ICR News & Insights

It’s been said that knowledge has value only when it’s shared. So we’re happy to give you access to some of our best thinking, grounded in our observations, analysis and understanding of the issues that we’re all facing. We hope you find them of value to you and your organization.

07.22.21

ICR Capital Hires Anna Shearer to Enhance Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory Practice

By ICR

NEW YORK – July 22, 2021 – ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced today that its broker-dealer affiliate, ICR Capital, has hired Anna Shearer as Managing Director in its Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory team. Ms. Shearer will focus on capital markets advisory efforts related to convertible securities and equity derivatives and will report to Syed Raj Imteaz, Head of Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory. “We have received a tremendously positive response...

07.21.21

Communicating Around China’s New Data Security Rules For Chinese Entities Listing in the US

By ICR Asia PR Team

With the global rise of smartphones and the mobile internet, governments around the world are increasingly concerned about data, privacy, and the expanding surveillance abilities possessed by powerful technology companies. These are reasonable concerns, and a dialogue that every country needs to have within its own national context. China’s New Data Security Rules — and What They Mean for U.S. IPOs In the past week, China has begun to formulate new policies of its own...

07.19.21

ESG 2021 & Beyond: Framework for Disclosure and Compliance

By Lyndon Park

Over the past several years, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) measures and disclosure have become increasingly important for both companies and investors. Now, between capital markets regulations on ESG, new disclosure mandates, and the Biden administration’s priorities, we are seeing landmark shifts in how ESG will impact capital flows and reallocation. Below, we explore some of these recent changes.  SEC Taskforce Focused on Climate and ESG Issues In March 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

07.14.21

ICR, the Leading SPAC Communications and Advisory Firm, Publishes Q2 2021 SPAC Market Update

By ICR

  SPAC IPO Issuance Normalizes in Q2   Total SPAC IPOs Increases 160% over Q2 2020   NEW YORK – July 14, 2021 – ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, today released its Q2 2021 SPAC Market Update report. SPAC IPO issuance in the second quarter of 2021 normalized following the record activity seen in the first quarter of 2021, with 60 SPACs raising $12.8 billion, an increase of 160% and 60%, respectively,...

07.13.21

ICR Capital Hires Syed Raj Imteaz to Bolster Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory Practice

By ICR

NEW YORK – July 13, 2021 – ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced today that its broker-dealer affiliate, ICR Capital, has hired Syed Raj Imteaz as Managing Director and Head of Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory. Mr. Imteaz will focus on capital markets advisory efforts related to convertible securities and equity derivatives and will report to Lee Stettner and Steve Parish, Co-Heads of ICR Capital. ICR Capital provides corporate management teams and...