As a trusted, independent and versatile service provider, our clients rely on us to guide them through the first Initial Public Offerings (IPO) of their company’s shares. Being adequately prepared before an IPO is crucial to the continued success of the company. We are well poised to advice on the right financial, administrative and management controls for risk mitigation and commercial success.
Our services are multidisciplinary, cutting across legal, tax and corporate management, therefore we provide coordinated consultancy services every step of the IPO journey such as:
- Pre-listing support – Project management, tax and internal structuring, prospectus drafting, valuations etc.
- Post-listing support – Forecasting, financial reporting, corporate governance and compliance matters, etc.
Being experienced in the listing and sequent compliance procedures of various stock markets, our teams of experts and global partners provide continuous advisory services aimed at facilitating the success of your company. A few of the stock markets we have assisted our clients to trade in are listed below:
The Nasdaq Stock Market located in New York, is the second largest exchange in the world by market capitalization. It has three market tiers (capital market, global market and global select market) and different requirements exist for listing in each market.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the largest stock exchange by market capitalization in the world. As it has a broad discretion in approving listing applications, companies need to ensure special attention is paid to meet the minimum quantitative listing standards and the specific qualitative standards. We provide expert advisory services and assistance in this regard.
The London Metal Exchange (LME) has the world’s largest market in options and futures contracts on base and other metals. It allows for cash trading, hedging, worldwide reference pricing and the option of physical delivery to settle contracts. There are seven membership categories and ten brand listing processes and we can guide you through the process for the most suitable category.
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is East Asia and Asia third largest stock exchange in terms of market capitalization and is the sixth largest in the world. The listing requirements are contained in the "Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited", a 684 page document.
FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGE
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange ("Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse", FWB) is the tenth largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization. It has different requirements for listing under its entry, general and prime standards.
DUBAI FINANCIAL MARKET
Founded in March 2000, the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) is one of three stock exchange markets in the United Arab Emirates. It is regulated by the U.A.E Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and applicants must meet the SCA listing requirements in addition to the listing requirements of the DFM.
SHANGHAI STOCK EXCHANGE
The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), administered by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is the world’s fifth largest stock market by market capitalization. It has distinct rules and categories for listing and trading by foreigners and we provide expert advice on how to maneuver them.