Mergermarket is the must-have intelligence and news service for anyone involved in mergers and acquisitions.
Since the company was founded in 2000 we've expanded to 65 locations across Europe, North & South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. We've also got the largest team of dedicated M&A journalists and analysts anywhere in the world.
We're part of The Mergermarket Group, which is the fastest-growing business in its sector.
In 2006, we were acquired by the Financial Times Group, a division of Pearson plc.
Interested in a career with us?
We want to hire people who can come up with innovative ideas that will take Mergermarket to even greater success. If you're looking to grow your skills working for a niche company that serves the M&A market around the world, we'll give you a great opportunity to make a real difference.
Our Executive Team
Ben joined Mergermarket in 2004. He oversees all Mergermarket’s global operations, with particular emphasis on formulating and implementing commercial strategy to ensure revenue targets are achieved. He has overall responsibility for product development and research, and also steers the CRM, marketing and PR, editorial and IT teams.
With 13 years’ experience of managing teams and driving sales, Ben held a number of sales and sales management positions in the technology sector before joining Mergermarket, working for companies such as QAS and Messagelabs.
- University of Exeter, BA Combined Honours in History & Politics
Global Editor in Chief
In addition to managing Mergermarket’s global team of journalists, Giovanni’s responsibilities include seeking new growth areas, moderating and speaking at M&A events and hiring new talent. He also comments regularly about the markets on TV and gives academic lectures.
Giovanni joined Mergermarket in 2001 and has held a number of positions within the company, including Frankfurt Bureau Chief, Italian Correspondent, telecommunications, leisure and media reporter and research analyst, based in London. Prior to this, he worked with Commerzbank in Germany.
Education and Professional Memberships
- University of Brescia, degree in Economics
- Giornalista Pubblicista enrolled at the Journalist Corporation in Milan
Editor EMEA - Mergermarket
Based in London, Beranger leads a team of over 50 journalists in EMEA, from Norway to South Africa and Sierra Leone to Dubai. He is responsible for pioneering Mergermarket coverage into new territories while ensuring it remains ahead of the competition. Forward looking intelligence is key to Beranger’s understanding of the specific requirements of the diverse M&A markets across EMEA and forms the driver for shaping exclusive content for each region.
Beranger joined Mergermarket in 2005 to cover the French market. Prior to this, he undertook a training scheme with Bloomberg News and work experience with the FT and the Guardian.
- University of Bath, MA in Political Science, European and Transatlantic Studies
- University of Toulouse, MA in History, Contemporary History
Managing Editor - Asia-Pacific
Tom heads both Mergermarket and Dealreporter’s editorial operations across Asia-Pacific, overseeing the products’ combined team of over 50 reporters across the region that specialize in M&A and capital markets coverage. As well as managing regional editors and hiring key staff, Tom is responsible for identifying new coverage areas. In 2012 he notably launched our successful ECM product.
Before becoming Dealreporter’s Asia editor in 2010, Tom was European deputy editor, where he headed ECM coverage and covered real estate and financial services. Prior to joining Mergermarket, Tom wrote on capital markets and private equity for a legal media organization in London.
- Manchester University, BA (Hons) History & Spanish
Editor - Asia-Pacific
Patricia leads a team of more than 30 journalists across seven bureaus in the Asia-Pacific region. She ensures the team is first to report M&A developments and consolidation trends in the region. As well as guiding editorial coverage, she is responsible for hiring, training and mentoring talented journalists.
Before her appointment to this position, she was concurrently Assistant Editor and Bureau Chief for Southeast Asia, where she helped shore up coverage of core markets like Singapore and break into new ones like Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar.
- University of Philippines, BA in Journalism
Editor - Americas
Based in New York, Amanda manages the Mergermarket editorial teams in the United States, Canada and Latin America to ensure a consistent flow of M&A news articles.
Prior to joining Mergermarket in 2004, she gained in-depth knowledge of M&A and project finance as a reporter at Institutional Investor.
- State University of New York, Albany, BSc Hons in (Communications, Journalism)
- Colombia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, MS
Head of Sales - EMEA
As Mergermarket’s Head of Sales for the EMEA region, Ben applies his target-driven approach and detailed knowledge of the M&A process to driving sales and managing the EMEA sales team
Before he joined The Mergermarket Group in 2007, Ben spent three years as an Associate for Shield Corporate Finance where he specialized in sell side M&A.
- Southampton University, BSc in Geography
Head of Sales - Americas
Highly organized and a natural leader, Lauren heads our North and South American sales team. In addition to being in charge of strategy and planning for the region, she is also responsible for subscribers management and retention as well as new business development.
Lauren joined the Mergermarket North American sales team in 2006. Prior to this, she worked for Fitch Ratings where she was a Senior Marketing Associate in the Corporate Finance Group.
Education & Professional Memberships
- University of Rhode Island, BS in Marketing
- Member of the Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity and the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
Head of Sales - Asia-Pacific
Based in Hong Kong, Ajay is responsible for new business development, subscriber management and retention across Asia. He leads the Mergermarket sales team of 8 professionals in the fastest growing region for the Mergermarket Group globally.
Ajay joined Mergermarket in 2008 to cover the HK & India markets and helped launch MergerID in Asia. He has also worked at Thomson Reuters and was Sponsorship Manager for Greater China at one of the world’s largest event management companies, working on and managing over 150 events in Asia and Europe.
- University of Keele, BA Dual Honors, Human Resources Management & Marketing
Head of Research
Managing a large global team of analysts, Elias is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the M&A deals database, including quality control, product development and advisory relationships.
Elias joined The Mergermarket Group in 2003 as a Merger Arbitrage Analyst for the Dealreporter team. Prior to this, he worked in investment banking as an analyst, specializing in M&A and business development with Morgan Stanley.
- University College London, BEng in Mechanical Engineering
- Imperial College London, MSc in Finance