Our expertise

We offer proactive strategic communications advice to international companies and financial institutions.

We help clients articulate and communicate their strategy, enhance and safeguard their reputation – and achieve business objectives.

We support our clients both on a day-to-day basis and during highly sensitive situations where effective communication is crucial.

Strategic updates and investor days

These events are high impact opportunities to communicate a clear and coherent strategy to a range of stakeholders. We have worked with many multi-national companies on the launch of new plans or on updates to existing ones. 

We offer an impartial and challenging third-party perspective, support with the creation of high-quality slides, scripts and other content, and coaching to ensure each speaker can present with clarity and confidence.

M&A and restructuring

We have extensive experience of working on capital markets and M&A transactions, including rights issues and IPOs, agreed and hostile takeovers, and Spacs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) at all stages of their lifecycle. We are accustomed to meeting challenging deadlines and work comfortably alongside banks, lawyers and other professional advisers.

We also have experience of both management-led and creditor-led change, focused on both internal and external stakeholders. 

Activism and campaigns

We have deep experience working on both sides of activist campaigns, including the first successful campaign targeting a CAC40-listed company in over a decade. 

We work closely with clients and their advisers to develop messaging and materials, execute communications and media strategies, and use digital and social media campaigns to increase engagement.

Reputation and profile management 

We work with our clients to position the company, its management and experts as thought leaders and credible sources for commentary and insights. We can also manage a client’s international press office to help ensure media perceptions are true and fair. 

We create speeches, op-eds, presentations and other key materials to communicate key ideas and tell our clients’ stories. We also draw a pool of creative talent to bring ideas to life in a way that is engaging, effective and aligned with your brand. 

Crisis communications

During a crisis, it’s crucial to balance the need to respond quickly with clear and accurate communications. We have supported major businesses at critical and turbulent moments, including during financial and operational crises. We have also helped many clients prepare for potential issues before they arise – including providing crisis-focused media coaching for key spokespeople.

Reporting and results

We help listed companies to navigate the reporting cycles, engage with shareholders, the media and other stakeholder groups, and communicate progress against strategic, operational and financial targets. 

Presentation and media coaching

There are many occasions when businesses need to communicate with key audiences through their leaders and spokespeople. We provide presentation and media coaching to help companies, teams and individuals develop and communicate key messages with clarity and confidence.

Organisation and skills development  

FinElk has significant experience in establishing best in class investor and public relations standards to support effective engagement, coordinating and aligning various practices and divisional teams to ensure the best skills and standards are upheld.