In a recent article for AFP Global Treasury & Finance Insights, Standard & Poor’s Claire Mauduit-Le Clercq explains that EMEA’s midsized companies must improve their credit risk transparency if they are to capitalise on Europe’s growing alternative lending markets. As such, S&P analysed 547 mid-market companies in EMEA. The results show that many midsize companies compensate for their relatively weak business positions with less aggressive financial policies, with a proportion able to reach investment grade level due to their niche market positioning, like high-tech companies.
Of course, this kind of information is invaluable for investors, and as studies of this kind increase in frequency and depth, the mid-market’s upward trajectory can only accelerate.
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