March Madness Networking Event

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
5:30–8:00 P.M. ET

Ice Miller Offices

1500 Broadway, 29th Floor

New York, NY 10036

Join us for an exciting and informative networking experience while keeping up on the latest with your favorite hoops teams. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, there is much to be gained from attending. Its an opportunity to:

  • Get valuable insights into the current state of the market
  • Connect with fellow M&A professionals
  • Increase deal flow
  • Kick off the March Madness season in style.

Let’s connect and grow as a chapter. We’ll see you at the event.



Opus Connect has built a leading network of M&A professionals across a variety of industries. Come build out your network at Lunch for 6: Opus Connect’s intimate networking event to help its members curate new business relationships with pre-vetted professionals in complementary roles. Experience relationship building like never before by connecting with our members from diverse professions within the M&A space.

Attendance is by invitation only. All attendees are required to pre-register. Zoom details will only be shared with approved registrants.

For questions please contact



Join our Roundtable: Technology virtual meeting for private equity firms, private lenders, and venture capitalists on March 8th from 8:30am-10:30am PT. Come build out your network of support among professionals in technology with a lively discussion of industry trends, how to create opportunities to work together and more!

This event is designed for its participants to:

  • Share experiences, challenges and brainstorm ideas
  • Learn about the state of the market from their peers and discuss future trends
  • Create opportunities to work together and expand their network 

The Deal’s Corporate ESG & Sustainability Forum

Event: The Deal’s Corporate ESG & Sustainability Forum
Attending: Dileep Saksena
Total number of registrants: 1
Time: 9:00 AM
Date: March 7, 2023

Are CEOs, the Board and Companies meant to maximize profits and shareholder value, or is it to do good and play the role of social activist? Are institutional investors and fund managers supposed to maximize returns for their investors or try to have a positive impact on the world?

ESG and Sustainability concerns are now playing a prominent role in how companies around the world operate, and how investors allocate their capital. Executives and investors have come to terms with the fact that paying attention to the environment, diversity and inclusion, social responsibility and sustainability is not only imperative in the current landscape but can also have a positive impact on shareholder value and returns.

The Deal’s Corporate ESG & Sustainability Forum taking place on March 7, 2023 at the Union League Club in New York City presents a full day of education and networking exploring what companies and investors are doing to create a more sustainable, environmentally friendly and socially responsible world, while adjusting to continued increases in expectations and standards.    

The Deal Economy Conference

Taking place in New York City, this full day, in-person event explores how to navigate the opportunities, obstacles and risks in M&A and dealmaking.

New this year: The Deal Economy features a morning of panel discussions, an afternoon of unique breakout sessions and sector specific roundtable discussions along with increased networking opportunities topped off with The Deal Economy Cocktail Reception.

To see the agenda and speaker roster, please visit The Deal Economy: Predictions and Perspectives site.


The M&A market has survived the current volatile environment of global and geopolitical uncertainty in robust health. Cross-border deals and disruptive transactions continue to prevail, as shareholders back smart and strategic deals and companies continue to search for the technologies and capabilities needed to be competitive. The passing of U.S. tax reform will have a profound impact on companies and their M&A strategy, while private equity firms continue to look for the right targets on which to deploy their stockpiled capital.

The Deal Economy conference explores the most effective strategies for deals and transactions, focusing on the opportunities and challenges facing dealmakers in 2019.

Keynote Discussions Preview:

* Lori Heinel, Executive Vice President, Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors will discuss how a large, long-term investor views activist investors.

* Bruce Linton, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation will discuss how the company has enjoyed market support for capital raises of over $6 billion.

* Jim Cramer, Founder, TheStreet, Inc.; Host, “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” & Co-Anchor, “Squawk on The Street”, CNBC will discuss his business outlook for 2019.

* Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Group will discuss how investors can influence social and corporate change and become more active influencers.

Conference Details:

Date & Time: November 29, 2018
Doors open at 8:30 am and continental breakfast will be served. Opening Remarks will begin at 9:00 am.

Dress Code: Business formal. No sneakers or athletic wear, please.

Location: JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019.

Please be sure to check out The Deal Economy Conference site to view the agenda in full — it’s going to be a great day!

If you are unable to join us, please contact



Opus Connect is excited to announce its NYC Deal Connect speed-networking event with Lenders and PE firms. This exclusive event is hosted by Lowenstein Sandler and includes highly interactive rotations of brief one-on-one meetings between lenders and PE firms. All attendees are pre-selected to ensure quality and facilitate deal-making in an efficient manner.

If you are interested in attending, please complete an application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below. Please note that applying does not guarantee your attendance at Deal Connect, and a brief introductory phone call may be scheduled by Opus Connect staff.

This event is one of twelve Fall 2018 Deal Connect events presented by Opus Connect.


Registration/Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:30am
Meetings: 8:30am – 10:30am
Break: 10:30am – 11:00am
Meetings: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Lunch/Panel: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Benefits for participants:

  • Meet a range of debt and equity providers located across the country through concentrated and efficient one-on-one meetings and a networking reception
  • Save time finding deal partners: 12 meetings, each strictly 20 minutes long
  • Lunch panel and cocktail hour the evening prior
  • Sponsorship opportunities available



(Early registration ends October 1st)

Deal Connect                Lenders                         PE Firms 

                        Early          Late              Early          Late

Members                $950        $1,250             $200          $300

Non Members        $1,350      $1,650            $300          $400


  • Additional attendees are assessed a $100 fee.
  • Priority for Capital Providers will be given to Opus Connect members. Non-members will be placed on a wait-list and accepted at the non-member price if there is space available.
  • All attendees must pre-register. Absolutely no walk-ins will be accepted.

By Invitation Only

Opus Connect is a membership-based organization.
If you have any queries, please contact
*Opus Connect adheres to a strict no cancellations, no refunds, no application of registration fees to future events policy.
Qualified substitutions are accepted. To send a substitute, please notify
**Opus Connect reserves the right to refuse entry to prospective attendees

Independent Sponsor Connect East 2018

October 30, 2018, The Harvard Club of New York City

Valuable Insights, Invaluable Connections

Once known only as fundless deal-makers with no ready pool of capital to deploy, independent sponsors now occupy a more well-regarded space as pioneers on the frontier of private equity.

As part of this ascent into the private capital pantheon and in response to rising interest from LPs, GPs, and service providers, PartnerConnect will host the inaugural Independent Sponsor Connect conference on October 30 at the Harvard Club in New York City.

Come see how independent sponsors have reached critical mass as a deal-making, deal sourcing and capital-raising force in private markets.

Panels will reveal the ins and outs of finding acquisitions, funding them, and growing portfolio companies quickly for attractive exit multiples.

Industry veterans as well as more recently successful entrepreneurs will share insights on setting up your own shop, competing with funded sponsors and avoiding unnecessary fees.

Keynote presentations from industry leaders will offer insights into attracting institutional capital and working with family offices. The day’s events also include interactive round tables, lunch and plenty of networking opportunities. Hundreds of independent sponsors, bankers, investors, lawyers, and advisors are expected to attend.

Our ExecConnect private meetings program gives independent sponsors the unique opportunity to meet with capital providers and deal source professionals for 20 minute, prearranged meetings.


New York, New York, June 26th, 2018- The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the Emerging Leaders Awards on Tuesday, June 26th.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this event to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders.

Esther Yue Townell has been chosen for her accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe in 2016, the 2018 US award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals,” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

On Tuesday, September 18th, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Summit – an exclusive event pairing current and past Emerging Leaders winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts.

To view the complete list of this year Emerging Leaders Award Winners CLICK HERE.

Esther Yue is an investment professional who has been involved in the provision of $600 million to Small and Midsized businesses. She is an Associate at 40|73 Capital whose primary role is the investment analysis of lower-middle market leveraged buyout and recapitalization transactions. In addition, she helps the firm with business development, training of new interns, and serving as a sounding board on key initiatives. Esther started her investment career in the impact investing arena at Goldman Sachs where she helped establish 10,000 Women  Initiative as the most well-known program in China to provide women entrepreneurs with a management education, a business network, and access to capital. Prior to Goldman, Esther helped Southwestern University of Finance and Economics become the first EQUIS Accredited school in southwestern China. After Goldman, she came to the United States as a Research Scholar at Baruch College. Subsequently, she accepted a President’s Scholarship to receive an MBA from the preeminent Entrepreneurship program at Babson College. Beyond 40|73 Capital, Esther is active in various educational and charitable endeavors.


The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past twenty years we have established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, we have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more visit

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Liudmila Pisareva

The M&A Advisor

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