Opus Summit Spring 2018: PE Firms and Executives

Chicago: February 20th – Food/Beverage/Agriculture
NYC: March 20th – Consumer Goods

Opus Connect is excited to announce its first Opus Summit events in Chicago on February 20th and in NYC on March 20th. Each event will kick off in the morning with a Deal Connect series of one-on-one meetings between PE firms and Executives. Following the Deal Connect portion, all Opus Summit attendees are invited to multiple afternoon panels headlined by industry leaders and experts, before closing the day with more networking at a cocktail reception.

Multiple Opus Summit events will take place in cities throughout the United States in 2018, with each having a different industry focus. The first two confirmed events are in Chicago and NYC. The focus of the Chicago event will be on Food/Beverage/Agriculture and the focus of the NYC event will be on Consumer Goods. All attendees will be pre-selected to ensure quality and facilitate deal making in an efficient manner.

About Opus Connect:

Opus Connect is a lower middle market and middle market M&A focused professional organization with members in fields of private equity, banking, finance, and other transactional professions. As an Opus Connect member, you will expand your professional network with like-minded, high-caliber professionals, while increasing your sector expertise and deal-making opportunities.

Membership to Opus Connect is by invitation-only and all prospects are individually vetted and approved by the Opus Connect Selection Committee. Once admitted to our network, members gain unparalleled access to top-tier professionals through structured activities to form meaningful and long-lasting connections throughout the U.S. Our monthly chapter events feature a diverse group of esteemed speakers who deliver the latest happenings in the M&A and real estate industries. In addition, our Deal Connect events throughout the U.S. offer more specialized and time-efficient meetings between select groups of deal professionals.

Benefits for PE Firms:

  • Meet experienced executives with operational expertise to serve on firm staff 
  • Find highly-qualified candidates for executive and advisory roles at portfolio companies
  • Get access to deal flow from executives who may be looking to sell part or all of their companies
  • Save time finding partners: 12 meetings, each strictly 20 minutes long
  • Receive contact information for all Executives in attendance

Benefits for Executives:

  • Meet established PE firms who are seeking operators for full time employment on their staff
  • Obtain insight to advisory and executive roles at portfolio companies
  • Get access to capital providers who are looking to invest in their companies
  • Save time finding partners: 12 meetings, each strictly 20 minutes long
  • Receive contact information for all PE Firms in attendance

Benefits for Investment Banks:

  • Opportunity to speak on panel and demonstrate expertise to crowd of M&A professionals
  • Meet capital providers looking to deploy capital in your industry of specialty
  • Establish future contacts among executives in your industry of specialty

Benefits for Event Sponsors:

  • Meet a range of lower middle market M&A professionals and executives located across the country
  • Opportunity to present firm during networking receptions (breakfast and lunch) and pass out marketing materials
  • Company logo on website and event advertising campaigns to our 50,000-person contact list of M&A professionals
  • Firm description prominently displayed in event brochure to be distributed to attendees
  • Receive contact information for all Deal Connect attendees



Chicago Opus Summit

February 20th, 2018

Bryan Cave
161 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60601

New York Opus Summit

March 20th, 2018

Lowenstein Sandler
1251 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10022


Tentative Schedule:

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Registration/Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Meetings
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Networking Break
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Meetings
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Networking Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Private Equity Panel
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Executive Panel
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Investment Banker Panel
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Cocktail Reception

Deal Connect portion of event in italics.

Pricing (per event):

PE (45+ days prior):
Members: $1500
Non-Members: $1900

PE (within 45 days):
Members: $1800
Non-Members: $2200

EX (45+ days prior):
Members: $200
Non-members: $400

EX (within 45 days):
Members: $300
Non-members: $500

Event Sponsor:
Members: $3000
Non-Members: $4000

Afternoon Attendees (not including Deal Connect portion):
Members: Free
Non-Members: $500



  • All attendees must pre-register. Absolutely no walk-ins will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Terrence Winters at terrence@opusconnect.com.
Cancellation/Substitution Policy

Opus Connect adheres to a strict no cancellations, no refunds, no application of registration fees to future events policy. Substitutions are accepted. To send a substitute, please notify Terrence Winters at terrence@opusconnect.com