Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, acted as the legal adviser to the sole sponsor and the underwriters in relation to the approximately HK$87 million share offer and listing of VBG International Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 8365) ("VBG") on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange. Dakin Capital Limited acted as the sole sponsor while Ping An Securities Limited and Dakin Securities Limited acted as the joint bookrunners and joint lead managers. The shares commenced trading on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 26 May 2017.
VBG is one of the leading financial services providers in Hong Kong, which provides corporate finance advisory services, placing and underwriting services and business consulting services. It ranked fifth among all Hong Kong-based corporate finance houses in terms of IPO fund raising in 2016 for its sponsorship role in respect of corporate finance advisory services.
HWB is honoured and delighted to be part of an important milestone of VBG, which is an established client of the firm. The HWB team, led by partner Chia Ching Tan, had lead responsibility in the verification process, legal documentation, corporate and regulatory issues and general transaction management.
Howse Williams Bowers is an independent law firm which combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a forward thinking approach.
Our key practice areas are corporate/commercial and corporate finance; commercial and maritime dispute resolution; clinical negligence and healthcare; insurance, personal injury and professional indemnity insurance; employment; family and matrimonial; property and building management; intellectual property; banking; financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance.
As an independent law firm we are able to minimise legal and commercial conflicts of interest and act for clients in every industry sector. The partners have spent the majority of their careers in Hong Kong and have a detailed understanding of international business and business in Asia.
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