2020 was a roller coaster of a ride, but it ended well for dealmakers. Has the momentum continued in 2021? We ask three of our 2021 Top 25 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.

The market is “very bifurcated, with good deals going out quickly at very high multiples,” says the Riverside Co. COO Pam Hendrickson. “But deals with a little hair, you’re are either not trading at all or you’re doing a lot of work to figure out if there’s a real thing there.” Avante Capital Partners founder and chairman Jeri Harman reports that valuations have gone back to pre-Covid levels. There’s been a big uptick in dealflow in the first quarter, says Kinzie Capital Partners founder and managing partner Suzanne Yoon. Watch the video panel discussion, which was featured at M&A’s Most Influential Women Speak virtual event on Feb. 24 and moderated by editor-in-chief Mary Kathleen Flynn. For more, see The 2021 Top 25 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.