M & As

Services in this area include :

  • Strategic boardroom advice
  • Financial calendar support
  • M&A transactions – domestic and cross-border
  • Financial and business media relations
  • Capital market intelligence
  • IPO communications
  • Debt market communications
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Proxy solicitation
  • Regulatory communications
  • Corporate governance and socially responsible investment (SRI) advice
  • Stakeholder communications

Mergers and acquisitions activity is a relatively new phenomenon in the Indian corporate sector. This has been precipitated by the reforms process which opened the Indian economy and led to consolidation in virtually every sector of the economy. In fact, the first hostile takeover of any significance happened only in the year 1998, with the Chennai based India Cement launching a successful hostile bid for acquiring the Hyderabad based Raasi Cements.

M&A communications require deep understanding of the complexities involved in the M&A process. The communications have to address multiple constituents, viz, individuals and institutional shareholders in both companies, employees, lenders, regulators, media as well as political opinion leaders. M&A communications must also factor in litigations and potential crisis situations. Research media has the width and depth of expertise to effectively manage the most demanding assignments.

Upon successful completion of the transactions, we have the expertise to advise the new entity in developing its corporate identity, communicating its long term vision and strategy, as well as supporting it with employee communications for successful integration. We also have the expertise in advising the new entity on strategy and maintaining the positive profile.