A Global Guide, Expanded Second Edition
(IPO: 新股上市集資指南,第二版)
Philippe Espinasse
September 2014
408 pages
7" x 9", 10 illustrations; 15 tables
HK$300 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$40 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-8083-19-0

In this practical guide to initial public offerings, Philippe Espinasse explains the pros and cons of turning private businesses into listed companies. In straightforward, jargon-free language he details the strategies, procedures, and documentation for different forms of listings, and describes the process of marketing and pricing an international IPO. The guide includes many real-life case studies, sample documents, an extensive glossary of terms, and a review of listing requirements for major stock exchanges. It also discusses recent developments in global equity capital markets.

This fully revised paperback edition includes additional case studies, information on recent regulatory changes, and new sections on Malaysia and business trusts in Singapore and Hong Kong. IPO: A Global Guide is applicable to any financial jurisdiction, including emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Intended for entrepreneurs, market practitioners and students, this guide will be essential reading for anyone planning to take a company to market.

Philippe Espinasse was a senior investment banker for more than 19 years. He has worked on IPOs and capital markets transactions in 30 countries.


“This book simplifies with clarity what has always been a complex subject and that is its great merit.” —Jeremy Stoupas, partner, International Capital Markets, Allen & Overy

“For anyone who has a stake in selling, buying or executing an IPO, this is essential reading.” —Jasper Moiseiwitsch, South China Morning Post

“A superb guide from a master poacher turned gamekeeper.” —David Charters, author of Trust Me, I’m a Banker and The Ego Has Landed