Deal Connect

Deal Connect is a specialized series of speed-networking events where Opus Connect plays matchmaker by pairing up two groups of M&A deal professionals for one-on-one meetings. These pairings include capital providers and independent sponsors, capital providers and investment bankers, and general partners and limited partners.

Opus Connect has run numerous Deal Connect events over the years in cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, Houston, and Washington DC. We have at least 20 events planned for 2018. Attendees are always pre-selected to ensure quality and facilitate deal making in an efficient manner.

Benefits of Deal Connect

  • Meet a range of middle market M&A deal partners from across the country through concentrated and efficient one-on-one meetings
  • Further develop relationships at each event’s networking lunch, panel, and cocktail reception
  • Save time finding deal partners: 12+ meetings, each strictly 20 minutes long
  • Receive contact information for all Deal Connect attendees

Capital Providers and Investment Banks

October 3rd – Atlanta
October 16th – San Francisco
October 18th – Boston
October 30th – Dallas
November 29th – Ohio
December 11th – Miami

Capital Providers and Independent Sponsors

September 24th – Los Angeles
November 6th – Chicago
November 13th – New York

General Partners and Limited Partners

October 24th – Chicago

PE Firms and Lenders

November 14th – New York

PE Firms: Buyers and Sellers

December 12th – Miami



Allan Marzen, White Oak Global Advisors, NYC Chapter

I wanted to reach out and say Thank You to everyone at Opus and more importantly, acknowledge the critical role that Opus Connect played in leading to a successfully completed financing transaction for White Oak. Thanks to our participation in your Boston based Deal Connect event, I had the pleasure of being introduced to one of the Managing Partners of Ultima Capital. The discussions that were initiated that day lead to continued dialogue in the weeks subsequent to the event and ultimately to our engagement as the financing partner on an opportunity they were pursuing. I am happy to now report that we have successfully closed that transaction with our senior credit facility supporting the first portfolio acquisition for Ultima Capital.

Michael Kianmahd, Maxim Commercial Capital, LA Chapter

Opus Deal Connect is a productive and fun way to expand your network and engage with a group of high-quality professionals. In just 5 hours, we met truly amazing folks from great firms and already see a meaningful ROI within 2 weeks of attending. We are already looking forward to attending future Opus Deal Connects!

Kevin Benoit, Dos Rios Partners, Chicago Chapter

The Deal Connect event was well organized, efficient, and offered a good mix of both familiar faces and new contacts. One of the independent sponsors we were introduced to there (S Group) shared an opportunity with us shortly after our meeting that fit our criteria perfectly. Together, we diligence and successfully closed on that investment within a few months and are off to a great start in our partnership.

Shail Sheth, S Group Capital, NYC Chapter

As an Independent Sponsor, we're always seeking to build our contact list of Capital Partners. The one-on-one meetings scheduled during Deal Connect allow us the opportunity to quickly establish rapport with new potential capital sources. In fact, we closed our third deal with a fund that we met for the first time at the Dallas Deal Connect event, [Dos Rios Capital Partners]. They are an excellent sponsor, and although it's only been a few months we have established an enjoyable and productive working relationship. We look forward to attending more Deal Connect events in the future.

Steve Reinstadtler, SR Capital Advisors, NYC Chapter

The private equity firms and family offices that we’ve met at Deal Connect understand our business model and are serious about investing with us. These events are an indispensable resource for our firm.