Capital Markets Services

ipo market support

Supporting you through moments of exceptional change

Our capital markets professionals have the knowledge and experience in cross-border listings, regulatory regimes and business processes to help you master the many challenges of your transaction.

We take the time to explore your business and focus on uncovering ways for you to optimise value at every stage.

Capital markets support

  • IPO
  • Carve out and spin-off transactions
  • Corporate and financial strategy
  • Due diligence work for any capital market transactions
  • Debt offerings

IPO services

Going public is, in every sense, a transformational event. It requires significant effort and the many different parts of your business to work together towards a common goal.

Click on the 4 tabs below to learn about what you'll need to consider at every stage, before and beyond your IPO:

1. Choosing your market

One of the most important (and earliest) decisions you'll have to make is the market on which to float your company. Today there are more viable options for companies than ever before - including your own domestic stock exchange, an international stock exchange, or even a dual listing.

The decision you make will profoundly affect not only your valuation and your on-going relationship with investors - it will also impact your structure, processes and strategy into the foreseeable future. So you'll want to choose carefully and strategically, taking into account both short and long term ambitions.

Here are some of the critical issues to be evaluated across each market you consider:

  • Your desired valuation
  • The depth and breadth of the investor base
  • Impact to your business development
  • Long-term liquidity trends in the market, and current appetite for new listings
  • The market’s regulatory requirements, including post-listing compliance obligations
  • The choices made by competitors in your peer group
  • The local economic conditions of your industry
  • The degree of prestige of the index
  • Market timing and speed to market
  • Differences in culture, language, time zone, etc.

How can we help?

With our in-depth knowledge of the rules and regulations governing all of the world’s leading capital markets, we are well placed to help you navigate every phase of this critical and extremely complex process. Among the many services we can provide:

  • IPO readiness assessment
  • Pre-IPO valuation
  • Comparison of stock exchange requirements
  • Industry and peer group analysis

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2. Getting IPO ready

Once you've decided to go public, you need to be in the right shape to begin the process.

You'll need to have a well-thought-out business plan and corporate and tax structure, a compelling equity story, and appropriate systems in place. And you'll need to ready, from day one, to address new requirements.

All of this, of course, while continuing to run your day-to-day business efficiently and strategically.

How can we help?

We have the people, market presence and tools to support you through every stage of the IPO preparation process. A typical IPO readiness assessment would cover the following areas: 

  • the historical track record and equity story
  • major listing hurdles and requirements
  • transaction structuring (eg. tax efficiency)
  • identification of key value drivers and risk factors impacting on business valuation
  • assessment of corporate governance arrangements
  • help in selection of the right market and advisory team

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3. Executing your IPO

Executing a successful IPO is the culmination of a long, complex process. It involves a lot of moving parts that need significant effort to manage, involving many aspects of your business.

How can we help?

Our dedicated team of capital markets professionals are here to help you master this critical task. We have deep experience and knowledge of the rules and regulations governing all major capital markets - and a successful history of working cohesively and effectively on both international and domestic IPOs.

We can advise you with all aspects of your public offering, including:

  • Manage IPO projects on your behalf
  • Act as reporting accountant for the IPO and perform applicable procedures on historical financial information
  • Act as internal control and corporate governance consultant and provide recommendations on internal control and corporate governance structure
  • Provide accounting advisory services and /or convert the financial statements from local accounting standards to MFRS
  • Private due diligence reports and comfort letters

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4. Being public

Once listed, your company will be under far greater public scrutiny than ever before, with a vastly expanded universe of stakeholders - and a significantly larger portfolio of new risks, and obligations, to manage.

Any weakness in systems or failure to comply with regulations may cause a loss of investor confidence - not to mention reputational damage, and the potential for significant company and personal monetary damage as well.

How can we help?

Our IPO specialists are dedicated to providing you with the operational, technical, finance, and compliance support you need to survive, and grow, as a public company. Our services include:

  • Acting as your auditors and carrying out periodic audit/review
  • Advising on the new reporting and other regulatory requirements of a public company
  • Understanding how to meet market expectations and analysing market trends
  • Embedding systems and processes to help you streamline financial reporting processes and meet public company reporting obligations
  • Assisting in your communications with investors, analysts and the financial media
  • Optimising your corporate governance, transparency and internal controls
  • Training your people in the new compliance mind-set and practices of a public company
  • Supporting the capital markets aspects of cross-border M&A activities

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Contact us

Siew Kar Wai

Assurance Partner, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 0740

Gan Wee Fong

Assurance Partner, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 0700

Tiang Woon Meng

Assurance Partner, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 1152

Foo Wee Liam

Assurance Executive Director, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 0620

Edmund Chew

Assurance Director, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 0567

Yanti Abd Rahman

Assurance Senior Manager, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 0213

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