Using capital markets
The complexities and global nature of modern day business require optimum sources of capital to enhance business performance and shareholder value. As corporations grow, it is inevitable that they will, from time to time, need to access the capital markets to raise capital through private or public offerings. Many corporations also do so to convert their capital into acquisition “currency”, better allow employees to share in the success of the corporations, gain status or market recognition, or simply to allow founding shareholders to monetarise part of their investment.
Today, the number of capital markets open to a corporate seeking capital is numerous. Appropriate selection of international sources of public capital can play a leading role in transforming businesses to truly global powerhouses.
More and more companies are seeking to optimise their capital structure through public listing, either domestically or internationally. This helps not only in raising funds but also providing liquidity to the stock, attracting institutional investors, and enhancing a company’s visibility and positioning.
Public listing, particularly in international markets, while having obvious advantages, brings with it certain unique challenges especially in relation to accounting and compliance requirements.