Aerospace, Defense & Intelligence

An unprecedented, strong commercial aerospace cycle including multiple new OEM platforms has been a catalyst for the industry, but taken along with sometimes intense pressure on defense programs, clear and compelling messaging can be complex…

Asia Pacific

Rapid economic growth, changes in government policies and the opening of markets have led to a rise in Asian companies going public – with many seeking access to US capital markets. A newly listed company in…

Building Materials & Home-Builders

National and regional employment trends are the primary drivers of residential and nonresidential activity, which directly impacts building material and homebuilder fundamentals. Companies that can exercise consistent price discipline, control costs, and deploy capital effectively…

Clean Technology

The adoption and economics associated with renewable energy sources such as solar, biofuels and wind are approaching an inflection point. Business models are transitioning from a dependence on regulatory support to true economic viability. This…

Energy

Corporate identity and differential valuation in the global energy market is driven by many factors. Investors think carefully about asset positioning, contractual strategy, cost efficiency, balance sheet discipline and capital access. The broader suite of…

Financial Services & Investment Management

The competition for both retail and institutional assets continues to mount, and with it so does the need to differentiate among peers. That’s difficult when you consider an environment where economic uncertainty, regulatory developments, disruptive…

Financial Technology & Payments

FinTech companies and payment processors with a strong competitive position, recurring and predictable revenue streams, operating leverage, and clean balance sheets tend to garner premium valuations on Wall Street. The market favors proven innovators with…

Food & Beverage

The winners in today’s food and beverage industry are companies that provide simple, better-for-you ingredients marketed toward a healthier lifestyle and convenience. From protein, plant-based and salty snacks to fresh fruit and vegetable juices to…

Gaming, Leisure & Entertainment

Through economic cycles in the gaming, leisure and entertainment sector, the primary financial attributes that withstand the test of time include consistent cash flow generation, above average margins and return on invested capital. Globalization, technology…

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Healthcare

ICR Acquires Westwicke Partners, North America’s leading healthcare-focused investor relations and capital markets advisory firm ICR Press Release We are very proud to expand our healthcare communications practice with the acquisition of Westwicke Partners.  Together,…

Healthy Living

Perceptions of value in the Healthy Living category are increasingly driven by a company’s ability to deliver on its promise to consumers and extend its brand. A company does not need to offer the consumer…

Industrials & Chemicals

In the global industrials and chemicals sector, the market tends to favor companies that demonstrate cost discipline and efficiency and that have strong proprietary technology, intellectual property and processes. A strong competitive position and some…

Professional Services

ICR’s professional and business services team brings several decades of experience working with large and midsized accounting firms, top business advisors and management consultancies, global law firms, talent and executive search firms and other critical…

Real Estate, REITs & Lodging

For analysts and investors, the real estate and lodging sector is all about the creation of net asset value, the sustainable growth of cash flows, and providing a stable and growing dividend. Management’s ability to…

Restaurants

The restaurant landscape is changing rapidly with emerging concepts taking considerable market share from more established companies. Positioning the corporate brand is critical, but it must be backed by high-quality menu options and service that…

Retail & Consumer

E-commerce and omni-channel strategies are changing the way many retailers and consumer brands are running their businesses, and providing significant growth opportunities to go along with an increasingly competitive and disruptive environment. While companies are often…

Specialty Finance, Insurance, Banking & BDCs

While the world of consumer finance experiences new regulatory initiatives, intense competition and the surge in online alternatives, companies that keep a consistent focus on the balance sheet will be rewarded over time. Investors are…

Software & Security

The number one driver of equity value in the software and security sectors is growth. This is evidenced by the fact that companies with projected growth of 40 percent or more trade at significantly higher…

Internet & E-Commerce

Worldwide Internet access is ubiquitous. Both consumers and businesses are increasingly reliant on the Internet every day as a valuable source of news, information, entertainment and commerce. Meanwhile, new and highly disruptive business models are…

Mobile & Telecom

The winners in the mobile and telecom space are the companies that truly “own the customer” and avoid commoditization. The market favors companies that stay at the leading edge of the sector from a technology…