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ShareInvestor to launch new portal Investor-One to drive growth of Catalist companies

-       Editorial content, fundamental data and social media combined to provide unique information access and offer a holistic approach to investment in Catalist companies

 

Singapore, 19 July 2017 – ShareInvestor, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (“SPH”), will develop a new portal – Investor-One (www.Investor-One.com) to raise the corporate profiles and highlight the investment merits of Catalist companies. The portal also aims to attract aspiring companies seeking a Catalist listing by providing relevant information on governance and financing matters.

Targeted at investors, traders, analysts and Catalist company owners, Investor-One is a one-stop platform with user-rich content such as live news, interviews, fundamental and technical data, social media content, updates and corporate announcements of Catalist companies. It covers topics ranging from finance, governance, legal and marketing.

Investor-One offers new and curated content. It aggregates content pulled from across publications/platforms of SPH such as The Business Times and The Straits Times, the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and from other third-party sources. It will also have a dedicated editorial team that will produce content such as corporate profiles and videos that take a behind-the-scenes look at Catalist company owners.

The sections of Investor-One will include: 

News and analysis

  • Breaking news and updates - Latest and breaking news stories of corporate events, launches, major developments
  • Profiles/Features – stories on companies and business leaders through in-depth interviews to explain their business plans, competitive strengths, and industry assessment
  • Panel/Roundtable discussion -  Gathering multiple views and perspectives from experts on the news making the headlines

Video and audio webcasts

  • Video vignettes - series of short easily digestible interviews with the founders and CEOs, and learn the stories behind the successes and their future plans
  • Showcase of two Catalist companies per month
  • Offers a convenient way for investors and audiences to watch anytime, anywhere, 24/7

Community

  • Leveraging on InvestingNote.com, a free new-generation online forum and social media platform that ShareInvestor has a stake in, Investor-One aims to form a community of investors in Catalist counters where they can exchange investment ideas and access financial insights and information.

Investor-One will have a mobile-friendly interface for quick and convenient access through all web browsers, operating systems and across all digital devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. 

The development of the Investor-One is spearheaded by ShareInvestor, and supported by SGX through its Investor Education Fund, and two Catalist Full Sponsors - Prime Partners Corporate Finance (PPCF) and SAC Capital (SACC).

Established since 2009, SGX’s Investor Education Fund seeks to support initiatives that help and empower investors to make better informed investment decisions.

Investor-One is scheduled to go live by end of the year, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Catalist board by SGX.

To cater to the needs of fast-growing companies, Catalist was structured to provide faster time-to-market and more headroom for secondary fundraising, acquisitions and disposal, giving companies the flexibility of accelerated growth under a sponsor-driven regime. Companies seeking a Catalist listing are not required to fulfil any minimum earnings, operational track record or market capitalisation requirements, but needs to be deemed ready for listing by an accredited Catalist sponsor.  

Catalist Full Sponsors, such as PPCF and SACC, are authorised by SGX to conduct introduction activities to prepare companies seeking listing on Catalist as well as advising and supervising both new and listed companies on compliance and governance matters.

Mr Christopher Lee, Chief Executive Officer, ShareInvestor, said: “ShareInvestor is pleased to have the partnership of PPCF, SAC and SGX in the development of the Investor-One portal, given their rich experience and expertise in supporting Catalist companies. This collaboration will create greater awareness of the value of Catalist counters and boost investor interest. Given ShareInvestor’s expertise in online investor relations, events management and real-time market data and news, Investor-One will serve as the first stop for investors to assess the investment merits of Catalist companies.”

Mr Mohamed Nasser Ismail, Head of Equity Capital Market (SME) and Head of Capital Market Development, SGX, said, “Over the past decade, Catalist has been the listing platform of choice for many dynamic and fast-growing companies. Today, it is home to some 200 Singapore homegrown and international companies across diverse sectors with a regional or even global market presence. As Catalist marks 10 years of championing business growth and supporting fast-growing companies and entrepreneurs this year, we are certainly encouraged by this initiative led by ShareInvestor, to educate and raise investor awareness on the companies listed on Catalist.”

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings

Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Mr Yeo Siew Chi
Manager
Corporate Communications and CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: (65)6319 1586
Email: yeosc@sph.com.sg


About Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Singapore Exchange is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixed income and derivatives markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and 75% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.

SGX is the world’s most liquid offshore market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN and offers commodities and currency derivatives products. Headquartered in AAA-rated Singapore, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities. For more information, please visit www.sgx.com.

About PPCF

PrimePartners Corporate Finance (PPCF) is focused on providing advisory and capital raising services for growth companies both private and public-listed, and small and medium sized companies operating domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Singapore, PPCF has more than 30 dedicated professionals providing a comprehensive range of public listing, financial advisory, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions and continuing sponsorship services. PPCF received its Capital Market Services (CMS) licence from Monetary Authority of Singapore in January 2003, was approved as a Full Sponsor in February 2008 and is a member of Oaklins, the leading mid-market M&A advisor. With an integrated advisory and capital-raising platform, PPCF has in the last 14 years completed over 50 listings on the Singapore Exchange and over 170 advisory engagements.

About SAC Capital

With a long-standing reputation as a specialist in corporate finance, SAC Capital has been a trusted advisor to clients and partners since 2004. As an expert in the small-medium enterprise space across various disciplines – IPOs, corporate transactions for listed companies, underwriting and share placement, fund raising and Catalist Sponsorship – we understand our clients’ needs very well, and we are able to steer them in the right direction. SAC Capital takes pride in providing quality counsel, and ensuring projects stay on steady course at all times so that our clients and partners enjoy peace of mind. SAC Capital is fully licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to conduct Dealing in Securities and Advise on Corporate Finance, and is also approved by the SGX as a Catalist Full Sponsor. Visit www.saccapital.com.sg for more information.

About ShareInvestor

ShareInvestor is a finance-focused media & technology subsidiary of SPH with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia.

ShareInvestor operates the largest investor relations network in South East Asia and its corporate clients include blue chip companies across the region. The company provides both online and offline investor relations and communication services for these companies.

As a technology company, ShareInvestor provides online market data information for multiple markets across its online toolsets, ShareInvestor Station™, ShareInvestor WebPro™ and ShareInvestor Mobile. The company also assists public listed companies and financial institutions with their corporate website designs and technology services.

ShareInvestor organises financial investment seminars and conferences for investors. Its annual large scale conferences, INVEST Fair in Singapore and Malaysia draw thousands of participants from Asia to the shows.

In 2008, the ShareInvestor Group of companies was acquired by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).
 
More information can be found at www.ShareInvestorHoldings.com.