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ShareInvestor enters venture to offer online investor relations services to Australasian listed and private companies

Singapore, 27 September 2016 – Asia’s leading media group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) today announced that its financial media technological subsidiary, ShareInvestor (SI), has entered into a venture with Australian-based investor services company Wholesale Investor Pty Ltd (WI) to offer online investor relations (IR) and related services to listed and private companies in Australia and New Zealand.

The new venture company will be called WISI Australia Pty Ltd. This partnership will increase the ease of access to information and opportunities for investors and enhance the visibility of ASX-listed company news and information in Southeast Asia and Australia. 

Headquartered in Sydney, WI was launched in October 2008 by its managing director Mr Steve Torso.  Its online platform and events link investors to companies seeking funding opportunities, including those listed in the ASX, SGX and New Zealand Exchange (NZX), as well as private companies in small-cap, growth and pre-IPO stages.

Over the last 12 months, WI has organised more than 25 investor events in six countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea to over 3,000 attendees. In that time WI has profiled over 120 emerging growth companies, raising over A$50 million. WI’s clients include Martin Aircraft, the maker of the Martin Jetpack which listed on the ASX in 2015; QBiotics, a public unlisted life sciences company focused on tumour cancer and wound healing; and DomaCom, the fractional property investing player which will soon list on the ASX.

Besides investor events, WI has built up an email subscription base of 15,600 High net worth, professional and International investors, along with Family offices and Industry participants. It also has an active distribution network made up of brokers, fund managers and business media outlets. 

SI is a finance-focused media and technology company with an established base of subscribers and users of its proprietary market data tools and financial applications. It was acquired by SPH in November 2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary. SI also assists public-listed companies and financial institutions with their corporate website designs and technology services and has one of the largest investor relations network in ASEAN. It currently serves more than 500 corporate clients across 4 countries.

SI and WI have worked on several investor events in Singapore and profiled more than 50 Australian companies reaching out thousands of investors locally over the past 24 months. 

Mr Christopher Lee, Chief Executive Officer, SI said: “SI’s involvement in WISI Australia allows us to participate in the growth of Australia capital markets through our investor relations and market data tools services. WI’s strengths are its familiarity with the local funding ecosystem and as a proven investment matching enabler providing upstream and downstream access to investors and companies. Combined with our existing investor relations infrastructure and market data tools, we are able to offer a compelling value proposition to companies seeking capital funding and to investors assessing untapped opportunities.” 

Mr Steve Torso, Managing Director, Wholesale Investor said: "Through WISI Australia, we are able to provide ASX listed companies with access to a market-leading online IR Platform, used by over 500 listed companies in Southeast Asia. This is a great opportunity for ASX listed companies to provide more relevant and valuable information for investors on their own websites, along with gaining distribution to Asian investment markets interested in discovering opportunities from Australia and New Zealand."


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For more information, please contact:


Ms Chin Soo Fang
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: (65) 6319 1216

Email: soofang@sph.com.sg

Mr Yeo Siew Chi
Manager
Corporate Communications and CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: (65)6319 1586

Email: 
yeosc@sph.com.sg

Mr David Tasker 
National Director, Investor Relations 
Professional Public Relations 
Tel: +61 433 112 936
Email: David.tasker@ppr.com.au

About ShareInvestor

ShareInvestor is a finance-focused media & technology company with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

ShareInvestor operates the largest investor relations network in ASEAN 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.


About Wholesale Investor

Headquartered in Sydney, Wholesale Investor was established in 2008 and has built a large following in Australasia amongst sophisticated investors with over 15,600 subscribers in Australia and Asia. The business operates as an online-led intermediary, connecting emerging growth companies and high net worth investors.

Over the last 12 months alone, WI has organised more than 25 investor events in six countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea to over 3,000 attendees. In that time WI has profiled over 120 emerging growth companies, raising over A$50m.

 Wholesale Investor recently announced that global Investment Bank Investec recently acquired a substantial interest in Wholesale Investor, to fund their technology developments and Asia Pacific expansion. 

More information can be found at www.wholesaleinvestor.com.au.