Small cap Archive

Jan 20, 2022
OTC Markets sees jump in foreign firms seeking access to US markets
OTC Markets has seen a 70 percent increase in listings from firms outside of North America, with 81 companies choosing the alternative trading venue in a bid to tap US investors. That figure – of listings from January 1, 2021 to January 13, 2022 – is up from 24 foreign firms across 2020 and 19 in 2019. The jump in foreign listings (the figures exclude companies from Canada) on the firm’s OTCQX and OTCQB marketplaces comes as smaller companies seek to at...
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Dec 14, 2021
What are the real sustainability performance drivers among Europe’s small and mid-caps?
The mounting regulation on corporate reporting of sustainability aspects leads to more transparency, for sure. But this is also becoming a substantial driver of costs for corporates to cope with demands from regulators and investors alike. In particular, smaller, more resource-constrained companies fear that falling behind best practice standards could negatively affect their ESG footprint with ESG rating agencies. This, in turn, could weigh on investor demand for their se...
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Dec 02, 2021
‘The pandemic has changed IR’: Thomas Kudsk Larsen on his move from AstraZeneca to small cap Sobi
‘For people doing IR, I think this pandemic has been so fundamental in terms of changing their daily lives,’ says Thomas Kudsk Larsen, talking to IR Magazine about why he made the move from pharma giant AstraZeneca – made a topic of household debate across the globe by the pandemic – to Swedish small-cap biopharma firm Sobi (short for Swedish Orphan Biovitrum) where he now serves as head of communication and investor relations. Part of the issue is ...
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Nov 26, 2021
Voya Financial acquires small-cap specialist Tygh Capital Management
Voya Investment Management, part of the Voya Financial group, has acquired small-cap growth specialist Tygh Capital Management. Under the deal, the full team behind the TCM Small Cap Growth Fund, which manages around  $520 mn in assets, will join Voya’s investment arm. The transaction is expected to close by March 2022. Employees moving across to the new firm include CEO and chief investment officer Richard Johnson, president and CFO Jeff Curtis, and portf...
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Nov 24, 2021
‘Chance meetings’ can’t really happen with virtual, says Graham Corporation
Based in New York but operating across the globe, Graham Corporation designs and manufactures critical engineering equipment for a variety of sectors, including defense, energy and chemical. CEO Jeff Glajch, who joined the company in 2009, talks about his recent experiences as IR lead at the small-cap firm. The small-cap space is often seen as being somewhat separate from larger peers. What challenges have you faced over the past 18 months and what opportuni...
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Oct 21, 2021
Five key takeaways from the IR Magazine Forum – Small Cap 2021
Last month, IR Magazine hosted its fourth Small Cap Forum – an opportunity for small and micro-cap investor relations professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities that are often unique, or more acute, at smaller companies. In this article, we summarize some of the key takeaways. Don’t wait for analyst coverage While many small and micro-cap companies don’t have significant analyst coverage due to the changing econo...
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