Small cap Archive

Dec 02, 2021
‘The pandemic has changed IR’: Thomas Kudsk Larsen on his move from AstraZeneca to small cap Sobi
‘For people doing IR, I think this pandemic has been so fundamental in terms of changing their daily lives,’ says Thomas Kudsk Larsen, talking to IR Magazine about why he made the move from pharma giant AstraZeneca – made a topic of household debate across the globe by the pandemic – for Swedish small-cap biopharma firm Sobi (short for Swedish Orphan Biovitrum) where he now serves as head of communication and investor relations. Part of the issue is...
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Nov 26, 2021
Voya Financial acquires small-cap specialist Tygh Capital Management
Voya Investment Management, part of the Voya Financial group, has acquired small-cap growth specialist Tygh Capital Management. Under the deal, the full team behind the TCM Small Cap Growth Fund, which manages around  $520 mn in assets, will join Voya’s investment arm. The transaction is expected to close by March 2022. Employees moving across to the new firm include CEO and chief investment officer Richard Johnson, president and CFO Jeff Curtis, and portf...
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Nov 24, 2021
‘Chance meetings’ can’t really happen with virtual, says Graham Corporation
Based in New York but operating across the globe, Graham Corporation designs and manufactures critical engineering equipment for a variety of sectors, including defense, energy and chemical. CEO Jeff Glajch, who joined the company in 2009, talks about his recent experiences as IR lead at the small-cap firm. The small-cap space is often seen as being somewhat separate from larger peers. What challenges have you faced over the past 18 months and what opportuni...
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Oct 21, 2021
Five key takeaways from the IR Magazine Forum – Small Cap 2021
Last month, IR Magazine hosted its fourth Small Cap Forum – an opportunity for small and micro-cap investor relations professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities that are often unique, or more acute, at smaller companies. In this article, we summarize some of the key takeaways. Don’t wait for analyst coverage While many small and micro-cap companies don’t have significant analyst coverage due to the changing econo...
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Oct 04, 2021
Six-month review: Douglas Kris of Compass Minerals
Douglas Kris joined Compass Minerals in late December 2020, having previously held investor relations roles at Montage Resources and Eclipse Resources, as well as sell-side roles at KLR Group, Euro Pacific Capital and BMO Capital Markets. What appealed to you about this role? My corporate IR experience has been in exploration & production and energy. It wasn’t a huge sector switch to move to a different natural resources focus. But what ...
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