Dun & Bradstreet: Mid-sized Businesses Seeing More Access To Capital

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Mid-sized businesses in the U.S. ($5-100 million in revenue) 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 (PCA) 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.”

“Mid-sized businesses are the growth generators for the U.S. economy in terms of expansion and higher-wage job creation,” said Dr. Craig R. Everett, Director of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project. “One bright spot is that, looking ahead, businesses may benefit from the new rules that permit raising funds from investors stemming from the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act.”

Under the new JOBS Act rules, entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes can raise up to $50 million in “Reg A+” capital from investors.

The new rules, which went into effect on June 12, are specifically aimed to help small businesses expand and create jobs.

Download the latest index data here.