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Crowe Clark Whitehill supports clients that are expanding overseas

British company has ‘extensive expertise in cross-border transactions, particularly in China and Southeast Asia’

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 October, 2016, 10:20am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 October, 2016, 10:20am

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With unrivalled access to international investors, the London Stock Exchange remains an attractive growth platform for Asian businesses.

The London AIM market, which has less stringent listing requirements than the Main Market, is a popular option for smaller, flourishing Asian companies aiming to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) while increasing their international profile.

As part of Crowe Horwath International – the world’s ninth-largest global network of independent audit and advisory services firms and the sixth-largest accounting group in Asia-Pacific – Crowe Clark Whitehill offers audit, tax and advisory services to support clients expanding overseas, and international clients tapping into Britain’s and Europe’s capital markets.

“Our internationally focused team has extensive expertise in cross-border transactions, particularly in China and Southeast Asia,” says Robin Stevens, corporate finance partner and head of capital markets. “We have staff on the ground working in different time zones to provide clients with a partner-led integrated service on an almost 24-hour basis.”

Crowe Clark Whitehill has five strategic client groups – corporate business; not-for-profit; pension funds; private clients; and professional practices. It has strong business and client connections throughout Asia. “We provide a timely and considered response and an integrated service by working closely with our teams around the world,” Stevens says.

Crowe Clark Whitehill’s support desks in China and Asia-Pacific provide assistance to clients trading or investing within the region. “Whether clients undertake IPOs, raise private equity, seek a strategic alliance or become involved in mergers and acquisitions, we assist them throughout the investor-ready stage and beyond,” Stevens says.

As part of its strategy to attract potential clients from Asia, particularly from the technology, renewables, biotechnology, financial services and education segments, the company conducts capital market seminars within the region, often in conjunction with
the London Stock Exchange and occasionally with the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing.

Crowe Clark Whitehill eyes increasing engagements with emerging jurisdictions, particularly in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.


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