Shareholder targeting & ID Archive

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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May 05, 2021
Shareholder monitoring: How the right ownership data can accelerate company growth
Discerning ownership for public companies is a complex and often frustrating matter for issuers and advisers alike. Combing through regulatory filings is cumbersome, prone to error and can often lead to data comparisons that are akin to comparing apples with oranges. There are many financial data platforms available to do the work for you but, even if the publicly reported data is perfect and timely, issuers are still going to miss a significant portion of their shareholde...
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Apr 22, 2021
IROs note: ‘We’ve seen an increase in our international shareholders’
The enforced move to virtual meetings, conferences and non-deal roadshows in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has given public companies a chance to enhance their overseas marketing, according to several panelists at the IR Magazine Forum – US 2021. Prior to the pandemic, access to international investors was hampered by the cost – in terms of both financial concerns and management’s time – of traveling overseas. But both Victoria Hyde-Dunn, head of investo...
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Apr 02, 2021
The week in investor relations: Deliveroo’s tumble, no to ‘say on climate’ and Hong Kong hit by trading halts
– Deliveroo shares plummeted on the firm’s stock market debut after a number of major UK investors expressed concerns about its gig economy worker model, reported the BBC. Shares in the food delivery business were offered to investors at 390p each, but closed 14 percent lower at 284p per share, having fallen 30 percent initially. The company had hoped for a share price of up to 460p but reduced th...
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Mar 19, 2021
The week in investor relations: Gender-neutral bylaws, a Russian boom and a push to protect the environment
– JPMorgan, the largest bank in the US, went gender-neutral when it changed its bylaws this week, reported Bloomberg. As pressure grows from both society and investors on global businesses to show they are diversifying and becoming more inclusive, the bank swapped the use of ‘chairman’ for ‘chair’ and also switched ‘his,’ ...
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Mar 12, 2021
The week in investor relations: A side of shares for retail investors, banks on ESG and a $500 mn impact investment
– Deliveroo said shares worth £50 mn ($70 mn) would be earmarked for customers in its upcoming flotation, with the offer branded ‘Great food with a side of shares’, reported Reuters. Founder and CEO Will Shu said Deliveroo’s customers had supported the company’s growth and he wanted to give them the chance to share in the next stage of its journey. The firm’s London listing, with a potential value...
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Mar 03, 2021
How Agnico Eagle Mines maintained its 'active' marketing calendar in 2020
Agnico Eagle Mines won four awards at last year’s IR Magazine Awards in Canada, following on from winning five awards in 2019. Brian Christie, vice president of investor relations, acknowledges that the company has had ‘a very active IR program for 15 to 20 years’, but 2020 was still a challenge. During the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak, Christie contacted the company’s top 50 investors to update them on how the business would be affected – includi...
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