The January 2017 issue issue marks the second installment of Mergers & Acquisitions’ The Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A. All of the leaders who were honored on our original list who are still active in M&A remain, and we’ve added more, bringing the total to 35 dealmakers.
While there haven’t been any major developments that have advanced the role of women in the middle market over the last year, the movement forward has continued. One underlying trend in the private equity industry that bodes well for women and minorities is a generational shift. As the asset class matures and some of the older players step aside, there’s room for new firms and new leadership of old firms, providing potential opportunities for newcomers.