15 September, 2015
Ipreo, a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and investor relations professionals, and UAE-based advisory and technology firm, Iridium, are announcing a commercial partnership to offer Ipreo’s full suite of corporate services in Arab markets.
The availability of these services comes at a critical time for Middle Eastern companies, which are facing unprecedented disruptions from increasingly complex regulation, more intense scrutiny from global investors and a growing need to advance their investor relations activities to international standards.
“A new capital markets landscape is taking shape as regional governments, regulators and exchanges strive for international best practices in corporate governance, transparency and investor relations,” said Oliver Schutzmann, CEO of Iridium. “For company leaders that value their relationships with the investment community, Iridium now provides Ipreo’s powerful investor relations tools that improve their ability to engage, transact and communicate.”
Chris Taylor, Ipreo’s EVP and Managing Director of Global Investor Relations, commented: “Ipreo is committed to supporting and elevating the investor relations function, which is becoming increasingly important in Middle Eastern markets. Iridium’s mission of helping companies achieve international standards of excellence in investor relations makes them an ideal partner for us in this important region. Our combined value proposition is a must-have for companies that aspire to lead the market into its next phase of maturity.”
Ipreo, which is majority owned by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, provides investor communication tools, data, and analytical services to investment banks and public companies. Ipreo is especially known for its global markets intelligence, database of 140,000 institutional investors, and investor relations workflow solutions. The firm’s thousands of clients include the world’s leading investment banks and hundreds of corporations listed on all the major exchanges around the globe.
With this move, Iridium enhances its ability to offer investor relations advisory, analytics, access and automation services to companies in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytics. We support all participants in the capital-raising process including banks, public and private companies, institutional and individual investors, as well as research, asset management and wealth management firms. Our extensive suite of investor relations services provides our corporate clients with unparalleled cross-asset class surveillance, investor targeting, buy-side perception studies, transaction analysis and predictive analytics. Additionally, Ipreo's BD Corporate IR workflow platform offers the most accurate and comprehensive database covering global institutional contacts, profiles, and ownership data. Our critical insights and flexible solutions help our clients run more effective investor relations programs. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and has more than 900 employees supporting clients in every major financial hub around the world.
Iridium’s singular focus is investor relations. The firm blends advisory across the entire value chain of Investor Relations with international best practice technologies and workflow solutions. That way Iridium supports corporate and government entities obtain, maintain and retain investor confidence in their investment case, their business strategy and their management team. In high-impact scenarios such as M&A transactions, IPOs, debt issuance or special situations, Iridium’s extensive frontline experience enables clients to achieve excellence in investor relations.