November 2020Direct Listing: Communicating Your Path to the Public Market
Innovation in equity markets is booming. The special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) has stolen the spotlight this year, overtaking the traditional initial public offering (IPO) process so familiar on Wall Street. One mechanism also gaining increased attention is the direct listing.
November 2020The Changing Role of the CEO
The CEO’s role and responsibilities have evolved significantly in recent years, but 2020 is a watershed in corporate leadership. CEOs are confronting a global pandemic, an invigorated public conversation about racial injustice and inequality, and a fluctuating economy, all while managing government lockdown rules and remote work.
October 2020Breaking Through the Noise, Getting Your SPAC Story Right Out of the Gate
Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, have become one of the hottest capital markets tools and a favored route to the public markets. This year’s SPAC boom is breaking records – 95 IPOs announced and more than $37 billion raised as of mid-September, according to SPACInsider – and has been led by an array of well-known and respected business leaders and financiers.
August 2020GPP’s Summer Intern Class of 2020: A Zoom-like View Into Financial Communications
When we started talking to potential candidates to join Gladstone Place Partners’ summer internship program, we expected to welcome them into our office on Madison Avenue, joining the ranks of bright college students and recent graduates who take over the streets of midtown Manhattan during the summer.
July 2020SEC’s 13F Proposal Blindfolds Public Companies
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent proposal to raise the threshold for asset managers to disclose their holdings in public companies has been met with opposition from public companies, retail investors and Wall Street watchers. The move, they say, would be detrimental to the public markets.
July 2020Felipe Ucrós of Gladstone Place Partners Named to NIRI Class of 2020 “40 Under 40”
We’re pleased that the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) has named Felipe Ucrós, Senior Vice President at Gladstone Place Partners, to its class of 2020 “40 Under 40” recognition program, which honors the most talented young individuals in the investor relations community who have made noticeable contributions to their companies, NIRI chapters and the capital markets.
The Covid-19 pandemic has upended food systems globally and forced consumer brands, big and small, to engage with consumers in a different way and communicate their actions to other important constituents. Rapid industry shifts were already underway before the pandemic, from reusable packaging and meatless burgers, to vertical farming and meal kits.
March 2020Coronavirus and Corporate Communications
The initial phase of companies’ response to COVID-19, which focused on employee issues and customer outreach, is moving into a second phase of addressing the business and financial implications, as well as the broader economic impact.
March 2020A View From Investor Relations: Trends in 2020
A survey by Gladstone Place Partners in partnership with the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) on M&A, activism, company risk and ESG trends in 2020.