Tri-Valley Oil & Gas Co. (TVG - AMEX) of California manages a joint-venture investment fund that was formed to acquire oil and gas leases with a high probability of being profitable when drilled. The primary objective was to create a suite of marketing tools to assist in raising a minimum of US$10 million. To accomplish this, we had to communicate that Tri-Valley’s experienced management team could produce a high rate of return by drilling a series of explorations on their prospects.
NextPhase worked closely with Tri-Valley’s president to produce a suite of corporate marketing tools including a corporate brochure, investor profile, presentation folder, PowerPoint presentation, annual report and website. The communications items have proven to be invaluable in raising several tranches of investment capital.
The new marketing package was used to successfully raise US$15 million in the first year. It was also used to attract new investors and help make the stock price go from $1 to over $16. During this time, the company moved their listing from the OTCBB to the AMEX. Said Lynn Blystone, President and CEO of Tri-Valley, “NextPhase has an excellent understanding of the public markets and how to appeal to investors. They also offer excellent service, which is important when there’s a great distance between our offices.”