ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld


GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market


The Buyside:
Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

The Buyside

Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

Middle-Market Optimism

Most executives confident in growth, survey says

CIT Group Inc. set out to capture the thoughts of middle-market business professionals by asking more than 300 U.S. companies to take part in an extensive survey, in which they would voice their concerns, as well as anticipate what role they expect to play in the economy's future.

In order to be eligible to participate, the Livingston, N.J.-based lender required respondents to be in a leadership position at firms with revenues between $25 million and $1 billion, with most having less than 500 employees.

Altogether, the companies generate about $6 trillion of revenues in the U.S., and employ 30 million people.

Here's what they had to say:

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