“A seriously grown up financial PR agency” - M&A Banker

Communicating with financial media, analysts and investors can make or break reputations, transactions and their valuations. It’s a serious business.

Our clients get intelligent strategies, created and executed by professionals with an average of 25 years’ experience that deliver the best possible outcomes.

We’ve been doing this since 1969. And it’s still the core of what we do, acting for over 300 UK and international companies, governments and organisations, advising on over 1000 transactions and helping generate over half a trillion dollars in IPOs and other capital raising over the last 25 years – more than any other agency.

Media Relations & Reputation Management

Whether you’re a company chairman or Independent Director, a CEO or a CFO, a Corporate Affairs director or a financial or legal adviser, if you’re looking for media handling help, then you need more than the basics.

Media relations, and relationships, are the heart of our Financial PR offering. Led by former business and financial editors, we combine innovative advice and thinking with the journalistic reflexes and experience to maximise the opportunities and minimise the risks.

We focus on getting your story straight. We’ll distil your issues and challenges into the right messages, tactics and conversations to build and protect your corporate reputation, track record and valuation.

And we’ll do it with energy and creativity.

Investor Relations

Our dedicated investor relations team has a track record of more than 20 years in advising boards, senior executives and IROs worldwide to build their profiles amongst the investment community and nurture relationships with key decision makers.

Whether you are looking to attract debt or equity investors, enhance your investment case or gain a better understanding of how your key messages are being received and interpreted by the investment community, we can help.

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IPOs & Capital Raising

We are the most experienced share offer communications team in the industry. We’ve worked together for over 20 years on more than 300 major equity offerings, helping generate over half a trillion dollars in proceeds, more than any other agency.

We are recognised market leaders in managing media, analyst and investor relations for IPOs, secondary and dual-track sales, retail offerings and privatisations. The unrivalled depth and breadth of our expertise means we have a unique understanding of the share offering media and commentator environment and how to manage it to deliver success, whether for UK or international developed, emerging or frontier market transactions.

Download our Share Offer Track Record, CEE Experience and Privatisation Track Record below:

Share offer track record

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CEE experience

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Privatisation track record

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M&A

Continually ranking among the top 10 financial communications agencies for M&A, there isn’t a day in the year that we’re not advising on or advocating the rationale for a merger or acquisition.

From the smallest bolt-on to global company and market transforming transactions, we have the expertise, the technical know-how and the depth of experience to help build buy-in from stakeholders, investors, commentators and media.

Special Situations, Crises & Litigation

At times of exceptional corporate (and personal) stress, the need for cool heads, clear thinking and flawlessly-executed communication can be at its most acute.

We assimilate events fast to work up and action plans that can make an immediate difference and that continue to build your control as situations develop through every twist and turn.

We bring an all-round perspective to complex restructurings, crisis handling and litigation cases deriving from our long, successful track record acting both for companies as well as for bondholders, lender committees and claimants.

If you’d like to discuss our litigation experience and how we can help your situation, please contact Chris Barrie or Grant Ringshaw.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

We have more than 25 years’ experience of representing Emerging Markets clients and transactions from over 30 countries across Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Gulf, Africa and Asia. We are expert in developing both international and local market communications for IPOs, M&A, crisis communications, corporate profile building and investor relations.

All Emerging Markets are different, with their own specific communications challenges. In many cases we have successfully introduced companies from unfamiliar markets to global audiences, creating a differentiated and positive positioning for our clients. We have an in-depth understanding of how international investors and media perceive Emerging Markets, how to address the issues that matter most and how best communicate their strengths. See our highlights below:

CEE experience

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Track record in Africa

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Private Equity

We like Private Equity.

And we think the opinion formers we talk to every day could learn to appreciate it a lot better. They just need the information and arguments to be able to see things a little differently – the value being created and the wider benefits.

We understand the technicalities and the nature of the sector and the sensitivities that come into play. From the focused specialists to the global leaders, we advise private equity firms domestically and internationally across a wide range of issues, positioning the firms themselves as well as their portfolio companies.

Our experience encompasses all aspects of financial and corporate communications from supporting LP engagement and fund-raising, to asset sales and acquisitions, including IPOs, to corporate profile and brand development, crisis communications and reputation management to public affairs.

The depth of our sector expertise means we are also in a position to provide specific and tailored advice to portfolio companies across a multitude of different industries, leveraging the deep relationships we have with both media and with investors domestically and internationally to maximum effect.

Hedge Fund Support

Our dedicated hedge fund practice offers a depth of industry expertise unique among large financial communications agencies.

Global, comprehensive, specialised, innovative and competitive, our offering is designed specifically for the hedge fund market.

We’re global – we have people on the ground across all the major hedge fund centres in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

We’re full-service – we offer a comprehensive range of services for hedge funds, from traditional reputation management to strategic brand-building to public affairs support.

We’re specialised – we have extensive experience of the industry and know all the media who cover it globally, including the trade press, the investor press and digital and broadcast media.

We’re innovative – we focus on helping hedge funds raise capital through brand-building and offer them tailored market intelligence.

And we combine competitive pricing with a hands-on, proactive approach.

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Our Financial Communications Team

Patrick Donovan

Managing Director

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Andrew Hey

Executive Director

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Chris Barrie

Executive Director

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Grant Ringshaw

Executive Director

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Simon Rigby

Executive Director

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Simon Hodges

Head of Public Policy

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Kevin Smith

Senior Director

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Toby Moore

Senior Director

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Jos Bieneman

Associate Director

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Shabnam Bashir

Associate Director

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Nick Hayns

Associate Director

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Get in touch

Please get in touch to discuss how we can help support your financial communications efforts.

Financial Team
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
3 London Wall Buildings
London Wall
London EC2M 5SY

info@citigatedr.co.uk // +44 (0) 20 7638 9571

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