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Mittelstand firms are increasingly tapping alternative investment sources says S&P

Germany’s mid-market – comprised of the world-famous Mittelstand businesses – currently contribute around one third of the country’s total GDP. Standard & Poor’s analysts Mark Waehrisch, Alexandra Krief and Claire Mauduit-Le Clerq write for the FT’s Money Management on the topic. They explain that even though banking disintermediation is slower in Germany than it is in many other European countries, the mid-market sector will gradually tap non-traditional sources of funding to finance investments necessary for growth.

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