CENAQ Energy Corp.‘s acquisition of Bluescape Clean Fuels LLC, LongRange Capital LLC‘s deal for Batesville Casket Co Inc., and Penn Entertainment‘s purchase of Barstool Sports were among some of the notable middle-market deals that closed in February, according to Refinitiv. Middle-market deals continue to be outpaced year over year versus the same time period in 2022 as the middle market saw deal values at $36.3B across 120 deals versus $76.7B across 258 deals in 2022.