The ongoing discussing on financing and the equity base of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany increasingly focuses on potential sources of debt financing, new methods of funding, and thereby on the general framework for bank borrowings to SMEs. In this context, various institutions publish relevant studies, reports, and key figures - to some extent on a regular basis. Therefore, the present paper provides a short overview of infor-mation and data sources that have been used in recent years to describe and explain the financing behaviour and financial structures of German SMEs.
Pahnke, A. (2016): Informations- und Datenquellen zu den Finanzierungsstrukturen mittelständischer Unternehmen, IfM Bonn: Daten und Fakten Nr. 16, Bonn.