Strategic planning & review
Setting a short, mid-term or even longer term strategy is hard. Shifting landscapes, uncertainty and changing circumstances mean a rigid path is hard to follow.
The key to achieving profitable growth and maintaining growth trajectory is good scenario planning. Fluid competitive positioning and dynamic market analysis, anchored by long term goals and targets are the vital to achieving long term profitable growth.
Our experienced team will help you with:
Investor relations strategy
Reducing the gap between messaging and investor trust, by aligning communications with long-term vision allows for increased investor trust, blindspot reduction and a stable equity story.
Balancing the needs of today with the opportunities of tomorrow by ensuring frameworks for data governance, security and risk management in digital systems are forward looking whilst managing today’s needs. Logical progression through an agile methodology, ensuring a logical sequence of events to digital projects, ensuring on time and on budget competition of projects.
With price-to-earnings ratios at record highs, delivering returns to investors is more difficult than ever. Motherships and their portfolio companies will need to make operational and strategic improvements to capture revenue, earnings growth and create value.
A nightmare waiting to happen
There are several software solutions that will produce minutes and other template documents, and these have been around for years but, like ChatGPT, this is just the clay to be moulded. There will always be the need for human involvement, and emotional intelligence which is why good Governance Professionals are constantly in demand. Many existing solutions, be they corporate databases or board portals, might have impressive functionality and features but are not always designed with the end user in mind. This is because often, IT experts are not governance experts.
This overview is not intended to be exhaustive and provides a summary of what a company may expect when choosing an Initial Public Offering (IPO), as a means to raise capital and embarking upon the process of seeking admission to AIM.
John Carreyrou, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for the past two decades, described the collapse of Theranos as: “One of the most epic failures in corporate governance in the annals of American capitalism”. How did the once high-flying CEO, and the company she founded, end up in this position, and what were the governance issues which led to their downfall?
It was set up as an alternative to the Main Market to appeal to smaller start up companies who want to raise capital and fund business health and development in a way which supports organic growth. It has been hugely successful seeing 3,878 new issuers and has raised collectively over £117 billion during those years which has seen economic ups and downs. ASOS and Fevertree are shining examples of where listing on AIM has enabled growth.