Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hutchison’s proposed sale of assets not a new idea

24th July 2013

The last few days have seen much written about the proposed sale of Park n Shop by Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa. But the idea of selling off one of its lower margin businesses is not new: I had already flagged this in a January 2011 column, published in Dow Jones Investment Banker and on, the website of the Wall Street Journal.

SOEs replace tycoons, institutions in China IPOs

22nd July 2013

Bloomberg published this morning an interesting article on Chinese State-owned enterprises replacing tycoons and institutions as cornerstone investors in the nation’s IPOs.

Espinasse on CNBC’s “Cash Flow”

4th July 2013

I was back in CNBC’s Hong Kong studio this morning for live interviews with anchors Emily Chan and Oriel Morrison to comment on local IPOs.



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These include particularly remarkable transactions, changes in market practice (whether pertaining to documentation, valuation or marketing techniques) and regulations, as well as appointments in the sphere of equity capital markets (ECM).

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