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Cross-border IPO

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Cross-border IPO2021-04-30T09:48:50+08:00

Through our global network, our team is able to provide solid business solutions in the global context, to help you realize the true value of your business and prepare it for the future. In today’s modern climate where businesses are borderless, raising capital and equity has changed with companies being able to list (IPO) in different markets throughout the world.


There is greater potential and access to substantial capital outside the SGX. These are a couple of reasons why a growing Singapore company would consider getting listed in stock exchange markets other than its own country.

While the benefits may be great, certain requirements and country policies might hinder a company from this kind of expansion. This is where Paul Wan & Co comes in. Let us be your partner to realise your plans of becoming a public company offshore.

What We Can Do For You

As part of Morison KSI, we are connected with offshore firms that are experienced and knowledgeable in their locale’s IPO listing.

Our focus is mainly on these countries:

  • Hong Kong

  • Indonesia

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • South Korea

  • USA

Although we mostly cater to the said countries, our association enables us to connect with firms from other countries. Let us know how we can help you.

Why Get Listed in Hong Kong

Market capitalisation-wise, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong is the largest market in the world. The city-state is one of Asia’s major business hub.

Companies that go public in Hong Kong also gain access to both Chinese and global investors. With its unique position with China, foreign companies are able to tap into the profitable Chinese market.

Our partner in Hong Kong: Morison Heng

Why Get Listed in Indonesia

Indonesia has been making efforts to attract small and medium-sized enterprises to list with the stock exchange. Furthermore, when a company meets the conditions set by the country’s government, certain tax incentives will apply. 

The Indonesia Stock Exchange initiated an acceleration board for SMEs in 2019. This effort aims to harness the boom of tech startups.

Our partner in Indonesia: Tjahjadl & Tamara

Why Get Listed in Taiwan

Aside from the close ties between Singapore and Taiwan, the country offers other opportunities for businesses who decide to get listed in Taiwan’s capital market. Foreign companies who decide to get listed are given strong support by the government.

Investment and financing opportunities are abundant in Taiwan. Furthermore, its stock market has high liquidity and price-earnings ratio.

Our partner in Taiwan: WeTec International CPA Changhua

Why Get Listed in Thailand

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is among the top when it comes to liquidity among ASEAN countries. Companies listed under it are able to raise enough funds with its diversified investor base. After the first trading day, support is granted by SET to promote sustainable growth.

The visibility of a company doesn’t end with Thailand. With the country’s position as a Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) connector, foreign companies are able to tap into the market. GMS countries include Cambodia, PRC, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Our partner in Thailand: Morison CKS Co.

Why Get Listed in South Korea

With an annual per capita of over US$30,000, South Korea has proven its stable economy. Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, its stock market remained to be one of the best-performing in 2020. 

South Korea’s rapid growth and stable economy are attracting foreign investors. It continuously grows at a rate of 3.9% to 4.2% per year through the year 2030. Furthermore, the Korea Exchange is among the most liquid markets in Asia.

Our partner in South Korea: Echon & Co. Daegu

Why Get Listed in the USA

The main reason why companies would want to get listed in the US is because of access to capital. By market cap, the country has the two biggest stock exchanges in the world: the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ have over US$20 trillion and US$10 trillion, respectively.

Liquidity and credibility are other reasons to pursue a listing in the USA. Liquidity poses less risk for buyers. Credibility, on the other hand, boosts the trustworthiness of your company.

While it is not easy to get listed in the USA, the requirements are not as strict and the regulations are not overbearing as other countries.

Our partners in the USA: Mark Paneth LLP and Aprio Mount Airy, NC

How We Can Assist You

With our global network, we can assist you with the following:

  • A company’s overseas listing on the above-mentioned countries and beyond

  • Global offering/cross-border fundraising

  • Spin-off listing

  • GAAP Conversion

  • Audit and assurance

  • IPO readiness assessment

  • Tax advisory

Your Worldwide Connection

Our Cross Border Unit will carefully study each potential aspirant, evaluating its industry, products/services, strength(s) and uniqueness to identify the appropriate market to raise equity through IPO. From NYSE,NASDAQ in the US to DAX in Germany; FTSE,AIM in the England; TSE in Toronto; ASX in Australia; KOSPI in South Korea; TWSE in Taiwan; we have the experience and the team.

Our Cross Border Unit will provide a one-stop shop service in aligning the respective team of professionals including issue managers, underwriters, securities firms and pre-IPO investors. We will continue to add value by acting as financial advisers throughout the IPO process.