Teneo News: Lisa Friedman Joins Teneo Strategy as Managing Director

Investor Relations

In today’s investment environment, shareholders are increasingly demanding accountability and transparency from corporate management and exerting their influence over companies’ business affairs and corporate governance. Teneo’s investor relations practice advises companies on their engagement and communications with participants in the global financial markets to ensure that their securities are valued appropriately, and within the context of their performance and the market environment. Our investor relations team makes sure that clients have the support of their financial stakeholders both on an ongoing basis and through major transformations and special situations.


The investor relations practice offers a full-suite of integrated capabilities, advising companies on their ongoing communications and engagement with the investment community, as well as on special situations, including: shareholder activism, IPOs, M&A, spin-offs, restructurings, reputational and operational crises, and other market-moving developments.


  • Shareholder Activism: Activism is typically a symptom of a disconnect between the market’s view of a company’s value and its true value. Teneo partners with companies to evaluate their business model from an internal and external perspective, to help them define and articulate their value proposition to the market, to proactively identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risks, and to protect the company’s reputation and best interest throughout an activist threat.

  • Transaction Communications: Our team offers all-encompassing communications support on a broad range of transactions, including: traditional M&A, hostile takeovers, spinoffs, divestitures, LBOs, and other complex financial undertakings. Our experts develop and execute tailored communication strategies to maximize impact and garner stakeholder support for the transaction.

  • IPOs: Teneo will partner with a company contemplating going public, its other advisors and underwriters on all aspects leading up to and after the IPO to ensure a successful entry to public markets. An integral part of a successful IPO and achieving maximum value will be determined by the ability to control a company’s narrative and equity story during all three phases of the IPO process: pre-IPO preparation, Listing Day execution and post-IPO.

  • Restructuring & Bankruptcy: Teneo has significant expertise providing strategic counsel to companies on communications, investor relations and stakeholder engagement around major restructurings. We work with our clients around the clock to make sure that they are getting thoughtful advice and execution that will not only help their business survive through change, but will ensure that it emerges as a stronger and more sustainable organization.

  • Leadership Transitions: Teneo Investor Relations works closely with experts from our Corporate Communications, Traditional and Digital Media, Talent, Governance, and Inclusive Leadership teams to provide an integrated offering to manage the entire leadership transition process, from identifying the right leader to positioning and communications with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the executive gets off to a successful start.

  • Crisis Communications: Teneo’s integrated crisis offering combines the strengths of our Strategy, Risk, Intelligence and Digital divisions, along with our dedicated crisis and issues management practice. We are the only consultancy that can respond to the full suite of needs that a Board or a CEO has in a crisis – from the initial stages through long-term issues management and eventual reputation rebuilding.