Joining the Main Board: A field guide for applicants to the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

The Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) is home to some of the largest and most high-profile companies in Greater China and around the globe. A listing on the Main Board demonstrates compliance with regulatory and corporate governance standards which are comparable to the highest standards
in the world.

The Main Board serves as a gateway to capital and a wide institutional and retail shareholder/investor base, allowing the company to finance its plans for growth through equity fundraising both at the time of listing and in the future.

As a result of being traded on a regulated and liquid market at an externally agreed price, the marketability of the company’s shares is greatly enhanced. The company’s market capitalisation and share price performance provide a transparent means for shareholders and investors to compare the company with its competitors…

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