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Bloomberg names Scent its acting head of global deals

September 28, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Ben Scent

Bloomberg senior executive editor Dan Hauck and chief content officer Heather Harris sent out the following:

After more than two decades of round-the-clock journalism and hundreds of scoops, our Executive Editor for Deals, Aaron Kirchfeld, is taking about 9 months of leave to study for a master’s degree. While his tireless presence and dedication to breaking stories will be a huge loss, we are making several moves to shore up coverage in his absence.

Ben Scent, Managing Editor for Deals in EMEA/APAC, will serve as acting EE for global deals while Aaron is out. Ben, who worked in Hong Kong for almost 6 years before moving to London, will work closely with Americas ME Liana Baker and Team Leader Matt Monks in New York. Fareed Salhoul, our London-based deals editor, will relocate to NY to support the team there. We’re also close to naming a new editor for APAC, replacing David Morris who is also moving to NY as our new czar for Equity Capital Markets.

Dinesh Nair, senior London deals reporter, is being promoted to global chief correspondent and will travel to the US regularly to break news with the team on the world’s biggest and most competitive M&A market. Michelle Davis will add US media and telecoms to her existing portfolio of healthcare and deal financing. The US team will be further strengthened with the addition of Ryan Gould, who joined us from Mergermarket last week and is already breaking news on IPOs and M&A. In EMEA, Eyk Henning has joined the deals team to cover German-speaking countries and activism and will also take on European industrials M&A in Aaron’s absence.

We wish Aaron all the best of luck trying not to check his phone and emails during lectures and look forward to his return next summer.

Dan & Heather

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