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The Midmarket Strength of Dallas

“Dallas is home to more private equity, consultants, and professional golfers than any city of its size.” That quote from Haynes & Boone managing partner Terry Conner is just one nugget found in “Dallas-Fort Worth’s Cowboy Capitalism,” an article by Matt Miller published recently in The Deal.

The in-depth feature leads with investment banker David Schnabel, who moved to Dallas from New York 10 years ago. “I never would have believed it, but yes, I’m in for the long haul. I’ve never lived in such a place that is transforming itself in such a positive way. Texas may seem like a totally different world, but once you get in, it’s easy.”

Miller writes that although 20 Fortune 500 companies are based here, DFW’s economic strength is found in the “thousands of smaller companies, both homegrown and transplanted.” As UNT’s Terry Clower puts it: “The real action in job creation is in the middle market.

Read the whole 3,000-word feature here. The report also includes a handy lists of area investment banks and private equity, venture capital, accounting, and law firms.

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