In the following video, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss Goldman Sachs' filing for a new business development company and its claim that there was a big opportunity for middle-market lending as banks walk away from this market segment. Are banks really abandoning middle-market borrowers, or is there something else going on here?

Matt breaks down various different banks' approach to these potentially high-risk businesses in the middle market and tells investors what to watch for. 

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