Skip to content

Strategy & Communications Advisory

M&A, IPO, Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Industry-leading expertise for the most complex situations.

The investor relations and financial communications professionals at Teneo provide thoughtful, clear and concise advice on all aspects of a wide variety of transactions and financial-related announcements, including: M&A transactions, IPOs, bankruptcies and corporate restructurings.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our all-encompassing communications support includes advisory on a broad range of transactions, including:

  • Traditional M&A
  • Hostile Takeovers
  • Spin-offs
  • Divestitures
  • LBOs

From developing investor materials to ensuring the right media strategy, crafting internal communications plans, and advising on the regulatory and integration processes, our experts work with CEOs and their teams, as well as a company’s other external advisors, to execute complex transactions successfully.

In addition, our governance division provides a range of services, including advising on the shareholder approval process, as well as other key governance considerations paramount to the successful execution and completion of a variety of transactions.

IPOs

An integral part of a successful IPO and achieving maximum value will be determined by the ability to control a company’s narrative and equity story during all three phases of the IPO process: pre-IPO preparation, Listing Day execution and post-IPO. Teneo’s team offers support through all three phases of the IPO process:

Preparation

  • Narrative development/input for Registration Statement/Q&A
  • Establish peers/investor targeting
  • Public company infrastructure development
  • IR policy development
  • Media relations audit
  • Assessment of management roles, responsibilities and positioning
  • Audit of government relationships, assessment of policy risks, scenario planning
  • Establish governance polices/begin to identify board

Execution

  • Roadshow development, planning and execution
  • Listing day preparation and execution
  • Manage communications around milestones
  • Message preparation and executive presentation coaching
  • Training for “life as a public company”
  • Develop IR website and materials
  • Establish financial disclosure and guidance protocols and templates, conduct earnings announcements rehearsals
  • Recruit new directors and refine governance policies
  • Develop and execute listing day media strategy
  • Select engagement with government stakeholders

Post-IPO

  • Building awareness through ongoing stakeholder outreach
  • Continued refinement of corporate positioning and investment thesis
  • Preparation for first earnings announcement and beyond
  • Ongoing coaching and reputation management
  • Implement IR engagement and ongoing strategy
  • Execute ongoing media strategy
  • Ongoing review of governance practices; assessment/recruitment of board talent
  • Engagement with government stakeholders

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Teneo can help businesses manage communications with suppliers, customers, trade creditors and the media – including the specialist debt press.

From developing investor materials and equity stories, to ensuring the right media strategy, crafting internal communications plans, and advising on the regulatory and integration processes, our experts work with the CEO and their team, as well as a company’s other external advisors, to execute complex transactions successfully.