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Closing the Deal in 2019: Key Factors for Successful Transaction Communication

2018 was regarded as the ‘Year of Living Nervously’ after the ASX shed over $90 billion in February amid fears of rapidly rising interest rates in the US. By December the ASX recorded its worst yearly performance since 2011 and the worst fourth quarter since the GFC....

If you can’t say it on the platform, don’t say it! – Social Media and Disclosure

Social media can be a very effective channel for reaching a broad audience, but also a minefield for listed companies to navigate, so a good understanding is critical to ensure you stay on the right side of the regulators. This was the topic at a recent Social Media...

Don’t let Social Media influence your strategy

Many executives spend way too much time monitoring activity on investor forums. It can consume a great deal of time, and, unless you have a very thick skin, the regular and often baseless criticism executives cop can be draining and distracting. The best option is to...

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 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

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...

Is video the key to a better press release?

Press releases can have a pretty poor reputation when it comes to spreading a corporate message among potential leads. The click-through rates for these releases are generally in the fractions of a percentage point, which can certainly be frustrating if you have put a...

Show Me the Money: Uncovering Australian M&A Trends in 2015

As a follow up to last year’s successful event, MAGNUS co-hosted a thought leadership breakfast with Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Bloomberg on Thursday 4 December, 2014. The theme of Show Me the Money: Uncovering Australian M&A Trends in 2015 involved a panel...

Going Global: The benefits and challenges of dual listings

Public discussion around the merits of Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) companies being dual listed has intensified lately. The downturn in the global resources sector in particular has seen the media and the investment community publicly question the benefits of...

Tales from the US: Innovations in stakeholder communication

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The United States continues to lead the way in pioneering new and innovative ways for companies to communicate with stakeholders. And while technology is playing an increasingly important role in that process, the...

On-Market, on target – Early success from On-Market Bookbuilds

Australia has a long history of innovation in the financial services industry. Integrated electronic equities trading, the CHESS settlement system, and the public float of the stock exchange were all at the leading edge of financial ingenuity, with many of these ideas...

The Return of the IPO

After a challenging few years for the Australian Initial Public Offer (IPO) market, the December Quarter 2013 (Q4 2013) saw resurgence in IPO activity, as increasing investor confidence sparked a rush of new listings on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Given...

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