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Public Listing / IPO

The Initial Public Offering (IPO)

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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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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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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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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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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US OTC (Over-The-Counter) Market

What is an ‘Over-The-Counter Market’ 什么是OTC市场? A decentralized market, without a central physical location, where market participants trade with one another through various communication modes such as the telephone, email and proprietary electronic trading systems. An over-the-counter (OTC) market and an exchange market are the two basic ways of organizing financial markets. In an OTC market, dealers act as market makers by quoting prices at which they will buy and sell a security or currency. The way OTC is structured allows ...

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Nasdaq, where the ideas of tomorrow find capital today!

Introduction We invented electronic trading in 1971 and are proud that the revolutionary model that we developed 40 years ago is now the standard for markets worldwide. With our unsurpassed technology, an emphasis on transparency, and advanced tool set, we offer a unique and compelling value that attracts new firms to our markets. We then provide quality customer service, exceptional visibility opportunities and ground-breaking market intelligence resources. In short, we bring our entire business ecosystem to bear for our listed ...

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NASDAQ上市规则

NASDAQ 对非美国公司提供可选择的上市标准 选择权一:财务状况方面要求有形净资产不少于400万美元;最近一年(或最近三年中的两年)税前盈利不少于70万美元,税后利润不少于40万美元,

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