Case studies Monthly archive

Sep 20, 2019
The week in investor relations: Airbnb to go public, investor revolt at Ryanair and Europe eyes passive strategies
– Airbnb, the home rental company, has announced plans to publicly list shares next year, reports Reuters. The firm has not revealed the kind of listing it will pursue, but it is widely expected to do a direct listing, where no new shares are made available, according to the story. The announcement comes shortly after WeWork, another member of the sharing ec...
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Sep 12, 2019
‘I had a reputation for not sugarcoating things’: Former IRO DiRaimo
‘I view you to be one of the most talented professionals I’ve ever had the pleasure and honor to work with,’ said Leonard Comma, Jack in the Box’s CEO, of Carol DiRaimo on the company’s August earnings call. DiRaimo had just announced her retirement from Jack in the Box, after a career in IR that spanned almost 20 years at both Jack in the Box and Applebees. DiRaimo is ...
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Sep 11, 2019
Equiniti acquires investor relations consultancy RD:IR
Equiniti Group has continued to build out its corporate services offering with the acquisition of UK-based IR firm Richard Davies Investor Relations (RD:IR). Founded in 2002, RD:IR offers a range of IR services such as shareholder analysis, IR consulting and CRM software. The purchase will provide Equiniti with a proprietary platform for offering IR and corporate governance services to its clients, says the company in a statement.  RD:IR’s management team,...
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Sep 06, 2019
The week in IR: M&S removed from FTSE, global stocks rise and WeWork in massive valuation cut
Governance issues continue to rise in importance for how companies operate. Big US firms are coming under increased pressure to dump combined chief executive and chairman roles as the number of shareholder proposals pushing for independent board leadership increased in 2019, according to the Financial Times. Early in the week, London-listed stocks exposed to the UK economy fell, a...
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