Hong Kong

Acuris (an ION Group company) is seeking a seasoned financial reporter to bolster Dealreporter’s efforts to break news on large cap listed M&A in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The successful applicant will have several years’ experience in business or financial news reporting and a proven track record in producing off diary news.

Dealreporter focuses on breaking major deal developments and understanding the regulatory risks surrounding large cap listed M&A in Asia and globally.

Key areas of interest include rival bids, shareholder activism and regulatory risks that can threaten deal completion.The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience in corporate financial journalism and familiarity with APAC M&A deal trends.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record of scoops and / or investigative financial journalism, as well as an ability to make cold calls and develop sources.

Preference will be given to candidates with an M&A reporting background, an existing source network, and fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese.

The role will require close collaboration with the full range of Acuris’ local, regional and global network of reporters and analysts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying and reporting on new and ongoing listed company M&A
  • Beating our competitors to major developments in emerging and announced M&A
  • Staying informed and up to date on emerging areas of deal activity, trends and regulatory risks
  • Sharing ideas and information with colleagues
  • Maintaining and developing a source network that includes corporate executives, bankers, advisors, lawyers and funds
  • Communicate with Dealreporter’s core hedge fund readership base
  • Skills & Requirements :

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to analyse and read deal documentation
  • Ability to track and follow, at any given time, a handful of large cap deals as they develop
  • Good understanding of basic financial and legal concepts
  • Passionate and aggressive in financial investigative reporting
  • Four years or more of financial reporting experience preferred
  • Strong language skills - fluency in English, Cantonese and / or Mandarin speaking and reading / writing skills a bonus.
  • Job location in Hong Kong or possibly Singapore
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