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Case Studies & Testimonials

Case Studies

We measure our success by our clients' results. Our team works closely with management to establish an effective and targeted shareholder outreach campaign, which includes properly packaging their story, establishing the appropriate expectations, and providing consistent transparency into the business. By introducing key market participants, the overall goal of these efforts should lead to increased corporate visibility, greater shareholder diversification and a market multiple consistent with comparables, as well the company’s specific growth prospects. Below are a few examples of how MZ leveraged its complete set of services to achieve our clients' goals.

Aqua Metals HIMAX Technologies
ME2C Fission Uranium
GreenPower Bus Second Sight
BofI Holding Customers Bancorp
Stellar Biotechnologies 3PEA International
Energous Corporation Ideal Power



Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) engaged MZ in April of 2015 in anticipation of the Company’s IPO. MZ began an immediate program in preparation of the offering, including Company branding and materials. MZ guided the Company through its IPO roadshow which included meetings with 100+ institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals,  several of which participated in the IPO. In July, the IPO was priced at $5/share with 6.6M shares, raising $33M. Underwriters exercised their overallotment option to purchase an additional 640K shares. Through the remainder of the year, MZ assisted the Company as it updated investors and held their first quarterly reports and conference calls. The Company began to present at investor conferences, with 17 meetings at the ROTH Conference. By August of 2016 the shares had reached a high of $13.07, an increase of 161%, with a 3 month average daily trading volume of 83K, a 528%  increase compared to the first month trading volume (after IPO initial heavy trading) of 30K.

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Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC) engaged MZ in May of 2016 with a share price of $0.38. MZ began an investor relations program that initially reworked and readied the Company to expand its investor base. MZ immediately took the Company on multiple non-deal roadshows, and helped to craft its first quarterly financial press release and conference call, as well as the company’s first virtual roadshow, with over 97 buy & sell-side participants. In the first three months, MZ arranged over 27 investor and analysts intro calls to support its IR program. In conjunction, the Company began to present at investor conferences to expand its outreach. By August of 2016, the shares had reached a high of $1.25, an increase of 229%, with a 3 month average daily trading volume of 76K, up 404%.

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GreenPower Motor Company (TSX: GPV) engaged MZ in October 2015  to assist the Company with all aspects of corporate communications amongst current and prospective investors, while enhancing awareness of the Company within the capital markets. The stock was thinly traded with a price of $0.20. MZ’s investor relations program began with introducing the story to high net worth investors seeking micro cap ideas under the radar, select retail investors, and small institutional sector specific funds capable of buying stock in the open market. Two bullish write-ups on Seeking Alpha also helped to expand retail awareness. In May of 2016, MZ introduced the Company to multiple large buyers that took positions in GPV. By August of 2016, GPV shares had risen 332% to $0.95 with liquidity up 646% from a 30 day average volume of 6.7K shares/day to 51K shares/day.

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BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOFI) engaged MZ in January, 2012 with its stock trading at about $16.00. MZ kick-started BofI’s investor relations program and began an aggressive conference schedule to put BofI in front of a wide variety of new investors and analysts. Concurrently, multiple international Non Deal Roadshows were booked, increasing BofI’s introduction to new investors across the US and Canada. During engagement BofI stock rose to a high of $105.55, a 544% increase, with liquidity increased 595% from an average shares traded of 39k/day to 269K/day.

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Stellar Biotechnologies (OTCQB: SBOTF) (TSXV: KLH) engaged MZ in October, 2012 when the stock was thinly trading at $0.29. The MZ team prepared KLH for a raise of $1.5 million @ $0.25 through October and December and revamped the company’s Investor Relations program. MZ set up multiple in-person meetings with high quality investors and analysts, had KLH present at multiple conferences and deployed internet marketing to increase their retail investor base. Through February 2014, the stock was up 414% and trading at $1.49. KLH average daily volume increased 967% from 20K shares/day to 213K share/day. 

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Energous (NASDAQ: WATT) engaged MZ group in early January of 2014 for pre-IPO services, including introducing the company to 75 investors on its IPO roadshow. With MZ’s guidance, the IPO was a success at $6.00 a share with 4 million shares sold on March 28, 2014. MDB Capital also exercised its entire over-allotment option to purchase an additional 600,000 shares of the WATT’s common stock. Total gross proceeds of the IPO, including the over-allotment, were $27.6M. WATT surged 76.33% to $10.58 its first day of trading after its IPO, with over 1.9 million shares traded. After the IPO, WATT stock increased 128% to over $13.69 with average volume at 144 K shares/day through June 2014. After the IPO, MZ continued to market the stock to the financial community and new investors.

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Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) engaged MZ in January, 2012 shortly after its stock hit an all time low under $1.00. MZ’s investor relations program began with immediate investor outreach efforts and streamlining the company’s earnings announcements, along with multiple Non Deal Roadshows and a comprehensive conference calendar of events. HIMX share price rose 601% to over $7.00 with liquidity up 1,150% from average volume of 587K shares/day to 7.3M shares/day.

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Fission Uranium Corp (TSXV: FCU, OTCQB FCUUF) (formerly Fission Energy Corp, TSXV: FIS) and its CEO had acted in the investor relations capacity for several years. In 2010 a Lead Generation program was undertaken to market to retail investors. In 2011 MZ instituted a campaign of aggressive attendance on the conference circuit and conducting Non Deal Roadshows to increase FCU visibility to new investors and analysts. From a low of under $0.20 in early 2010, the stock rose 490% to over $1.18, with liquidity up 175% from average volume of 400K shares/day to over 1M shares/day. Through its acquisition, MZ continued to build out the US shareholder base with NDR efforts and outreach to new investors and analysts, and helped build new and sustained liquidity to assist company efforts in banking transactions where they were able to raise significant capital for exploration in a very tight mineral exploration banking environment.

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Second Sight (NASDAQ: EYES) engaged MZ group in early September of 2014 for pre IPO services, including introducing the company to wide array of investors in Boston, New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego on its IPO roadshow. With MZ’s support, the IPO was a success and on the first day of trading, the stock increased 130%, one of best performing IPOs for 2014. Multiple investors introduced by MZ participated in IPO, with many additional doing more diligence. The Company participated in a NASDAQ Bell Ringing Nov. 19 with strong media coverage around the IPO including CNBC Power Lunch, Bloomberg TV, Arize TV, Yahoo TV, and others. After the IPO and resulting profit taking, MZ transitioned to a full service investor relations program, including targeted awareness to investors, analysts, shareholders and other key constituents. Through June 2015, the stock price was up 60% and volume remained very strong with average volume near 1 M shares/day.

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Customers Bancorp (NASDAQ: CUBI) engaged MZ in November, 2013 with its stock trading at approximately $15.29. The MZ team implemented a full service investor relations program, including targeted awareness to investors, analysts, shareholders and other key constituents. In June 2015, the stock was up 70% and trading at $26.03. CUBI average daily volume increased 67% from 78K shares/day to 131K shares/day.

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3PEA International (OTCQB: TPNL) engaged MZ in September, 2014 when the stock was trading at $0.19. MZ began to introduce the company to MZ’s proprietary investor database with one-on-one conference calls with analysts and investors and initiated a full investor relations program. MZ provided assistance with press releases and hosted a virtual roadshow to increase investor awareness. MZ also created an investor centric presentation to position the company with investors. Through April 2015 the stock had risen to a high of $0.98, a 400% increase, with trading volume up 78% to approximately 33K shares/day.

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Ideal Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) engaged MZ in October 2013, one month prior to its IPO, to help assist with the company’s roadshow and position itself for success in the public markets after the offering. For the IPO roadshow, MZ introduced the Company to approximately 50 investors (with several participating) and booked a full day roadshow in San Diego. MZ introduced approximately 200 investors directly with 30+ now as shareholders in the aftermarket. After its IPO at $5.00 in November 2013, the stock increased 91% to $9.53 by June 2014. Trading volume remained robust with a 3 month average of 37K shares/day. MZ continued to reach out to new investors, analysts, brokers and the financial media, field incoming calls and schedule relevant calls with management. Through June 2015, the stock was up 65% with average volume at 46K shares/day.

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MZ Group and its affiliates, officers, directors, subsidiaries and agents have been compensated by its clients to perform shareholder and investor relation services. Each contract varies in duration, services performed and compensation received. This newsletter should not be regarded as an independent publication. MZ Group, its employees, consultants and affiliates may, from time to time, acquire positions in the companies that they cover. This could represent a conflict of interest.  MZ Group and its consultants, employees and affiliates shall be under no obligation to inform readers about its trading activities. These parties and entities reserve the right to buy or sell shares in these companies. The following companies, featured on this website, have compensated MZ Group, which ranges from a consulting fee of $3,000 to $9,500 per month. In addition, MZ Group also received: AQMS: Warrant to purchase 50,000 shares of common stock at a strike price of a 20% premium to the IPO Price; MEEC: Warrant to purchase 75,000 shares of common stock at a strike price of $0.65 upon contract start date; additional 75,000 shares at a strike price of$0.90 upon 91st day of contract; GPV.V: 350,000 incentive stock options as follows: 90,000 options on effective date at an exercise of $0.25 per share for a period of three years from the date of the grant; 85,000 options will be granted three months from effective date with the lowest exercise price per share permitted by the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange for a period of three years from the date of the grant; 175,000 options will be granted on the date that is six months from effective date with the lowest exercise price per share permitted by the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange for a period of three years from the date of the grant; BOFI: None; WATT: Consulting Warrant for 36,000 shares of common stock following the IPO at a strike price equivalent to 130% of the IPO Price. EYES: None. Please contact our team for more information on compensation at 760-755-2716.