So far in 2010, PE investors have completed 177 investments in and 70 exits from companies headquartered in the Midwest, according to the PitchBook Platform. This is a marked improvement over 2009. By this time last year, only 155 investment deals had been completed, and 2010 has already far exceeded 2009's total exit count of 49. This year, PE investors have seized more investment opportunities in B2B Products and Services (68 deals) than in any other industry, and of the 147 PE investors who have invested in the region this year, the most active include Wind Point Partners (7 deals) and The Blackstone Group (6). Meanwhile, secondary transactions have increased significantly in popularity. Last year, PE investors completed only 7 sales to other PE investors. However, this year, 31 exits have already been completed using this method, representing 44.3% of the Midwest's exit activity in 2010 and a jump of 30 percentage points from 2009.