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Mid-Sized businesses show sharp increase in capital access

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Mid-Sized businesses show sharp increase in capital access

Optimism and financing success at highest level since 2012.

Mid-sized businesses in the US are increasingly able to access capital and are generally more optimistic than any other time in the last three years, according to results of the latest Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine Private Capital Access Index.

Overall, access to capital is up 8.6% since the study began in Q2 2012.  At the same time, mid-sized businesses seem increasingly optimistic about their ability to secure funding.  Findings show a 19% drop since 2012 in the number of mid-sized businesses that believe equity financing is "difficult to raise."

"Record access to capital for mid-sized businesses is a positive sign for the economy."

"Record access to capital for mid-sized businesses is a positive sign for the economy as well as for the estimated 30 million Americans who work for these businesses," said Jeff Stibel, Vice Chairman of Dun & Bradstreet.  "The fact that mid-sized companies are reporting greater success and optimism is a strong indication that smaller businesses have joined their larger peers in the economic recovery."

Additionally, mid-sized businesses are outpacing their small business counterparts in success rates in qualifying for bank loans (a 44.8% divide in Q2 2015, up from 39.7% in Q2 2012), with 76.3% of mid-sized businesses successfully qualifying for a bank loan for Q2 2015 compared to 31.5% for small businesses.

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