IPOs are popping like its 1999, and executives are fed up

A funny side effect of the boom in US stocks is that a growing number of executives are considering whether to sidestep the traditional IPO. There are several reasons for this, ranging from regulatory changes to old hangups about investment-banking fees.

APAC office markets to favour tenants, growth anticipated in popular occupier centres, says Colliers

HONG KONG (Aug 18): Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, office markets in Asia Pacific (APAC) will favour tenants for up to three years, according to Collier’s Asia Pacific Office Markets: 1H2020 Review and Five-Year Outlook report released today.

Bursa Malaysia experiments with blockchain for bond market

Singaporean financial technology provider Hashstacs has partnered with Bursa Malaysia on a blockchain project for the Labuan bonds marketplace. Dubbed Project Harbour, the partnership will centre on the use of distributed ledger technology as a register to facilitate the growth of Malaysia’s offshore market,

How To Be Ready To Go Public
Following The COVID-19 IPO Pause

By now, we’re all surely tired of being besieged constantly by the barrage of reports on the unprecedented disruption and carnage created by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Covid-19 crisis: Restructuring and rescue options for businesses

The coronavirus pandemic gives rise to the major risk of companies and small businesses going insolvent.

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About V Capital

Established in 2013, V Capital Group is an integrated team of industry experts dedicated to delivering comprehensive advisory and capital-raising services spanning the entire capital spectrum. Our solutions-oriented approach to corporate advisory engagements leverages experience and market knowledge gained across all industries.

About V Capital

Established in 2013, V Capital Group is an integrated team of industry experts dedicated to delivering comprehensive advisory and capital-raising services spanning the entire capital spectrum. Our solutions-oriented approach to corporate advisory engagements leverages experience and market knowledge gained across all industries.

Our Services

Initial Public Offering (IPO) Advisory

V Capital IPO advisory provides turnkey solutions ranging from Pre-IPO, arrangement and appointment of professionals, liaising with authorities, up to IPO placement. V Capital has experience in the US Nasdaq Stock Exchange, Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), Bursa Malaysia (KLSE), Australia Stock Exchange (ASX), and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), among other bourses globally.

Fintech Advisory

In 2019, Fintech funding recorded a new high of USD135.7 billion. Meanwhile, in 2018 Fintech funding rose to USD111.8 billion – equivalent to an increase of 120% compare to 2017’s of USD50.8 billion. This shows how Fintech is well positioned to disrupt the banking industry. However, V Capital sees this more as an opportunity for traditional banks and financial institutions to partner with Fintech companies rather than to compete.

Digital Advisory

An experienced team to transform your company by leveraging on digital technology. Innovation companies are disrupting the traditional business model these days. Harnessing the opportunities presented in this digital era means reimagining the way people perceive, learn and execute financial decisions. Over years of research and development, V Capital Group have gained experience and expertise in digitalization of an...

Corporate Advisory

Ability to make sound and timely decisions for businesses in a dynamic economy. As always, businesses experience financial difficulties and a set of challenges in decision-making, for which there is no pro-forma answer for the management. With years of experience in corporate advisory, V Capital Group have completed several deals within the Asian market, which will now be...

Insights

FinTech startups are moving out of niche use cases and are beginning to operate at scale. Where they once catered to specific demographics, the sector is now providing services across the financial services value chain — to all demographics, in a much larger playing field. And after proving product-market fit in their home geographies, the most successful FinTech companies are testing altered products in new geographies with unfamiliar regulations.

Moving forward in 2020. Now eleven years on from the mining of the genesis block on the bitcoin network, Blockchain technology’s popularity has seen a historic rise and a significant fall. 2020 brings with it an opportunity for the technology to move further away from experimental PoCs and pursue more significant investment for real business-ready solutions.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has already brought considerable human suffering and major economic disruption. Output contractions in China are being felt around the world, reflecting the key and rising role China has in global supply chains, travel and commodity markets. Subsequent outbreaks in other economies are having similar effects, albeit on a smaller scale.

For any business, going public is a significant milestone. Among others, a company must be prepared for structural and regulatory requirements as well as for the increasing demands of external investors. A comprehensive action plan, timetable and communications structure are key ingredients.

Featured Articles

Fintech is white hot these days, with major acquisitions and funding rounds galore. It’s also a relatively new space, with startups only really breaching the thicket of regulations that defines the modern banking and finance world in the past few years. So it is fascinating to watch how Shamir Karkal, one of the original fintech entrepreneurs, is coming back for a second round in this still-nascent industry.

The coronavirus pandemic has pressured nearly every corner of the global economy, but analysts continue to see sunny days ahead for cloud computing and the ecosystem that surrounds the technology. The sub-sector is seen as a rare bright spot in the current environment, particularly as the outbreak pushes more people to work remotely, contributing to a long-term trend of rising demand.

Usually, when we think of transformation, we think of it as a shift in the fundamentals of a business, like Lee Iacocca’s turnaround at Chrysler or Steve Jobs’ return to Apple. Unfortunately, managers often overlook skills-based transformations, which can be every bit as important — and often more so — than higher-profile initiatives.

Careers at V Capital

Opportunities for you to grow as an individual, to build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value means everything.

COVID-19 Pressure Points:
The impact on private equity (Asia)

Amidst the challenges of delayed deals, volatility and weakened buyer appetite, market players are cautiously predicting that the COVID-19 crisis may trigger increased activity for Asia’s cash-rich private equity funds – once the human and economic impact of the outbreak subsides.

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