LONDON, September 20, 2016

Opportunity Network, the online business matchmaking platform connecting key business decision makers from all over the world, and YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, are joining forces to support private and secure business networking providing a personal and tailored service to YPO members worldwide.

Opportunity Network’s exclusive platform consists of thousands of chief executive officers (CEOs), ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), and family offices from 78 countries. Members can join the platform by the invitation of top financial institutions and professional organizations which are referred to as Opportunity Network’s Trusted Partners. These Trusted Partners grant their best clients access to Opportunity Network, allowing them to anonymously share and connect on specific business opportunities.

Against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving network economy in recent years, the development of online business matchmaking has gathered pace on a global scale. Through this agreement, YPO’s network of more than 25,000 members in over 130 countries can share business opportunities of USD1 million or more on Opportunity Network’s platform. Members can search through deals on the network and if they are interested in doing business, Opportunity Network makes the introduction. The company has facilitated more than 2,500 connections to date and listed deals with an aggregated value of over USD35 billion.

“Online business matchmaking has huge potential in terms of shaping the future of business partnerships. We’re excited to establish a trusted partnership with YPO and to provide its members access to our platform. Personal introductions and meetups are still important, but we see an increasing demand from companies looking for high-quality digital channels that can help them meet their growth objectives in a secure and convenient manner,” said Brian Pallas, Founder and CEO of Opportunity Network.

“We are delighted to partner with Opportunity Network and provide a new and improved platform for our Deal Network membership,” said Scott Mordell, CEO of YPO. “The YPO Deal Room will allow our members to sell or acquire private companies, raise capital, invest or execute any other strategic transaction efficiently and effectively. YPO provides a platform for members to access local and global opportunities and this is another example of how we can serve the global YPO network,” added Mordell.

About Opportunity Network

Opportunity Network is the business matchmaking platform where members find trustworthy counterparties for any deal above $1M and that allows banks to grow their market share. Members, key decision-makers selected by financial institutions from all over the world, post Opportunities anonymously that vary from M&A, commercial partnerships, investments, to joint ventures. Opportunity Network has now a valuation of around $150Mn and partnerships with top financial institutions like London Stock Exchange Group, Caixa Bank, and Intesa Sanpaolo. Its growing team currently counts over 60 people with over 25 different nationalities operating all over the world.

About YPO

YPO is a global community of chief executives dedicated to becoming Better Leaders through Lifelong Learning and Idea ExchangeTM. We create trusted spaces where leaders gather, connect, share and grow. The YPO platform provides more than 25,000 members in more than 130 countries – representing diversified industries and types of businesses – with access to extraordinary educational opportunities, alliances with leading institutions, and interest-based communities to support their businesses, communities and families.