Dealmaking & Brexit - Realities & Expectations

View this on-demand webinar presented by Refinitiv Deals Intelligence and Reuters Breakingviews. Our guest speakers explored the ins and outs of UK dealmaking, the relationship between Brexit, M&A and capital markets and what outcomes we can expect as talks are ongoing.  Has Brexit indeed impacted UK dealmaking and how has the landscape evolved since the referendum? Will UK companies become less attractive acquisition targets as our Refinitiv 2019 annual Deal Makers survey suggests? 


Matthew Toole - Director, Deals Intelligence, Refinitiv

Matthew Toole serves as Director of Deals Intelligence within Refinitiv’s Investing and Advisory Division and is responsible for communicating broad M&A, capital markets, private equity and venture capital industry trends through regular research reports and the financial media.  Matthew’s research has been featured in various global financial publications including The New York Times and the Financial Times and he has appeared on CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange and Squawk Box and The Nightly Business Report.

Most recently, Matthew was the Director of Deals Intelligence for the Financial & Risk division of Thomson Reuters.  Prior to this appointment, Matthew was the director of media relations for Thomson Financial’s Investment Banking content and managed Thomson Financial’s capital markets content strategy and development including debt and equity research and banking contributor relations. Matthew started his career as a research analyst in the fixed income group at Thomson Financial Securities Data. 

Matthew received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Providence College.

Gonzalo Ponce Pestana - Analyst, Deals Intelligence, Refinitiv

Gonzalo currently works as a Deals Intelligence Analyst at Refinitiv Capital Markets & Advisory division where he produces sector reviews of the Investment Banking industry. 

Prior to his role at Refinitiv, Gonzalo worked as a Deals Intelligence analyst at Thomson Reuters. Gonzalo joined Thomson Reuters in 2015 serving first as a financial analyst supporting the revenue assurance and financial controlling function of the Europe north sales team and supply chain and commodities strategy team.

Gonzalo graduated from Hult International business school with a Masters of International Business, and previously obtained a BSc in Economics from the University of Porto. His International exposure includes living, studying and working in Venezuela, Portugal and United Kingdom. 


Peter Thal Larsen - EMEA Editor, Reuters Breakingviews

Peter Thal Larsen is EMEA Editor Reuters Breakingviews, the award-winning provider of financial insight. Based in London, he leads a team of columnists covering corporate finance, banking, economics, markets and policy in the region.

Between 2012 and 2016, Peter was Asia Editor, spearheading Breakingviews’ expansion in the region. Based in Hong Kong, he wrote about topics ranging from China’s growing debt problem, Japan’s attempted economic revival, Indian banks, cross-border mergers, and the future of Hong Kong.

Peter joined Reuters in June 2009 from the Financial Times, where he worked for 10 years. Between 2005 and 2009 he was the FT’s banking editor, leading the paper’s award-winning coverage of global banking during the credit crunch.

Between 2000 and 2004 Peter was based in New York, where he covered Wall Street and the media business, and played a leading role in the FT’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.

Peter was the winner of the “Best in Business” award for international commentary for 2013, awarded by the Society of American Business Writers and Editors.
A Dutch national, Peter has degrees from Bristol University and the London School of Economics.


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