Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), the Middle East and Africa region’s (MEA) longest established international communications consultancy, and Buchanan, one of the world’s leading financial communications consultancies, have joined forces to launch H+K Financial, a specialist financial communications division dedicated to MEA.
[ad id=”187″]Hill+Knowlton recently opened an office in Lagos, Nigeria to build on the company’s existing strong presence in Sub-Saharan Africa and further extends the agency’s ability to serve its rapidly expanding client interests in African countries in a fully integrated way.
Staffed by 60 advisors with professional backgrounds including investment banking, equity research and financial journalism, H+K Financial combines H+K’s 30-year MEA heritage with Buchanan’s 25-year history of providing leading financial communications and capital markets services to international listed and private companies.
H+K Financial addresses the growing demand for world class financial communications and investor relations services in MEA as companies seek to raise their profiles and gain access to international capital markets, while upgrading their corporate governance. The firm will also provide international investors access to growth opportunities in the region.
With 15 offices across the MEA region, including all key capital markets, H+K Financial becomes the region’s largest, most experienced and most influential financial communications firm. It also provides access for MEA companies to reach major global capital markets through its network offices in London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai, among others.
Buchanan’s specialist advisors have teamed up with H+K’s MEA investor relations certified practitioners to provide full corporate and financial communications services, providing advisory services on transactions including Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), fund raises, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings.
In addition, the offer includes bespoke investor relations services from shareholder register analysis and investor access, through to annual report, corporate governance and financial transparency communications. These services, along with the core corporate and reputation management services, are now provided in all of the main hubs throughout the H+K MEA network to current and prospective clients.