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Strategies for going IPO

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As more Chinese companies seek to raise capital on more exchanges around the globe, the need for actionable intelligence on global capital market developments has never been stronger in Mainland China. Recent Initial Public Offering ("IPO") activity indicates that Europe, London, Tokyo and Toronto have joined the traditionally favored exchanges in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York for ambitious Chinese companies with worldwide aspirations. The fast evolving global regulatory environment since the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has introduced new complexity to listing decisions. Chinese companies must now:

  • perform intensive analysis and comparison of listing requirements among different exchanges
  • allow greater lead time to make the necessary preparations
  • prepare for increasing competition for funding.

Incorporating insight from our China practitioners at Deloitte as well as colleagues around the globe, this publication introduces the major global stock exchanges, detailed, up-to-date analysis of listing requirements and information regarding the IPO process, including approximate timetables and costs. It has been designed to help companies identify the exchanges best suited to their circumstances and narrow the focus of IPO preparation. While customised professional advice will continue to be indispensable, this publication can be a valuable tool to any executive seeking to forge new paths to long-term growth.

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