Investment and Portfolio Analysis

Value of a Thing Is What It Will Bring: Valuation of Young Businesses



This course provides an overview of SFC’s guidance on valuation in corporate transactions, covers some common approaches in valuation, and it also focuses on issues and best practice in valuation of young businesses.


1. Background to Valuation
- 2017 May SFC’s guidance on valuations to directors, financial advisers and valuers
- Purposes of performing valuations
- Common approaches
- Adoption of the latest IFRS 9
2.  Valuation of young businesses: issues and best practice
- Common red flags / risk areas
- Valuing unicorns
- Performing appropriate due diligence
- Case studies
3. Q & A

Who should attend

This course is designed for directors of listed companies, financial advisers, valuers, and anyone who provides corporate finance advice.

*Light lunch will be provided

Speaker/Course Instructor

Keith YAN
Mr. Keith Yan is the founder and Managing Director of a valuation and consulting services professional firm. He is one of the most experienced appraisers in Hong Kong who has practiced valuation in Asia Pacific region since 1988. He has involved in valuation services for a wide variety of business enterprises and industries. He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on valuation topics.

Mr. Yan is an MBA graduate from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (Appraisal Review & Management / Business Valuation / Intangible Assets) of the American Society of Appraisers and the chartered president of the ASA Hong Kong China Chapter.


Date & Time
Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 (12:20PM - 1:20PM)
HKSI Institute Training Centre
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00