Year: 2013

New book on IPOs coming in 2014

After jointly authoring with Syren Johnstone the study manual for the IPO sponsor examinations in Hong Kong earlier this year (published by the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute in September – and in October for the Chinese version), I have just signed a publishing contract with a major academic, scholarship and business publisher based in the UK (but with offices world-wide) for my new book, which should be out in the summer of 2014. read

Letter to South China Morning Post

“More relevant template from Malaysia”

I am the author of IPO: A Global Guide and refer to Enoch Yiu’s White Collar column (“Fresh reminder of need to end muddle over HKEx roles”, October 1). She said “London and Singapore have long ago brought in independent regulators to be involved in the listing approval process for companies undergoing IPOs”. read

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Third quarter IPO statistics

Global IPO volume stood at US$99.1 billion (587 deals) in the first nine months of 2013, up 12% on the same 2012 period (US$88.2 billion) and the highest first nine months since 2011 (US$142.7 billion). [Statistics and some of the commentaries from Dealogic]


Huishan Dairy lists in Hong Kong

I was interviewed by BBC News again, this time about the IPO of China Huishan Dairy Holdings, which at US$1.3 billion (pre Greenshoe) currently stands as the second largest IPO in Hong Kong in 2013, after that of Sinopec Engineering. The deal was also the largest consumer sector IPO in Asia since the flotation of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery (also in Hong Kong) in December 2011. read

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New licensing for Hong Kong IPO sponsors

A sponsor firm and its management are responsible for ensuring that staff undertaking sponsor work as Principals and Representatives are licensed and meet the sponsor guidelines. Under the new IPO sponsor regime coming into force on 1 October 2013, there are now three distinct routes through which staff working as Principals on IPO transactions where their firm has been appointed in the role of sponsor can be licensed. read

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