From private to public: Creating a formalized IR program ahead of an IPO
The situation: A small, private, healthcare company sought to implement a formal IR infrastructure ahead of its IPO. The IR program had to be customized for the company and its specific needs and be sustainable.
Public Company: An IR Check-up or Overhaul?
The situation: A technology company that had been public for some time through several leadership transitions, had a stagnant stock price after it declined significantly post-IPO. The company had virtually no sell-side coverage and few institutional investors. The new executive team asked CGIR to re-evaluate IR-related processes and procedures, update messaging for transparency and accuracy, conduct speaker training and create a formal IR program.
Creating an ESG Infrastructure – Public Company
The situation: While the company had an Environmental, Health & Safety group, it didn’t have an ESG plan, Committee or dedicated role to oversee efforts more broadly. Internal constituents were addressing investor, customer and supplier requests on an ad-hoc basis with no coordination, creating the potential for inaccurate representations to the various audiences. This, in turn, could have affected the company’s credibility and created lost business opportunities.
Creating an RI Infrastructure for a global asset manager
The situation: A large, global asset manager sought to develop and implement a Responsible Investment (RI) approach firmwide. Previously the firm had implemented ESG tools into its investment analysis on an ad-hoc basis, based on client request. The firm’s ultimate goal was to become a United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) signatory, but it didn’t have an existing, formalized infrastructure or reporting framework to do so. The lack of an integrated, formalized approach could have affected the firm’s ability to retain existing and attract new clients, jeopardizing its credibility and creating additional risks as a fiduciary.
Case Study: The Activist Tabletop Drill
The situation: The Board of Directors wanted to ensure a company with no prior history of shareholder activism: 1) kept current on trends, 2) had a robust response plan in place, and 3) had prepared its senior management for various scenarios.
Case Study: A Sizeable Healthcare Spin-off
The situation: A large healthcare company made a decision to spin-off its sizable medical equipment business as a separate public company.
Case Study: Collaborating to create an ESG XBRL taxonomy
The Situation: Curley Global IR, LLC (CGIR) was asked to represent NIRI on the XBRL US ESG Working Group. The ESG Working Group was tasked with developing a suggested ESG taxonomy for U.S.-required XBRL reporting, in a manner that would satisfy U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requirements and be manageable for public companies.
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“I’ve worked with Sally for more than 10 years and across multiple healthcare sectors. She is among the top IR professionals in the business. It’s not just that she has a thorough understanding of what investors need to know and how to communicate it clearly and effectively – she certainly does. Sally grasps the critical aspects of the dynamic healthcare landscape from her service on the executive team.”
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