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Jimmy Hawkins, president of Maryville, Tennessee-based Leon Williams Contractors, speaks to MMG about finding the right commercial space for a growing company.

Andrew Vogel joined Zelnick Media Capital in 2003. He is responsible for originating, structuring and monitoring investments. He spoke to MMG about his firm's focus in the media and entertainment

The oil and gas sector has been suffering a downturn characterized by a glut in the industry, lower prices, and over leverage.

In June, the 102-old Panama Canal reopened after a $5 billion project to allow bigger larger vessels to pass through the waterway. Midmarket firms can cash in on transportation savings.

Industry Trends

Some 60 percent of LPs said they plan to maintain or increase the amount of capital they have invested in private equity funds in offshore locations in the next five

Many middle-market companies had been scrambling to meet a Dec. 1 deadline for an updated rule that would have extended overtime pay to more than 4 million workers.

Overall middle-market valuations are trending higher for the year, while deal flow remained steady in the third quarter, according to GF Data, which tracks transaction data from private equity firms.

NIST, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, has released a new guide designed to help businesses arm themselves with best practices against potential cyberthreats.

Public Policy

Some 200 attendees at ACG's Middle-Market Public Policy Summit gained insight on comprehensive tax reform, the future of interest deductibility and other issues impacting middle-market private capital investment.

Middle Market Public Policy Summit 2017

The group authored an opinion piece on the topic of interest deductibility, based on ACG’s Middle-Market Public Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., last week.

PE transactions could cost significantly more if legislation ultimately is passed that would eliminate the deduction for net interest expense.

On Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced 2017 examination priorities from its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.