Howse Williams Bowers ("HWB"), a leading Hong Kong independent law firm, advised Able Engineering Holdings ("Able"), as the Hong Kong legal counsel, on its HK$550 million share offering, which was a spin-off from Hong Kong listed company, Vantage International (Holdings) Limited ("Vantage"). Ample Capital acted as the sole sponsor while Ample Orient, Convoy Investment Services, First Shanghai Securities and Guoyuan Capital (Hong Kong) acted as joint bookrunners and lead managers. The shares commenced trading on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 20 February 2017.
Able is a well established construction company in Hong Kong that is principally engaged as a contractor in building construction and RMAA works in Hong Kong. This transaction was the second spin-off that HWB has completed for Vantage and one of the many IPOs that HWB has completed for companies in the construction industry.
The HWB team was led by partners, Brian Ho and Denise Che. The team had lead responsibility for legal documentation, corporate and regulatory issues, communication with the regulators 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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