Philippe Espinasse spent more than 19 years working as a senior investment banker, including for S.G.Warburg (now UBS Investment Bank), Macquarie and Nomura as a Managing Director, Head of Equity Corporate Finance and Head of Equity Capital Markets.
Throughout his prior, banking career, he has successfully completed more than 140 corporate finance transactions, including many billion-dollar privatisation and private sector IPOs, equity and equity-linked fund raisings, real estate investment trusts, infrastructure funds, principal and pre-IPO investments, M&A and advisory transactions, euro- and domestic bond issues and debt private placements.
He has marketed to issuers, and/or executed, capital markets offerings across some 30 jurisdictions, including Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brunei, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Panama, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, the US and Vietnam.
Philippe lives in Hong Kong, where he now writes and works as an independent consultant. He is also a Honorary Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong (Department of Professional Legal Education) for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 terms.
He is the author of "IPO: A Global Guide" (in English - Hong Kong University Press, April 2011, and in simplified Chinese character - China Financial & Economic Publishing House, August 2012) and a co-author of the English/simplified Chinese character "IPO Guide 2012" (LexisNexis, January 2012) and "Hong Kong IPO Guide 2013" (LexisNexis, December 2012).
Philippe contributes regular columns to the Dow Jones Banking Intelligence global news platform, the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and France's leading financial daily L'Agefi. His articles have also been published on WSJ.com, in The Wall Street Journal, on the website of BBC News and in the China Economic Review.
He has been interviewed by, or has featured in, a variety of publications, including L'Agefi, Bloomberg, Singapore's Business Times, The China Economic Review, China Offshore, The Edge Singapore, EuroWeek, FinanceAsia, Financial News, The Financial Times, The Hong Kong Economic Journal, The International Financing Review (IFR), Le Monde, Quartz, The South China Morning Post, Treasury Today and WWD.com.
Philippe has been a keynote speaker at a number of events and conferences, including for CITIC Securities, Dealogic, the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI), the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (HKSFA), the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong, and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
He has also appeared on Bloomberg Television, on CNBC, on FT.com, on Reuters Television, on BBC World News Television, on the BBC's World Service radio, on Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio, and on Hong Kong's RTHK radio.
Philippe is a member of the EU, Hong Kong and Macau Financial Services Business Council, a member (MHKSI) of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and a Fellow (FHKIoD) of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of consultancy P&C Ventures Limited, and an Independent, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of EnTie Commercial Bank Co., Ltd., a financial institution listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. He previously served as a Board member of Macquarie (Hong Kong) Limited.