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Show Me the Money: Uncovering Australian M&A Trends in 2015

As a follow up to last year’s successful event, MAGNUS co-hosted a thought leadership breakfast with Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Bloomberg on Thursday 4 December, 2014. The theme of Show Me the Money: Uncovering Australian M&A Trends in 2015 involved a panel...

Communicating Risk

As globalisation continues at pace, many Australian domiciled companies have been attracted to overseas jurisdictions in their search for undiscovered minerals and energy, cheaper labour and new markets. Especially in the resources sector, it is no longer unusual to...

What’s next for the AGM?

Annual General Meeting season is almost upon us once again and if the findings of a recent report from the Governance Institute of Australia (Benchmarking Listed Company Secretarial Practice in Australia 2014) are anything to go by, it may seem as though the AGM is in...

Corporate Reputation

Strategy and communication in a bear market

As the saying goes, markets hate uncertainty.   Since the Global Financial Crisis, global equity markets have experienced significant volatility. Navigating a listed company through these turbulent times can be extremely difficult for management teams. It can be...

ScoMo proves to be the communicator’s communicator

Good leaders understand the value of skilfully delivering a strong message. Great leaders know how to do it. Saturday’s Australian Federal Election might have lessons for all leaders – business or political – who rely on effective communication to achieve their goals....

Communicating Risk

As globalisation continues at pace, many Australian domiciled companies have been attracted to overseas jurisdictions in their search for undiscovered minerals and energy, cheaper labour and new markets. Especially in the resources sector, it is no longer unusual to...

Video Killed the Radio Star

Video is a naturally engaging medium and, in an age of information overload, it's now fundamental for businesses to offer content that is relevant and easy to digest. As a result, online video distribution has become an increasingly important marketing communication...

Investor Relations

Preparation and planning the keys to a successful backdoor listing

Preparation and planning the keys to a successful backdoor listing

Preparation for a backdoor listing is essential, according to corporate experts, and the importance of thinking ahead does not end when the NewCo stock finally hits the trading boards. Critical to the success of a backdoor listing, or any Initial Public Offering (IPO)...

Strategy and communication in a bear market

As the saying goes, markets hate uncertainty.   Since the Global Financial Crisis, global equity markets have experienced significant volatility. Navigating a listed company through these turbulent times can be extremely difficult for management teams. It can be...

Fund managers warn against ESG neglect

When the Chairman and CEO of BlackRock speaks, the global investment market tends to listen. So when Larry Fink asserted recently that within the next five years all investors will measure a company’s impact on society, government and the environment, to determine its...

What’s next for the AGM?

Annual General Meeting season is almost upon us once again and if the findings of a recent report from the Governance Institute of Australia (Benchmarking Listed Company Secretarial Practice in Australia 2014) are anything to go by, it may seem as though the AGM is in...

Going Global: The benefits and challenges of dual listings

Public discussion around the merits of Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) companies being dual listed has intensified lately. The downturn in the global resources sector in particular has seen the media and the investment community publicly question the benefits of...

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Closing the Deal in 2019: Key Factors for Successful Transaction Communication

2018 was regarded as the ‘Year of Living Nervously’ after the ASX shed over $90 billion in February amid fears of rapidly rising interest rates in the US. By December the ASX recorded its worst yearly performance since 2011 and the worst fourth quarter since the GFC....

If you can’t say it on the platform, don’t say it! – Social Media and Disclosure

Social media can be a very effective channel for reaching a broad audience, but also a minefield for listed companies to navigate, so a good understanding is critical to ensure you stay on the right side of the regulators. This was the topic at a recent Social Media...

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Special Situations

Proactive issues management – a case study

In crisis or issues management it is always recommended to be as proactive as possible with your communication. Being open, transparent and proactive, as best you can, will help you manage the narrative and hopefully limit the reputational downside from the event. So,...

Cyber security has to be a business priority

Mitigating cyber-attacks has become a 21st century cost of doing business but it is not enough for boards and management to just have a plan to deal with the financial impact. Serious consideration needs to be given to the reputational damage of such an event and how...

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