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Hong Kong and Chinese Mainland IPO markets in 2013

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Hong Kong and Chinese Mainland IPO Markets in 2013 Interim Review and OutlookAccording to the latest analysis on the initial public offering (IPO) markets from the National Public Offering Group of Deloitte China, Hong Kong is expected to emerge as one of the top three IPO venues (in terms IPO funds raised) in the world by the end of 2013, following strong performance in the first 10 months of the year. As for new listing in the A-share market, after staying static for over three quarters, the timetable and direction of its re-launch are anticipated to gain higher visibility after the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Community Party of China Central Committee.

In the first 10 months this year, Hong Kong raised more IPO funds over the same period of 2008. During the period, 60 new listings raised HK$70.5 billion, a jump of 17.7% and 44.2% respectively from 51 IPOs and HK$48.9 billion of last year. In the lead up of 2014, 20 more new listings raising approximately HK$30 billion are expected to be seen.

As for the A-share market, when the unofficial moratorium is lifted, the first batch of issuers is likely to come from the 83 companies that have passed the offering review meeting of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and are planning to list on ChiNext and SME Board in Shenzhen to ensure liquidity for the market.

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