THURSDAY 8 JAN 2009 11:46 AM


Global financial communications company Sage Holdings has continued its march towards dominance in corporate communications with yet another acquisition.

Still under two years old, the aggressively-expanding firm has announced that it has acquired the assets of the Taylor Rafferty business from Hong Kong-based Xinhua Finance Limited.

“The Taylor Rafferty transaction strengthens our investor relations offering worldwide, while underscoring the success of our strategy for global expansion through acquisition of best-in-class companies in our chosen fields of expertise,” said Dr. Oliver Niedermaier, president and CEO of Sage Holdings.

With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, international IR firm Taylor Rafferty boasts a client roster containing some of the world’s largest listed companies and a track record of more than 25 years in the industry. Its IR advisory and execution services are supported by proprietary technology platforms.

Sage Holdings was formed in 2007 and grew rapidly in 2008, through the acquisitions of Capital Precision, the capital markets intelligence provider; M:Communications, Europe's fastest growing financial and investor communications consultancy; Hallvarsson & Halvarsson, the Scandinavian financial and stakeholder communications firm; Broadgate Consultants, an IR and financial media advisory firm headquartered in New York; and DF King, a specialist in corporate M&A transactions, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communication services.

Sage Holdings plans to continue growing “through further complementary acquisitions in each of the world’s major financial centers”.