Middle-Market Trends

Walmart Hikes Wages as Labor Market Tightens

The largest private sector employer announced that it would raise the minimum hourly pay for its U.S. workers in a move that could have ripple effects in the middle market.

Start 2018 with a Great Read

Here are eight book recommendations from economists and middle-market business leaders.

Multiple Reasons Valuations Seem High

Middle-market deal-makers suspect purchase prices are higher than the data show, in large part because of the characteristics of the businesses they’re buying.

CFO Confidence in Policy Changes Wanes, Despite Positive Outlook, Study Finds

Middle-market companies will need to rely more on internal tactics to bump up performance in 2018, a poll of CFOs from Citizens Commercial Banking found.

NLRB ‘Joint Employer’ Ruling Favors Business—Media

The National Labor Relations Board has reversed a decision that had left some employers vulnerable to employee labor complaints, even if they didn’t exercise direct control over employees.