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How businesses are responding to the issue of Shareholder Activism in Europe

Reports, 1 April 2021

Over the last few years, shareholder activism has been steadily increasing across Europe. While the movement has long gained momentum across the United States and the UK, a 2019 report1 showed that over 158 companies in Europe faced shareholder activism. This then increased by 23% in 2020 heightened by the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.…

Praexo announces hire of chief data scientist to accelerate move to offer its clients augmented investor relations tools.

Corporate announcements, 3 March 2021

Paris, 3rd March 2021 – Praexo Technology Serving Issuers (“Praexo”), the Augmented Investor Relations solution, today announces the strengthening of its senior team with the appointment of Alexis Perrier as Chief Data Scientist. Alexis brings more than 20 years of experience in software engineering and machine learning acquired in both Europe and in the US.…

SPACs off to a flying start in 2021!

Reports, 5 February 2021

SPAC issuance is no longer a novelty, having gained significant traction in the last few years, and with success stories such as Nikola and DraftKings, and high-profile SPAC sponsors like Bill Ackman, Chamath Palihapitiya and Michael Klein, SPACs are now firmly established as a formidable force and a tried and tested way of raising capital.…

The growing importance of ESG standards in corporate life and how digitalisation can improve governance

Reports, 21 January 2021

How can organisations tackle the ever-increasing importance of ESG?  The role of digitalisation in improving governance.  Over the last decade, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics have become a key concern for corporates and shareholders alike. Companies can no longer focus on operational performance alone.  In order to strengthen investor relations and the consumer-facing brand,…

“Crack the SPAC!” – Improving your SPAC capital raising journey

Reports, 8 December 2020

Though SPACs have been around for decades, this type of investment vehicle has recently earned new popularity as more private companies consider it for their exit strategy, in the context of an otherwise uncertain traditional IPO market. For many, SPACs offer the dual advantages of speed in execution and certainty of price. The increasing availability…

Praexo strenghthens its team

Corporate announcements, 12 November 2020

Paris,10 th November, 2020 – Praexo SAS (“Praexo”), a financial technology firm offering digital capital raising solutions, today announces the further expansion of its senior team with the recent appointments of Laurent Lepinay as Head of Development and Wladimir Charvat as Head of Investor Engagement. We are delighted to announce the additions of both Laurent…

What’s next in investment banking?

Reports, 1 September 2020

At Praexo, our product offering caters for a wide range of capital markets transactions, whether that be an equity, equity-linked or debt capital raise. For the purposes of this article, we have focused the discussion on an equity capital raise, and through this example wish to convey our views and convictions regarding the evolving investment…

How could technology improve ways private companies raise capital?

Reports, 28 July 2020

In recent years, the IPO process has been challenged as ever more companies chose to remain private for a longer time. Companies used to stay private between 4 to 6 years then most of them would go public. Nowadays, this pre-IPO period has expanded to 8 or 10 years. We note also fewer companies get…

Praexo raisesinitial fundingamounting to 1.6 m euro through Truffle and Rothschild & CO to accelerate its development

Corporate announcements, 19 March 2020

Paris, 19/05/2020–Truffle Capital and Rothschild & Co jointly invest 1.6M€in Praexo, acompletedigital solution whose ambition is totransformthe way private companies raise moneyand interact with investors. Praexo was founded on a simple observation: the current private capital raising process is far from efficient, as it is not only costly but also time intensive and does not…