Building on our long history of recognizing the best in private equity, Mergers & Acquisitions is now seeking nominations for the 2022 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A. This marks the seventh annual edition.

To be considered, candidates must be women who are outstanding dealmakers both inside and outside of their firms. Evidence of influence in the broader M&A industry is essential. Championing innovation and inclusion are paramount.

We require candidates to provide written answers to several questions about their role within their firms and their impact on the dealmaking world. New this year: we’re asking candidates to explain how they are helping their firms achieve environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, which have become increasingly important in the private equity industry.


Please consider these guidelines and rules:
* Nominations will be accepted only through the online form below. (We do not accept nominations via email.).
* Nominations must include participation from the candidate herself. The form includes detailed questions that must be answered by the candidate. (If you know someone you think would make a strong candidate, please encourage her to send us a nomination. You can also email us suggestions.)
* Please provide only information that we may publish. We do not accept confidential information on the nomination form.

To learn about women who have met our criteria in the past, please visit this article on our website.

There is no fee to nominate candidates. All decisions are made by the editorial team, led by editor-in-chief Mary Kathleen Flynn. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please send an email to: [email protected] The honors list will be published on our website,, and in the February 2022 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions This is one of several annual Honors programs Mergers & Acquisitions produces. Among them are: the upcoming PE Innovators in ESG; The Top 10 Middle-Market Deals of the Year; and The 2021 Private Equity Leaders in DEI. See We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming virtual event on Dec.1: PE Innovators in ESG Speak.