Will Mace began his journey in business journalism at The Independent circa 2009, but when that weekly business paper was closed down he became a founding reporter for the Fairfax Business Bureau, which supplied news to Fairfax’s regional mastheads and the Stuff.co.nz website.
Moving to London in 2013, he spent six years at Acuris Global (formerly Mergermarket) covering listed M&A deals, event-driven special situations, and shareholder activism campaigns across Europe for an investment banking and hedge fund audience. In 2016 he was tasked with launching an entirely new Acuris service called Activistmonitor, and became an authority on the subject of investor activism as it grew in the region.
Over his last two years in London, Will juggled editorship and reporting across activism, M&A, ECM, and regulatory/competition review coverage. He joined NBR in April 2021.
He enjoys live music, sailing, skiing, and critiquing rugby from the safety of the sidelines.