Sector-Specific Expertise


Given our Midwest headquarters, our leaders have extensive experience working with industrial companies of all types and sizes. While the sub-sectors of this broad group often tend to trade in tandem, our leaders have helped numerous industrial companies break out of the cycle and differentiate from competitors through proactive and thoughtful IR strategies.

  • Manufacturing & Distribution

  • Chemicals

  • Machinery

  • Transports/Auto

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Electronics

  • Construction & Engineering

Retail, Consumer & Restaurant

The retail, consumer and restaurant industries have witnessed significant transformation and volatility over the last few years, which is clearly accelerating today.  Don’t be a number at a huge blended IR+PR firm whose leaders have 30 clients each.  Instead get the senior attention, experience and strategic support your program needs with Alpha IR.

  • Big Box Retailers

  • Ecommerce

  • Restaurants

  • Specialty Retail

  • Food & Beverage

  • Auto & Auto Parts

  • Entertainment, Gaming, Etc.

Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT)

From taking high profile internet companies public, to helping semiconductor clients manage the cadre of short-term hedge funds who are forever playing the industry cycle, our team has seen it all in the TMT space.  As a result, we are well prepared to handle the fast-paced IR and communication challenges that come with the industry.

  • Internet & Cloud

  • Software & Services

  • Semiconductors and Equipment

  • Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

  • IT Consulting & Services

  • Intellectual Property

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Our advisors have supported early phase drug and new medical device concerns, as well as established healthcare companies with stable and growing earnings streams.  We have deep investor and analyst relationships across the space, and enjoy the industry’s complexity as it requires a strategic partner like Alpha IR to create a truly “best practices” approach.

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Biotech

  • Medical Devices

  • Tools & Diagnostics

  • Healthcare Services & Distribution

  • Telemedicine, Oncology, Etc.

Energy, Cleantech & Utilities

The energy industry stands on the precipice of significant transformation. Traditional utilities, refiners, MLPs and E&Ps will continue to navigate secular and cyclical challenges, while clean energy companies will be building investment brands and driving rapid growth.  Alpha IR has deep and diverse experience in helping our energy clients navigate complex IR and crisis issues.

  • Clean Tech & Renewable Energy

  • Integrated Oil & Gas

  • Refining & Marketing

  • Exploration & Production (E&Ps)

  • MLPs

  • Engineering & Construction (E&C)

  • Utilities

Natural Resources & Mining

The natural resources, metals and mining industries can be volatile despite the long-term nature of many of their strategic initiatives and growth strategies.  Alpha IR has the experience to complement an in-house IR team and/or manage the function on a co-sourced basis for smaller basic materials companies that want to break away from the pack.

  • Steel/Aluminum

  • Precious Metals

  • Metals Distribution

  • Agricultural & Farm

  • Timber

  • Paper

  • Royalty-Based Companies

Business Services

Business services companies are often the innovators and founding fathers of their particular niche.  As a result, they often lack a true competitive peer group and can be very difficult to value for the Street.  This limits potential sell-side coverage and overall investor visibility, which requires a smart, sophisticated partner like Alpha IR to navigate.

  • Professional & Consulting Services

  • Publishing, Printing & Marketing Solutions

  • Environmental Services

  • Outsourcing

  • For-Profit Education

  • Human Resources

  • Business Development Cos. (BDCs)

  • Other Unique Businesses

Financial Services, Banks & REITs

The financial services sector is very complex and each niche brings its own specific language/KPIs. Banks talk to net interest margin, whereas REITs report on FFO.  At Alpha we know which bank-specific investors are the right ones, who the REIT-mafia is, and how to help our financial services clients appeal to broader generalist investors.

  • FinTech

  • Regional & Community Banking

  • Insurance

  • Asset Management & Investment Services

  • Online Trading

  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Other Financial Services