Whatever critical investor relations or communication issues a company might face, ACV has the energy, acumen, experience and creative thinking to provide sound advice and the best solutions for the company and its shareholders. Every public company is varied in resources, growth stages and challenges and as such, we offer a comprehensive suite of results driven IR services that can be applied to each company’s precise needs. This scalable, modular approach empowers our clients to avail of years of our capital markets and corporate communications experience on a cost-effective basis.

 

We act as an intermediary between our client and investors, potential investors, analysts, brokers, investment bankers and the like. We respond to investor calls, emails and specific requests on a daily basis. This allows management to focus on building and growing their core business, while enabling us to get the right message out to the right financial contacts and showcase the Company’s unique opportunity to the market.
Our proprietary database tracks the investment criteria of hundreds of institutions and funds, changes in their holdings, as well as the performance of the industry and our client’s peers. Through this and our extensive database of contacts and relationships within the micro- and small-cap market, we are able to keep our clients apprised of active movers in the sector and better able to target the appropriate funds, institutions, and analysts from the get-go. Targets are identified by metrics such as investment style, investment criteria, peer holdings, sector weightings, as well as their propensity for buying in the space.

Investor Road Shows

Meeting investors and potential investors one-on-one is a vital and important part of a company’s investor relations efforts. We have developed relationships with many institutional investors, brokers and high-net worth individual investors throughout the country which we reach out to for meetings on behalf of our clients. In addition, for every client, we perform an in-depth analysis of institutions that have positions in peer companies and target them directly for meetings. We also arrange for group luncheons of brokers and investors where management can present its story. All participants are pre-screened and given a presentation before attending any meetings with management. Most investor road shows take place in major cities such as NYC, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and much more.

Industry Conferences

Industry conference participation can really improve the visibility of a company. We work with both institutionally and commercially sponsored industry conferences to secure our client’s attendance or presentation. Institutional and high net worth individual investor conferences have proven to be a cost effective way to reach a lot of investors in one shot. We always recommend maximizing these speaking engagements with important press announcements which are timed accordingly and also by scheduling 1×1 meetings surrounding the conference.

Company Events

Company events such as Shareholder Meetings and Meet & Greets with Management are a vital tool in building trust with your investors. Face to face, you are able to update them on what’s happening with the company, where the company is now and where the company is headed. It is also a great opportunity to hear investor thoughts, concerns and issues, and help address them in a direct and informative way. We assist management in the logistics of these events as well as presentation materials and underlying tone.

We provide comprehensive earnings support to our clients throughout quarterly and annual earnings time, including assistance with the earnings press release. In addition, should our client choose to conduct a conference call for investors, we provide consult on the announcement, script and call logistics.
We perform a comprehensive audit of the all major financial sites across the web (ex: Bloomberg, Marketwatch, Google Finance, Yahoo Finance) and determine the accuracy of the information on our clients presented on each site. From there, we outreach to the appropriate data providers to either correct or update inaccurate information and follow up thereafter to ensure that it has been corrected.
Investor relations procedures and disclosure policies can be confusing and daunting for some management teams. We counsel senior management on general investor relations protocol and provide information on the latest rules and regulations affecting the Investor Relations industry when necessary.
There comes a time in every company where a crisis occurs and how that company reacts towards the crisis and the steps it takes afterwards will have a profound effect on the company bottom line and share price. We guide management on how to best navigate through troubled waters via communication tactics and help to mitigate losses to the company and the shareholders.