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Axial Forum Renamed Middle Market Review; Danielle Fugazy Joins Editorial Team


Axial Forum was born back in early 2010, in tandem with the online deal network. Forum’s mission has always been to provide advice and insights on middle market M&A and private capital markets. Over the years, Forum’s readership has grown to over 400,000 annual website visitors, and 40,000 newsletter subscribers. We’ve particularly enjoyed the diversity of readers, which includes investment bankers, business owners, investors, corporate buyers, lenders, attorneys, and accountants.

This spring, we decided to take stock of where we were and where we wanted to go. That has led to some changes that we’ve been putting into effect:

Editorial and Audience Focus

Our goal is to cover the fascinating people, upcoming trends, and distinct challenges of the middle and lower middle market. We want to create content that is interesting and insightful for deal professionals as well as for business owners. In the past, much of our content focused on basic advice for CEOs and business owners. We’ve re-balanced our editorial direction to incorporate more stories aimed at sophisticated deal professionals, and you’ll also see more posts leveraging Axial’s unique data from its deal network.

From the comments we have been receiving of late, many of you have noticed and appreciated the new focus.

A New Name: Middle Market Review

As part of the shift in editorial focus, we are changing the name of the publication from Forum to Middle Market Review. The new name better reflects our mission and audience.

If you are already a newsletter subscriber, you’ll start seeing emails coming from Middle Market Review instead of Forum.

A New Editor Joins the Team

As part of investing in great content, we’re excited to have Danielle Fugazy joining the editorial team, alongside Meghan Daniels on the masthead. Danielle spent many years at Thomson Reuters as editor of Buyouts, Private Equity Week, and the Venture Capital Journal. We admired her recent work at Mergers & Acquisitions magazine, and are thrilled to have her on board. Among Danielle’s recent pieces is an in-depth look at the consolidation wave once again hitting boutique investment banks.

Final Thoughts

We’re in our 8th year as a publication. It’s been a great run so far, and in some ways, we feel like we’re just getting started. We hope you like the new name, but more importantly, we hope you find our upcoming content interesting and valuable to your profession.

If you’ve got an interesting story or insight that you’d like to see us cover or publish, please reach out to us at

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