Initial Public Offerings and acquisitions place high demands on good communications with all the company’s target groups. H&H offers consultancy to corporate management bodies, boards of directors and shareholders, and has been involved in a large number of transactions.
Transactions involve all H&H’s specialist services such as web content, financial reports, media and IR. H&H has employees with long experience of corporate finance, the information and IR aspects of companies, analysis, media and websites. Together with our Nordic and international partners, we are also able to reach investors and the business media beyond Sweden’s borders.
A company which is to be listed on a stock exchange for the first time faces many changes. Media monitoring increases, the demands made of the company’s information provision and financial reporting are tightened, and the company’s management needs to devote a lot of time to contacts with the capital market.
In the IPO process H&H works closely with the company and its other consultants to prepare it for life as a public company. We provide advice on messages, positioning, and which tools and channels to use to create opportunities for good communications in the long term. H&H’s consultancy is not only concerned with contributing to a successful IPO but also with preparing the company for ‘life on the stock exchange’ after the IPO.
After the IPO H&H continues to offer the company advice in its ongoing communications work and can also provide support in the form of additional resources if required.
The importance of the media in takeovers and M&A has increased significantly. At the same time the market is increasingly requiring companies’ boards of directors to work to maximise shareholder value. Bids designated as hostile have increased, and boards of target companies have become increasingly active when it comes to taking defensive measures.
Both the bidding company and target company have much to gain from their messages to shareholders getting through and being presented in the right way in the media. New categories of shareholders such as opportunity funds and hedge funds mean that companies’ boards are finding themselves faced with unpredictable processes in the event of sale and purchase of companies via the stock exchange, where the time aspect becomes increasingly critical.
H&H has the resources to provide well-qualified teams at short notice which are capable of supporting the company in the situation at hand, whichever side they happen to find themselves on.
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