Our financial communication strategies are crafted to consider each client’s unique needs and support its core business strategy with maximum impact. These meticulously-planned communication strategies are crafted into practical investor, PR and media relations deliverables.

 

Whatever the medium, we ensure that the correct message resonates with the right audience.

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Investor Relations

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We work closely with our clients to provide strategic advice and support, tapping into our extensive capital markets knowledge, industry ties and media networks. Our team has the necessary skills and expertise in investment banking, capital markets, equity research, fund management and financial media to support clients meaningfully and with measurable results.

Financial Communications

Aprio is experienced in assisting clients in navigating through both prosperous and challenging times, balancing proper disclosure of information with investment opportunities and core business strategies. We also assist in developing distinctive corporate and investor communications materials that are carefully researched, highly crafted and professionally produced. These include the following:

  • Strategic advice and counsel
  • Media liaison, press briefings and media interview scripts
  • Investor liaison and public relations management
  • Press releases
  • Fact sheets and corporate profile development
  • AGM briefings and information packs
  • Investor presentations (including liaison with brokers and research analysts)
  • Road show handouts and presentations
  • IPO and privatisation information packs
  • M&A communication
  • Perception audits
  • Conference calls
  • Executive speeches
  • Presentation and media interview coaching
  • Financial news and calendar management
  • Financial conference support
  • Report writing for annual, interim and quarterly results announcements
  • Social media content, including websites, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Feedback analysis

Our experience enables us to provide well-informed independent opinions and valuable strategic advice. Information relayed on behalf of clients to the media and the investment community supports consistent, effective and responsible messaging.

Public Affairs

Understanding the political and labour landscape, particularly in developing economies, is important for companies wishing to take advantage of potential business opportunities. Having access to policy makers and key players in the political and representative union arena can positively impact the chances of long-term success.

We offer advisory services on political and regulatory matters as well as frank insight into potential challenges. Our services include:

  • Insight and advice on competition policy
  • Local stakeholder consultation and engagement
  • Government relations and key contacts
  • Public affairs
  • Regulatory advice
  • Policy research and analysis
  • Public procurement / Public-Private Partnerships
  • Insight and access to local, provincial and national government, as well as union leadership
  • Public consultation
  • Trade and competition policy analysis
  • Political monitoring

IPOs & Road Shows

Taking a company public is a key corporate milestone that requires careful planning, well-timed events and impactful communication. With our experience and in-depth understanding of the unique requirements of a public offering our comprehensive range of IPO services include:

  • Strategic communications advice
  • Broker and analyst liaison and presentations
  • Media relations
  • Financial news and calendar management
  • Corporate profile/fact sheet development
  • Message formulation
  • Financial conference support
  • Feedback analysis
  • Pre- and Post IPO market audits

Aprio helps to develop an effective and impressive IPO and road show communications package that complements a robust investor and media relations strategy. We have worked with many leading and well-respected financial institutions to co-ordinate successful and memorable road shows and IPOs.

Annual, Interim and
Quarterly Reports

Aprio assists clients in producing engaging financial reports that communicate their vision, values, passion and future growth strategy, as well as details of results and achievements.

We also know how to best adapt the printed version into dynamic online documents that can be rapidly disseminated and widely read. We can recommend leading design and production agencies who specialise in financial reporting.

Investor Presentations

Aprio advises on the creation and delivery of highly impactful investor presentations that relay the company’s key messages. Once the strategy and message is finalised, we recommend specialist agencies and work with them to create visually dynamic presentations that convey current and future potential in a creative and captivating manner.

Live Events

Aprio prepares clients to relay information in a way that enhances their company’s reputation and market standing at live events. By gaining an in-depth understanding of a company’s operations, its vision and its goals, Aprio helps to develop financial communication to be presented live in an engaging, visually appealing, concise and technologically-advanced manner. Aprio has planned, arranged, facilitated and managed various live events, including:

  • Investor conferences
  • Media announcements
  • IPOs, road shows and other investor presentations
  • M&A meetings
  • Shareholder meetings and AGMs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility events

Event-related services we can offer in-house or outsource to key specialists include:

  • Strategic advice and consultation
  • Creative concepts and theme development
  • Message formulation
  • Presentation development and production
  • Scripting and speech writing
  • Speaker training and coaching
  • Social media production
  • Multimedia and website guidance
  • Audio visual production (sound, stage and set design)
  • Entertainment and speaker procurement