M&A Journalism in 2019: Greg Roumeliotis of Reuters News

APC/CVX, BMY/CELG, and BBT/STI are three mega-deals of 2019 with one common denominator: No major media outlets managed to scoop the story before it was press released. So what’s changed in the world of m&a journalism in the last few years? Greg Roumeliotis reflects on a 13+ year career with Reuters news covering deals and deal speculation. We discuss “bad” journalism, competition among peers and dig into why media intervention can often disrupt the entire deal process.