Middle market businesses don’t get all the love or the press, but they are critically important nonetheless. Here’s the outlook for this sector going into 2024.
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Family-owned businesses, especially those crossing the mark of $10 million in annual revenue, often have unique banking needs. They have the freedom to make long-term investments, but they also face challenges associated with funding for growth, complex family dynamics and the need to manage liquidity events for family members.
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Many fintech firms’ offerings are narrow, leaving them unable to meet growing businesses’ capital needs. In contrast, most banks can work with businesses as they grow.
“Often, economic change occurs at this level of the economy,” says Umpqua Bank EVP Richard Cabrera about the middle market of the commercial sector. “While economic concerns still linger, there’s tremendous optimism.”
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Corporate CFOs and finance leaders are “best leading indicators.” says Stephen Philipson, head of global markets and specialized finance at U.S. Bank. “They always have to be looking ahead.”
Given the diversity of the CRE sector, banks should not be painted with the broad brush of urban office space exposures.