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.
The breadth and depth of experience to provide a strategic view of a company’s communication needs, aligned with its business goals.
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.
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.
Investors at your fingertips and IR on-the-go. Powerful investor targeting analysis giving you vital insights quickly and easily, anywhere and any time.
"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."
"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."
"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!"
“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.”
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.
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.
Five specialist teams, working as one, delivering the edge that can make all the difference.