Helping Shape the Modern M&A World

Opus Connect is committed to honoring the contributions of women in the middle market finance industry, especially in M&A. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we launched a campaign to recognize and encourage the participation of more women in our community. We are proud to present our list of the Top 25 Women in M&A, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their fields and a special acknowledgment of the recipient of our inaugural Women of the Year Award! A huge congratulations to each and every one of you.


We also want to bring attention to the statistics on women in private equity and venture capital, which show that they are underrepresented in these fields. We hope that by highlighting the achievements of these women, we can encourage more women to join and succeed in the industry.

Women employees worldwide working in Private Equity. This is the lowest figure of any asset class and is unchanged from 2017.*

Private Equity and Venture Capital invested in female-led businesses.*

Women senior investment professionals in Emerging Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital.*

2022 Woman of the Year:

Opus Connect is pleased to present Carrie DiLauro of Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners with our inaugural Woman of the Year Award! Carrie has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to business development and the uplifting of others by thoughtfully participating in various mediums and remaining a staunch advocate of and resource to her colleagues, especially women in M&A. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and it is our honor to recognize her in this way. Please join us in congratulating Carrie and all of the remarkable women acknowledged.

Top 25 Women in M&A

Source 1: Prequin Ltd; Source 2 and 3: IFC World Bank Group