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Public Listing / IPO

Security Token Offerings (STO) VS Initial Public Offerings (IPO)

Security Token Offerings (STO) VS Initial Public Offerings (IPO)

During our sales meetings, we sometimes spend the first ten minutes explaining to our clients the differences between the ICOs and STOs. While it’s easy to differentiate ICOs from STOs, the main question that constantly comes up instead is how the STO differs from the IPO? If security token offerings are regulated public offerings, then what’s the difference and is there any good reasons for doing an STO instead of an IPO? IPO as a financing model has been around ...

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IPO / PUBLIC LISTING ADVISORY

IPO / PUBLIC LISTING ADVISORY

We take companies public including start-ups. There is no asset, revenue or history requirements to go public in some countries. This means even a development stage company can go public and raise fund. Benefits of Public Listing / Initial Public Offering (IPO) Access to Capital – by listing your company, you will have access to global capital to meet your company’s expansion plans and goals. Facilitate Growth – With greater access to capital, your company has the potential to acquire other ...

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The Initial Public Offering (IPO) Introduction

Definition: A company’s first equity issue made available to the public. Going public is a monumental decision for any company. It forever changes how a company goes about doing business. A public company has access to more, and often deeper, sources of capital than a private company. The actual process of going public can be time-consuming and presents certain unique challenges that a company should be prepared to undertake. Why do companies go public? New capital. Almost all companies go public ...

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Typical IPO Process and Timeline

Here are the various steps involved in a listing exercise: 1. Appointing Professionals You will need to identify and appoint your principal adviser. The principal adviser will assist you in the selection and appointment of the various relevant advisers and professionals. Your principal adviser will also assist you in forming a due diligence working group (DDWG) in which your directors and senior management will also need to be part of. 2. Implementing Organisational Changes Your principal adviser will help you ...

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IPO vs. Direct Listing: What’s the Difference?

IPO vs. Direct Listing: An Overview Companies seeking to raise interest-free capital from the public mostly take the initial public offering – IPO route to publicly list their shares on stock exchanges. The public listing represents the first instance of a company selling its shares to common investors. There are two ways to list the shares—first, the standard and popular IPO process, and second, the direct listing process. This article explores the difference between the two. Initial Public Offering – ...

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How An RTO Achieves A Win-Win For All

A reverse takeover, or “RTO” in short, is a transaction whereby a private company effectively gains a listing on the stock exchange by means of getting itself acquired by an existing listed company. This typically involves an existing listed company (“Listco”) (which can either be a Mainboard company or a Catalist company) acquiring the shares of a private company (“Target”) in consideration of issuance to the current owner of the Target (“Vendor”) a large number of new Listco shares, thus ...

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How to Achieve a Successful IPO

Introduction Moving a privately owned company to a public market will take time and detailed planning is required. In accounting terms the key elements for success are: Sound and effective financial controls Timely and accurate management reporting An experienced CFO IFRS, US or suitable national GAAP compliant audited financial statements Realistic and supportable financial projections Taxation planning will be required at an early stage for the company and shareholders In commercial terms, a successful IPO candidate must demonstrate Quality, Good ...

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Advantages of Cross Border Listings

Lower cost of capital, expanded global share holder base, greater liquidity in the trading of shares, prestige and publicity are among other the drivers behind firm’s decision to list their shares abroad. In addition, the afore mentioned benefits surpass possible costs that the firm may experience like listing costs, exposure to legal liabilities, taxes and various trading frictions and reconciliation of financial statements with home and foreign standards. Financial Gains Existing regulation in local capital market like taxes, information asymmetry ...

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ACE Market – Bursa Malaysia

What is the ACE Market? The ACE Market which stands for ‘Access, Certainty, Efficiency’ is actually the new name for the formerly known MESDAQ (Malaysian Exchange of Securities Dealing and Automated Quotation) market. MESDAQ came into existence in 1997 when it was the home of mainly technological stocks and today it is replaced by the ACE Market under Bursa Malaysia. The ACE Market was derived together with the unification of the Main and Second Board into the Main Market of ...

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