THE  STRATEGIC ADVISORS WEEKLY 
shares  current news stories  and insights relevant  to  regional 
middle market business and transactions.
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Liquidity is the lifeblood of financial markets. For players in private markets, it is perhaps even more so, and yet is much more complicated to achieve. Illiquidity is a hallmark of alternative investments. But it is not just the relative infrequency of liquidity for private funds that complicates matters; rather, even the method of achieving liquidity can be difficult, as there have typically been only so many options for managers to exit holdings. As a result, predicting liquidity trends is complicated, especially considering the protracted lifecycles of private funds.

Over the past several years, however, a handful of key trends have emerged amid the general liquidity landscape that suggest private markets players of all types are opening their minds to new ways of realizing value from their investments. Read more here.
REGIONAL TRANSACTIONS
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MIDDLE MARKET NEWS 
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  NCMM: Strong Growth Opportunities for US Manufacturers
  Pitchbook: 2018 Benchmarks
  Wells Fargo: FOMC Raises Funds Rate Target; Alters Forward Guidance
  Forbes: Now is Not the Time for M&A
   MMG: Analyzing the Depth of Cyber Threats for Middle Market Companies 

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

Anthony J. Ventura, Managing Director 
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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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