• OUR POINT OF DIFFERENCE

    AN INTEGRATED IR SOLUTION

    FIRST Advisers is the only Australian professional services firm offering specialist investor relations advice backed by over a decade of experience in shareholder analytics, financial media, corporate PR and high stakes transaction communications.

  • Proud sponsor 2016

    AIRA Annual Conference and Best Practice Awards

    Taking place in Sydney on Thursday 24 November 2016 the AIRA conference is the largest event on the Investor Relations calendar in Australasia and delivers an insightful program focused on contemporary investor relations, market and regulatory issues.

  • Influencing audiences

    Corporate Communications

    The breadth and depth of experience to provide a strategic view of a company’s communication needs, aligned with its business goals.

  • FIRST Advisers —

    Transaction Services

    Five specialist teams working as one, seamlessly managing multiple layers of communication that define complex and often fast moving transactions, whether they are focused on a change in control, raising capital or listing on the market for the first time.

  • Tapped into a

    GLOBAL IR NETWORK

    FIRST Advisers is part of a global network of investor relations firms, ensuring that our clients have access to the same high quality professional advice and depth of local knowledge offshore as they receive at home.

  • It's responsive

    ACCESS IR

    Investors at your fingertips and IR on-the-go. Powerful investor targeting analysis giving you vital insights quickly and easily, anywhere and any time.

What people say

  • "As a foreign company, it was absolutely critical that we engaged a firm in Australia who had a track record in transactions and in whom we could entrust the responsibility of undertaking all the preparation required ahead of announcement day. We didn’t have time to brief multiple service providers and the execution risk of doing so was too great. FIRST Advisers provided us with a completely integrated service of media relations, register analytics, proxy solicitation, document production and all the associated investor relations activities related to communicating our offer to investors."

    Director of Foreign Company undertaking takeover of Top 100 Australian Company
  • "A significant advantage of being FIRST’s client is that we have direct access to a number of senior professionals that we can reach out to for advice or help with any IR, media or governance needs. I can only recommend FIRST Advisers to any ASX company."

    ASX 100 CLIENT
  • "We have a long standing major shareholder on our register who has attempted to remove members of the Board several times over the past 4 years. While the circumstances were different each time, on each occasion FIRST Advisers has provided valuable counsel to the Board and been key to drafting the Letter to Shareholders and managing the media. FIRST also successfully engaged directly with our shareholders to ensure they understood what was at stake and why their vote was important. We are still here!"

    MD of small resources exploration company
  • “A key advantage of working with FIRST Advisers on this takeover defence was that, not only did they manage the media exceptionally well but they were across the detail on everything else that was relevant to our engagement with shareholders and the market. In my experience it is very unusual to find the complete package in one communications firm, from interpreting the significance of movements on the register and understanding how nominee companies process and lodge votes, to managing complex proxy solicitation campaigns, drafting ASX releases and being across all the rules associated with disclosure under both ASX guidelines and the takeovers code. Most importantly, they worked closely with myself and the CEO, drawing on their extensive experience in similar situations to provide relevant advice on our public communications.”

    Chairman of ASX 200 Company under takeover from Private Equity
First Advisers

Our business

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FIRST Advisers is a specialist consultancy offering an integrated suite of professional services in investor relations, corporate communications, shareholder analytics and governance. For the past decade our team has been providing advice and support to Australian and New Zealand companies on how best to structure market sensitive announcements and deliver complex information to a wide range of stakeholders in the financial markets, media and wider investment community.

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AccessIR is a purpose built CRM platform for Investor Relations professionals. Designed and owned by FIRST Advisers, AccessIR uses cutting edge technology to bring investors to your fingertips. You can monitor shareholders, identify target investors and interact with the investment community, using AccessIR to execute on your perfect IR strategy. For those that recognise the importance of relationships in investor relations, we present to you AccessIR.

Discover how AccessIR can serve your needs, register for a free demo.

THE FIRST TEAM

READ THE BIOS

OUR SERVICES

INVESTOR
RELATIONS

AND GOVERNANCE

Building meaningful relationships
between companies and investors.

TRANSACTION
SERVICES

THE POWER OF INTEGRATION

Five specialist teams, working as one, delivering the edge that can make all the difference.

CORPORATE
COMMUNICATIONS

and Media Relations

Creating compelling stories and engaging effectively with the media.

PROXY
SOLICITATION

IDENTIFY. ENGAGE.

Ensure maximum
support and participation.

SHAREHOLDER
ANALYTICS

MORE THAN DATA:

Insights to drive
connection with investors.

FIRST
CREATIVE

ILLUMINATION—BY DESIGN

Effective visual communication
in print and digital media.

FIRST Advisers

Recent Projects

2016

CIMIC GROUP

Takeover of Sedgman
Investor and Media Relations, Bidder's Statement,
Proxy Solicitation, Shareholder Information Line

2015

CIMIC GROUP

Takeover Offer for Devine Limited
Investor and Media Relations, Bidder's Statement,
Proxy Solicitation, Shareholder Information Line

2015

Aspen Group

Offer to Merge with Aspen Parks Property Fund
Explanatory Memorandum, Securityholder Booklets

2015

CARDNO LIMITED

Proportional Takeover by Crescent Capital
Investor and Media Relations, Proxy Solicitation, Shareholder Information Line

2015

Zijin Mining

Takeover offer for Phoenix Gold
Shareholder Analytics, Proxy Solicitation

2015

LIM Advisors

Requisition of EGM of AMP China Capital Growth Fund unitholders
Investor Relations. Shareholder Analytics. Proxy Solicitation

  • Congratulations to @CIMICGroup and their advisers @Macquarie and @minterellison on $CIM gaining 50% shareholding in… https://t.co/V0vKJBg6jZ

  • RT @CIMICGroup: CIMIC's holding in UGL is now 50% https://t.co/TxBQkPpDoM. CIMIC's final unconditional offer for UGL extended until 7.00pm…

  • RT @4mits: David Gonski - ANZ Bank Chairman - the excellent IRO must see the problem before it comes. The we can be prepared for it. #aira2

  • RT @4mits: Kristy Collins - GSK very well versed in ESG matters thru crisis. "Can't stress enough" get strategy in place before crisis. #ai

  • RT @4mits: Nicole Bradford (CBUS) Investors will be more active on ESG EU & will use proxy voting to send message on ESG - already started.…