Merlin assists and supports clients to proactively engage with financial and business media, securing ‘in depth’ coverage by both specialised business media and senior general business writers. We work with clients to develop story opportunities around corporate events; to facilitate coverage in influential commentary columns that review corporate strategies and stock values; and showcase strong and engaged leadership teams through the generation of feature

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A company’s website is its 24/7 shop window to the world. Information has to be accessible to investors in real time with the website being easy to navigate with relevant and up to date information. We will help you maximise the effectiveness of a listed company’s website by: *Preparing investor relations and corporate content for the website *Regulalrly review the investor relations and corporate areas of the website and recommend areas and content for updating

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Broker forecasts of key financial and operating metrics need to be monitored regularly in order for management to advise the Board of Directors of the markets’ expectations of future performance. By systematically tracking sellside forecasts and comparing the results against internal performance expectations the Board and management cn confidently assess whether they are discharging their obligation to keep the equity market fully informed as required under NZX/ ASX continuous disclosure rules. Understanding the mean and

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Good governance is essential for increasing the prospect of market out-performance and for ensuring shareholder confidence in the Board and management. We offer a range of advisory services to help NZX and dual listed companies and their Boards determine and document governance standards and practices including governance policies, benchmarking governance practices and implementation of the NZX Corporate Governance Code and ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Principles and Recommendations. We will also assist with implementing continuous disclosure

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Our perception study addresses four critical questions: *How is your company perceived by key financial constituents? *What are the key drivers of investor sentiment? *What actions can be taken to positively influence investor perception and valuation? *Are there any areas where your company is vulnerable or there are misperceptions? Perception studies are an important part of strategic planning for the board and for management. They provide an accurate, unbiased means of gauging the views of

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Our ownership reports provide our clients with the information to understand fully who owns and makes decisions over their shares. Understanding who owns a company’s stock, and why, provides the platform on which an investor relations programme is built. Our reports provide invaluable information when considering any corporate action or when simply wanting to monitor the underlying holdings behind market trading activity. Tracking shareholder movements during the course of a transaction provides critical intelligence for

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Merlin provides its clients with strategic investor relations advice that reflects the specific needs and situation the client faces. Our advice can address every aspect of investor relations strategy and delivery. An effective investor communications programme is important because research has shown that, conducted well, investor relations can add up to 20% to a company’s valuation and conducted badly can penalise valuation by up to 10%. At the heart of the advice Merlin provides is

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