Monthly Archives: June 2013

There’s no place like home, says The Wonderful Gordon of IPOs

Brick and mortar drafting sessions are too costly and invasive for many companies. Their C-suite would rather stay on their home turf both for convenience and cost.

As you will hear Gordon explain, although our new offices ( see them here ) are wonderful for physical drafting sessions – and we will roll out the red carpet ( and sandwiches ) for you – many IPO registration sessions are executed virtually, both with our VDR during the diligence phase and with our IPO team for final registration.

Please click here to request details about our transaction services – including our “no surprises” fee structure. (that’s always a crowd pleaser).

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State Street reports IR is doing their job well

Shareholder communications builds shareholder confidence. Shareholder value soon follows. That is the entire premise behind investor relations, the tools we sell ( and the advice we blog ).

Not seen at this level for three years, the State Street Investor Confidence Index measures investor confidence or risk appetite quantitatively by analyzing the actual buying and selling patterns of institutional investors.

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“The Global ICI rose to 106.8 in June, up 11.9 points from May’s revised reading of 94.9. The increase was largely driven by an increase in risk appetite among North American investors, as evidenced by the 11.4 point increase in the North American ICI to 114.0 from May’s revised level of 102.6.”

Bernanke’s recent June actions are unaccounted for in these numbers, but any uptick in investor confidence is a “buy” for IR. It means IR is doing their job well. Read the full press release from State Street here.

Have a great day.

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Video thrilled the virtual investor conference star

The NYSE wrote an excellent blog last week about virtual investor conferences. Coincidently, IR magazine’s June issue printed a sidebar about the topic.

From the NYSE:

“An even more dramatic result was achieved by Deutsche Bank’s American Depositary Receipts Group. The bank held its first virtual investor conference in September 2012, and reported a 70% increase in audience participation in its second conference in March 2013. The bank said the audience for its virtual investor conferences has been mostly retail investors with a growing number of buy-side and sell-side analysts.”

One point that was not discussed was the use of video – an especially useful tool for Deutsche Bank’s Asia-based event last week. This was their third event with us.

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The senior executives at these companies thought it was especially important to look USA-based investor in the eye as they presented their companies. Clearly, this is a smart decision juxtaposed to the trouble some unethical China-based companies posed last year.

Virtual conferences:

  • No travel
  • Preferred content for investors
  • Online content with a shelf life
  • Archive works 24/7 at investors’ convenience

And, we just happen to have the industry’s only 365 virtual conference platform.

Have a great day.

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Last week’s IPOs and Transactions

There were 88 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of our corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services last week including Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. w/ Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, CytoSorbents Corp. w/ Anslow + Jaclin, LLP and Crumbs Bake Shop w/ Gordon Feinblatt LLC. We appreciate that they selected to work with us and we’re pleased that they found us both accurate and affordable.

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Registrant Symbol Form Exchange Law firm / Advisor
ACTAVIS LTD S-4 Actavis, Inc.
SILVER EAGLE ACQUISITION CORP. S-1 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
MEMORIAL PRODUCTION PARTNERS LP MEMP S-3 Nasdaq Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
MEMORIAL PRODUCTION PARTNERS LP MEMP S-4 Nasdaq Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
ALLEGION PLC 10-12B Allegion PLC
IROKO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. F-1 Andrews Kurth LLP
POWER GALA CORP. S-1 Anslow + Jaclin, LLP
CYTOSORBENTS CORP CTSO S-1 OTC Anslow + Jaclin, LLP
STERLING CONSOLIDATED CORP STCC S-1 OTC Anslow + Jaclin, LLP
ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME, INC. 10-12B Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc.
ANDOVER MEDICAL, INC. ADOV 10-12G OTC Bacon Wilson, PC
WORLD POINT TERMINALS, LP S-1 Baker Botts L.L.P.
BCAP LLC S-3 Barclays
FULTON FINANCIAL CORP FULT S-3 Nasdaq Barley Snyder LLP
AMREIT, INC. AMRE S-3 NYSE Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
GREGG APPLIANCES INC S-3 Bingham McCutchen LLP
PACIFIC COAST OIL TRUST ROYT S-3 NYSE Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
REAL GOODS SOLAR, INC. RSOL S-3 Nasdaq Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
CANYONWALK ACQUISITION CORP 10-12G Cassidy & Associates
CREEKWALK ACQUISITION CORP 10-12G Cassidy & Associates
GLENWALK ACQUISITION CORP 10-12G Cassidy & Associates
MOUNTAINWALK ACQUISITION CORP 10-12G Cassidy & Associates
OCEANWALK ACQUISITION CORP 10-12G Cassidy & Associates
BA MASTER CREDIT CARD TRUST II S-3 Chapman and Cutler LLP
AGENUS INC AGEN S-3 Nasdaq Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD. FLEX S-4 Nasdaq Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
SMTP, INC. SMTP S-1 OTC David M. Bovi, P.A.
ANDOVER MEDICAL, INC. ADOV 10-12G OTC Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP
ACTAVIS LTD S-4 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
IROKO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. F-1 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
GOLDMAN SACHS MLP INCOME OPPORTUNITIES FUND N-2 Dechert LLP
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC AMKR S-4 Nasdaq Dechert LLP
RETAILMENOT, INC. S-1 DLA Piper LLP
QUINPARIO ACQUISITION CORP. S-1 Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
HALL TEES, INC. HTEE S-4 OTC Fitzpatrick Haygood Smith & Uhl LLP
FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD. FLEX S-4 Nasdaq Flextronics International Ltd.
NEUSTAR INC NSR S-4 NYSE Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
CRUMBS BAKE SHOP, INC. CRMB S-3 Nasdaq Gordon Feinblatt LLC
COMMERCE BANCSHARES INC /MO/ CBSH S-4 Nasdaq Husch Blackwell LLP
IMPERIAL METALS, INC. 10-12G Imperial Metals, Inc.
BLUE DIAMOND COAL CO S-4 James River Coal Company
ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC ABG S-4 NYSE Jones Day
FORD CREDIT AUTO RECEIVABLES TWO LLC S-3 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD GTI S-4 NYSE Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
BLUE DIAMOND COAL CO S-4 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
CARMIKE CINEMAS INC CKEC S-3 Nasdaq King & Spalding LLP
EVERYWARE GLOBAL, INC. ROIQU S-3 Nasdaq Kirkland & Ellis LLP
AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC. CAR S-4 Nasdaq Kirkland & Ellis LLP
OPEXA THERAPEUTICS, INC. OPXA S-1 Nasdaq Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
WORLD POINT TERMINALS, LP S-1 Latham & Watkins LLP
ACTAVIS LTD S-4 Latham & Watkins LLP
SEITEL INC S-4 Latham & Watkins LLP
PACIFIC COAST OIL TRUST ROYT S-3 NYSE Latham & Watkins LLP
EXCEL TRUST, INC. EXL S-3 NYSE Latham & Watkins LLP
UA GRANITE CORP S-1 Law Offices of Thomas E. Puzzo, PLLC
Q THERAPEUTICS, INC. S-1 Life Science Law, PC
QUINPARIO ACQUISITION CORP. S-1 Loeb & Loeb LLP
COMMERCE BANCSHARES INC /MO/ CBSH S-4 Nasdaq McAfee & Taft PC
SILVER EAGLE ACQUISITION CORP. S-1 McDermott Will & Emery LLP
GLOBAL GREEN INC. GOGC S-1 OTC Michael A. Littman, Attorney at Law
NEUROMETRIX, INC. NURO S-3 Nasdaq Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
ONCOSEC MEDICAL INC ONCS S-1 OTC Morrison & Foerster LLP
TWOADAY OIL INC S-1 Novi & Wilkin, Attorneys at Law
OPEXA THERAPEUTICS, INC. OPXA S-1 Nasdaq Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
CITY VENTURES, INC. S-1 Proskauer Rose LLP
RETAILMENOT, INC. S-1 RetailMeNot, Inc.
PARTY CITY CORP S-4 Ropes & Gray LLP
NOVAVAX INC NVAX S-4 Nasdaq Ropes & Gray LLP
SHOPEYE, INC. S-1 ShopEye, Inc.
MUSCLEPHARM CORP MSLPD S-1 OTC Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP
BCAP LLC S-3 Sidley Austin LLP
ACNIELSEN CORP S-4 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
BA MASTER CREDIT CARD TRUST II S-3 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
SOLARCITY CORP SCTY S-1 Nasdaq Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
ARBOR REALTY TRUST INC ABRPRA S-3 NYSE Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
SOLARCITY CORP SCTY S-1 Nasdaq SolarCity Corporation
CNH CAPITAL AMERICA LLC S-4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
USMETALS, INC. 10-12G USMetals, Inc
MIDSTATES PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC. MPO S-3 NYSE Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
PENN VIRGINIA CORP PVA S-4 OTC Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
NMI HOLDINGS, INC. S-1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
ACTAVIS LTD S-4 Warner Chilcott Public LC
SEQUOIA MORTGAGE FUNDING CORP S-3 Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law. Corp.
CITY VENTURES, INC. S-1 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS INC S-4 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
TEARLAB CORP TEAR S-3 Nasdaq Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
SOLARCITY CORP SCTY S-1 Nasdaq Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
RETAILMENOT, INC. S-1 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC

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NIRI “I Love IR” mugs! Get em’ while they’re hot!

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I am still unpacking from the NIRI 2013 Annual Conference – and have a couple cases of our iconic-cool IR Love IR souvenir mugs left over.

If you’d like one (or perhaps one to sneak onto your CEO’s desk…) just CLICK HERE  This link will open an email with the subject line filled in. Helps me sort my inbox.

We’ll mail or bring one to you. Please be sure to include your address in the email.

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Infographic & question #23: Does it matter to you which stock exchange your investments are listed on?

Stock exchanges offer public companies different valuable attributes and I am proud to state that PR Newswire is part of those “attributes” for both the NYSE (we’re a preferred vendor for IR websites and news distribution) and OTC Markets (our news distribution engine is integrated within their issuer’s IQ portal).

Wise investors view the exchange as another piece within their research mosaic.

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Chinese CEOs Use Video Webcasting to Build Shareholder Confidence With USA Investors

PR Newswire’s webcasting platform powers June 19th Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipt Virtual Investor Conference

NEW YORK /June 18, 2013/  PR Newswire today announced that seven Asia-based Deutsche Bank’s Depositary Receipt clients will be using PR Newswire’s virtual conference platform to introduce their CEO and senior executives to a USA-based investor audience. This is Deutsche Bank’s Depositary Receipt group’s third virtual conference and the first to feature Asian companies as well as the first to predominantly use video.

“A virtual investor conference is the smartest path to meet individual investors on a global scale,” said John Viglotti, VP of Investor Relations Services at PR Newswire, “however, building shareholder confidence with an investor who is 7,000 miles and twelve hours away is no easy task. Using video as a shareholder communications tool allows potential shareholders to ‘look a CEO in the eye’ and better gauge their passion and candor,” Viglotti continued.

“Once just the purvey of marketing departments, the strength of video content is driving online engagement for many divisions within public companies. For investor relations, video can be a very transparent media.”

CEOs and Investor Relations Officers from companies based in China, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia will respond to questions in real-time during formal presentations and will also interact with investors in virtual trade booths. The conference is primarily targeted to the individual retail investor but is also open to institutional investors and analysts. There is no fee for participants to log-in to attend the presentations and ask questions.

Pre-registration is suggested to save time. To register, please use the following link: https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=10481

June 19 Agenda (Eastern Time):

Company Name Country Ticker Symbol
9:15 AM Bona Film Group Limited China NASDAQ: BONA
10:00 AM Metro Pacific Investments Philippines OTC:MPCIY
10:45 AM China Distance Education Holdings Limited China NYSE:DL
11:30 AM China Xiniya Fashion Limited China NYSE:XNY
12:15 PM New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. China NYSE:EDU
13:00 PM Phoenix New Media Limited China NYSE:FENG
13:45 PM China Digital TV Holdings Co. Ltd China NYSE:STV

After the live event, presentations will be available for on-demand replay.

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