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, general partners and limited partners, and private equity firms and lenders.

Opus Connect has run numerous Deal Connect events over the years in various cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, Houston, Washington DC, Miami and San Francisco, and continue to expand to new cities where there is demand. Attendees are always pre-selected to ensure quality and facilitate deal making in an efficient manner.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic all Deal Connect events are taking place virtually for the foreseeable future.


Meet a range of middle market M&A deal partners from across the country through one-on-one meetings.


Further develop relationships at each event’s networking lunch, panel, and cocktail reception.

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Save time finding deal partners: 12+ meetings, each strictly 20 minutes long.


Receive contact information for all Deal Connect attendees.

“The May Minneapolis Deal Connect was an excellent event, particularly given it is my understanding it was one of their first virtual, video conference forums. The participating parties were very high caliber and super engaged. The event served as a great opportunity to make new connections and launch new relationships. Within days of the event, we had substantive and tangible follow up with several parties related to new deal and investment opportunities. We look forward to participating in future events, virtual as well as in person.”

Scott GlicksonManaging Director, Pursant, LLC.

Capital Providers and Investment Banks

Dec. 1st – Ohio (Virtual)
Dec. 3rd  – $15 MM+ EBITDA (Virtual)
Dec. 8th  – Distressed/Turnaround (Virtual)
Dec. 10th  – LA (Virtual)
Dec. 15th  –  Miami (Virtual)
Dec. 17th – Manufacturing & Industrial (Virtual)
Jan 26th – Healthcare (Virtual)
Feb 4th – Lenders (Virtual)
Feb 11th – NYC (Virtual)
Feb 18th – Northwest (Virtual)
Feb 24th – Food & Beverage (Virtual)
Mar 3rd – Chicago (Virtual)
Mar 10th – Mid-Atlantic (Virtual)
Mar 23rd – Consumer (Virtual)
Apr 6th – Midwest (non-CHI) (Virtual)
Apr 13th – Tech/Software (Virtual)
Apr 20th – New England (Virtual)
May 5th – SoCal (Virtual)
May 12th – Florida (Virtual)
May 19th – NYC (Virtual)
May 26th – Mountain (Virtual)
Jun 2nd – Texas (Virtual)
Jun 16th – Distressed (Virtual)
Jun 23rd – Middle Market (Virtual)

Capital Providers and Independent Sponsors

Sept. 14th, 2020– LA (Virtual)
Nov. 5th, 2020– NYC (Virtual)
Nov 11th, 2020– Chicago (Virtual)
Apr 22nd , 2021– New England (Virtual)
Jun 9th, 2021– Texas (Virtual)

General Partners and Limited Partners

Nov 19th, 2020 –  (Virtual)
Mar 16th, 2021– (Virtual)

What Our Members Are Saying

“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. ”

Allan Marzen, White Oak Global AdvisorsNYC 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!”

Michael KianmahdMaxim Commercial Capital, LA 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.”

Kevin Benoit, Dos Rios PartnersChicago 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]. ”

Shail Sheth, S Group CapitalNYC Chapter

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