May 13, 2022
By Frederick Chann
Ferretti (9638.HK) is a designer and manufacturer of luxury composite yachts, made-to-measure yachts and superyachts under brand names such as Riva, Wally, Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, CRN and Custom Line. The company operates six shipyards in Italy and sells to customers in more than 70 countries.
Ferretti completed its IPO on March 31, 2022. Not only was it accomplished in what could only have been characterized as an extremely challenging market, its share price has significantly outperformed the Hang Seng Index (“HSI”). This case study presents what likely deliberations took place at various stages in Ferretti’s boardroom and the many factors that collectively made its IPO possible.
Fred is a Director & Senior Advisor at Armor Capital. He advises C-suite executives and boards of directors on strategy development and planning, corporate governance, equity & debt financings, IPO preparation and M&A due diligence. In his consultancy practice, he draws upon two decades of experience in investment banking, fund management and entrepreneurship. Fred has also served on the boards of listed and private companies as well as NGOs, in capacities including Chair, Governance Committee & CFO. For 10 years, he was a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He received both his BA (Hons.) & MBA (Dean’s Honour List) from the Ivey Business School (Canada).
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