On-demand Webinar: Trends in M&A and Capital Raising

View the recording to find out how the landscape continues to evolve and get the latest on the ins and outs of global dealmaking.  

It’s fair to say that in Q1 2019 global dealmaking did not surpass expectations. Investment banking fees were down 14 percent year-on-year and while global M&A dropped  20 percent compared with the same period in 2018. The number of mega deals halved in value and capital markets registered hefty declines. 

Join us for a deep dive of Q2, ins and outs of dealmaking so far this year and a forward looking view into what is yet to come in 2019.

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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.

Stephen Lacey ─ US Editor, International Financing Review


Stephen Lacey is US Editor for International Financing Review, responsible for coordinating coverage of Americas capital markets teams (fixed income, securitization, derivatives, equities) across real-time and print publications. Since joining IFR in 2001, Mr. Lacey has specialized in coverage across the life-cycle of equity capital markets, from venture capital/private equity to IPO, and onto public equity (primary/secondary stock sales, convertible bonds and M&A). He previously headed up IPO coverage at Red Herring, a bi-weekly publication focused on the venture capital industry. Mr. Lacey co-chairs the annual IFR US ECM Roundtable.

Anthony Hughes ─  Assistant US Editor, International Financing Review


Anthony Hughes is Assistant Editor for International Financing Review with primary responsibility for overseeing equity capital markets coverage, including publication of the IFR US ECM Briefing. In this capacity, Mr. Hughes specializes in coverage of TMT, Industrials and Financials. He has had a long career in business journalism, starting in Australia as Investment Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald as well author of a daily stock market column for the Australian Financial Review. Prior to joining IFR in 2011, Mr. Hughes worked as AFR’s New York correspondent. He has also co-authored two books on stock market investing in Australia. Anthony is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Hughes co-chairs the annual IFR US ECM Roundtable.

John Foley ─ US Editor, Reuters Breakingviews


John Foley is Reuters Breakingviews' U.S. editor. He has previously written and edited from London, Beijing and Hong Kong, and established Breakingviews’ first Asian bureau in 2009, subsequently running the European team from 2015 to 2017. Before joining Breakingviews in 2004, John worked as a copywriter for a London-based advertising agency. He read English Literature at Exeter College, Oxford.

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