Hill International provides program management, project management, construction management, and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors around the world.
“For small and micro-cap companies like Hill International, it does not make any sense to have an inhouse investor relations professional when there is a firm like The Equity Group that can provide you access to an entire team of IR professionals on an as-needed basis at a fraction of the cost. Their knowledge of the investment and analyst community has been invaluable as we have transitioned from a private, family-run business to a publicly-traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. I would not recommend that the management of any company go through that process without the outstanding professionals at The Equity Group by your side.”
David L. Richter
Former President & COO
Hill International, Inc. (NYSE: HIL)
  • Commenced services in November 2005.
  • Arpeggio Acquisition Corp., a SPAC that had identified privately-held Hill International as its acquisition target.
Our Initial Role
  • Drafted and edited all announcements and presentations associated with the transaction.
  • Developed and implemented an aggressive investor meetings program to expand shareholder base and support shareholder approval of SPAC acquisition.
  • Following shareholder approval in June 2006, helped Hill transition to a public company after 30 years of being privately-held.
  • Continued comprehensive investor outreach, focused on obtaining sell-side research coverage, speaking invitations at brokerage house-sponsored investor presentations, and new buy-side interest.
  • Consulted with client on Reg. FD, as well as how to address investor expectations.
  • Provided recommendations regarding the IR component of Hill's corporate web site.
  • Prepared management for first-ever earnings conference call; scripted remarks, advised on Q&A including potential questions, and assumed all technical and administrative functions of the event.
  • Prepared management for first-ever Annual Shareholders' Meeting.
  • Research coverage initiated by B. Riley, Boenning & Scattergood, CJS Securities, Morgan Joseph, Sidoti & Co, Janney Montgomery Scott, William Blair and Sterne Agee.
  • Stock price and institutional ownership rose substantially following merger.
  • Hill International and its President and COO featured on CNBC-TV.
  • Feature story in Investor's Business Daily.
  • Listed on the NYSE (initially listed on NASDAQ post-merger).
Our Ongoing Role
  • Manage an ongoing, extensive investor communications program.
  • Design and implement an active conference and meeting schedule.
  • Serve as an information exchange for current and potential investors and analysts.
  • Provide counsel to management on various subjects related to the Company's public status.