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About Philippe Espinasse

Philippe Espinasse spent many 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.

Philippe is the joint author, together with Syren Johnstone, of the study manual for IPO sponsor examinations in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, September 2013). He has taught related courses to thousands of candidates. He is a co-author of the English/simplified Chinese “IPO Guide 2012” (LexisNexis, January 2012) and “Hong Kong IPO Guide 2013” (LexisNexis, December 2012).

Philippe is also the author of “Hard Underwriting” and “The Traveler”, two thrillers set in contemporary Hong Kong (published by P&C Books, September 2015 and September 2016 respectively).

Philippe contributes or has contributed 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, in the Nikkei Asian Review, The Peak Magazine and the China Economic Review. He pens the “Clawback” column on equity capital markets in Asia for GlobalCapital (published by Euromoney Institutional Investor) and is a member of the Hong Kong Writers Circle.

He has featured in a variety of publications, including Bloomberg, Singapore’s Business Times, the China Daily, the China Economic Review, FinanceAsia, Financial News, the Financial Times, the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the International Financing Review (IFR), France’s Le Monde, Quartz, Reuters, the South China Morning Post and Treasury Today, among others.

Philippe has been a keynote speaker at a number of events and conferences, including for CITIC Securities, Maybank Investment Bank, Dealogic, a variety of chambers 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 University of Hong Kong, Management & Science University (MSU) Malaysia, and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

He has also frequently appeared on Bloomberg Television, Channel News Asia, CNBC, FT.com, Reuters Television, BBC World News Television, Radio Television Brunei News, on the BBC’s World Service radio, Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio, and Hong Kong’s RTHK radio.

He is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and a director of consultancy P&C Ventures and also works as an expert witness and independent investment banking expert. Since 2013, he has also been an independent, non-executive director, Chairman of the audit committee and a member (former Chairman) of the compensation committee of EnTie Commercial Bank, a financial institution listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. He previously served as a board member of Macquarie (Hong Kong) Limited.

Philippe is a Full Practising Member (MAE) of the Academy of Experts; a Fellow (FHKSI) of the HKSI; a Fellow (FHKIoD) of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors; and a former member of the EU, Hong Kong and Macau Financial Services Business Council. He is an alumni (55th national session) of France’s Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale (IHEDN), a think-tank under the aegis of the french Prime Minister, with a focus on defence issues, foreign policy, armaments and defence economics.

Need to get in touch?

Whether you are a prospective IPO candidate, an equity issuer, an equity capital markets professional, an investment banker, a private equity practitioner, an investor or a journalist, I am always keen to hear from you.

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