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FT expands Due Diligence community with launch of exclusive M&A forum

8 February 2019: Today, the Financial Times announces the expansion of its daily premium corporate finance newsletter Due Diligence (DD) with a new members-only forum from The 125 for professionals interested in M&A, private equity and corporate strategy.

Building on the popularity of Due Diligence’s daily email briefing, which has attracted more than 30,000 subscribers since its launch in March 2017, the new forum aims to stimulate in-depth discussion on some of the most pressing challenges facing the finance industry.

FT corporate finance editor and Due Diligence co-founder Arash Massoudi said: “We created the Due Diligence newsletter in the belief that FT readers craved to go deeper inside the major corporate finance stories and business characters of our time. Two years on, we are proud to have built a loyal and engaged audience of readers around the world.

He added: “The DD forum represents the next phase of the newsletter's growth, bringing together readers in an intimate setting to hear from world class speakers on topics specifically curated by DD."

The Due Diligence forum will expand to New York City later this year, following its launch in London on 26 March 2019. The first event will be themed around the return of stakeholder capitalism.

Founding members of the forum include Finsbury, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and J.P. Morgan.

Further information on the Due Diligence forum can be found here.

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For more information, please contact:

Catherine Goacher I catherine.goacher@ft.com I +44 (0)20 7873 4181
Rachel Joy I rachel.joy@ft.com | +44 (0) 20 7873 3931

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