Making the rounds this month is a new BW Chicago, a monthly local business magazine. You'll want to pick up this issue for in-depth and insightful stories about some of the Chicago-area's largest companies, biggest business personalities and emerging trends.
This month's cover story zeroes in on a quiet giant: Madison Dearborn, one of the country's top private equity funds with a hankering for expansion and deal-making. Also, Madison's top man--John Canning Jr.--is looking to buy the Chicago Cubs. BW Chicago Senior Writer Judith Crown reveals what makes Madison-Dearborn tick.
Another bigger-than-life personality featured in this issue is Leo Melamed, a driving force behind the Chicago futures exchange industry. Going strong at 75-years-old, Melamed sits down with Businessweek Bureau Chief Joe Weber to talk about markets, the economy and his family's flight from the Nazis in Poland during World War II.
Speaking of exchanges, my BW Chicago column tells why a proposed $11-billion merger between the CME and New York-based Nymex may be more trouble than its worth. (Shameless plug, noted).
Meanwhile, learn more about the return of Leslie Hindman, the art auction maven, who is back in the game.
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