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The Inner Workings of a Deal: Marketing Your Company

The Inner Workings of a Deal: Tips for a Successful Transaction Part IV – Marketing Your Company Last month, we reviewed the pros and cons of hiring an intermediary to assist you with the sale of your company, as well as evaluating the differences between types of intermediaries and the issues that will come up in […]

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Talking the Walk: Putting Strategy Back into Strategic Discussions

3 ways to put the strategy back into strategic conversation

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Middle Market’s Legal World Receives Kudos at Annual Awards

Cineplex Counsel Among Those Being Saluted by Canadian Event

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R&D Tax Credit Ignites Love But Not Always Action Among Midmarket Businesses, says McGladrey’s Kaplan

Having expired at the start of the year, the R&D tax credit is once more garnering headlines as Congress debates the bill that includes the R&D measure along with 50-plus other temporary tax breaks. While the R&D credit’s popularity among businesses is unrefuted, statistics show that only a portion of middle-market businesses have historically taken […]

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Business Outlook Trumps Tepid Economy Among Lower Middle-Market Firms

Business owners and middle-market executives are more optimistic about their own businesses in 2014 than they are about the overall U.S. economy, says SunTrust Banks, which recently sponsored an annual survey of businesses with revenue from $10 million to $150 million. Middle-Market Executive recently caught up with Mark Chancy, head of wholesale banking for SunTrust, […]

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CIT Cadence Demonstrates Little Patience for M&A Boosters, KPMG Signals Optimistic Outlook

New York — Ask Jeff Kilrea, co-head of CIT’s Sponsor Finance operation, about the M&A market these days, and his answers ring out like a Dr Pepper theme song. Or let’s just say that he’s part of an original crowd. Kilrea refuses to adopt the familiar cadence of M&A boosters who seem to put out a […]

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Camp Tax Proposal Casts a Blind Eye on Midsize “Pass-Through” Firms, Says McGladrey’s Susswein

With the Camp tax proposal recently grabbing headlines and triggering renewed debate in Washington, Middle-Market Executive caught up with Don Susswein, a principal in the Washington Tax Office of McGladrey LLP, and asked him why midsize firms may come up short in the battle to reform corporate taxes. Note: According to Susswein, under the Camp […]

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Lack of Volatility May Make 2014 a 2013 Deal Making Retread, Says BDO’s Duran

Private equity deal flow is in for a slow year in 2014, according to BDO’s Perspective Private Equity Study released earlier this month. Middle-Market Executive recently caught up with Lee Duran, leader of the accounting house’s private equity practice, and asked about the study’s sluggish findings. MME: The findings suggest that deal makers will likely […]

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NY Dealmakers Ground M&A Optimism with Economic Debate

Tarrytown, New York — New York–area dealmakers, who entered 2014 with an optimistic outlook about the U.S. economy, recently gave their upbeat sentiment a reality check when the New York chapter for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) convened an economic debate designed to unearth some elusive facts about the U.S. economy’s ebb and flow. […]

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Dialing for Innovation: When NineSigma Is on the Line, Ohio’s Middle-Market Firms Are Incented to Listen

Fifteen months after being awarded an Ohio state grant that subsidizes its efforts to engage middle-market firms (ranging between $10 million and $1 billion in annual sales) across the state and incent them to take on innovation challenges, NineSigma has nabbed 24 clients and become involved in innovation projects it expects to result in the […]

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