2017 could be a pivotal year if pro-business policy changes under the Trump administration are enacted, with themes of fiscal stimulus, lower taxes, and less regulation representing potential tailwinds for the middle market. Lender sentiment is positive on the heels of a robust year in middle market loan fund raising, with economic growth, strong public equity valuations, and a healthy debt market expected to provide a backdrop for a more opportunistic M&A environment.

In our annual roundtable survey, middle market lenders share insight on developing trends in the financing markets and their outlook for 2017.

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