There are three things driving M&A activity in the Midwest today. Credit, capital and confidence. There is a lot of availability of credit today as banks and other lending sources have come back strong and there is a lot of capital for deal making. The key difference in the Midwest has been a return of confidence in the last couple of years, says Dennis Graham, a partner with Plante Moran. For more coverage, see the Sponsored Roundtable Credit, Capital and Confidence Spark Midwest Dealmaking.