Portland is a global leader in strategic communications. It is a trusted advisor to many of the world’s most successful companies, institutions and organisations. Portland’s advice helps boards, senior executives and legal counsel to present complicated narratives in a simple, clear and effective manner.  

We are pioneers in integrated communications campaigns. Engaging investors, politicians, global opinion leaders, decision-makers, and media, we support our clients as they navigate the entire spectrum of potential communications opportunities and challenges.

With offices in London, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East and North America, and as a member of the global Omnicom group of companies, we offer clients a truly international service.

Capital Markets and Transaction Communications Team

Our Capital Markets and Transaction Communications team works with our clients to manage their reputation and promote their equity story to key market stakeholders through bespoke financial communications and investor relations programmes. 

By understanding the outcomes that our clients want to achieve, we draw upon our team’s strong expertise in financial planning & accounting, PR & marketing, financial journalism, and law to create a tailor-made approach to how they can optimally communicate with relevant audiences. This can be vital in helping companies stand out in a crowded marketplace and achieve an improved rating.

Our independent, strategic advice supports our clients’ investor relations and communications objectives, without being conflicted and we build long-term, trusted relationships with our client companies.

Capital Market Specialist Areas

M&A / complex IPOs

We work alongside other advisors to develop clear, consistent messaging that supports our clients’ business goals and resonates with all the stakeholders and commentators that count. Our in-house market intelligence & research capabilities give clients real time insights into the external perceptions of a corporate transaction, enabling more comprehensive scenario planning and strategy preparation.    

Restructuring and post-M&A integrations

We support our clients on post-closing integrations or planned restructurings, providing employee engagement communications support through to external communications advisory.  We have HR specialists who can provide strategic counsel, project planning and execution for internal transformation programmes, with specific focus on culture, brand and content development.

Capital raisings

Whether an IPO, privatisation or secondary fundraising, we understand the importance of positioning and perception. We have the experience to provide effective and proactive strategic communications counsel tailored to a specific company and its challenges.

Investor activism / corporate governance and reputation

Corporate governance and reputation are a critical part of effective financial communications. We have a track record of giving advice to protect and promote transparency, honesty and integrity.

With the rise of investor activism, listed and private companies must prepare carefully to address vulnerabilities and control their company narrative. Our team is highly experienced in compliance, corporate governance and policy-related issues that impact shareholder communications.

Services: Board advisory, ESG Advisory, Financial PR, Publications, Website development

Claire Hardy


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