DGAP-News: EQS Group AG / Key word(s): Expansion
EQS Group AG, the leading technology provider for digital investor relations, is further expanding its presence in the world's most important financial markets. With the opening of its Paris subsidiary, EQS's French market entry has now been completed. Achim Weick, founder and CEO of EQS Group, explains: "We want to further strengthen our market leadership in Europe. The EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) which took effect in July 2016 is an extraordinary opportunity for us to offer our successful Cloud products across Europe."
Managing Director Peter Van Heeke will take the helm of the company's new office in the heart of Paris. The 46-year-old Belgium native has a wealth of experience in investor relations. As Group Sales Director at the former investor relations provider Hugin, he led the company's European sales activities and headed up their operations in France. "EQS's unique products and services are successfully digitizing workflows for investor relations managers and compliance officers across Europe and the globe. We now look forward to tapping into demand for EQS's cutting-edge solutions in France," says Van Heeke.
EQS's market potential in France has become very apparent in the past few months. Since MAR took effect, the EQS London office has acquired ten clients listed on the CAC 40, France's leading index. Peter Van Heeke's new Paris team will not only bring EQS's "Best Digital IR" to customers in France, but will also service other Euronext markets such as Belgium, Holland and Portugal.
EQS's core product, the EQS COCKPIT, provides access to the EQS Financial Newswire, one of the world's most important distribution networks for the financial community. French companies will soon be able to use the regionally adapted version of this cloud-based IR platform, ensuring that their mandatory disclosure requirements are efficiently and securely met.
Matthias Erler, Director Media Network & Partnerships, played a vital role in EQS's market entry into France. Erler explains, "We have significantly expanded our distribution network in France. Our newswire gives French and international companies the best, most efficient means of distributing their news and corporate communications to investors, the media and financial terminals.
The EQS COCKPIT, a cloud-based IR workflow platform, digitally maps the work processes of IR Officers, communicates with the company's website, and distributes company releases via one of the most important financial newswires. With additional products such as websites, IR tools, digital reports, and webcasting solutions, EQS Group is a digital single source provider.
EQS Group was founded in Munich, Germany in 2000 and has developed from a start-up to an international group with offices in the world's key financial markets. The group employs more than 300 professionals globally.
Subtitle: Peter Van Heeke, Managing Director France & Benelux
EQS Group founds subsidiary in France / Peter Van Heeke new Managing Director (news with additional features)
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