Middle-Market Trends

Middle-Market M&A Looks Robust in 2018—Citizens Bank Survey

In a survey of more than 400 middle-market executives, the majority said they are either currently involved in, or are considering, a sale or merger this year.

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.