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November 2017

MC Services AG hosts press lounge of German Equity Forum 2017

Munich and Dusseldorf, November 2, 2017: MC Services AG, the international Public Relations and Investor Relations firm specializing in financial communications is again sponsoring the "Deutsches Eigenkapitalforum" (German Equity Forum), being held in Frankfurt am Main, November 27-29, 2017 and will host the Forum's established press lounge.

Deutsches Eigenkapitalforum, which is organized by Deutsche Börse, has become Europe's largest independent capital markets meeting. As a matching platform, the forum successfully connects capital-seeking German and international companies of all industries as well as institutional investors and analysts. To establish new contacts and to deepen existing liaisons between the press, companies and financial community, MC Services AG invites targeted financial and economic journalists to the Press Lounge and assists journalists and participating companies by scheduling background talks, introductions and interviews.

"We are delighted to be a partner of the Eigenkapitalforum and to once again host the well-established press lounge," said Anne Hennecke, Managing Partner of MC Services AG. "Our cooperation with Deutsche Börse has helped the press lounge to grow and mature over the last five years, and we are excited to again provide an inspiring and comfortable atmosphere for introductions, discussions and interviews in the press lounge."
For more than 20 years the Deutsches Eigenkapitalforum has hosted company representatives of all industries and facilitated meetings with the financial community. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel and Conference Center in Frankfurt am Main on November 27-29, 2017. The three-day program offers panels on the latest capital markets topics, 1 to 1's and company presentations. On Tuesday and Wednesday, additional presentations of private companies will take place. On these days, the business concepts of captivating, young private companies from different sectors are the focus. As last year, the presentations of the companies being listed in the Venture Network of the Deutsche Börse will be accessible to all participants of the Deutsches Eigenkapitalforum.

Further information on the program and the venue can be found on the event website (www.eigenkapitalforum.com) or on the MC Services website (http://www.mc-services.eu/content/ekf-2017).

October 2017

MC Services supports BIO-Europe(R) Berlin as media partner

Munich/Duesseldorf, Germany, October 18, 2017. MC Services AG, the international investor relations and public relations firm, today announced that it will support BIO-Europe(R), Europe's largest life science partnering conference, as media partner for the third consecutive year. The event, organized by EBD Group, takes place November 6 - 8, 2017 at the CityCube Berlin, Germany.

As media partner, MC Services invites local and international journalists to the event and provides them with information about the presenting companies, their executives and investors. MC Services will be on site throughout the conference, conducting both media and partnering meetings.

"BIO-Europe(R) is the "must-attend" conference for the European life science industry and a key event for many of our clients. Following the successful BIO-Europe(R) conferences in Munich and Cologne, we are pleased to support this prestigious meeting once again as media partner. Berlin has a successful history for finance and funding and is an emerging hub for the life sciences and healthcare industries. As a media partner, our aim is to ensure great awareness for this important event and the participating companies within and beyond the boundaries of the industry," said Raimund Gabriel, Managing Partner at MC Services AG.

Each year, BIO-Europe(R) attracts an international "who's who" from the biotech, pharma and finance sectors, along with the most exciting emerging companies. In 2017, approximately 3,800 attendees, representing 2,000 companies from over 60 countries are expected to have about 21,000 one-on-one meetings. More than 150 company presentations and 20 high-level workshops and panel discussions will complement the event. As in previous years, one of the highlights of the event will be the pitching competition "Startup Slam: Berlin", in which up to 20 start-up companies will get the opportunity to present their technologies to a jury of leading investors, pharma and biotech business KOLs. For detailed information regarding the program, timing and location, please visit the event's website.

October 2017

MC Services AG welcomes Dr. Claudia Gutjahr-Loeser as new member of the management team


Munich/Dusseldorf, Germany, October 11, 2017. MC Services AG, the international investor relations and public relations firm, today announced the appointment of Dr. Claudia Gutjahr-Loeser as Managing Director, further strengthening the management team together with Katja Arnold and Andreas Burckhardt. The management team is led by Managing Partners Anne Hennecke and Raimund Gabriel, the founder of MC Services AG.


Dr. Gutjahr-Loeser is an investor relations and communications specialist of international repute. The appointment further strengthens MC Services' international capabilities in the life sciences and health care sector.


Dr. Gutjahr-Loeser joins MC Services from MorphoSys AG, where she headed the Corporate Communications and Investor Relations department as Senior Vice President from 2002 to 2017. In this position, she was responsible for all external communications activities, as well as international investor relations. Under her direction, MorphoSys was repeatedly awarded for its communications and investor relations performance. Dr. Gutjahr-Loeser was instrumental in raising the profile of MorphoSys to today's high level.


Prior to that, Dr. Gutjahr-Loeser worked at cassiopeia AG and Deutsche Bank in various capacities. She holds a Ph.D. in biology from the Technical University of Munich. Dr. Gutjahr-Loeser co-founded and led the working group, Communications and Public Relations, of BIO Deutschland for several years and is an active member of the German Investor Relations Association (DIRK).


"We warmly welcome Claudia to the team. She is one of the rare investor relations professionals who is recognized and respected both in Europe and in the United States. Claudia brings a wealth of international investor relations experience and capital markets transaction expertise to MC Services and will be of great support and value for the growing number of our clients operating in transatlantic settings," commented Raimund Gabriel, Managing Partner at MC Services AG. "In her previous position, Claudia experienced the rise of an international biotech champion from its very beginnings - a case study which is inspiring the next generation of biotech leaders amongst our clients."

April 2017

MC Services Announces Appointment of Long-Time Science Journalist, Susanne Kutter, to Life Sciences Team


Munich/Düsseldorf, Germany, April 4, 2017. MC Services AG, the international investor relations and public relations firm, today announced that science journalist Susanne Kutter, long-time editor at "WirtschaftsWoche", has joined the Company's life sciences team.


Susanne has over 25 years of experience. As an editor at "WirtschaftsWoche", which she joined in 1995, she covered the emerging German and international biotech sector in the "Technology & Innovation" department. Drawing on her scientific expertise as a biologist, she also wrote about a wide variety of life sciences topics from genetic scissor CrisprCas9 and stem cell research to novel pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines and surgical techniques to brain research, anti-aging, green genetic engineering and bio-energy.


Susanne wrote effectively about scientific topics and their economic significance and has a unique ability to explain highly complex subjects in an understandable and interesting way. Her reporting won several awards. She also served as a judge on media award panels for the "Medienpreis Medizin Mensch Technik" and the "Publizistik-Preis der Stiftung Gesundheit".


Before joining "WirtschaftsWoche", Susanne worked for several years as a book author and freelance journalist for publications such as "GEO", "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung", "Die Zeit", "Kosmos", "Natur", "Südwestpresse" and the "Schwäbische Tagblatt". Susanne is a biologist by training with a degree from Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.


"We are delighted to welcome such a seasoned media expert to our team," Anne Hennecke, Managing Partner at MC Services, said. "With her scientific background, extensive journalistic experience and large network, Susanne has a deep understanding of the life sciences industry. She knows the high demands as well as the enormous importance of communications in our sector and understands the day-to-day needs of her former colleagues in the various editorial houses. Her experience ideally complements the life sciences group at MC Services, which has grown to be the leading European consultancy with the most seasoned experts in investor relations as well as media relations and the largest team in continental Europe."

March 2017

MC Services is media partner for BIO-Europe Spring(R)


Munich/Düsseldorf, Germany, March 10, 2017. MC Services AG, the international investor relations and public relations firm, is supporting BIO-Europe Spring(R), Europe's largest springtime partnering conference in the global biotechnology industry, as media partner. The event, organized by EBD Group, takes place March 20-22, 2017 at the CCIB Convention Center in Barcelona, Spain. As media partner, MC Services is inviting local and international journalists to the event and is keeping them informed about the presenting company executives and investors who are attending this meeting. MC Services will be on site throughout the conference and will conduct media and partnering meetings.


BIO-Europe Spring(R) attracts an international "who's who" from biotech, pharma and finance, along with the most exciting emerging companies. In 2017, more than 2,400 attendees, representing over 1,400 companies from over 45 countries are expected to participate in 12,500 one-on-one meetings. As a highlight of this year's BIO-Europe Spring(R), 20 Spanish start-up companies will present their technologies in the competitive session, "Startup Slam: Barcelona", sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation. More than 120 company presentations and over 20 high-level workshops and panel discussions will round off the event. For detailed information regarding the program, timing and location, please visit the event's website.


"We are pleased to support BIO-Europe Spring(R) as a media partner for the third year in a row. We consider the BIO-Europe conferences to be must-attend events for the biotech industry as they provide a wealth of opportunities to network with investors, partners and fellow industry executives," said Anne Hennecke, Managing Partner at MC Services. "As a media partner, we will seek to maximize the coverage of this important event to raise awareness of the innovative potential of the companies attending BIO-Europe Spring(R) and the industry as a whole."

 

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