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To Unitranche Or Not To Unitranche

The debate continues as to whether today’s financing environment is as good, or better, than in 2007. But we tend to believe that, at least from a liquidity standpoint, conditions are more favorable than they were back then. Not only is debt readily available but for the first time there are two, very distinct, cash flow-oriented structures available to mid-market borrowers.

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In Middle Market: Money, Money, Everywhere

A new year is always a good time for reflection and it can be especially prudent to look back and see if there were any trends that transpired during the past year that may affect the coming year. As we start 2013, two such trends that occurred in 2012 jump out.

Caution: Don’t Take Credit Just Because It’s Available

During the last few weeks, three finance companies successfully completed the IPO process to become publicly traded business development companies (BDCs), committed to lending to the middle market. The fundraises promise to add to a large, growing war chest of capital available to finance mid-market buyouts.

A Capital Structure For The Reluctant Seller

With income tax increases fast approaching, company earnings improving, and acquisition capital readily available, now would seem like an ideal time for owners to diversify their assets and seek liquidity.

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