About Us

The team at Dealreporter comprises highly experienced financial journalists and analysts who are based in 65 locations around the world, tracking and reporting on industry sectors in real-time.

Dealreporter was founded in July 2002 as an independent subscription intelligence service covering corporate events. Over the years we’ve expanded our coverage geographically and introduced unique sets of content to support different trading strategies.

Today, we provide forward-looking intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, event-driven special situations, convertible arbitrage as well as equity capital market and debt capital market transactions.

Our coverage is global, with separate products covering North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

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We want to hire people who can come up with innovative ideas that will take Dealreporter to even greater success. If you’re looking to grow your skills working for a niche company that serves the Equity and Credit Markets, we’ll give you a great opportunity to make a real difference.

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Executive Team

Debtwire executive team: Yanita Morris, Editor in Chief, Global Equities

Yanita Morris

Editor in Chief, Global Equities

As Editor in Chief of Global Equities, Yanita Morris manages the editorial teams of Mergermarket, Dealreporter and PaRR globally. One of her key responsibilities is finding new sets of content to help grow Dealreporter’s client base.

Previous experience

Yanita has more than 12 years’ experience as an on-the-ground reporter, covering risk arbitrage, credit and hybrid markets, and international securities laws in North America, Europe, Russia & CIS and Asia Pacific. Before joining Dealreporter in 2005, she was a credit analyst at European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and at Dana Commercial Credit.

Education and Professional Memberships

  • Cass Business School, Masters in Finance
  • Member of CFA Institute

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Debtwire executive team: Lucinda Guthrie, Deputy Global Editor

Lucinda Guthrie

Deputy Global Editor

Lucinda manages a team of journalists who cover breaking news on corporate events involving listed companies across Europe. Her team provides intelligence for the equity and fixed income markets that is tailored to hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, security lending, ECM syndicate desks and institutional fund managers.

Previous experience

With nine years’ experience of business journalism, Lucinda has reported on markets and corporate events in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Lucinda joined The Mergermarket Group in 2006 and, before managing the European editorial team, she was deputy editor for Dealreporter Asia.

Education

  • University of Northumbria, BA (Hons) in English Literature and Film

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Debtwire executive team: Tom Cane, Managing Editor - Asia-Pacific

Tom Cane

Managing Editor - Asia-Pacific

Tom leads Dealreporter and Mergermarket’s editorial operations across Asia-Pacific. He is responsible for developing our content in the region, notably launching coverage of the active Asian ECM market to complement our core M&A and special situations offering. Based in Hong Kong, Tom has also focused on building market-leading coverage of Greater China, with reporters specializing in regulatory procedures as well as M&A and ECM.

Previous experience

Tom was previously Dealreporter’s European deputy editor, in charge of the region’s ECM coverage and covering the real estate and financial services markets. Prior to joining Dealreporter, Tom wrote on capital markets and private equity for a legal media organization.

Education

  • Manchester University, BA (Hons) History & Spanish

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Debtwire executive team: Alessandra Castelli, Editor - Europe

Alessandra Castelli

Editor - Europe

Alessandra leads the European operation of Dealreporter. She has over ten years of experience in financial journalism having covered large scale of M&A deals.

Previous experience
Alessandra joined Mergermarket in May 2004 as research analyst. After working as a business services and transport reporter, she then moved in January 2006 to Dealreporter. She later was Head of Italian coverage where she co-ordinated all coverage on the market. Alessandra previously worked as a training lawyer for a Milan-based law firm.

Education and Professional Memberships

  • Catholic University of Milan, LLM in Law

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Debtwire executive team: Jay Antenen, Editor - North America

Jay Antenen

Editor - North America

Jay leads Dealreporter’s coverage of US and Canadian M&A and capital markets from New York. He is focused on expanding Dealreporter’s special situations, equity capital markets and analytics content.

Previous experience

Jay joined the Mergermarket Group as a junior reporter in the summer of 2007 to cover the banking and insurance industries. At the start of the financial crisis in 2008, he moved to Dealreporter where he scored numerous exclusives on failed bank auctions, capital raises and sales.

Education

  • Pomona College, BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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Debtwire executive team: Claudia Montoto, Deputy Editor - North America

Claudia Montoto

Deputy Editor - North America

Claudia leads Dealreporter’s industrial coverage, with a focus on aerospace & defense, chemicals, and transportation. She also spearheads mining coverage while covering auctions across multiple sectors. During her tenure at the product, she has broken news on companies for sale in addition to tending to the intricacies of transactions including regulatory and shareholder coverage.

Previous experience

Originally from Miami, FL, Claudia has been a member of the Mergermarket Group family since 2006, joining Dealreporter in 2007 to lead the product’s industrial coverage.

Education

  • New York University, MA in English & American Literature
  • Florida International University, BA English Literature

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Debtwire executive team: Ed Vinales, M&A Editor - Asia Pacific

Ed Vinales

M&A Editor - Asia Pacific

Ed leads Dealreporter’s risk arbitrage, special situation and pre event coverage in Asia Pacific. He was previously news editor for Dealreporter Europe having joined the Mergermarket group in late 2007.

Previous experience

Before joining the Mergermarket Group, Ed spent 2.5 years at Post Magazine, a specialist weekly insurance publication. Prior to that he gained work experience at GPW ltd, a corporate investigations and business intelligence firm.

Education and Professional Memberships

  • Northumbria University, Newcastle – BA (Hons) in History

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Debtwire executive team: John West, ECM Editor - Europe

John West

ECM Editor - Europe

John heads Europe-wide editorial for the Dealreporter ECM platform, leading a team of journalists across all issuance types and tapping the full resources of the Mergermarket Group. He is heavily involved in product development and works closely with the Dealreporter analyst team to improve valuation and issue pricing models.

Previous experience

With eight years’ experience as a financial journalist, John has seen boom, bust and recovery and covered equity markets and trading strategies throughout. Before joining Dealreporter in 2012, John spent five years covering western European stock markets at Standard & Poor’s MarketScope. He has also worked as a freelance speech writing consultant and contributed to Tribune and d’Lëtzebuerger Land.

Education

  • Cambridge University, MA in History

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Debtwire executive team: Heba Abdelrahman, Special Situations Editor - Europe

Heba Abdelrahman

Special Situations Editor - Europe

Heba is responsible for ensuring coverage of the most high-profile and tradable situations in order to produce market-critical intelligence for the hedge fund industry. Her particular areas of expertise lie in M&A, deal structures and special situations.

Previous experience

Heba joined Dealreporter in 2003. Before this, she spent two years writing for Mergermarket. Prior to joining the Group, Heba covered commodities for an emerging markets publication and also covered investment for an online publication.Education

Education

  • London School of Economics, BSc in Statistics

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Debtwire executive team: Mo Fahimi, Head of Sales - Americas

Mo Fahimi

Head of Sales - Americas

As Head of Sales for the Americas region, Mo is responsible for all commercial relationships and distribution of global Dealreporter content in the United States, Canada and Latin America. His in-depth knowledge of the US institutional investment community enables him to anticipate their requirements for financial intelligence.

Previous experience

Mo joined Dealreporter in 2005 from Oppenheimer & Co where he was an Institutional Equity Sales Executive. He previously worked with CIBC World Markets as a Financial Advisor and as an Institutional Mid-Market Sales Executive and Trader.

Education

  • Kingston University, BA in Economics and MSc in Finance

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Debtwire executive team: Matthew Board, Head of Sales - Asia- Pacific

Matthew Board

Head of Sales - Asia- Pacific

Matthew heads the Dealreporter Asia-Pac sales team. He applies his target-driven approach and detailed knowledge of both the equity and credit markets to driving sales in the region. Matthew is also responsible for developing the Dealreporter service to the ever evolving Asia markets.

Previous experience

Before joining Dealreporter in 2010, Matthew worked as a Portfolio Manager at RBS in London in the Structured Credit team for 6 years. He was also an Equity Derivatives Trader at Timber Hill in Sydney for 3 years.

Education and Professional Memberships

  • Charles Sturt University – BBus, Finance Major
  • FSA, ASX & SFE registered trader/dealer

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Debtwire executive team: John Brokos, Head of Research - Hedge Fund Products

John Brokos

Head of Research - Hedge Fund Products

John joined the Mergermarket Group in 2001, working as a graduate M&A researcher for Mergermarket. He then moved across to help build the analytical side of Dealreporter. He now manages the research and data side of the Group’s two hedge fund products, Dealreporter and Debtwire.

An independent thinker, John’s key areas of expertise are in Merger and M&A-related Arbitrage, Stressed Credits, and Restructuring.

Education

  • Athens University of Economics and Business, BSc in International and European Economic Studies
  • Birkbeck College, University of London, MSc in Finance

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