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The Lead Left is our industry-leading capital markets newsletter and the premier source for information on trends in the middle market finance space. It is distributed weekly to over 48,000 readers in financial services.

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The Lead Left is the leading source of original research on the middle market asset class.

Its research, data, and industry interviews are read by hundreds of senior decision makers among the top providers of debt financing to middle market companies as well as investors in middle market senior loans and private equity sponsors. Since 2008, The Lead Left has been a well-respected resource for top U.S. private equity firms.



Original commentary backed by thirty years of capital markets experience


Interviews with top decision makers in banking, private equity, & credit investing

Market Data & Analysis

Data and commentary from the leading global capital markets research firms

Trending Charts & Deals

Detailed information on deals in the market plus our popular charts and quotes of the week


One-stop source for info, research, & white papers on middle market finance

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