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Financial Times reporters win international M&A reporting award

November 10, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

James Politi, U.S. deals reporter, and Francesco Guerrera, U.S. business editor for the Financial Times, won first prize at the M&A International Media Awards 2007.

Financial TimesThey won in the general print press and news agencies, English language category for their jointly written article entitled “KKR and Blackstone jostle for top spot,” published in the Financial Times on May 14-16.

The jury said the article “addresses a very topical issue with clarity and depth. Well-researched and insightful, it is written with such talent that it conveys the high drama of the private equity industry and the tension among its leading players from the very first sentence. This three-part series makes good use of fact-boxes and profiles and is a pleasure to read.”

Lina Saigol, the FT’s European M&A correspondent based in London, won third place in the same category for her column: “It’s time to stop league table obsession,” published April 23.

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