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Cor·ner·stone

(ˈkɔr nərˌstoʊn), noun

The first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to it, thus determining the position of the entire structure.


We are the first investor relations (IR) firm with offices in Bucharest, Romania and Warsaw, Poland, dedicated to providing services in the area of investor relations, shareholder engagement and capital markets PR. Our primary focus is to offer the highest quality integrated services to companies that are already listed on Bucharest Stock Exchange’s Main Market and AeRO market as well as Warsaw Stock Exchange’s Main Market and NewConnect. We also work closely with companies which are eyeing or already undergoing the pre-IPO, IPO or private placement stage at any of the CEE markets.

We believe that corporate communications set the cornerstone for the market value of a business and the interest in the market for the intended transactions. Through a unique international expertise of our managers as well as an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms of the capital market, at Cornerstone we do not improve only the image, but most importantly, we lay down conditions to improve the valuation of businesses and we contribute to the success of intended transactions.

Why do IR with Cornerstone?


There is much more to Investor Relations than presenting financial statements. IR is an integral part of sound corporate governance and has to be considered as an investment, not an expense. Valuations are increasingly shaped not only by transparency, but also by the quality of communication, openness to investors and the viability of the company’s equity story.

Cornerstone Communications, the only IR firm present throughout the CEE, with headquarters in Bucharest and Warsaw, can help your company gain more information disclosure, press coverage, share-trading volume, institutional investor ownership, analyst following, and as a result therefore – an improved, fair market valuation.

What Sets Cornerstone Apart

Possessing a deep understanding of the local capital markets, its mechanisms as well as nuances, we offer unique products and investor relations advisory services.

Array of services

We are fully equipped to support companies in any of the following situations: willing to improve their communication with the market for the long-term benefit of increased valuation, intending to raise funds through either equity or debt instruments, looking for investment opportunities, entering new markets or participating in M&A transactions, eyeing new product or services development. We assist companies in pre-IPO, IPO and Private Placement of both equities and bonds, ensuring the communication with the market that is beneficial for the company’s valuation.

Network

We build connections between issuers and companies looking for financing and investors from major financial hubs worldwide, including London, Frankfurt, Warsaw, US and the Middle East. We have extensive networks that include, but are not limited to: global institutional investors, brokerage houses, data vendors, local and international press as well as opinion-makers.

Experience

Our services are based on profound knowledge and understanding of Polish, Romanian, but also regional – CEE environment. Like no other local firm, we blend international capital markets experience and expertise with understanding of the local market and its realities, offering an objective view on both its advantages as well as challenges.

Internationalization

All our services are by default offered bilingually, in English and the local language (Polish, Romanian or other CEE-languages). We are capable of serving Polish and Romanian clients in their national language. Additionally, we are able to assist local, Romanian companies willing to gain exposure in Poland and vice-versa, since Cornerstone has its offices in both Bucharest and Warsaw.


Ludwik Sobolewski

Co-Founder & International Partner

Former Executive Vice-president of the Polish National Depository, President and CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and CEO of the Bucharest Stock Exchange; member of numerous boards and supervisory boards, awarded by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with a medal for personal achievements in the domain of innovativeness in the economy. Author of books on capital markets.

ludwik.sobolewski@cornerstone-comm.ro

Zuzanna Kurek

Co-Founder & International Partner

Former Business Development & Marketing Director at the Bucharest Stock Exchange, entrusted with projects intended to promote Romanian capital markets to entrepreneurs as well as improving corporate governance and IR standards within listed companies. Under her watch BVB saw first listings of private companies after a decade of inactivity. Previous work experiences include IBM, European Parliament as well as Maastricht University, where she also followed her legal studies.

zuzanna.kurek@cornerstone-comm.ro

Our Services

We provide services, but we also invent new ones. There is a growing room for innovation in the domain of building trust and valuation through strengthening transparency and intelligent presentation of company’s business. The innovation that we offer to clients will distinguish them from the others, thus significantly contributing to building their competitive edge.

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Cornerstone Stakeholder Communications

Services for listed companies that aim to improve, in the long-term, company’s valuation by integrating best practices in investor relations, reporting, corporate governance and many more. With years of capital markets experience of our managers, we are a company that not only understands the realities of the markets, but is also able to deliver innovative services of the highest quality.

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Cornerstone IPO & Transaction Communications

Wide array of services for companies either eyeing or already undergoing listing process of equities or bonds, including creation of a solid equity story, assistance with meetings with investors, media relations as well as ensuring full compliance with post-listing requirements.

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Cornerstone Research

Proprietary research, available periodically or on request, created for the benefit of all the market participants – issuers, institutional investors, media as well as financial institutions.

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Cornerstone Business Development

Extensive set of company formation and business development services offered to foreign companies entering Romania.

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Cornerstone Capital Markets & Financial PR

Financial communication and capital markets PR services offered to local and international financial institutions (brokers, AM, VC, PE, investment funds) as well as unlisted companies that wish to improve their visibility on the market through quality communication.

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Cornerstone Digital

Development of digital products, which are key for innovative companies. We offer interactive annual reports, dedicated IR websites as well as apps, developed in-house, both from the technology as well as content perspective.

Cornerstone Communications

Key Products

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EBAN and Cornerstone Communications announce the regional winners in the 2018 edition of CEE-Released project

Finalists of the CEE-Released project were officially announced during EBAN Annual Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, which took place between 25-27 June 2018. The winner of the 2018 edition was Photon, Polish start-up that produces world’s first robot that develops together with a child and introduces children to the world of new technologies through experiences and […]

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CEE-released invites all best early-stage, scale-up and growth companies from the region to submit their application as the nomination phase of the program officially begins

  EBAN and Cornerstone Communications together with their partners announce that starting from the 18th of April 2018, a window for submitting applications and nominations for the best early-stage, scale-up and growth companies, is opened in all countries and markets of the Central and Eastern Europe, participating in the CEE-Released, which includes: Albania, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, […]

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NNDKP and Cornerstone Communications enter into an alliance

An exceptional alliance, aiming at enhancing the ecosystem for Romanian entrepreneurs and at contributing to internationalization of their businesses, across the European and global economic space. Building business bridges within the CEE region represents one of the most important opportunities for businesses throughout the region. Ion Nestor, NNDKP: “We are accelerating the development of our […]

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If you are interested in meeting us or receiving an offer for delivering services, e-mail us at: office@cornerstone-comm.eu or reach us at: +40 31 22 533 73.

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