THE  STRATEGIC ADVISORS WEEKLY 
shares  current news stories  and insights relevant  to  regional 
middle market business and transactions.
FEATURED ARTICLE
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Growth in the middle market remains strong, but cracks are beginning to appear in the optimism that's been driving this unprecedented growth streak. Data from the 2Q 2018 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) released today by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) shows that the year-over-year growth rate of 7.4 percent is still higher than past years' averages. However, that number has dipped for the first time since mid-2017, with larger wholesale and retail middle market businesses showing the steepest declines.  Read more  here .
REGIONAL TRANSACTIONS
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Bob Massie Toyota Acquired by #1 Cochran
MIDDLE MARKET NEWS 
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 M&T: Business Banking Economic Outlook Survey Q2 2018
 Merrill: Monthly M&A Insider 1H 2018
 Business Wire: CrowdOut Capital Surpasses $100 Million in Loans to Middle Market Companies

Strategic Advisors is a middle market investment banking firm that provides merger and acquisition (M&A), corporate finance and strategic advisory services to business owners.
The Team at Strategic Advisors

Andrew J. Bianco, Managing Director & Founder 
724-743-5820   ajbianco@strategicad.com

Anthony J. Ventura, Managing Director 
724-743-5810    ajventura@strategicad.com

Eric A. Wissinger, Managing Director 
724-743-5840   eawissinger@strategicad.com 

Marcia J. McCracken, Administrative Assistant
724-743-5801   mjm@strategicad.com

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