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March 07, 2021 Deals surge for small and middle-market companies Nick Manes Getty Images/iStock Photo Aging baby boomers have helped fuel growth in the mergers and acquisition space — particularly for small-to-middle market companies — for a decade or more.  The lingering effects and realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic will likely add fuel to that trend, M&A advisers say. For that reason and more, 2021 appears likely to be among the busiest years in recent memory for M&A activity, according to a host of industry experts. Rajesh Kothari "It's unbelievable," Rajesh Kothari, managing director at Southfield-based investment banking firm Cascade Partners LLC, said of the current deal flow he's seeing. "We've never gone into a year with a stronger book of business as we've got right now." That's due in part to aging business owners who have yet to make their exit now facing new realities, according to Jeff LaBine, principal and cor