Take-privates are too hard in Hong Kong

Author: | Published: 4 Mar 2010

The difficulty of doing public-to-private transactions in Hong Kong is pushing private equity firms to reconsider them. But participants at IFLR’s M&A Forum were divided on whether the regime needs to change to facilitate take-privates.

Speaking on the conference’s private equity session, Lincoln Pan, a director at Advantage Partners, said: “I wouldn’t say that a public-to-private transaction in Hong Kong is an immediate deal-killer...