Leon Saunders Calvert runs the M&A + Capital Raising business at Refinitiv where we service these professionals with data, news, insights and workflow tools to allow them to provide expert advice and deal execution for companies and government institutions. We have created an evolving eco-system of partners to support the digitisation and technology transformation opportunity in this space, focused on bringing transparency, efficiency and new insights using Big Data, AI, blockchain and other emerging technologies in order to reduce friction in the dealmaking market.
He joined the company in 2007 and has held various roles, primarily in commercial management, as the EMEA Head of Banking & Research, and in content strategy, as the Global Head of the Deals, League Tables and Private Equity franchises. Before this he ran the research and data teams at Mergermarket (now Acuris), a provider of M&A intelligence to the advisory community, and he started his career as an M&A Analyst at an advisory boutique, Regent Partners. He has a Masters Degree in International Management and a BA Hons in Philosophy and Literature.
Leon is a Board Observer at TAB, an aggregator of crowdfunding and other online financial marketplace data to service financial professionals in this emerging asset class, and an Advisory Board member of HighCastle, who use blockchain technology to support the issuance and distribution of securities. Leon also provides pro-bono consultative advice to charities through the Pilotlight business executive program and through UnLtd’s social entrepreneurs mentorship program.
He has had numerous articles published on film analysis via various film journals. Leon enjoys going to the gym, self defense classes, and running around after his two young children.