London-based RAW Communications is Europeâs leading provider of Webcasting services. For corporations, RAW Communications webcasts events, such as results presentations and other critical communications with the investment community and for leading institutional brokers, RAW covers daily morning meetings. RAW Communications serves approximately half of the FTSE 100 companies, which utilize Webcasting for their investor relations (IR) communications, and is one of the leading providers of IR Webcasting services in France, Italy and the Nordic region. The companyâs unique Webcasting services for sell-side institutions help facilitate greater communication with their buy-side clients.
RAW Communicationsâ Webcasting services will be enhanced through Thomson Financialâs unparalleled distribution and established buy-side community of institutional users through access to the Thomson ONE application suite, Thomson StreetEvents and Thomson First Call.
"The acquisition of RAW Communications is consistent with our strategic focus to provide premium content and analysis to the worldwide financial community, and premium services to corporations seeking to access that community," said Donal Smith, Chief Operating Officer Europe, Thomson Financial. "RAW Communicationsâ Webcasting services to the corporate and sell-side communities, combined with Thomson First Call and the activities of the recently acquired CCBN business, such as Thomson StreetEvent, will facilitate more direct and efficient communications between corporations, the buy-side and the sell-side."