Investor relations and transaction communications

Competition for capital has never been greater. Attracting the interest of investors, analysts and brokers is vital, as is understanding their need for the right information, at the right time.

Consistent, sustained and transparent communication with investors and analysts underpins trusted relationships with the investment community. In a complex and volatile environment, getting knowledge to the people who need it in language that can be understood at speed, is no simple task.

A successful company will educate the investment community on its underlying returns on capital, growth prospects, sustainable competitive advantages and management capabilities of the business.

Beyond these fundamentals, today’s investors want to know about a company’s long-term vision, its purpose, core values and its culture.

We can tailor our services to best help you to build your investible brand, protect your reputation and help you navigate the future. Whether we act as an extension of your team or assume the role of your in-house communications or investor relations team, we work with clients to bridge the gap between a company and financial stakeholders.

Investor relations

In times of significant change or growth, a company’s investment narrative will need to adapt.

A merger, new competitors, market slow down, or changes in regulation, are all times that call for a fresh approach and targeted investor relations activity.

Successful investor relations teams will build a compelling and consistent narrative to bring the fundaments of the business to life. They play a central role in establishing a strong and regular flow of information from the organisation to investors.

Our team of highly-skilled professionals draw on diverse backgrounds as financial analysts, in-house investor relations and corporate affairs, and journalism. Our experience gives us an intimate knowledge of financial markets and a broad network of contacts from analysts, brokers and investors to the financial media and regulators.

Transaction communications

For over 20 years, the Cannings team has built an enviable reputation as communications advisers during some of the largest and most complex financial transactions in Australia.

Ranging from IPOs and mergers and acquisitions to capital raisings, the Cannings network of market experts, investor specialists and financial journalists has provided advice and support for transactions worth US$3.9 billion in 2018 alone.

Our Sydney office also worked on off-market deals worth over $4.4 billion during the same year, placing Cannings among the Top 20 PR advisory firms in the Asia Pacific region, according to Mergermarkets.

Our experience in complex financial transactions means we are comfortable helping clients to navigate governments and regulators, including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Takeovers Panel, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and the Foreign Investment Review Board.

Our financial communications strategies draw on research and analysis, creativity and meticulous execution, and deep knowledge of business media, to ensure successful campaigns, whether it’s to support planned financial calendar events, a time critical M&A opportunity or a transformative capital markets event.

Corporate and leadership positioning

Corporate and leadership positioning

Corporate and public affairs

Corporate and public affairs

Crisis and issues management

Crisis and issues management