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Jan 14, 2022
The week in investor relations: Omicron IPO party threat, transparency push for private firms and the purpose of mayonnaise
– Covid-19’s rapidly spreading Omicron variant is throwing a spanner in the works for IPO coming-out parties, said the Wall Street Journal (paywall). The current wave of the pandemic is ‘sending Americans back into retreat,’ according to the paper, which added that companies that are on deck for IPOs are re-evaluating their listi...
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Jan 13, 2022
PAVmed and Lucid Diagnostics name two new IR hires
Medical technology company PAVmed and its majority-owned subsidiary Lucid Diagnostics, a commercial-stage cancer prevention diagnostics company, have announced a new IR team to serve both Nasdaq-listed companies. Adrian Miller has been named as vice president of IR, with a company release noting that his role will include ‘broad strategic responsibilities across all aspects of investor communications, as well as a specific focus on institutional investors’. The ...
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Jan 13, 2022
ESG in the energy sector: Investors more concerned than corporates about challenges
Energy sector investors place greater weight on challenges to a new-energy transition than do corporate executives, according to research from Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD). Despite being the sector that is arguably under the biggest ESG spotlight, researchers from the international law firm describe the ESG mindset of the energy sector as being in the ‘early days’. But the research – which surveys 170 industry leaders in the energy sector, comprising cor...
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Jan 12, 2022
BlackSky Technology brings in Aly Bonilla as vice president of investor relations
BlackSky Technology, the NYSE-listed provider of geospatial intelligence, has appointed Aly Bonilla as vice president of investor relations. Most recently, Bonilla worked as vice president of IR at ORBCOMM, which was taken private last year. Prior to that, he held senior IR and finance roles at companies including Office Depot, Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, ADT and AutoNation. Bonilla holds an MBA in finance and a bachelor’s degree in business and...
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Jan 12, 2022
Firm seeks to bring private equity strategy to public markets
A new firm launched by one of the co-founders of a leading distressed investment firm and a senior lecturer from Harvard Business School is seeking to bring private equity returns to public market investors through a proprietary investment strategy. PEO Partners, which launched on Monday, has been managing its flagship fund, the PEO Private Equity Access Master Fund, since May 2021. The fund aims to provide access to returns comparable with traditional private equit...
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Jan 12, 2022
Goodyear names internal hire as new IR lead
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has appointed Christian Gadzinski as its new senior director of investor relations, replacing Nick Mitchell who is moving to strategy and business development. Gadzinski, who has been with the Akron, Ohio-headquartered tire firm since 2007, comes most recently from a position as director and general manager within Goodyear’s commercial truck tire and service centers. During his time with the company, he has held numerous role...
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Jan 11, 2022
Index focused on corporate transparency switches 20 holdings
Twenty new companies are being added to an index that focuses on the world’s most transparent companies, while 20 existing holdings are coming out. The Transparency Index, which aims to track the top 100 companies for openness and accountability, is updating its constituents for 2022, according to CNBC. Companies entering t...
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Jan 11, 2022
WWE appoints Seth Zaslow as head of investor relations
WWE, the media and entertainment group, has named Seth Zaslow as its new senior vice president and head of investor relations. Zaslow joins from Virgin Galactic, where he served as vice president and head of IR. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and head of IR at AMC Networks. He takes over the IR reins from senior finance executive Michael Weitz, who will continue to oversee financial planning and analysis while also becoming the lead for treasury,...
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