The winners and losers of virtual AGMs

By Ian Silvera, Account Director More than 2.5 million people sat in front of their desktops, peered into their smartphones and stared at their tablets as a white haired bespectacled 89-year-old gave them advice about stocks and shares. Amid the lockdown, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, the king of the value investors, was more prime-time…

Will your business be judged a Going Concern?

By Adam Lloyd, Partner Management teams currently engaged in the end of year audit process should be in no doubt that investors are expecting bad news. To avoid further damage to already battered share prices, companies need to get ahead of this early. The current crisis presents a significant challenge for companies hoping to publish…

The man we all love to hate

Written by Shelly Durrant Neil Woodford, Britain’s most high profile fund manager, was forced to suspend dealing in his flagship Equity Income Fund. The questions many people are asking is, is this the end of the road for him and is this the end of the star fund manager? Even if he manages to come…

Financial Comms can broker the gap in the market for mid-caps post-MiFID II

The blog below, written by Newgate’s Henry Adefope,  looks at the opportunity for financial communications to forge stronger relationships with private, fledgling companies who are conversely looking to raise their profiles in the capital markets. It effectively argues that MIFID II is going to result in less coverage among the financial press and analyst community…

Newgate and Capital Access Group are appointed by S&U PLC

S&U PLC, the motor finance and property bridging lender, has appointed Capital Access Group (CAG) and Newgate Communications as its integrated Investor and Public Relations advisor. S&U is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (SUS) and is currently capitalised at £268 million. The Company is one of the leading providers of…

Duke Royalty appoints Newgate (formerly Redleaf)

The UK’s first quoted diversified royalty investment company, Duke Royalty, has appointed Newgate Communications (formerly Redleaf) as it PR adviser, it was announced today. City-based Newgate will use its integrated teams to develop and enhance Duke Royalty’s financial and investor communications. The account will be managed by Director, Capital Markets Elisabeth Cowell. “With royalty financing…

LRI Group appoints Newgate

LRI Group, the leading independent investment services company based in Luxembourg, has appointed Newgate Communications as its European adviser.  Established in 1988, LRI Group acts as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) and Third Party Management Company providing asset managers and investors with tailored fund structuring solutions as well as access to a global distribution network….

Mifid II – Newgate’s Steffan Williams in City A.M.

The article below, written by Newgate’s Steffan Williams, originally appeared in City A.M. on Wednesday 3rd January. Time for financial PR to up its game now Mifid II has arrived In the run up to the arrival of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), much comment has been devoted to its impact…

Newgate advises Canyon Bridge in its bid for Imagination Technologies

Newgate Communications is advising Canyon Bridge Capital Partners in its bid for Imagination Technologies PLC.  The team, led by Steffan Williams, is advising across capital markets, government relations and wider stakeholder communications in the UK and out of its Hong Kong office. Steffan Williams, Partner of Newgate and CEO of Porta commented: “This is an…