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FT launches M&A newsletter “Due Diligence”

April 4, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 5.32.30 AMThe Financial Times has started an email newsletter called “Due Diligence” covering merger and acquisition news.

“Due Diligence” is for premium subscription readers and will come out Tuesday through Friday.

The goal is to create something that helps readers find their way through the increasingly complex world of mergers and acquisitions.

“There are already many good business newsletters out there, but we hope to differentiate ourselves by focusing exclusively on the M&A ecosystem and the people who are at the center of it,” said James Fontanella-Khan, an FT M&A correspondent in New York. “Think executives, bankers, lawyers, accountants, public relations advisors, consultants, etc.”

Also working on the newsletter is Arash Massoudi, another M&A correspondent.

The newsletter will curate news related to deals and dealmakers anywhere and will include insights as well as information about industry job moves.

It will also break important M&A stories and have a more conversational style than regular Financial Times content.

The newsletter will link to FT stories but also those of its competitors. “I can’t stress this enough: our goal is to service our readers, so if a rival news outlet has a great story, we will let our subscribes know about it,” said Fontanella-Khan. “Hopefully that will make readers come back to us and we become a gateway to all the best info about M&A.”

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