TORONTO, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - TMX Equicom (Equicom), Canada's largest investor relations (IR) firm, wholly owned by TMX Group Inc. (TMX Group) (TSX:X), announced today that Brian McInerney, one of Canada's most experienced investor roadshow marketing consultants, is joining the firm as Managing Director, IPO Roadshows. With more than 20 years of award-winning IPO experience, including some of the largest IPOs in Canadian history, Mr. McInerney brings to Equicom a proven track record and strong relationships with the investment banking community.
The addition of Mr. McInerney to the largest team of IR professionals in Canada, with specialists in all key sectors of the TSX, strengthens Equicom's position as Canada's leading capital market communication firm.
"We are delighted to have Brian join our team," said David Mason, President of Equicom. "His wealth of experience, combined with our existing group of IPO experts and IR practitioners, will allow us to offer investment bankers and their clients unrivalled levels of service and success both during the IPO marketing period and as publicly traded companies."
Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are committed to expanding the suite of products and services designed to support issuers' growth and success.
"Such success starts with outstanding investor relations programs that create awareness, promote transparency and ensure high-quality disclosure," said Ungad Chadda, Senior Vice President of Toronto Stock Exchange. "Equicom's strengths in this area are bolstered by Brian's addition."
"I am excited at the unique level of service and sector-specific expertise we will be able to offer clients," said Brian McInerney. "No one in our industry can match our resource pool and standards of excellence, and I look forward to working with this team in raising the bar in IPO communication."
Together, the groups have worked on more than 200 IPOs in all sectors across Canada, from small-cap to some of the largest IPOs in Canadian history. Additional information on Equicom's IPO services, experience and team can be found at http://www.equicomgroup.com/ipo-portfolio/ipo-services.html.
About The Equicom Group Inc.
The Equicom Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of TMX Group Inc., is a leading Canadian provider of investor relations and strategic corporate communications services. With proven expertise in developing and executing highly effective strategic communications programs, and an extensive network of investment community contacts, Equicom specializes in helping clients achieve their capital markets objectives. Equicom offers a comprehensive suite of services including: investor relations, media relations, annual report production, multimedia and web design, live event management and corporate branding. Equicom is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Calgary and San Diego.
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Managing Director, IPO Roadshows
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