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APEC Business Consultancy Limited provides various advisory services throughout the IPO process, perform due diligence exercises and work with leading underwriters, lawyers and other professional parties to manage and expedite the entire listing process.
Why List in Hong Kong?
Benefits of a Listing in Hong Kong
 
Raise capital, especially from China, and provide liquidity to
shareholders
Will be noted by the commercial and financial community,enhance international image to procure confidence from co-operation partners more easily, as well as helping to expand global markets, and expand business to a higher level.
 
Greater access to capital with free flow of capital andinformation
Build up a global sense and international prospect
Ability to attract and keep key talents
Listing Requirements – Main Board
Companies must satisfy one of the below tests
 
Profits Test
  • 3-Year aggregate profit ≥ HK$50m (The profit after tax for the first two years is HK$30 million, and the profit after tax for the first year is HK$20 million)
  • Market cap ≥ HK$500m
 
Market Cap / Revenue Test
  • Latest year revenue ≥ HK$500m
  • Market cap ≥ HK$4bn
 
Market Cap / Revenue / Cashflow Test
  • Latest year revenue ≥ HK$500m
  • Market cap ≥ HK$2bn
  • Positive 3-year aggregate operating cash flow (OCF) ≥ HK$100m
 
Other Requirements
  • Management has remained unchanged for the recent 3 years
  • At least 3 independent non-executive directors who must account for at least one third of the board members
  • A business record of not less than 3 fiscal years
  • A controlling shareholder or director may conduct business in competition with the company but the business must be fully disclosed
  • At least 300 shareholders
  • The company cannot choose to be listed purely as a placing
  • Open subscriptions must be fully underwritten
  • No new shares can be issued within six months after the company’s listing
  • It is requested to submit financial reports every six months
 
The Minimum Public Float
  • Public float at the time of listing is not less than HK$125 million
  • The minimum public float is not less than 25%
  • If the market cap at the time of listing exceeds HK$10 billion, the minimum public float can be reduced to 15%
 
Shareholders’ Commitment
  • The shares will not be sold within the 6 months after the listed file is disclosed
  • Shares can be sold in the next 6 months but control must be retained
  • Ownership and control remain unchanged for the recent year
 
 
 
Listing Requirements – GEM Board
 
Financial Requirements
  • No requirements for profitability
  • Positive 2-year aggregate operating cash flow (OCF) ≥ HK$30m
  • Market cap ≥ HK$150m
 
Other Requirements
  • Management has remained unchanged for the recent 3 years
  • At least 3 independent non-executive directors who must account for at least one third of the board members
  • The company must have a business record of not less than 2 fiscal years
  • A controlling shareholder or director may conduct business in competition with the company but the business must be fully disclosed
  • At least 100 shareholders
  • The percentage of three public shareholders who hold the highest shareholdings shall not be more than 50% of the securities held by the public at the time of listing
  • The company cannot choose to be listed purely as a placing
  • No mandatory underwriting rules
  • No new shares can be issued within six months after the company’s listing
  • It is requested to submit financial reports every season
 
The Minimum Public Float
  • The minimum public float is not less than 25%
  • If the market cap at the time of listing exceeds HK$10 billion, the minimum public float can be reduced to 15%
 
Shareholders’ Commitment
  • The shares will not be sold within the first year after the listed file is disclosed
  • Shares can be sold in the next year but control must be retained
  • Ownership and control remain unchanged for the recent year
 
 
 
APEC CORPORATE SERVICES LIMITED offers a wide range of corporate services to ensure good corporate governance and compliance of your entity, either in Hong Kong or in another jurisdiction.
 
Our firm with highly qualified and excellent employee and provide corporate secretarial support in according with legal and business requirement. We provide the effective and efficiency services to our client from time to time.
 
Our services listed as follows:
  • Company Formation and Registration
  • Corporate Secretarial Services
  • Listed Company & Named Company Secretary Services
  • Liquidation, Dissolution & Cessation of Business
  • Other Services
We understand tax complexities in multiple jurisdictions in Asia. We work closely with our regional offices to deliver professional services through multi-lingual teams experienced in both local and international requirements and regulations.
 
Our team of tax specialists provides a full range of services for a wide variety of local and international companies that operate in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Hong Kong, as a Special Administrative Region of China, is governed by a separate set of tax laws that are different from the Mainland. Our experts are able to advise on taxes / regulations for both jurisdictions.
In view of the rapidly changing business environment, risk management is the key to developing sustainable businesses. Effective risk management helps you and your staff focus on attaining business objectives. With the implementation of a sound internal control system, not only an enterprise’s operating efficiency could be enhanced, but also the interests of corporations, their shareholders and stakeholders could be protected.
 
Teams from APEC RISK MANAGEMENT LIMITED are a group of experts with extensive skills, knowledge and experience specializing in the provision of a wide range of tailor-made risk consultancy services that cater your needs. We are keen to add value to your business by bringing you the following professional services:
 
  • Internal Control Review Services
  • Risk Management Advisory Services
  • Business Processes Consultancy