The Mid Market Game
The middle market start at revenue or valuation levels of $5 million, $10 million, $25 million, $50 million, and $100 million. At the upper end of the middle market neighborhood, I’ve seen those same businesses claim revenue or valuation cut-offs of $100 million, $250 million, $1 billion, and $2 billion.So there goes, your mid market is defined. For where ever you are. :)
Despite the status of the US Economy, fundamentally statistics show that there has been tremendous growth in the mid market economy. Since middle market companies are not easily defined nor studied, their economic impact is also not well understood. But statistically the middle market does serve as a kind of incubator for big business. As per Headwaters, in the last five years, there have been an astonishing 11,783 acquisitions of middle market companies by strategic acquirers—larger companies, in the great majority of cases—with an astonishing $1.13 trillion of total deal value.
Start-ups that succeed (and by definition bloom into middle market companies) have been responsible for nearly all net U.S. job growth since 1980, according to a recent study by the Kauffman Foundation.
A Deloitte study, published in April 2011, said that as many as eight in 10 executives from the American middle market expect annual revenues to increase in 2011, and 69 percent of the executives plan on hiring new employees in 2012.