Donnelley Financial Opens European Headquarters in London to Meet Demand
Thursday, June 14, 2001
LONDON, June 13 - R.R. Donnelley Financial, the leading worldwide financial printer and customized communications company, has opened its new European full-service document management headquarters in the heart of London's financial district, reflecting the continuous growth of its business in this market. Donnelley Financial provides a complete range of support for the capital markets community, managing transaction documents for Europe's largest privatizations, global offerings, M&A transactions and regulatory filings throughout Europe and the world, including EDGAR filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Recent transactions include the Norwegian government's privatization and global offering of shares in Staoil; the Dow U.K. - Ascot merger; The Royal Bank of Scotland's acquisition of National Westminster Bank; the Marconi/GEC merger; and IPOs for Baltimore Technologies, Interactive Investor International and Carphone Warehouse. The onsite, multilingual typesetting team also produced documents for the Deutsche Post, Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom global offerings. The new London facility is also the company's composition and production hub for the entire European region, which includes full-service facilities in Paris, Frankfurt, Milan and Rome, and is the only global financial printer in the United Kingdom to fully own state-of-the-art web presses. Clients can create financial documents quickly and easily onsite in London, then distribute them through Donnelley Financial's Global Network, which provides instantaneous worldwide capacity to every Donnelley Financial facility on six continents. The new European headquarters is located at 55 Bishopsgate, in the heart of London's financial district near key law firms, investment banks and Canary Wharf. "Since we first came to London in 1986, we have seen 15 years of consistent growth in demand for our services, with a marked surge in the last four years,'' said John Swindell, Donnelley Financial's vice president for international sales. "The new Donnelley Financial European headquarters has been purposely designed to answer all our clients needs -- from onsite typesetting and multilingual translations, to world-class meeting room accommodations and direct links to Donnelley's global print and distribution network.'' "We have worked hard over the years to provide our clients with a service that positively differentiates us from our competition,'' said Mark Williams, European sales director for Donnelley Financial. "Our new headquarters reflects input from our clients on the technology, service offerings and facility amenities they require.'' The new headquarters will provide transaction resources for both print and electronic financial communications -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For client comfort, the facility features spacious, soundproof conference rooms with a capacity of more than 150 clients, next-generation communications and worldwide technology networks, a recreational lounge with a self-service bar, relaxation rooms equipped with day beds and showers, and 24-hour onsite catering and concierge services.