So far in 2012, private equity investors have invested in 99 companies headquartered in the Midwest, according to the PitchBook Platform. 334 PE deals were completed in the region last year, but this year's deal pace more closely resembles 2009's slower pace. What hasn't changed from last year, though, is the B2B industry's dominance of the region's activity. The industry has accounted for 40% of 2012's deal flow to date—with its Industrial Supplies & Parts sub-sector alone responsible for 5%.
*2012 to date
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