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Oct 1, 2020 Breaking 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.

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Aug 21, 2020 GPP’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.

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Jul 22, 2020 SEC’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.

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Jul 20, 2020 Felipe 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.

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Jun 26, 2020 How COVID-19 Is Upending Consumer Brands

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.

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Mar 20, 2020 Coronavirus 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.

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Mar 3, 2020 A 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.

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Sep 13, 2019 Today’s Earnings Call Participants: AI Bots

The machines are listening. And learning.
In addition to analysts and reporters scrutinizing what is said on a quarterly conference call, investor relations officers and C-suite executives are now facing a new reality: smart computers parsing their terminology, tempo and tone faster than their human counterparts.

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Apr 10, 2019 Gladstone Place Partners Appoints Christina Stenson as Partner

Gladstone Place Partners, a strategic and financial communications firm, said today that Christina Stenson has joined the firm as a Partner based in San Francisco. Ms. Stenson was previously a partner at Brunswick Group, where she worked for more than 12 years on a range of client matters including M&A, IPOs and crisis communications, and also helped to run the firm’s San Francisco office.

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Mar 12, 2019 From Foe to Frenemy: The Changing Forces of Shareholder Activism

n today’s ever-changing shareholder landscape, companies are struggling to determine whether an investor is their friend, their enemy, or, in a number of cases lately, their frenemy.
Investor dynamics shift, and recently, some activist managers have functioned more as white knights than barbarians at the gate. At the same time, some usually quiet fund managers are starting to make noise, not unlike an activist.

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