Posts tagged as: Retail offers

Espinasse on HK Electric Investments

29th January 2014

I was back in CNBC’s Hong Kong studio this morning to comment on “The Call” hosted by Bernie Lo, on Hong Kong Electric Investments’ IPO trading debut on HKEx.

Galaxy Securities, Sinopec Engineering to set tone for HK IPOs

15th May 2013

I was interviewed by Reuters and Bloomberg again to comment on the IPOs of China Galaxy Securities (US$1.1 billion) and Sinopec Engineering (expected to raise US$1.8 billion), which are indicative of a pick-up in IPO activity in Hong Kong.

Modest proposals for IPO reform

25th June 2012

Successfully closing IPOs is challenging in these tricky markets. Hong Kong has had its fair share of new listings pulled, delayed or altogether indefinitely postponed over the last year or so. The Securities and Futures Commission’s response has been to turn the screws on new issue sponsors and, now, on auditors.

Scrapping the claw-back rules?

20th September 2011

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – Claw-back rules for retail tranches in Hong Kong IPOs are a unique feature of that market. They bring an element of fairness between institutions and the general public; however, retail investors have increasingly shunned new issues and also now account for a smaller proportion of secondary trading, as compared with a few years ago. Now might perhaps be a good time to rethink those provisions, and to grant more flexibility to ECM bankers and issuers to allocate books of demand.

Hong Kong retail investors give IPOs a miss

20th June 2011

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – Despite all the hype and the almost weekly announcements of planned billion-dollar deals, retail investors in Hong Kong have largely shunned IPOs since the start of the year.

Bloomberg interview

16th June 2011

I was interviewed live on 16 June on Bloomberg Television by London-based anchor Linzie Janis, on the trading debut for Samsonite, following its IPO in Hong Kong. I was separately interviewed for an article on the same subject, written by Bloomberg reporter Fox Hu, which also touched on prospects for the pricing of Prada’s IPO, also in Hong Kong.



I have set up this blog to report notable events on international IPOs.

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).

Although the blog has a bias towards the Asia-Pacific region, since this is where I am based, it is intended to be global in both its scope and outlook.

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