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Getting ready

Philippe Espinasse

in IPO

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083183
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.003.0002
Getting ready

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This chapter sets out the preparatory work needed for an initial public offering and explains the roles played by different professionals, including the company going public, the investment bank, and legal, accounting and other professionals. It also explains different forms of IPOs, the complex process of drawing up a prospectus, and the treatment of different categories of investors.

Keywords: initial public offerings; investment banks; listings; prospectus; comfort letters; underwriting; valuation; retail investors; institutional investors

Chapter.  31238 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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