PE activity in the U.S. Midwest has steadily increased recently, with the number of completed deals reaching 100 in 2014, just three deals shy of the region's 2007 high-water mark. Missouri-headquartered companies have been consistently popular investor targets, accounting for at least 41% of yearly Midwest transactions in seven of the last 10 years. Iowa has begun to see a swell in investor interest; the state accounted for 21% of completed Midwest deals in 2014, up from 13% in 2013 and 10% in 2012.
Top investors in the U.S. Midwest since 2005 and their deal counts (incl. add-ons):