Members Only Seminar - What Makes A Successful IPO?

Former banker Philippe Espinasse will talk about the various issues of making an IPO successful including:

  • How investment banks are organized, and how they pitch for new equity capital markets business
  • Documentation, valuation and marketing aspects of IPOs
  • What happens after listing, including stabilization, aftermarket management and investor relations

In this practical guide to initial public offerings, Philippe explains the ins and outs of the IPO process, and how private businesses turn into listed companies.

"I only wish that this guide had been available in the 1980s and 1990s, when the great international IPO boom took off. It is packed with the information that any practitioner — or would-be practitioner — needs to navigate their way through the cross-cutting complexities of getting an IPO up and running, right round the world. Espinasse never lets us forget that there is a great deal of art involved in an IPO and judgement is a vital component of the event. This brilliant guide is an invaluable support.” - Lord Freud, author of Freud in the City, UK Minister for Welfare Reform and former Vice-Chairman, UBS Investment Bank

"Philippe has put together an impressively comprehensive compendium of all aspects of getting an IPO done. The book has revealed all the trade secrets and will serve as a useful introduction to novice, and guide to all, practitioners." - George Hongchoy, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, The Link Management Limited, and HKSI Board Member

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There will be a book signing session after the seminar



Mr Philippe Espinasse
Author and Consultant
Former Managing Director & Head of Equity Capital Markets (Asia), Macquarie and Nomura
Former Head of Equity Corporate Finance (Asia), UBS Investment Bank

Philippe Espinasse spent more than 19 years working as a senior investment banker, including for S.G.Warburg (now UBS Investment Bank), Macquarie and Nomura.

Throughout his career, he has successfully completed more than 140 corporate finance transactions, including many billion-dollar privatisation and private sector IPOs, equity and equity-linked fund raisings, real estate investment trusts, infrastructure funds, principal and pre-IPO investments, M&A and advisory transactions, euro- and domestic bond issues and debt private placements.

He has marketed to issuers, and/or executed, capital markets offerings across some 30 jurisdictions, including Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brunei, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Panama, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, the US and Vietnam.

Philippe lives in Hong Kong, where he writes and works as an independent consultant. He contributes regular columns to the Dow Jones Investment Banker global news platform and his articles have also been published on, in The Wall Street Journal, and on the website of BBC News. He has also appeared on Bloomberg Television and on Hong Kong's RTHK radio.

Members' comments to the Seminar:

  • I really enjoyed it overall.  Thank you.
  • Clearly the speaker is an expert in his field and very accomplished.

Event Code: M061011PS

Language : English

CPT Hour(s) : 1 CPT hour recognised by SFC
CPD Hour(s) : 1 CPD non-core hour recognised by MPFA
(CPT attendance will be provided to individual members only. Participants MUST attend the whole seminar including the Q&A session. Otherwise, NO CPT/CPD hour will be given.)

Date : Friday, 10 June 2011

Time : 4:00pm - 4:30pm Registration & Refreshment

4:30pm - 5:30pm Seminar / Q & A

Venue : HKSI Training Centre, 24/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

Fee : Free of charge

Who Should Attend
* Corporates * Private Equity Investors * Institutional Investors * I-Bankers
* Salespeople and Traders * Research Analysts * Private Bankers * Auditors * Consultants
* Journalists and Students

Register now to ensure your seat. For further enquiries, please call us on 3120 6170. To ensure your seat, please complete the registration form and return it to us by fax at 2899 2611. For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our hotline on 3120 6170.