Drinker Biddle and GF Data recently co-hosted a roundtable discussion titled “State of the Middle Market 2017” in Chicago. Dave Rubenstein of Drinker Biddle and Andy Greenberg of GF Data® co-moderated the discussion. Thank you to those who attended and participated.

The roundtable participants included representatives of private equity sponsors, senior lenders, mezzanine lenders, investment banks, accountants and others who operate in the middle market, as well as GF Data’s representatives and Drinker Biddle’s private equity and M&A attorneys.

The discussion focused on the increased activity in the middle market private equity M&A market during the first quarter of 2017. Highlights of the discussion are summarized here.