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Sola Akinola
Director of Research, Americas at Preqin


Sola Akinola is the Director of Research (Americas) at Preqin, the alternative assets industry’s leading source of data, insights and solutions, where he heads a team of over 40 analysts responsible for direct engagements with asset managers and institutional investors across all alternative asset classes. In addition to having full ownership of the Americas’ exclusive, forward-looking and actionable data, Sola is a core part of the senior management of Preqin’s Americas operations.

Prior to joining Preqin, Sola was the Global Head of Deals & Data Content at Mergermarket (an Acuris Company) where he was responsible for the origination, development and execution of content initiatives enhancing Mergermarket’s global M&A deals & data product offering.

With over a decade of experience working in the financial information industry in both Europe and North America, Sola has played the role of data ambassador through numerous presentations and public speaking engagements covering the M&A and alternative assets industries.