Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. (BHC) co-founder Erskine Bowles recalls the early days of the middle market, when others turned their noses up at dinky deals, in this video conversation with Mergers & Acquisitions editor-in-chief Mary Kathleen Flynn. Bowles and Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) delivered a keynote address at ACG InterGrowth 2013, in which they outlined their view of the U.S. economy. For more on the keynote, see Erskine Bowles Warns of the Most Predictable, But Avoidable, Economic Crisis in History. And for more on how BHC spawned many a modern investment bank, see Living Legacy.