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Jun 19, 2024

Inside LSEG’s Blackstone sell-off, plus insights from IR Magazine’s geopolitics playbook for IROs

In this episode of IR Voice – formerly The Ticker podcast – we talk about successful tactics behind corporate transactions and discuss the key findings from IR Magazine’s A geopolitics playbook for IROs.

IR Magazine reporter Noemi Distefano is joined by Peregrine Riviere, group head of IR at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), to discuss the firm’s management of the exit of the original Refinitiv consortium, led by Blackstone, from LSEG. Despite Blackstone holding nearly a third of LSEG’s equity, Riviere and his IR team successfully completed the transaction in less than 18 months. He shares insights into his IR strategy and offers best practices for peers facing complex corporate transactions.

Later in the show, Distefano speaks with Nick Mazing, director of research at AlphaSense, about geopolitical events impacting publicly listed firms in the past year. Drawing from key findings in IR Magazine’s playbook on this topic, Mazing provides perspectives and advice on navigating the current macroeconomic environment.

In this episode you will hear:

  • The story behind the Blackstone stock overhang
  • Top tips to manage intricate corporate transactions
  • Key takeaways from ‘A geopolitics playbook for IROs’
  • Best practices for IROs on how to navigate geopolitical waters.

IR Voice provides listeners with insights into cutting-edge issues of the day for IR professionals. The series features interviews with IR experts bringing a global perspective, actionable insights and commentary on trending topics. These include sustainability, activism, corporate access, regulation and more.

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