Emily Azevedo Named a 2024 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A

Emily Azevedo Named a 2024 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A
January 12, 2024 Mainsail Partners

Emily Azevedo, a Partner and the Head of Talent at Mainsail Partners, has been named to Mergers & Acquisitions 2024 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.

Emily and her team support Mainsail’s portfolio companies by partnering with founders and CEOs with the goal of recruiting, developing and retaining strong executive leadership teams and board directors. Emily currently serves on the board of Mainsail’s portfolio company, Extensiv.

Most recently, with the help of several other women from Mainsail and its portfolio, Emily launched Mainsail’s Empower: Women’s Network. The group unites over 230 women at Mainsail and within its portfolio companies with the mission to empower and inspire women through professional development, networking and mentorship. Empower has facilitated an Empowered Communication for Women workshop with over 200 participants and curated 25 peer mentorship pods that connect periodically to support one another.

About Mergers & Acquisitions 2024 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A:

Per Mergers & Acquisitions, this year marks their ninth annual effort recognizing exceptional women who excel and hold influential positions in the dealmaking community — the longest of such awards in the industry. This year’s class hails from a variety of firms that play a role in the dealmaking ecosystem, highlighting the diversity and talent of women in mid-market M&A. They stand out as a whole in a challenging and competitive environment.


The 2024 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A recognition presented herein is awarded by Mergers & Acquisitions, a third-party that is not affiliated with Mainsail Partners or an investor in Mainsail Partners-sponsored vehicles. The recognition was awarded on 01/8/24 for the period 2023. Mergers & Acquisitions assessed nominees based on written responses to questions on Mergers & Acquisitions nomination form. The number of nominees reviewed for this recognition was not disclosed to Mainsail, and therefore, it and the percentage of nominees receiving the recognition, cannot be disclosed herein. Mergers & Acquisitions recognition is based on its own evaluation and opinion and is not indicative of Mainsail Partners’ future performance, and does not reflect the experience of, or any rating by, Mainsail Partners’ investors.  There can be no assurance that other providers or surveys would reach the same conclusions as the foregoing. For more information regarding this recognition, please see the linked publication here.