The significant aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008-09 (GFC) more than a decade ago had led to certain fundamental changes seen in capital markets. One of the most interesting evolutions is the developments seen in the “capital formation” phase -which refers to the vital phase needed to encourage young, innovative companies make the leap from private to public company.
A large body of academic research and industry experience has established clear connections between entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth. However, this connection not only relies on having a pipeline of young growing companies which helps drive innovation and increase competition but also for these companies to be able to access a pool of capital to launch and expand their business. The gap between the supply of capital by investors and the demand for this capital by entrepreneurs and founders of these young, high-growth companies is heightened during recessionary and crisis periods.
As we enter another period of rising economic uncertainties due to the pandemic, this webcast seeks to explore the timely and important topic of “State of current private markets and how it will impact the dynamics of public market’s capital formation”. In this webcast, we will discuss the trends observed in the private market space and more specifically, how it would impact the capital-raising dynamics in the equity markets, especially in this current environment.
The webcast aims to provide varied insights from different perspectives on what is needed to put in place the right building blocks for a successful marketplace for capital formation. With the support of our partners, Preqin, a solutions provider, will present an overview of the current state of Private Market and its impact on Asia Pacific. The panel discussion aims to cover the following topics, including but not limited to:
- State of play of the private market vs public market trends in the region
- Challenges faced and responses in fund raising and exit strategies against the backdrop of global economic downturn
- Traditional public offerings vs. private exchanges for trading of unlisted shares
- Regulatory considerations to build a successful market-based capital formation venue
- Other notable innovations in primary capital market offerings
The webcast will consist of a panel discussion, followed by a live Q&A session. The approximately 90-minute event will be held on Friday, September 4, at 3:00 p.m.