Ides Capital is a majority woman-owned firm, with an ESG-First approach to public market activism. Ides engages with boards and management teams of “franchise” SMID-cap companies to implement risk-mitigating ESG best practices. This forms the foundations for operational, capital, and strategic enhancements that can drive long-term shareholder value, lower the cost of capital, and benefit other corporate stakeholders.
Most large cap companies have integrated ESG into their businesses internally and externally. But, small cap companies have been slower to embrace this change, which has enabled entrenched boards to continue to underserve shareholders and other constituents, often also resulting in a discounted share price. Large shareholders are increasingly vocal about seeing the companies they own become more sustainable.
As a woman-owned firm with two decades of boardroom experience, Ides is uniquely positioned to be a standard-bearer for these changes, and create value for all shareholders.
Ides is led by Dianne McKeever and her partner Rob Longnecker. Dianne and Rob have more than 25 years combined experience investing in small capitalization companies including more than a decade working side-by-side as activist investors with significant expertise in both adversarial and constructive engagements.