About Us

About The Gaffin Group

The Gaffin Group is an independent research firm providing robust analytics, consultation, and implementation services to private equity investors, debt capital providers, and middle market companies. Our approach is based on over 25 years experience in the middle market. We are driven by facts, data, and actual market dynamics; we believe Myths and Legends, Boxes and Lists drive sub-par performance.

Research and Commentary

The Gaffin Group will continue its efforts to provide fact-based, impartial research and commentary on a critical element of the US economy  the middle market.Though often less recognized, this important segment represents nearly one-third of the private sector GDP. The benefits go beyond the 43 million jobs in the middle market – to product and service innovation, to contributions to local communities, and to the provision of fertile ground for future entrepreneurs.

The Gaffin Group intends to publish its findings, along with facts and information from respected data providers, across a number of platforms: through our “Right in the Middle Market” blog on this site, through various social media outlets (for example, see @TheGaffinGroup and @GaffinMark on twitter), via publication of articles in industry periodicals, and through a book project.


The Gaffin Group will combined its collective experience across middle market financing, management of middle market companies, and strategy consulting to provide robust, pragmatic programs designed to produce outstanding results:

  • Private Equity investors
  • Middle market operating companies
  • Commercial Banks
  • Non-bank lenders

See our Services area for more information on each client area.