OTC Markets Group has introduced an online resource for OTCQX and OTCQB companies looking for independent analysis and investment tools. They are collaborating with ACF Equity Research, Edison and Sidoti & Company, LLC.
The “Research Marketplace” provides companies one point-of-reference when considering equity research providers and firms. Equity research providers can unbundle research coverage from trading while monetizing their analysts with coverage and conference services supported by corporate issuers.
“With Wall Street research increasingly favoring large companies with active trading volumes, small companies and their investors are often excluded from analyst coverage,” OTC Markets Group EVP of Corporate Services Jason Paltrowittz said. “Providing smaller issuers with a wider choice of in-depth equity research providers will help broaden these companies’ exposure to investors while helping to maximize their public market visibility, valuation and liquidity.”
“In today’s globalized economy, it’s vital that smaller and mid-size cap companies are able to compete at the same level as larger organizations,” ACF managing director Christopher Nicholson said. “Our research and consultancy supports greater liquidity, higher valuations and access to a wider pool of investors, delivering real value unbundled from equity trading and corporate finance for corporates.”
Edison Group’s CEO Peter Molloy explains his company’s value proposition.
“Edison provides a world-renowned equity research service to nearly 500 publicly-traded companies, so we have direct visibility of the value to an issuer of ensuring its equity story is accurately represented to the entire investment community.”
“Our high-quality, impartial, company-sponsored research coupled with our broad access to institutional investors and presence on leading financial data platforms will enable smaller companies to attract new investors and more fully realize the benefits of being a public company,” Sidoti & Company founder, chairman and CEO Peter Sidoti said.