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Keep your shareholders close

For the first time in a while many Australians are facing the prospect of returning to their offices. As we confront the prospect of revisiting corporate dress, farewelling activewear, shaving and resuming our haircare habits, boards and executive teams must grapple...

Coffee anyone?

Now we are on the verge of emerging from the coronavirus cocoon, and the possibility of more face to face interaction on the horizon, we have got some decisions to make. Like, who do we see first? It’s a simple question that requires a thoughtful answer. Whilst...

As the market begins to recover, there is good money for good stories

Nobody could have foreseen the volatility of equity markets so far in 2020. The ASX enjoyed a stellar 2019, which continued into the early months of 2020, hitting a record high on 20 February. While some thought equity markets were close to full value, most investors...
Activists and social media expose regulators

Activists and social media expose regulators

The rising tide of shareholder activism has brought a new tension to the markets as companies struggle to defend and justify themselves. Shareholders brace for impact. Directors’ and senior managers’ behaviour and judgement are under particular scrutiny. Reputations...

Don’t forget about us! Managing priority stakeholders

Don’t forget about us! Managing priority stakeholders

Australian companies invest considerable time and effort to ensure communication with investors and customers is of the highest quality. Yet many seemingly struggle to manage, or even define, priority stakeholders outside these groups – the policy makers, regulators,...

Simplifying your investor sales pitch

Simplifying your investor sales pitch

Being able to articulately and convincingly ‘sell your story’ to the investment market is a critical role of any listed-company executive, whether the objective is to support a potential or current capital raising, increase trading liquidity or to expand the share...

Corporate presentations – a fine balancing act

Corporate presentations – a fine balancing act

With the results season finished and the AGM season kicking off, there is no shortage of company presentations being lodged with the ASX. Some are good, but many are plain awful. They are long, too detailed and busy. If you Google ‘PowerPoint tips’ the messages are...

Preparation and planning the keys to a successful backdoor listing

Preparation and planning the keys to a successful backdoor listing

Preparation for a backdoor listing is essential, according to corporate experts, and the importance of thinking ahead does not end when the NewCo stock finally hits the trading boards. Critical to the success of a backdoor listing, or any Initial Public Offering (IPO)...

The Green Room: The mega deal ‘Phoenix’ is rising again

The Green Room: The mega deal ‘Phoenix’ is rising again

With all the indications of further multi-billion dollar cross-border deals in 2016, the role of sophisticated transaction communication has never been more important.  As 2015 draws to a close one of the key trends of the year has been the rise of the offshore mega...

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