With the Great Recession in the rear view mirror, the Midwest is bustling with deal activity today. To gain a deeper understanding of what's happening in the Midwest and how events are impacting dealmaking activities, Mergers & Acquisitions recently gathered a group of M&A professionals. Hosted by Mergers & Acquisitions and sponsored by Plante Moran, Quarles & Brady, Monroe Capital and Huron Capital Partners, this roundtable offers valuable insight into the opportunities and challenges facing dealmakers in the Midwest and what lies ahead for deal makers looking to transact in the Midwest. The following is an excerpted transcript of the discussion, moderated by contributing editor Danielle Fugazy.

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