At The Best in M&A Speak virtual event, where we announced the winners of the 2021 Top 10 Middle-Market Deals of the Year, senior reporter Brandon Zero moderated a panel with leading dealmakers: Richard Baum, managing partner of Consumer Growth Partners; Kenneth Binick, managing director & co-head of the co-investment team at Portfolio Advisors; and Brett Hickey, founder & CEO of Star Mountain Capital. Our panelists shared insights on many topics including expanding the funnel, deal flow, and increased competition.