Capital markets activities and M&A transactions are not executed in a vacuum. Effective communications is vital in order to address the concerns of and secure buy-in from various stakeholder groups including shareholders, employees, customers, activists, regulators, and the wider financial community.
Transactions carry huge opportunity costs and businesses need to ensure that the rationale and investment case of the transaction is successfully communicated to its stakeholders. A strategic communications programme is therefore imperative to maintain dialogue with these stakeholders, and navigate the sensitivities that could potentially disrupt the transaction, ultimately preserving momentum in ongoing operations and ensuring a smooth post-transaction integration.
Tulchan has extensive experience of strategic advice on a wide range of international transactions, including M&A, IPOs and capital raisings, private equity transactions and restructurings. We advocate working with clients as early as possible working alongside financial and legal advisors to develop a compelling narrative and articulate the rationale behind the transaction. We advise on the content of press releases, investor presentations and websites, prepare and rehearse management for any public statements and implement strategic programmes for investors, analyst and financial media relations.