Due to the high volume of requests, Mergers & Acquisitions has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2020 edition of the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A until end of day Thurs., Oct. 17.


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. When nominating a candidate, please explain how she outperforms her colleagues at her firm and in the industry. Please provide examples of deals she has led, initiatives she has launched and other instances that show evidence of her influence in the middle market.

An important guide to what we’re looking for can be found in the dealmakers we’ve honored in previous years, including: Marilyn Adler (Medley Capital), Jennifer Cotton (Madison Capital Funding), Nishita Cummings (Kayne Anderson), Venita Fields (Pelham S2K), Jeri Harman (Avante Mezzanine Partners), Pam Hendrickson (Riverside), Gretchen Perkins (Huron) and Trisha Renner (Baird). See profiles of, and Q&As with, past honorees here.

Anyone can nominate a candidate, including the dealmaker herself, but we do not accept anonymous nominations or confidential information for this project. Please provide only information that we may publish. There is no fee to nominate candidates. All decisions are made by the editorial team, led by editor-in-chief Mary Kathleen Flynn. Nominations must be received by end of day Thursday, October 17, 2019 (extended deadline).

The special report will be published on our website, www.themiddlemarket.com, in mid-December and in the January 2020 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions. If you have questions, please send email to: [email protected].

Please note: Nominations will be accepted only through the online form. (We do not accept nominations via email.)