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Ross McDowall

BlueMount Capital in the news: “Bangladesh: Could corporate Sukuk take off?” IFN 17th March 2021

“Bangladesh turns 50 this month, and in a fitting celebration, March 2021 also saw the country’s first corporate Sukuk announced: a US$250 million issuance from Deshbandhu Group (DGL) expected to mature in 2028. Following on from the government’s first debut sovereign Sukuk back in December 2020, the move is an encouraging one as the economy gathers steam. But with significant barriers remaining to a conducive issuing environment, can Bangladesh maintain its momentum? LAUREN MCAUGHTRY speaks to the lead arranger of the deal to learn more. Continue reading

The Secret to a Successful IPO

There are many measures of success for initial public offerings (IPOs). First and foremost is completing the deal and raising the intended proceeds. From the perspective of remaining and new shareholders, however, the subsequent short-term trading performance is more often seen as the measure of a good IPO as opposed to a bad one.

For the board and management of the newly listed entity, their measure of success and their reputation will depend on how well the newly listed entity performs in the medium term and delivers on the investment proposition on which new shareholders based their investment decision. Continue reading

Technology and International Stock Exchange Listings for US companies

An IPO is often the most important capital markets and wealth creation event in a corporate life cycle. Unmatched access to capital at a lower cost is a clear benefit in favour of an IPO, along with corporate branding opportunities and a host of other benefits.

Companies consider three things when choosing a listing location—the actual out-of-pocket costs for establishing and maintaining the listing, the effects on valuation and liquidity, and the nonfinancial benefits. Continue reading

Healthcare and International Stock Exchange Listings for US companies

An IPO is often the most important capital markets and wealth creation event in your corporate life cycle. Unmatched access to capital at a lower cost is a clear benefit in favour of an IPO, along with corporate branding opportunities and a host of other benefits.

Your company should consider three things when choosing a listing location—the actual out-of-pocket costs for establishing and maintaining the listing, the effects on valuation and liquidity, and the nonfinancial benefits. (A fuller discussion of the pros and cons of listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) versus the Nasdaq or NYSE can be found in the second of this series of BlueMount Capital’s articles: “International Stock Exchange Listings for US Companies”.) Continue reading

International Stock Exchange Listing – Alternatives for US companies

In the past five years there has been a marked increase in the number of international companies listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Why is this happening? What are the thought processes and market dynamics that attracted these companies to list on the ASX? Where these companies are U.S. based, what were the factors that stimulated them to look outside their home capital markets? Are the experiences of these companies relevant to your own capital raising considerations? Continue reading

IPO in the United States? Remember, size matters!

Is your company large enough to IPO in the United States (U.S.)?

You know that when choosing a listing location three things should be considered

(1) the actual out-of-pocket costs for establishing and maintaining the listing;

(2) the effects of a listing location on your company’s valuation and liquidity; and

(3) the non-financial costs and benefits that are available in a particular listing location. Continue reading

BlueMount Capital Opens Los Angeles USA Office – Focus on Listing US Tech Firms on ASX

Sydney, Australia. BlueMount Capital, an ASIC licensed, mid-tier, global investment banking and corporate advisory group headquartered in Australia has today opened an office in Los Angeles and appointed Alex Chen as our representative there.

Alex has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He has served as CFO for both public and private companies in Australia, Hong Kong, China and the United States and as CEO across a wide spectrum of industries. He specializes in the Pacific Region with a focus in USA IPO’s, where he has significant experience. He is a CPA with a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University in Australia and is licensed as a USA investment banker. Alex is bilingual and fluent in English and Mandarin. Continue reading