Our Team

Alessandra Castelli

Editor, EMEA

Alessandra leads the Activistmonitor’s EMEA operation. Based in London, Alessandra is also focusing in identifying new content sets within the public markets. She has over 13 years of experience in financial journalism having covered large scale of M&A deals.

Previous experience

Alessandra joined Acuris in May 2004 as research analyst. Since then she has worked on both Mergermarket and Dealreporter editorial teams, first as Head of Italian coverage, then Deputy Editor and Editor of Dealreporter. Alessandra previously worked as a training lawyer for a Milan-based law firm.

Education and Professional Memberships

Catholic University of Milan, LLM in Law

Lucinda Guthrie

 Deputy Editor in Chief

Lucinda manages a team of journalists who cover breaking news on corporate events involving listed companies globally. Her team provides intelligence for the equity and fixed income markets that is tailored to hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, security lending, ECM syndicate desks and institutional fund managers.

Previous experience
With thirteen years’ experience of business journalism, Lucinda has reported on markets and corporate events in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Lucinda joined Acuris in 2006 and, before managing the European editorial team, she was deputy editor for Dealreporter Asia.
University of Northumbria, BA (Hons) in English Literature and Film

Craig Kelly

Head of Sales - Europe

As Head of Sales for Activistmonitor and PaRR in Europe, Craig applies his detailed knowledge of antitrust and activism to drive sales and manage the sales team.

Previous experience

Before he joined Acuris in 2012, Craig spent several years leading sales teams at many global consultancy and research businesses across EMEA and Australia.


BA (Hons) Business Studies - Illinois State University/Sunderland University
MA International Management – Sunderland University

William Mace

Assistant Editor, EMEA

William has reported on high profile activist campaigns in EMEA and has has reported on high profile activist campaigns in the region.  William also regularly moderates panel discussions between activists and activism experts at conferences across Europe and appears as a commentator on CNBC.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Activistmonitor in 2016, William was senior reporter for Dealreporter covering M&A transactions. Before that, he spent five years reporting for the business pages of New Zealand’s largest publisher, Fairfax Media, covering everything from High Court fraud cases to M&A situations.

Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies, Media), University of Auckland, and Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Massey University

Ed Mullane

Editor, Americas

Ed heads the activism team in North America, leading a focused group of reporters covering many of the more complex and contentious campaigns in the public markets.  Based in New York, Ed has participated and moderated many of the leading panels in activism and is now increasingly spending more time expanding coverage of environmental, social an d governance issues.     

Previous experience
Joining Acuris in 2006, Ed participated as a reporter in the launch of the Dealreporter product in the US,   covering M&A, activism, and regulatory matters. Ed has also served as sector editor for the technology, media and telecom group for both the Dealreporter and Mergermarket news services . He has been writing on business since 1986 as a journalist and analyst.
Muhlenberg College, BA in Finance/Economics 

Ben Rumble

Head of Sales - EMEA

Based in London, Ben is responsible for the commercial efforts within Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including product and business development, subscriber management and retention. He applies his detailed knowledge of activism and the M&A process to driving sales and managing the EMEA sales team.


Previous experience

Before he joined Acuris in 2007, Ben spent three years as an Associate for Shield Corporate Finance where he specialised in sell side M&A.



Southampton University, BSc in Geography

Kurt Viehl

Head of Sales - Americas

Based in New York, Kurt is responsible for the commercial efforts within the Americas, including product and business development, subscriber management and retention. He applies a consultative and detail oriented approach towards driving growth across the region.
Previous experience
Prior to joining Acuris in 2010, Kurt worked for Bureau van Dijk and Reuters, focusing on consultative sales and Economic analysis.
Clark University - BA, Economics with Honors