Shareholder targeting & ID Archive

Jul 09, 2021
The week in investor relations: Direct listing win for Wise, AMC’s share sale backtrack and speeding up IPOs in Hong Kong
– London saw its first direct listing this week – as well as the capital’s biggest float of the year and London’s largest ever tech listing – when payments group Wise went public. City AM reported that the firm’s value hit £8 bn ($11 bn) when it floated on Wednesday. Shares began trading at £8 each, following an auction process earli...
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Jun 25, 2021
Week in investor relations: Buyout firms target the UK, Engine No 1 raises $100 mn for ETF and Toshiba shareholders vote out chairman
– UK companies are receiving more buyout offers than at any time in the last 20 years, sparking complaints from some fund managers that, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are not being adequately valued, reported the Financial Times (paywall). Last weekend, British supermarket Morrison’s rejected a £5.5 bn ($7.7 bn) offer from private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice. Bu...
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Jun 23, 2021
Inside Coinbase’s ‘egalitarian’ approach to IR
As Coinbase prepared for its direct listing earlier this year, it was clear that the company was approaching the process a little differently: from hosting a Reddit AMA – where it invited questions from retail investors on the often-feared social media site – to listing Satoshi Nakamoto – the pseudonym for the anonymous mastermind of Bitcoin – on the front page of its filing with the SEC ahead of the listing. ‘We take an egalitarian approach to IR,’ Anil...
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May 17, 2021
Retail Investors report now available
IR Magazine has released a new report examining how IR engages with retail investors. The report investigates the current levels of retail investment, how these have changed in recent times and how satisfied IROs are with these investment levels. The report also looks at how best to communicate with retail investors and how engagement with them differs from dealings with institutional investors.   ...
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May 12, 2021
Spac-talk: Bringing IR and PR together in Ticker 124
KCSA Strategic Communications’ Lewis Goldberg and Jeffrey Goldberger discuss the forces shaping the current market for special purpose acquisition companies (Spacs) and the role communications teams play in the Spac process, pre and post-conversion. We all know there’s been a Spac boom. But Goldberg and Goldberger spoke to IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette as things had ‘ground to a stop’. ‘This week (April 19) is the first week since March 2020 when we haven...
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