A practical guide to proactive investor relations (IR)
Investor relations (IR) has traditionally been an administrative function within corporate communications, responsible for disseminating public information and answering investor and media questions. Using Investor Relations to Maximize Equity Valuation challenges this approach, by arguing that IR has been underutilized and then illustrating how it should be elevated to lead a strategic communications effort to preserve or enhance corporate value and lower a company's cost of capital. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this book clearly describes capital markets strategies and tactical operations that these former, senior-level equity analysts and portfolio managers employ.
Chad A. Jacobs (Westport, CT) and Thomas M. Ryan (Westport, CT) are the cofounders and co-CEOs of Integrated Corporate Relations.
After almost a decade of watching corporate communication blunders cost shareholders and companies billions of dollars in market capitalization, former Wall Street equity analysts Thomas Ryan and Chad Jacobs knew it was time to create a more professional, strategic, and capable approach to IR. As experts on the complicated relationship between corporations and the investment community and as founders of Integrated Corporate Relations, Ryan and Jacobs have helped numerous CEOs and CFOs define the tangibles and intangibles of valuation; package a company's story for Wall Street; and navigate the nuances of capital markets dialogue to maximize equity value.
Now, in Using Investor Relations to Maximize Equity Valuation, Ryan and Jacobs reveal the capital market strategies and tactical operation tools they employ to help their clients. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this book illustrates how IR can be used to lead a strategic communications effort to preserve or enhance corporate value as well as lower a company's cost of capital.
Whether you're a corporate executive, an investor relations officer, analyst, banker, or investor, Using Investor Relations to Maximize Equity Valuation will show you why IR should be at the forefront of any financial communications strategy and how implementing an effective plan can translate into millions in additional market capitalization.
About the Author
THOMAS M. RYAN is the cofounder and co-CEO of Integrated Corporate Relations. Tom was a managing director in the equity research department of BT Alex. Brown. He has participated as lead or co-manager on at least $5 billion worth of investment banking transactions, including bank financing, high-yield debt, equity, and M&A transactions. Tom has often been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, International Herald Tribune, and the Wall Street Transcript. He has been a featured expert on CNNfn, CNBC, Money Talk (PBS), WNYC TV, and Bloomberg Television.
CHAD A. JACOBS is the cofounder and co-CEO of Integrated Corporate Relations. Before cofounding ICR, Chad was a vice president and managing director in the equity research departments of BT Alex. Brown and, before that, Ladenburg Thalmann. Chad has been the focus of stories in USA Today, POV, the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Women's Wear Daily, Daily News Record, Footwear News, Transworld Snowboarding, and Action Sports Retailer. He also served as a roundtable member on CNNfn and as a featured guest on ESPN2.