Breakfast Panel in conjunction with International Financial Week: January 23, 2015 (Friday)
ACMI Breakfast Panel on Effective due diligence for the canny investor and acquirer in China – experts share tips on identifying “red flags” to maximize deal success
Quality due diligence is the foundation stone for any sound investment decision, whether by a corporate acquirer, a private equity house or a capital markets investor. Especially in emerging markets such as Asia, there are increasing concerns regarding fraudulent conduct and other tricks being played by some bad apples to mislead investors.
Join leading senior practitioners from Credit Suisse, Kroll and Morrison & Foerster as they share tips from decades of due diligence experience in China on identifying “red flags” and to maximize deal success and mitigate risks.
Date: January 23, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 8.00 - 9.30am
Venue: China Club, 13/F Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central
David Cheng – Managing Director and Head of Credit Suisse Corporate Finance Asia
Violet Ho – Senior Managing Director in Kroll’s Greater China Investigations & Disputes practice
Venantius Tan – Managing Partner of Morrison & Foerster Hong Kong
Brian Tang – Managing Director of Asia Capital Markets Institute (moderator)
General Attendance Rate HK$500
Supporting Organization Member Rate HK$300
ACMI Individual Affiliate Member Rate HK$150
CA and NY CLE and HK CPD credit for this session is pending.
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Faculty Panelist Biographies:
B-share, and red-chip listings by major PRC state-owned enterprises such as Angang New Steel, Shanghai Hai Xing Shipping, Jilin Chemical, Beijing Yanhua Petrochemical, and Hainan Airlines. Recent representative matters include the first dual A- and H-share rights issue by a PRC H-share listed company, Angang Steel, which raised US$2.6 billion; the Hong Kong IPOs of leading Chinese companies including China CNR Corporation Limited, China Zhengtong Auto Services Holdings Limited, China Gold International Resources Corp., Da Ming International Holding Ltd., Chaowei Power, Ruinian International, Sinopharm Group, China South City Holdings Limited, China Zhongwang, Asia Cement, Kingsoft Corporation, and China Huiyuan Juice; China Resources Power’s US$669 million acquisition of a stake in a Daning coal mine; and the US$470 million privatization of Jilin Chemical by PetroChina.
Mr. Tan is listed as a leading lawyer in Hong Kong Debt and Equity Capital Markets by IFLR 1000 2015. Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2015 also recommended Mr. Tan in Equity Capital Markets. He has also been named as a leading lawyer for capital markets work by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia 2014.
Breakfast Panel Partners:
DAVID CHENG is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse and the Head of Corporate Finance in Asia. Mr. Cheng joined Credit Suisse in 2008. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was a senior banker in various international investment banks. Mr. Cheng is a veteran in the Hong Kong investment banking industry, with more more than 23 years of experience. Mr. Cheng is also a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
VIOLET HO is a Senior Managing Director in Kroll’s Greater China Investigations & Disputes practice. With over 16 years of professional experience in investigations, and an in-depth understanding of China’s business environment, Ms. Ho has successfully advised on numerous investigative projects covering fraud, conflicts of interest, commercial disputes and theft of intellectual property.
Ms. Ho advises investors in both the pre and post-transaction phase providing actionable, reliable intelligence relating to a portfolio company, its key principals and business associates. Investors often use this intelligence as leverage to negotiate in difficult circumstances or push for a restructuring at the portfolio company. Ms. Ho and her team are often retained to perform commercial viability assessments pre-transaction to validate an investment target’s client base, key contracts, industry competitiveness as well as the short and long term impact of upcoming regulatory changes.
VENANTIUS TAN is the managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office and specializes in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including Hong Kong IPOs, dual listings, secondary offerings, corporate restructuring, and private and public mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Tan is one of the more recognized lawyers for Hong Kong capital markets deals due to his involvement in many of the early H-share,