The Swedish election on 9 September will attract global attention and the country is preparing for unprecedented political turmoil, with another heavy hit on the establishment from populism – as seen in many other countries around Europe. But according to leading economists there will be limited short-term effects on the financial markets thanks to a… Read more »
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Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Vonovia SE in connection with its recommended public cash offer for all outstanding shares in Victoria Park, which was announced May 3, 2018. Vonovia SE is Germany’s leading nationwide residential real estate company that owns and manages around 394 00 residential units predominantly in Germany.
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Raketech, a Nordic leading online-based marketing company active in the iGaming market, in connection with its IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier. The offering attracted strong interest both among Swedish and international institutional investors, and was substantially over-subscribed. The price in the offering was SEK 30 per share,… Read more »
While levels of shareholder activism have been relatively stable in the Nordic region during the last years, there are tendencies of increased activity in the market – and as a company executive it is vital to be prepared when the situation arises. Activist shareholders usually have a clear agenda – which if carried through could… Read more »
Fogel & Partners, the Nordic communications advisory boutique, has recruited Jacob Lannerö as Senior Consultant. Jacob joins in August from Brummer & Partners where he has served as Director of Public Affairs and Head of Communications. Jacob has a strong background in strategic communications with almost 20 years’ experience. In 2009 he joined Brummer &… Read more »
Update on Mifid II implications Following the F&P Quarterly ‘Company commissioned equity research – from ugly duckling to swan?’ issued in March, the effects of Mifid II continue to increase and we have received many questions on how to approach them. In this special edition of F&P Quarterly, you will find additional insights on the… Read more »
Fogel & Partners, a leading independent communications advisory firm in the Nordic region, has joined the Global Partnership of Finsbury, Hering Schuppener and Glover Park Group (GPG) as Associate Partner. The Global Partnership gives clients of Fogel & Partners access to a network of more than 500 experienced communications professionals around the globe, in 16… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Green Landscaping, a leading supplier of services within the Swedish market for maintenance of outdoor environments, in connection with its IPO on Nasdaq First North. The offering was substantially oversubscribed and attracted extensive interest, both from Swedish and international institutions as well as from the general public in… Read more »
Company commissioned equity research – from ugly duckling to swan? In the wakes of Mifid II, the number of providers of commissioned equity research has started to increase. The question is how listed companies will – and should – respond to this shift, and if this really is to be considered a serious alternative to… Read more »
Fogel & Partners söker konsult inom strategisk kommunikation Vi utökar vårt team och söker en Associate som vill utvecklas inom strategisk kommunikation. Som Associate hos oss kommer du att arbeta med börsbolag och internationella aktörer i projekt som är såväl komplexa och intressanta som omväxlande. Fogel & Partners arbetar med kommunikationsrådgivning inom fyra huvudsakliga områden;… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Tele2 in its statutory merger with Com Hem which was announced on January 10, 2018. The combined company will be a leading integrated connectivity provider by combining an award-winning mobile network with the fastest national fixed network and the widest range of content in the market. The merger… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Lyko, a beauty- and healthcare specialist which is combining a leading online presence with physical stores and treatments, in connection with its IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier. The offering was oversubscribed considerably and attracted very strong interest from both institutions as well as the general public in Sweden, with 4000 new… Read more »
November 2017 Sustainability – a game changer Corporates and investment managers are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that sustainability will be a game changer going forward. The corporate focus has until recently been on complying with minimum standards rather than appreciating that sustainability will be a fundamental differentiator in the eyes of the investors…. Read more »
Fogel & Partners, the Stockholm-based communications advisory boutique, strengthens its team by recruiting Sofia Buhlin from Intrum. Sofia Buhlin joins Fogel & Partners as Senior Consultant from the position as PR and Media Relations Director at Intrum, Europe’s leading credit management services company. She also has a background in politics, and has previously been policy… Read more »
Fogel & Partners, the Stockholm-based communications advisory boutique, continues to expand by recruiting Petter Brunnberg from Nordea. Petter Brunnberg joins Fogel & Partners as Senior Consultant from the position as Chief Press Officer at Nordea. He has more than 15 years’ experience from various assignments in the fields of financial media, investor relations, ESG analysis… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Permira as an investor group, advised by Permira, entered an agreement to acquire a strategic equity stake in Klarna. Global investment firm Permira, which advises funds and accounts with a total committed capital of €32 billion, has a strong focus and expertise in ecommerce and fintech. Permira looks forward… Read more »
June 2017 Passive investment strategies – silent owners are increasing Flows in asset management speak for themselves – passive investment strategies and thus passive ownership of publicly listed companies is increasing. The popularity of passive investment strategies does not seem to weaken – rather the opposite. Products in this category are generally cost effective and… Read more »
Fogel & Partners strengthens its team by recruiting Per Hippe as junior consultant. Per joins from Paues Åberg Communications. He has previous experience from the management consultancy firm Lagerkvist & Partners and holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Per will join the team in August.
Fogel & Partners, the Stockholm-based communications advisory boutique, strengthens its team by recruiting Sofie Zetterlund Johansson. Sofie Zetterlund Johansson has had an international career in London, Oslo and Stockholm and has extensive experience from the financial industry. Sofie joins from Lendify where she held the position as communications manager. Lendify is a Swedish start-up within… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Munters, a leading global provider of energy efficient and mission critical precision climate control solutions, in connection with its IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm. The offering was oversubscribed more than 25 times and attracted very strong interest from both Swedish and international institutions as well as the general public in Sweden. The offering… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Instalco, a leading Nordic multidisciplinary installation and service supplier, in connection with its IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm. The offering was significantly oversubscribed and attracted very strong interest from both Swedish and international institutions as well as the general public in Sweden. The offering price was set at SEK… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to the German automotive supplier ZF Freidrichshafen in its public cash offer for Haldex in the autumn of 2016.
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to the Bid Committee of Swedish digital bank Nordnet in connection with the public bid on the company from Nordic Capital and the Öhman Group in the autumn of 2016.
March 2017 CAPITAL MARKETS DAY: IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF LONG-TERM SHAREHOLDER VALUE CREATION INTRODUCTION Communication concerning listed companies is, obviously, mostly associated to quarterly reports. However, quarterly presentations rarely bring an opportunity to deeply dig into the company and discuss what is bringing long-term shareholder value. A Capital Markets Day (CMD) however, has the aim to… Read more »
Vi utökar vårt team och söker nu en konsult inom investor relations. Som konsult hos Fogel & Partners kommer du att arbeta med projekt som är såväl komplexa och intressanta som omväxlande. I rollen ingår bland annat att: Genomföra nulägesanalyser och identifiera kommunikationsbehov Ta fram och implementera övergripande IR-strategier/planer Bygga relationer med nyckelpersoner på kapitalmarknaden… Read more »
Vi utökar vårt team och söker nu en seniorkonsult. Som konsult hos Fogel & Partners kommer du att arbeta med projekt som är såväl komplexa och intressanta som omväxlande. I rollen ingår bland annat att: Projektledning och vara kundens huvudkontakt Genomföra nulägesanalyser och identifiera kommunikationsbehov Ta fram och implementera övergripande kommunikationsstrategier Bygga relationer med media… Read more »
December 2016 2016 – A Dramatic Year We All Will Remember In 1973, the Princeton economist Burton G. Malkiel claimed that asset prices exhibit a pattern resembling a random walk. They are basically unpredictable. Imagine if we back in January had predicted the Brits voting to exit Europe, Trump beating Clinton to become the next… Read more »
October 2016 FIRING THE CEO – A COMMUNICATION CHALLENGE The last couple of years have been turbulent times for CEO’s and shareholders of Swedish listed companies, with a total of 25 CEO’s leaving their position among large cap companies. Add to this the price‐sensitive nature of such a decision and the tendency among shareholders to… Read more »
Fogel & Partners advisor to Gränges in the acquisition of Noranda downstream assets in North America.
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to TitanX, a world leading supplier of powertrain cooling solutions for commercial vehicles, in connection with TataAutoComp’s acquisition of the company. The acquisition gives TitanX great opportunities to further strengthen its role as a global partner of advanced cooling solutions of powertrains to its customers.
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Hamilton when one of the largest transactions in the Swedish legal market was carried out as the entire team from Ashurst Stockholm joins Hamilton and creates one of Sweden’s largest legal advisors. The firm will operate under the Hamilton name, and will combine Hamilton’s leading position in dispute… Read more »
Last week, hundreds of Investor Relations professionals from across the world, gathered in San Diego to take part in the NIRI 2016 event. Topics covered included current trends in Investor Relations, Corporate Governance and Financial Media.
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Paradox Interactive, a leading global developer and publisher of strategy games, simulation games and RPGs, in connection with its IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier.
Claes Murander and Johan Ståhl, both awarded Fund Manager of the Year, focused on best Investor Relations practice and Lannebo’s investment strategy. Specially invited representatives from more than 25 listed and privately held companies attended the seminar. The seminar was held together with Cision.
Fogel & Partners, the Stockholm-based communications advisory boutique, strengthens its team by recruiting Henrik Sporre as consultant and Elin Löwenadler as junior consultant.
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Etib Holding II AB, in its public cash offer in Nordic Service Partners Holding (publ). The bid price was set at SEK 21 per share, corresponding to a total value of Nordic Service Partner of approximately SEK 263.4 million.
The CSR area is too often a neglected aspect of transactions, both in terms of potential risks and opportunities. As a CEO, you have to be sufficiently informed and engaged in sustainability issues in order to describe the company’s social and environmental impact, what challenges you face and how to solve them. Also, as a CEO or CFO, it is no longer accepted to pass on CSR related questions from investors to the company’s CSR department.
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Humana, a leading Nordic care provider, as well as to the selling shareholder Argan Capital Management, in connection with Humana’s IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Fogel & Partners, the Stockholm-based communications advisory boutique, strengthens its expertise in financial transactions and corporate communications by recruiting Adrian Westman from Evolution Gaming. Adrian joins from the position of IR Manager at Evolution Gaming, where he has successfully built the company’s investor relations programme and supported the transformation from a privately held to publicly… Read more »
2015 has been an eventful year for Fogel & Partners as well as for the stock exchange. We started the year by establishing an office in Gothenburg through Jan Edshage who joined the firm as Senior Advisor. Having a presence in one of Sweden’s leading industrial centres enables us to better meet the demand for… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Dometic Group, the global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living, as well as the selling shareholder EQT, in connection with Dometic’s IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm. Dometic’s offering attracted strong interest from both Swedish and international investors and was multiple times over-subscribed. The offering price was set… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Permira in it sales of Pharmaq, the world’s leading aquatic health group, to Zoetis Inc. for USD 765 million on a debt-free basis. Pharmaq is the world’s leading pharmaceutical company supplying the aquaculture industry. The company provides environmentally sound, safe and efficacious health products to the global aquaculture… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Tribona’s bid committee in connection with Corem Property Group’s public tender offer to the shareholders of Tribona. Tribona is one of Sweden’s largest listed property companies with expertise in logistic and logistic properties.
Who does not remember the sweet 80s, when the world was a little bit smaller and a little bit simpler? A time when we shared music by copying our friend’s vinyl records to cassette tapes. A time when stocks were brokered by open outcry on the stock exchange floors. Then it all changed. The world… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Alimak, the global market leader and pioneer in industrial vertical access solutions, as well as the selling shareholder Triton, in connection with Alimak’s IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm. The offering price was set at SEK 93 per share, corresponding to a market capitalisation of Alimak of SEK 4 billion… Read more »
Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Tobii in connection with its IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm. Founded in 2001, Tobii is the global leader in eye tracking, a technology that is used to gain insights in human behaviour. The offering price was set at SEK 25 per share, corresponding to the top end of the price… Read more »
The red-green government has presented its spring budget – a somewhat slimmer version of the budget that didn’t pass in parliament last autumn. Jan Edshage, Senior Advisor, and Sandra Strandberg, Consultant – Fogel & Partners latest recruits within the area of Public Affairs – have reflected on the policies in the spring budget and potential… Read more »
The time has come to summarize 2014 – an eventful year for the Swedish capital market, to say the least. First and foremost, 2014 was an intense year for transactions. This was a pleasant surprise after a number of grim years that followed the Lehman-crash. The IPO window finally opened up following a strong stock… Read more »
Continued growth or an impending crash? The image of China as the obvious future market for Swedish companies has recently come into question. Instead, concerns are being raised regarding China’s crackdowns on foreign companies, weak real estate market and lack of focus on sustainability. For this edition of F&P Quarterly we have met with Frédéric… Read more »
Fogel & Partners represented German world-leading automobile manufacturer Volkswagen AG in its public cash offer to the shareholders of the Swedish premium truck-maker Scania AB, listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large Cap. The total value of the offer, based on the remaining shares not already controlled by Volkswagen, amounts to approximately SEK 60 billion.
Societal challenges in combination with new technology creates business opportunities for those who are able to see and interpret how different industries and companies will be affected – both in the short and the long term. There is no conflict between good business and sustainable development, quite the opposite. One example is Unilever, a company… Read more »
On March 27 Fogel & Partners arranged a breakfast seminar with the headline “What is required for a successful IPO?”. The seminar consisted of a presentation of the role of communication in the different phases of an IPO, and a panel discussion with Anders Hägerstrand (journalist at Dagens Industri), Henrik Didner (co-founder and chairman of… Read more »
The legendary public relations and communications guru Leon Nordin once said: “Everybody I meet have two jobs – mine and their own”. The loose and somewhat undefined nature of corporate communications is perhaps to some extent the consequence of the industry’s own inability to really package its offering and make it, well, more scientific or… Read more »
Fogel & Partners, today announced the launch of Research & Analysis in response to the rapidly evolving and increasingly intricate corporate communications landscape. Effective messaging that cuts through the increasingly complex web of traditional channels, online- and social media to reach the right audience is a challenge today. In order to stress the importance of… Read more »
The first edition of Fogel & Partners’ Executive Dinner took place on the evening of September 10th at restaurant Vassa Eggen in Stockholm. Our first executive theme was investor relations in an international context. We were encouraged to have 13 people from different parts of the Swedish business community gathered to exchange ideas and insights… Read more »
Well it almost feels like that, doesn’t it? That is, when the financial markets in Sweden last enjoyed a fertile and flourishing period of strong growth and high activity: IPOs, M&A, sparkling deal-making, multi-billion buyouts… It was during the latter part of the 2000’s when the previous boom years were gradually followed by a continuously… Read more »
Fogel & Partners, the Stockholm-based communications advisory boutique, today announced that senior communications expert Mats Ödman will join the firm as Senior Advisor. Mats Ödman adds more than 35 years of experience in corporate communications and investor relations, and is one of the most knowledgeable and internationally renowned communications professionals. He has won several awards… Read more »
Fogel & Partners, the Stockholm-based communications advisory, continues to expand and strengthen within sustainability and strategic communications by attracting John Womack from Clas Ohlson. As Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at the listed retail company Clas Ohlson since 2008, John Womack has been responsible on a group management level for Corporate Responsibility, IR,… Read more »
The Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky once said: “Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid”. Many CEO’s of listed companies will certainly agree with this adage. In a world where “trust” is one of the keywords, and the prime concern and challenge of the companies is to attract capital… Read more »
After several recent hirings it is now time for us to move to a larger office. From 8 April you will find us at Mäster Samuelsgatan 9 in central Stockholm. Welcome to visit us if you are in the neighbourhood.
Dear all, Welcome to the second edition of Fogel & Partners Quarterly in which we plan to give you an update of what happens in our neck of the woods, trends and movements around strategic communications in the financial market. First of all, many thanks for the positive feedback we received for the first issue…. Read more »
Fogel & Partners were hired as communications advisor to the minority owners of the Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Company (AB Svensk Bilprovning), in connection with the breakup of the company with the Swedish state. The deal means that the minority holders cede their ownership of Bilprovningen and take over the network of stations in the… Read more »
Dear all, Welcome to the first edition of Fogel & Partners Quarterly in which we plan to give you an update of what happens in our neck of the woods; trends and movements around strategic communications in the financial market. 2012 was a very intensive year for us, with several new exciting projects and a… Read more »
Hexagon’s Ola Rollén only CEO active on Twitter
Fogel & Partners prepares for an active M&A market In response to a better market environment for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and growing demand for strategic communication services Fogel & Partners expands and strengthens its organization with two new employees. Fogel & Partners expands its organization by employing Henrik Edström from Nordea and Anna Spängs from… Read more »