NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MZ Group (the "Company"), the world's largest independent global investor relations, governance and integrated corporate communications firm, announced today that it has launched LEAD as a new subsidiary aimed at enhancing its tailored services for corporate fiduciaries. LEAD has expanded its services to China and North American based companies engaged in the initial public offering ("IPO") process. LEAD was founded in 2003 and provides governance and preparatory services for companies pursuing the public markets.
"Strong demand for integrated technology and governance services has led the Company to launch LEAD as a majority owned subsidiary so that it can properly prioritize MZ Group's resources while enhancing vertical applications and content. We are also pleased to announce that LEAD services are now offered globally through our offices located in Asia, Latin America and the US," stated Rodolfo Zabisky, Chairman of the Board of MZ Group and interim CEO of LEAD.
MZ Group has converged its investor relations, integrated communications and corporate governance services under one umbrella resulting in state-of-the-art services for companies preparing for the public/capital markets. A task-force has been established directly under MZ Group's Chairman, Rodolfo Zabisky, to facilitate M&A for MZ Group, marketing, capture of synergies and integration.
LEAD's branded pre-IPO/APO services, "IPO/APO Journey", provides advisory services and specialized resources to help companies implement all key processes. This hands-on positioning enables entrepreneurs and clients' management to remain focused on their businesses during the preparation, until the investment banks and legal consultants are hired. The activities include:
- Business plans, strategic positioning review, investment story, integrated communication program and valuation testing;
- Internal organization to meet market's demands and include basic corporate governance processes, information disclosure (board portal, corporate website, IR website and online pressroom), financial statements review and corporate restructuring;
- Monitoring windows of opportunity in the market and advisory services; and
- Drafting offering prospectus, conducting registration process, road show presentations, executive coaching, coordination of data-room and due diligence documents, and support for contracting banks to lead the operation.
In addition, LEAD recently launched portals for boards (www.boardvantage.com)and shareholders (www.investorvantage.com),a co-development with Board Vantage, which will revolutionize risk management and value monitoring platforms.
SOURCE MZ Group