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At the inaugural Due Diligence: Dialogues event, James Fontanella-Khan, the FT's US Corporate Finance and Deals Editor, met with Gregg Lemkau, Chief Executive Officer of MSD Partners, to discuss what motivated a veteran Goldman Sachs banker to move from the sell-side to the buy-side.

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Arash Massoudi
CORPORATE FINANCE AND DEALS EDITOR
Arash Massoudi is corporate finance and deals editor at the Financial Times based in London, where he has worked since 2014. Prior to that, he was capital markets reporter in the FT's New York bureau.
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James Fontanella-Khan
US CORPORATE FINANCE AND DEALS EDITOR
James Fontanella-Khan is US corporate finance and deals editor at the Financial Times covering deals across America. Previously he worked on Lex and as a correspondent in Brussels, New Delhi and Mumbai.
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Francesca Friday
DUE DILIGENCE REPORTER
Francesca Friday is the Financial Times's Due Diligence reporter. She also produces the FT's premium Due Diligence briefing on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity.
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Ortenca Aliaj
M&A CORRESPONDENT
Ortenca Aliaj is the Financial Times's M&A correspondent, a specialist journalist focused on the latest news in mergers & acquisitions.
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Martin Wolf
CHIEF ECONOMICS COMMENTATOR
Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”.
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Robert Armstrong
US FINANCIAL COMMENTATOR
Robert Armstrong is the FT’s US financial commentator and writes the Unhedged newsletter. Previously, he was US financial editor, chief editorial writer and has also edited the FT’s Lex Column.
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Kaye Wiggins
PRIVATE CAPITAL CORRESPONDENT
Kaye Wiggins covers private equity at the Financial Times and writes for the FT's premium corporate finance briefing, Due Diligence. She joined the FT in 2019 from Bloomberg News.
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Robert Smith
CAPITAL MARKETS CORRESPONDENT
Robert Smith is the Financial Times's capital markets correspondent. He specialises in complex financial investigations and his work has been recognised and awarded at the British Journalism Awards and the Gerald Loeb Awards.
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Javier Espinoza
EU CORRESPONDENT
Javier Espinoza is the FT’s EU Correspondent covering competition and digital policy from Brussels. Prior to that he was the paper's Private Equity Correspondent in London. He was part of the original group of reporters that formed the FT's Due Diligence newsletter in 2017.
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Sujeet Indap
US LEX EDITOR
Sujeet Indap is the FT's US Editor of the Lex Column and contributor to Due Diligence, the FT's daily newsletter on deals and dealmakers. He writes frequently on the intersection of corporate finance and corporate law.
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Eric Platt
US MARKETS EDITOR
Eric Platt is the US markets editor of the Financial Times and contributes to Due Diligence, the paper's premium deals briefing. He oversees the paper's coverage of US equity, debt and derivative markets out of the New York bureau, with a focus on the rise in corporate indebtedness over the past decade.
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Miles Kruppa
VENTURE CAPITAL REPORTER
Miles Kruppa is the venture capital reporter at the Financial Times, covering the most significant deals, people, and institutions in Silicon Valley. He also contributes to Due Diligence, the FT's premium newsletter on deals and dealmakers.