Service Providers

The directory includes a list of companies that support the IR function in the Middle East, categorised by their main area of expertise.

All listed service providers have a proven track record in the region in the field of investor relations.

Financial PR Agencies

Advert One Communications is a division of Shawaf International Co. Ltd. Advert One offers clients top quality, innovative, integrated financial communication solutions.

We provide in-depth knowledge and support throughout the projects which include: IPOs, RIs, M&A, Sukuk and PP.

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Mustafa OthmanManaging Director
+966 50 523 4749
mustafa.othman@advert1.com
Conference Call

Arkadin helps businesses build a more flexible working environment and enhance their productivity by delivering Cloud Communication services.

More than technology alone, we understand that it’s people working with people that actually creates positive change.  Whether its delivering a large event, making video systems interoperate or enabling global Cloud voice, we look after every aspect of the project and we take the hassle out of user adoption.

At Arkadin we have successfully transformed our own business by putting our people at the heart of our communications:  we work with all our customers to help them do the same, to create a digital workplace that will thrive because it is designed around the people who will enjoy it.

Present in 33 countries and part of NTT Communications, we have been changing the way businesses communicate for fifteen years.  We continue to learn from our base of 50,000 clients: many business challenges are similar but every business demands unique attention.

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Maxime BoudierBusiness Development / Account Manager
T: +971 44 462 966
E: m.boudier@arkadin.com
IR Apps / Terminals

Sitting on the desks of 325,000 of the world’s most influential decision makers, the Bloomberg Terminal is a modern icon of financial markets. Launched in 1981, long before PCs and the internet became ubiquitous, the Bloomberg Terminal brought transparency to financial markets. It connected market participants to a groundbreaking data, analytics and information-delivery service — and revolutionized an industry.

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David MassiasMarket Specialist Equity - EMEA
T: +971 4 449 2323
E: dmassias@bloomberg.net
Corporate Access

BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts business is a global leader in the industry, with 763 sponsored DR programs in a total of 71 countries and custodizing $545 billion in DR assets as of June 30, 2019.  BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. As of June 30, 2019, BNY Mellon had $35.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom atwww.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.  

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Mahmoud SalemManaging Director - Head of EMEA
T: +1 21 281 52248
E: mahmoud.salem@bnymellon.com
Financial PR Agencies

Brunswick is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations: a global partnership with 24 offices in 14 countries. Founded in 1987, Brunswick has grown organically, operating as a single profit centre, allowing the Firm to respond seamlessly to clients’ needs, wherever they are in the world.

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Rupert YoungSenior Partner
T: +971 4 560 9636
E: ryoung@BrunswickGroup.com
Executive Search Firm

Debbie Nathan Associates – DNA, is a London based, leading global recruitment and search partner for Investor Relations and Communications, with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. We match high performing talent with companies across the globe on both permanent and interim assignments. Our knowledgeable, trustworthy, and thorough approach to every search combined with a deep understanding of the clients’ requirements underpins our success.

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Debbie NathanManaging Director
+44 207 846 2366
debbie@debbienathanassociates.com
Corporate Access

Closir is a technology platform helping listed companies from emerging and frontier markets directly reach institutional investors. Investor profiles, meeting notes, IR calendar, peer holders, perception studies in one intuitive and easy to use platform.

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Michael ChojnackiManaging Director
+44 207 113 5742
michael.chojnacki@closir.com
Proxy Advisors

D.F. King is a global expert in stakeholder engagement, having serviced more than 1,000 clients in 32 countries, from eight offices around the world.
We provide comprehensive advisory and execution services for equity and debt transactions. In proxy solicitation, D.F. King is renowned worldwide for securing shareholder support in corporate actions involving shares. We specialise in designing, organising and executing campaigns for Annual General Meetings, Extraordinary General Meetings, takeovers, proxy defences, shareholder activism and corporate governance advisory. In debt markets, we help companies and their advisors navigate through the difficulties associated with locating and communicating with bondholders.
We are experts in tender and exchange offers, consent solicitations, bondholder meetings and complex debt restructurings.D.F. King is part of the Link Group of Companies.

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David Chase Lopes Managing Director, EMEA
+33 1 80 95 68 74
David.ChaseLopes@dfkingltd.co.uk
Annual Report

Emperor is a leading UK-headquartered Brand and Corporate Communications agency, with a regional office in Dubai. We’re a 21 year old market-leader in our space, with 180 employees. Our range of complementary Design services helps our clients to define who they are and what they do, communicate where they’re going and how they will get there, and engage audiences in what they care about and why. We act for nearly 300 corporate clients internationally, including c. 15% of the FTSE350, right through to small-caps and a host of unlisted organisations (including for example Sovereign Wealth Funds, private equity backed businesses and professional advisers, lawyers, accountants). We specialise in IPO communications - no other UK design agency has acted on more flotations than Emperor over the last 20 years. Many of our clients’ listings are on the London markets, but equally some are on Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Dubai, Moscow, Riyadh, Mumbai, Doha or elsewhere.

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Natasha NelsonAccount Director and Partner
T: +971 (0)55 372 2580
E: mena@emperor.works
IR Apps / Terminals

Euroland IR has been assisting companies in improving their Investor Relations by providing Best Practice tools and outstanding 24/7 service for years. Rather than embracing an approach that settles for being a Jack of all trades, we believe in being the master of one.

In niching ourselves and focusing on improving the web based IR communication of our customers, we are able to provide the most technologically advanced and user-friendly solutions in the industry. Our services are second to none.

Intuitive design enables comprehensive understanding of your equity story. It is the blueprint to our tools. Making them accessible and interactive encourages users to engage further with your financial history. This is how we engage investors.

Striving always to stay ahead of the curve, we work tirelessly to reinvent and improve the way you communicate with your investors and build relationships with your stakeholders.

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Lisa MarklundCEO
T: +971 55 211 1501
E: lisa.marklund@euroland.com
IR Apps / Terminals

ExchangeConnect.ae is a digital unified platform that brings together listed companies, buy-side investors and sell-side brokerages to enable all the stakeholders to achieve maximum value out of the ecosystem. Listed companies can tell their stories more efficiently and identify new target investors to boost market valuations and trading volumes. Conversely, the Buy Side and Sell Side players can identify promising companies more efficiently.

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Pradip SethFounder & CEO
+91 99673 67890
pradip@s-ancial.com
Financial PR Agencies

Our Capital Markets Communications professionals serve as trusted advisers to board of directors and management teams at companies of all sizes and at every stage of growth. With an in-depth understanding of what the investment community wants and needs, FTI Consulting helps corporate leaders navigate through moments of transition, deliver a consistent and credible corporate narrative to the market, engage with the market and cultivate a growing shareholder base. FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. FTI Consulting professionals, located in all major business centres throughout the world, work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and opportunities.

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Anca CighiSenior Director
+971559893309
Anca.Cighi@fticonsulting.com
Financial PR Agencies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) was the first global communications consultancy to establish operations in the Middle East, more than 30 years ago. Today we have 8 vibrant, interconnected and fully-owned offices across the MENA region – in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama and Riyadh. H+K in MENA provides governments, brands and businesses with world class strategic communications counsel and localised execution across sectors and services. Our award-winning consultants are trusted advisors for integrated campaigns that drive stakeholders to think + act differently.

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Jennifer KedissaDirector
T: +971 55 729 9595
E: Jennifer.Kedissa@hkstrategies.com
IR Apps / Terminals

At IHS Markit Issuer Solutions, formerly Ipreo, we help corporate issuers target sustained access to capital, develop a compelling equity story and achieve full and fair valuation. Our market-leading IR solutions are across an integrated suite of advanced technology, data science and analyst expertise that help investor relations professionals in areas that matter most to them and their management teams:

Global Markets Intelligence, Investor Targeting and Engagement, Investor Relations CRM Platform, Perception Analytics, IR Strategy and Advisory, and ESG and Corporate Governance. As you plan for 2021 and beyond, we invite you to meet with the IHS Markit Advisory team to learn more about how we can help you achieve your IR Goals. 

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Peter GotkeExecutive Director, Head of Corporate Sales, EMEA
+44 (0) 750 789 4339
peter.gotke@ihsmarkit.com
Annual Report

Instinctif Partners is a leading consultancy advising companies on IPOs, growth strategies and fundraising. Our team combines strategic insight and deep sector expertise with an integrated approach spanning capital markets, corporate affairs, brand building, internal engagement and public policy. We have extensive experience in advising our clients across a full spectrum of communication challenges; fromB2B and B2C brand building, social media strategy and reputation management through to financial PR and transaction support. Instinctif Partners has worked with prominent listed clients in the region against a backdrop of increasingly challenging and uncertain global and local markets.

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Samantha BartelManaging Partner
T: +971 50 656 8851
E: Samantha.bartel@instinctif.com
IR Surveys

For over 50 years, Institutional Investor has built its reputation on providing award-winning editorial for the world's most influential decision makers in global asset management and banking. This prestigious audience relies on Institutional Investor to provide in-depth coverage of the people and events impacting the world's economy and all facets of institutional asset management. Institutional Investor offers highly-respected proprietary benchmark research and rankings on buy-side and sell-side research, hedge funds, corporates, fixed income and asset management, and has a proven history of anticipating the personalities and trends most likely to influence the global financial markets. The website reaches a highly engaged global audience and has regular features that focus on: Social Currency, Corner Office, Portfolio, and Research. In March 2018, Institutional Investor acquired Extel and is integrating it into the Institutional Investor Research business.

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Amani KorayeimDirector, All-EMEA Sales and Product Development
+44 20 7779 8888
amani.korayeim@institutionalinvestor.com
IR Advisory

Iridium is the Middle East's first and leading Investor Relations consultancy. The firm was founded on the belief that first-hand capital markets and in-house senior management experience are central to the process of converting business value into shareholder returns. Iridium possesses exceptional insight through its proprietary artificial intelligence platform, track record and depth of expertise. Our results-oriented experts design, build and operate transformational investor relations programs that help organizations and leaders engage, transact and grow - whether they are healthy, challenged or distressed. For information visit www.iridiumadvisors.com.

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Oliver SchutzmannCEO
+971 52 949 7997
oschutzmann@iridium.ae
IR Apps / Terminals

Link has extensive experience delivering Registry and Meeting Services for clients in the public, private and government sectors. In the Middle East Link provides registrar and meeting services for a wide variety of clients. Link’s in-house General Meeting (GM) service ensures clients receive a world-class GM. Link’s aim is to facilitate a seamlessly run event and ensure a first-class GM that achieves or exceeds all desired objectives. We also offer an extensive range of additional services including meeting specific microsites, webcasting and proxy solicitation. Our virtual meeting service allows our clients to run a hybrid meeting, which are run alongside physical meetings, or a fully virtual meeting. We provide comprehensive services required to facilitate a virtual meeting, including full webcasting, production and conferencing services and a voting and question app. Link Market Services is part of the Link Group of Companies. https://www.linkgroup.eu/ or contact Victoria.Keenan@linkgroup.co.uk

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Paula Rakei State Manager, QLD
+61 (0)7 3307 6421
Paula.Rakei@linkmarketservices.com
Conference Call

Lumi is the dominant player globally in the facilitation of Annual General Meetings for Companies (whether listed or non-listed), Associations, Legislative Bodies, Membership Organizations and Partnerships. Based on proprietary, patented technology, Lumi provides software, hardware and services that assists registrars or event organizers to register delegates, provide live, secure polling, Q&A management services and relevant reporting – whether in a physical location, a virtual environment or a combination of the two. Lumi is headquartered in Hampshire, UK where central functions including finance, product development and marketing are based, but has offices in 11 countries across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. Highly differentiated in the majority of markets where it is active, it benefits from extremely strong, experienced and renowned MDs who head up each in-country team. Registrars play a pivotal role in facilitating the AGM process, by enabling issuers to obtain access to the Lumi platform. Lumi holds global relationships with multiple leading company registrars and has long-term licensing and service arrangements with all leading registrars across all operating territories. Following a successful MBO in 2017, backed by Vespa Capital, Lumi has continued to consolidate their market leading positions across the globe, as well as expanding both organically and through acquisition. Its mobile solution enabled Lumi to facilitate the UK’s first electronic AGM held by a listed company, Jimmy Choo, in June 2016. The onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic rapidly accelerated the adoption of the Lumi virtual meeting platform, expanding the number of countries in which Lumi operates to over 30.

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Yousef QarenManaging Director
+971 50 676 8860
yousef.qaren@lumiglobal.com
Annual Report

MerchantCantos is a leading provider of investor communication solutions. We have been operating in the Gulf for the past 7 years - during this time we have produced multiple award winning annual reports, executive interview videos and IR websites for some of the region’s leading businesses. We have considerable experience working on corporate transactions such as IPO’s and Merger & Acquisitions.

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Dominic WhitingDirector
T: +971 4 446 6270
E: dwhiting@brunswickgroup.com
Corporate Access

Orient Capital is a global leader in share ownership analysis and identification, market intelligence, investor communication and shareholder management technology. As the world’s largest analyser of equity ownership across multiple markets, we help companies identify and track their shareholders, as well as their behaviour, using either local ownership disclosure provisions or our own proprietary methodologies. miraqle is our unique web-based platform through which our products are delivered or managed, empowering companies to most efficiently manage their interaction with the capital markets and the functions that arise as a consequence of being listed. Orient Capital enables IR teams to maximise the opportunity of public ownership and to reap the benefits of good investor relations. Orient Capital is part of the Link Group of Companies.

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Alison Owers Chief Executive Officer, EMEA
+44 (0) 207 776 7574
owers@orientcap.co.uk
Proofreading

Since opening for business 20 years ago, Proof Communications has successfully proofreaded literally thousands of documents.

Annual reports, financial statements, CSR reports, Initial Public Offering documents and product disclosure statements – these and more are entrusted to the professional care of Proof Communications by listed and private companies, and government agencies.

From ten pages to over 800, often with complex and sophisticated content, the documents we proofread all share one common feature: they reflect our clients’ reputations and so they seek proofreading of the highest possible standards. Global and MENA companies entrust their documents to Proof Communications as they know they are in the safest of hands.

If you would like the comfort of knowing that your documents are free of typographical and grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and inconsistencies, please get in touch.

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Rosemary GillespieDirector
+61 2 8036 5532
rosemary@proofcommunications.com.au
Content Development

Prose Solutions is the leading Middle East-founded knowledge and content development firm. With a network of over 150 talented and experienced comms experts, writers, editors and translators, we drive the communications and business objectives of hundreds of clients each year across IR, branding, digital, employee comms, marketing, PR, sustainability and more. In the IR space, Prose Solutions provides best practice advisory and bilingual content development solutions for over 20 Annual Reports for listed and government clients across the region each year, as well as broader investor engagement strategy and execution and a growing number of Sustainability/ESG Reports, and has helped its clients win a number of MEIRA awards over the last few years.

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David GrunfeldManaging Director
+971 4 455 8592
david@prose-solutions.com
Financial PR Agencies

Teneo is a global advisory firm that works exclusively with the CEOs and leaders of the world’s largest and most complex companies providing strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. Comprised of the most senior talent, we work collaboratively to solve the most complex issues. Our teams integrate the disciplines of strategic communications, investment banking, management consulting, political risk analysis, talent development, risk management, digital analytics, corporate governance, government affairs and corporate restructuring to solve for the most complex business and reputational challenges and opportunities. The Firm was founded in June 2011 by Declan Kelly, Doug Band and Paul Keary and now has more than 700 employees located in 16 offices around the world.

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Nicholas McDonaghSenior Managing Director

E: nicholas.mcdonagh@teneostrategy.com