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Public Listing: Viable for more businesses

Published on 02 Sep 2005 | Took place at City West Function Centre, West Perth , WA

Many private business owners will be planning to sell their business in the next five years.

Competition to attract buyers will be fierce. One option business owners and their advisers need to consider is offering the business to the public by listing it on the Stock Exchange.

Public listing may be more viable than you think.

These seminar materials will help you consider the pros and cons of listing on the Stock Exchange and provides a straightforward guide to the process of listing a business. Both technical and commercial aspects are covered.

The materials explain how the Stock Exchange of Newcastle Limited, Australia's second official Stock Exchange, has developed a unique set of Listing Rules to assist small, medium and regional or national businesses list their securities.

Get a 20% discount when you buy all the items from this event.

Individual sessions

Public listing - the fundamentals

Author(s):  Michael CARR

This paper covers:

  • prerequisites to floating
  • float term
  • getting the company ready
  • the prospectus
  • due diligence
  • dealing with the regulators
  • offer period
  • escrows.

This paper was also presented at the 'Public Listing' seminar held in Perth on 2 September 2005.

Materials from this session:

Public listing - tax issues

Author(s):  Michael JONES

This paper covers:

  • CGT rollovers to move assets from trusts to a corporate structure
  • goodwill and intellectual property
  • consolidations
  • employee share plans
  • stamp duty
  • GST.

This paper was also presented at the 'Public Listing' seminar held in Perth on 2 September 2005.

Materials from this session:

The commercial reality of floating a business

Author(s):  John MCCORMACK

This paper covers:

  • timing
  • costs:
    • upfront costs (accountants and lawyers)
    • capital raising costs (underwriters)
  • presentation to cornerstone investors
  • senior management issues - contracts and share plans
  • direct listing versus backdoor listing
  • the Stock Exchange of Newcastle.

This paper was also presented at the 'Public Listing' seminar held in Perth on 2 September 2005.

Materials from this session: