Lenders said they expect 2021 to be a “very strong” year for middle-market M&A in the afternoon keynote panel of Mergers & Acquisitions’ The Best in M&A Speak virtual event, where we announced the winners of the 2021 Top 10 Middle-Market Deals of the Year. Editor-in-chief Mary Kathleen Flynn moderated the panel, which included: Ted Koenig, CEO, Monroe Capital; Timothy Lyne, chief operating officer, Antares Capital; and Chris Taylor, CEO, Madison Capital Funding.