A superb guide, from a master poacher turned gamekeeper.
(David Charters, author of Trust me, I'm a Banker
and At Bonus Time No-one Can Hear You Scream.
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)
A first-class primer on the IPO market. Full of real-world examples, the book provides a comprehensive and detailed -- but lively -- view of the IPO process. A valuable introduction to the market.
A most enjoyable and well-informed insider's guide that looks beyond the theory and examines in detail all aspects of conducting an international IPO. A very valuable read for issuers and other participants in the global equity markets.
(Ganen Sarvananthan, Executive Director, Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad)
Philippe Espinasse breaks the trade into its component parts, explaining how the business works -- and doesn't work -- in clear, compelling language. For anyone who wants to understand finance today, the book is a must-have.
(Shu-Ching Jean Chen, contributing writer of Forbes Asia
From the Inside Flap
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.
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"IPO: A Global Guide" is applicable to any financial jurisdiction, including emerging markets with vibrant IPO activity 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.