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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Real Deals is the independent voice of European private equity, providing essential market intelligence, deal information and insight to Europe’s leading private equity firms, their lawyers, advisors, service providers and LPs.

With one of the largest dedicated editorial teams in European private equity, Real Deals publishes regular sector reports, an online news portal that includes the fully searchable Done Deals archive and Real Deals intelligence of the top GPs in Europe, and organises some of the industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies and conferences.

In addition to the fortnightly print magazine, Real Deals is also available as a digital edition for all subscribers.

Find out how you and your team can benefit from a subscription to Real Deals - contact Steve Walsh on +44 (0) 20 7368 7219 /

To promote your brand through our magazine, website, news alerts or conferences, contact Melanie Lovegrove on +44 (0) 20 7368 7208 /

If you have a deal or would like to contact our editorial team, drop us an email:

Meet the team.


Amy Carroll, Editor

Amy joined Real Deals in 2004 having covered the institutional investment market. She was previously editor of private equity news and research website AltAssets and a reporter for Private Banker International, a Lafferty Group publication. Amy graduated from Birmingham University in 2000.

Dom Tait, Associate Editor

Dom joined Real Deals in August 2008, initially as chief sub-editor. He also oversees web content for the magazine. Dom previously worked as a sub-editor at Business Monitor International.

Brendan Scott, European Editor

Brendan, like Amy, previously worked as the editor of private equity news and research website AltAssets. He joined the Real Deals team in September 2010 to focus on European markets outside of the UK. Brendan completed his NCTJ journalism training in 2007.

James Harris, Reporter

James covered mid-market M&A before joining Real Deals in March 2010. He focuses on venture capital and Iberian private equity. James graduated from Edinburgh University in 2006.

Alice Murray, Reporter

Alice joined the editorial team in August 2010. She focuses on Nordic private equity as well as consumer and retail sector coverage. She also manages the people section, detailing industry moves. Alice graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in Classical Civilisations.

Sales and Marketing:

Tom Holbourn, Head of Marketing

Tom is responsible for subscriptions, events and website marketing activity across the Real Deals portfolio of products. Tom was previously Senior Marketing Manager at Private Equity International and holds a BA in Politics from the University of Leicester.

Melanie Lovegrove, Advertising Manager

Mel is responsible for all products across the Real Deals portfolio including print, awards, conferences and roundtables. She joined Real Deals in December 2010, having previously managed all products for Financial Sector Technology, a technology magazine, for the past five years.

Steve Walsh, Subscriptions Sales Manager

Steve is responsible for all subscriptions globally for Real Deals. He joined Real Deals in July 2011 after ten years at IFR

Steve also had experience of the Renewable Energy Sector from his time at the

New Energy World Network.
Senior Management:

Publishing Director: Steven Randell

Founder & Editorial Director: Stuart Rock

Founder & Communications Director: Matthew Rock



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