Middle Market Firm

A firm with sizeable annual revenues, ranging from $50 million to $1 billion. As the term implies, such a firm is one that straddles the "middle market" between the smaller companies and the billion-dollar giants. In the case of professions such as legal, accounting and brokerage, middle market firms are those that are just below the dominant firms (such as the Big Four in accounting) in their respective field.

The limits that define a middle market firm are not set, with some definitions setting the lower limit for annual revenues as low as $10 million, while others set the upper limit at $500 million.

Middle market firms are one of the pillars of the U.S. economy, since they account for a significant share of job creation. They are generally among the fastest-growing firms in terms of revenues. Publicly traded middle market firms may often be classified as mid-capitalization stocks, a segment that investors find particularly attractive because of their high-growth prospects coupled with a lower degree of risk than small-cap or speculative stocks.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • market — Usually refers to the equity market. The market went down today means that the value of the stock market dropped that day. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. market mar‧ket 1 [ˈmɑːkt ǁ ˈmɑːr ] noun 1. [countable] COMMERCE the activity of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Market share analysis — is an important part of market analysis and indicates how well a firm is doing in the marketplace compared to its competitors. Givon, Mahajan, and Muller have researched spreadsheet and word processing software firms to give a clearer image of… …   Wikipedia

  • firm — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English ferm, from Anglo French, from Latin firmus; akin to Greek thronos chair, throne Date: 14th century 1. a. securely or solidly fixed in place b. not weak or uncertain ; vigorous c. having a solid or compact… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Policy Analysis Market — The Policy Analysis Market (PAM), part of the FutureMAP project, was a proposed futures exchange developed by the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and based on an idea first proposed by Net Exchange, a San Diego… …   Wikipedia

  • 1990-1999 world oil market chronology — 1990*Aug: Iraq invades Kuwait. Crude and product prices soar upward; exchange markets react wildly to any middle east news events; cash markets dominate prices after trading hours; jet fuel prices rise to record spreads over other products due to …   Wikipedia

  • Chronology of world oil market events (1970-2005) — Basic OverviewThe 1970s See: 1970 1979 world oil market chronology 1970*January 1: U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent. *May 3: TAP line from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean interrupted in Syria, creating all… …   Wikipedia

  • Chronology of world oil market events (1970–2005) — Contents 1 Basic overview 2 The 1970s 2.1 1970 2.2 1971 …   Wikipedia

  • United States housing market correction — A United States housing market correction is a market correction or bubble bursting of a United States housing bubble; the most recent one started in 2005.A real estate bubble is a type of economic bubble that occurs periodically in local or… …   Wikipedia

  • Stock market — Financial markets Public market Exchange Securities Bond market Fixed income Corporate bond Government bond Municipal bond …   Wikipedia

  • 2003 to 2008 world oil market chronology — This article is a chronolgy of events affecting the oil market. For a discussion of the energy crisis of the same period, see 2000s energy crisis and Effects of 2000s energy crisis. For current fuel prices see Gasoline usage and pricing. From the …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.