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CDR Life Sciences Team supports Acacia Pharma’s €190 million Initial Global Offering

Life Sciences

The CDR Life Sciences team supported Acacia Pharma on its successful €190 million Initial Global Offering (IGO) and listing on Euronext Brussels in March 2018. In raising EUR 40 million, Acacia Pharma’s listing is the largest on Euronext since 2015 and the first Pharma company listing on Euronext Brussels in 2018. 

Investor Perception: Crypto-Currencies

Financial

There are over 1,300 crypto-currencies to choose from, and with huge spikes in some of their valuations, the sector has attracted significant interest from many investors. Citigate Dewe Rogerson has just completed some research with retail investors and financial services professionals in the UK to capture their perception of crypto-currencies.  Despite the high levels of…

February Social Media Roundup

Digital

New emojis! The Unicode Consortium announced last month that 157 new emojis will be introduced this year. Buzzworthy updates include the introduction of more hairstyles, including: red-haired, white-haired, bald and curly emojis; expressions for hot/cold; and a ‘pleading’ emoji with large sad eyes. The update also ushers in the bagel, lobster and tooth among others….

MAKING A STAND – Should brands provide moral leadership?

MAKING A STAND – Should brands provide moral leadership?

Consumer

Unilever received a lot of plaudits recently for a speech by its chief marketing officer on the issue of digital marketing.  He has stated that the company could withdraw its advertising from online platforms such as Facebook if they don’t eradicate content which creates division in society and promotes anger and hate*. This capturing of…

Getting engaged

Getting engaged

Lifestyle,Other

Valentine’s Day has just passed, so it seems a suitable time to talk about engagements. Not the diamond ring, down-on-one-knee, doughnut kind – the social media kind. Social media mavens (and loyal newsletter readers) will have noticed that Facebook, the mother of social media data, is updating its algorithm and features to encourage people to…

GDPR looms for hundreds of thousands of unprepared UK businesses

GDPR looms for hundreds of thousands of unprepared UK businesses

Company News

With only 100 days to go before the implementation of GDPR, Safety in Numbers takes a look at what it means for businesses and consumers… Last week the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport released the findings of a survey that revealed nearly two fifths (38%) of the UK’s businesses are aware of the…

Are you MIPIM-ready?

Are you ‘MIPIM-ready?’

Property

At this grey and dreary time of year, preparations for the most prominent and exciting event in the real estate calendar are well underway. With just over a month left in the countdown to MIPIM 2018, most firms have their agendas in place and are eagerly waiting to contribute their perspectives to this year’s theme…

The power of PR

The power of PR

Marketing,PR Campaign

The unveiling of new signings at football clubs are almost as competitive as the game itself these days, and the confirmation that Alexis Sanchez had headed north to Manchester United was no different. Jose’s latest addition was announced with a video of the star playing ‘Glory, Glory Man United’ on a piano while wearing his…

January Social Media Round-Up

January Social Media Round-Up

Social Media

Facebook made a monumental change to its News Feed The social media giant retooled its News Feed to focus more on ‘meaningful interactions’. Many users have seen their Feeds filling with promotional content, videos and news articles while their updates from friends and their conversations become fewer and farther between. Facebook’s “Closer Together” initiative will…