As confidence returns to the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, the Financial Times this month launches ‘Deals and Dealmakers’, a four part editorial series supported by law firm Mishcon de Reya.
The series, edited by Paul Solman, Senior Editor, Special Reports (Magazines & Websites), will launch on 18 March with a report focused on the state of the market post-recession as countries start to move into recovery. Subsequent supplements will be published in June, September and December 2010. A special microsite on www.ft.com will be updated in line with the supplements and will include print articles as well as videos and interactive graphics.
The Financial Times has announced the relaunch of exec-appointments.com, the global executive job board, part of Financial Times Recruitment Solutions. The new look and feel is consistent with both the Financial Times and exec-appointments.com brands, while the new site design will benefit both candidates and recruiters, through improved targeting of jobs, dedicated sector pages and integrated FT content on the site. New features of the redesigned site include:
Advanced search options making it even easier for candidates to find the most relevant jobs, including intelligent options that assess skills criteria and not just job description. Jobs are easier to find, reflecting a more current structure of the jobs market.
The Mergermarket Group has appointed Hamilton Matthews as Chief Executive Officer. Hamilton succeeds Caspar Hobbs, the joint founder of the business who leaves after 10 successful years at the helm of the organisation.
Hamilton Matthews has 18 years experience in the financial information business, including a six-year tenure at Thomson Reuters. He joined Mergermarket in 2001, most recently responsible for the commercial and operational activities in the EMEA region. He has been a key member of the Mergermarket leadership team that has helped build the company into a multinational business.
The Financial Times has won five awards in The Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ (SABEW) 15th annual Best in Business Contest, recognizing the finest business news reporting in 2009.
Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, commented: “It’s a great honor to be recognized by our peers during such an historic year in business, finance and economics. It’s been the story of a lifetime and these wins are a further testament to the FT’s mission of providing readers with the highest quality news and analysis in print and online. We are extremely proud of this achievement.”