Directors’ Duties in a “Desperate” IPO Market

After a very quiet Q4 2021 and Q1 2022, and in spite of a continually weak and volatile market, 21 IPOs were launched in Q2 2022.  All but five were announced in the last 10 days of the quarter, just before the requirement for the inclusion of H1 2022 financial data kicked in. In this article, we look at the anatomy and consequences of a “desperate” IPO market.  We also review directors’ duties to shareholders and investors.  Those are the same in any market environment, but take on much greater significance in challenging times, especially for independent non-executive directors (“INEDs”).  

Tracking the Progress of Artificial Reefs’ Construction in Brittany, Northwest France

Récifs Goëlo, a non-profit environmental association based in Côtes-d’Armor, one of Brittany’s coastal cities, has been dedicated to protecting the maritime ecosystem via artificial reefs in the northwest coast area of France since its establishment in 2016. 

FERRETTI S.p.A. – Sailing Through Rough IPO Seas

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”). 

APAC Paper Packaging Industry Report H1 2020

Industry ratios and statistics reflect lower performance in the recent quarters, but valuations in the Q2-2020 rebounded higher. Read more and reach out to find out what opportunities can be realized in the current market situations.

APAC Logistics Industry Report H1 2020

Over H1 2020, M&A deals count in logistics decreased in comparison to H2 2019, while deals value were larger.  Let’s take a look at the key transactions.

APAC Software Industry Report H1 2020

Multiples of companies in the software industry have increased significantly compared to the same period last year, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more to find out which were the largest deals in the first half of 2020.

APAC Education Industry Report H1 2020

M&A activity in education sector was slightly impacted by the coronavirus situation, characterized by a lower M&A deal count, while transaction value was pushed-up by a few large deals. 

APAC Healthcare Industry Report H1 2020

While valuations in the APAC healthcare industry is seeing major uplifts brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the period was characterized by fewer mega-deals and lower margins. Read on to find out more details.

APAC Paper Packaging Industry Report H2 2019

The APAC paper packaging industry is seeing declines in profitability and margins. while M&A transactions at the end of 2019 picked up. Find out what types of transactions took place and industry details through our report. 

APAC Healthcare Industry Report H2 2019

The M&A market in the latter half of 2019 was characterized by a few mega-deals which pushed the total transaction value higher. Read our report to find out more.

APAC Logistics Industry Report H2 2019

In APAC logistics sector, H2 2019 was characterized by a lower M&A activity but the valuation picked up by Q4-2019. See our report for a deeper overview. 

Global Toys & Games Industry Report 2020

The toys and games sector witnessed two major deals that drove most of the transaction value in 2019. Let’s take a look at the key players.

APAC Software Industry Report H2 2019

Software remains one of the hottest sectors for M&A and fundraising. We present to you some of the major M&A transactions to note during last year’s second half.

APAC Education Industry Report H2 2019

Over H2 2019, M&A deals count in education decreased in comparison to H1 2019, while deals value were larger.  Let’s take a look at the key transactions.

APAC Paper Packaging Industry Report H1 2019

Which M&A deals from China, Indonesia and Malaysia were notable for the Packaging industry in the first half of 2019? See our report for the answers.

APAC Logistics Industry Report H1 2019

The Logistics industry has continued to evolve in 2019 in response to new technologies and changing consumer trends. To what degree has the theme of change dominated the sector’s Asia M&A activity? Our H1 2019 report has all the key points you need.

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APAC Paper Packaging Industry Report H1 2020

Industry ratios and statistics reflect lower performance in the recent quarters, but valuations in the Q2-2020 rebounded higher. Read more and reach out to find out what opportunities can be realized in the current market situations.

APAC Paper Packaging Industry Report H1 2020

Industry ratios and statistics reflect lower performance in the recent quarters, but valuations in the Q2-2020 rebounded higher. Read more and reach out to find out what opportunities can be realized in the current market situations.

APAC Logistics Industry Report H1 2020

Over H1 2020, M&A deals count in logistics decreased in comparison to H2 2019, while deals value were larger.  Let’s take a look at the key transactions.