MZ Group and Crystal Research Associates Enter Strategic Partnership

May 22, 2013, 09:00 ET from MZ Group

SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MZ Group ("MZ"), the world's largest independent investor relations and corporate communications firm, today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Crystal Research Associates ("Crystal Research") to provide independent research coverage for MZ's clients. Both MZ and Crystal Research will make referrals for the other firm's services to its existing and new clients.

Ted Haberfield, President of MZ North America stated, "We are very excited to partner with a great organization like Crystal Research. With fewer sell-side firms capable and willing to provide research coverage for small and microcap stocks, we see tremendous value in independent research. After seeing Jeff and his team work with a few of our clients, we were extremely impressed with their diligent process and comprehensive reports. Forming this partnership allows us to leverage our collective strengths to help investors fully understand our client's stories and to increase investor and media awareness and interest in our client's companies."

About MZ Group

The MZ Group is a multinational company and the world's largest independent financial communication, corporate communications, IPO journey, market intelligence and applied technology for corporations. Founded in 1999, MZ focuses on innovation and personalized services, supported by its exclusive "one‐stop‐shop" business model. With offices in São Paulo, Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, Beijing, San Diego, Shanghai and Taipei, MZ has approximately 330 professionals who serve over 500 clients in 11 countries. For more information please visit

About Crystal Research Associates

Crystal Research Associates publishes and distributes objective, meticulously researched reports that enhance the visibility of innovative companies. Its reports, branded Executive Informational Overview® (EIOs), are written by a panel of veteran Wall Street analysts who recognize investors' desire to understand a business in a way that supports an educated investment decision. Its EIOs are devoid of investment ratings, target prices, and forward-looking financial models, and only contain hard-hitting, well-researched facts on companies, their fundamentals, and their industries—validating a company's prospects and enabling the reader to objectively evaluate its value. Its reports are distributed through Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Capital IQ, and scores of forums viewed by retail and institutional investors. For more information, please visit

MZ North America
Ted Haberfield, President
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