M&A Reporter – 5907

Content & Research, Full-time, London
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About us
We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. More than 40% of the world’s largest companies use our solutions. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world.

Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.

Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.

With 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group.
Within ION Analytics we help clients find advantage in a world of information overload and fragmented systems.  Our business information solutions blend expert journalism and analytics with data to help banks, advisors, investors, law firms and corporations find opportunities in markets ranging from equities and fixed income to infrastructure and private equity.

On our platform clients can break through silos to originate opportunities, find buyers, and use resources efficiently, and our advanced workflow automation tools cut through the noise to deliver personalized, targeted information that saves time and effort, and drives better decisions.
At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work.
Learn more at iongroup.com

  • Responsibility for coverage via news, longer articles and comment in relation to infrastructure brownfield M&A in the following countries: France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia.
  • Attend daily news meetings and regular milestone and features meetings, and be prepared to provide original ideas and ways of developing them.
  • Provide news leads by 9.15am for Inframation Europe’s “Morning Cut” and by Midday for its “Afternoon Cut”.
  • You should monitor rival websites several times a day.
  • Work closely with other members of the Inframation team, particularly those actively covering M&A as well as M&A reporters working for Mergermarket and Dealreporter.
  • Write at least two news items per days, at least one of which is an exclusive off-diary story.
  • News stories should contain context and background, and be written in accordance with the Inframation style guide and standard rules of news writing.
  • News stories and longer articles should be delivered within the time frame given to you by your editor.
  • Length of news and longer articles (in terms of word count) should be in accordance with directions set by your editor.
  • You should write one feature per month.
  • In the context of M&A, you should familiarize yourself with key people among equity investors, debt providers, technical advisers, M&A financial advisers, legal advisers.
  • You should develop a spreadsheet of the following types of contacts for all the geographies you are covering: Equity investors; debt funds; banks; technical advisors; Due diligence advisors; financial M&A advisors; legal advisors; model auditors
  • Attend at least two meetings a week with contacts through coffee meetings, lunches, evening drinks.
  • Attend at least one conference every two months relating to your M&A area of coverage.
  • Arrange at least one overseas trip every three months to meet contacts within your areas of coverage. 

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