Lead Left Interview – Stephen Lewis (Part Two)

This week we conclude our conversation with Stephen Lewis, founder, Cross Border Strategies LLC. His firm provides advice to global middle market companies as they structure transactions internationally and assists those companies in sourcing the necessary financing.

Second of two parts – View part one

The Lead Left: Steve, last week we discussed how it’s easier for European companies to do cross-border business there. There’s also less ground to cover.Stephen Lewis: By definition, expansion in the European middle market includes doing business in  someone else’s backyard. But because of higher capital requirements and hits to hurdle rates, it’s tough to find bank financing.