Senior middle-market dealmakers and their advisors recently surveyed by ACG, the association of deal-making professionals, are mainly optimistic on the US economy. A substantial minority (46%) say the US economy at the end of 2013 will be about the same compared with the end of 2012. However, an almost equal number (43%) believes it will be better (40%) or much better (2%).
A noticeable group (11%) believes it will be worse (10%) or much worse (1%). The optimists, believing the economy will be better or much better outnumber the pessimists, believing it will be worse or much worse by about four to one, said the report.