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Colin Morrison is a former magazine and newspaper journalist who has been CEO of media, information and entertainment companies in Europe and the AsiaPacific including: EMAP, ACP, Axel Springer, Future, RELX, and Hearst.

He is an investor, director, and consultant of media, technology and investment companies in Europe, the US and Australia.

Colin founded Flashes & Flames in 2011, and has been honoured as an Influencer in the Folio:100, in the US, and by an OBE, in the UK. Contact Colin

Kieran Delaney is owner-founder of Mathematics, which designs and builds websites, apps and digital products for media and brands including Facebook, Dazed, Mixmag, Audi, Birkenstock, Kerrang! and RayBan. He has also been variously involved in web projects for NME, Adidas, X-Box, Stella McCartney and 02. Previously, he had been Commercial Art Director for FHM. com at Bauer Media. Contact Kieran

Alex DeGroote has been a leading UK-based investment analyst for more than 20 years, specialising in the media and tech sectors, with corporate clients including Trinity Mirror (Reach), WPP and Rightmove.

Sarah Risebrow is a highly-experienced analyst who undertakes acquisition search, company valuation, strategic due diligence, post-acquisition integration and marketing planning across many markets.

Ian Findlay has managed M&A, fund-raising, investment management, and strategic development for some of Europe’s largest B2C and B2B media groups including: Reed Elsevier and EMAP.

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The Flashes & Flames team has global experience in building, buying, managing and developing media brands and companies across digital, events, print, and broadcast. They are involved in long-term and ad hoc strategic projects on behalf of independent, public and private equity companies. Talk to us about your strategy, competitive challenges, possible transactions, people, systems, products and services. We can help inject fresh thinking and new ideas into your plans.

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