 for larger deals.
MA and NH lead in economic growth
According to an index of economic activity generated by The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, All six New England states posted economic growth for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Massachusetts and New Hampshire were among just four states with growth in excess of 1.0% for the period.