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Navigating the Maze of the Middle Market Lenders

While some US middle-market companies are still finding lending markets tough, others are being welcomed with improving lending conditions as the US economy emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. The key challenge for all, however, is finding the right solution among a...
By Rob Budden, Editor
Credit

Take Control of Your Capital – Risk Assessment and Lender Match

Executives endure countless pitch meetings to maintain lender relationships. Unfortunately, credit committees at relationship lenders don’t always come through. What’s going wrong: Lenders are controlling your risk narrative. Most borrowers, provide information sought...
By Rocky Gor
Credit

7 Events That Should Trigger the Search for Capital

It takes significant time and effort to: Find the right lending partner  Obtain the right amount Achieve the right deal economics  Close within the right time frame Today’s CFOs are busier than ever, they need an event driven process to make sure they initiate the...
By Rocky Gor
Markets

More Than 70% of Banks Have Tightened Lending Standards

According to the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices, conducted by the FED in July 2020, 71.2% of the surveyed banks indicated tightening lending standards or reluctance to lend (update from Oct 2020 survey at the end). Even if this was a knee...
By Rocky Gor
Markets

As a CFO You Can’t Afford to Be In the Dark

Just as every aspect of our personal lives has changed with the immediacy and efficiency of the internet, the same potential exists for business. The internet has truly facilitated the expansion of and ability to participate in a global economy. However, while many...
By Rocky Gor
Markets

The Current State of Lending: We’re Open for Business, But…

Early February was mostly business as usual—borrowers were healthy with predictable cash flows, asset valuations were reliable, equity markets were up, and competition among lenders was as fierce as ever. However, there was faint background noise of people getting...
By Rocky Gor