Many thanks for attending our Accessing London Capital Markets Forum.

The event was enjoyed by all those who attended on the day; commenting on how they welcomed the opportunity to meet in an informal & independent forum and learn about the impacts of the UK’s “Brexit” vote on their listing plans and capital raising on AIM and highlighting as to why they feel business will return to normal in London’s capital markets as a premier international finance centre.

Special thanks to our sponsors Cenkos Securities Asia, Crowe Clark Whitehill, Minerva and Reed Smith; without their support, this event would not have been possible.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta



Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta






Overview of the London Stock Exchange

Robin Stevens

Head of Capital Markets

Crowe Clark Whitehill 


John Chessher

Chief Executive Officer

Cenkos Asia

– The roles of the Nomad and Broker

– What to look for in a Nomad and Broker

– What investors are looking for

– Overview of Cenkos

– Sample transactions

– Cenkos in Asia


Matthew Gorman


Reed Smith

– Pros & cons of listing

– Choosing the right bourse

– What you can expect from your lawyer

– Common pitfalls for IPOs

– Why London?

– Key features


Gavin Wilkins



– Recent London IPO’s: similarities & differences

– London Markets: Main Market, AIM & ISDX

– Not Just about the IPO: Pre IPO Planning

– Role of the Fiduciary Services Provider

– Minerva in Asia


Robin Stevens

Head of Capital Markets

Crowe Clark Whitehill

– Introduction

– Our capital markets track record in Asia

– The IPO Process – An Overview

– Illustrative Timetable

– What are investors looking for?

– Case Studies

– How to become investor ready

– IPO Capital Structure

– The Role of the Reporting Accountant

– Potential Accounting issues

– Potential Taxation issues

– Conclusions






Forum Closes



John Chessher

Chief Executive Officer

Cenkos Asia

John is responsible for building Cenkos’ business in Asia. He has spent more than twenty years in the investment management and investment banking industries, based in Europe and Asia. He has extensive experience in capital raisings globally, across a range of sectors and countries. John previously held positions as Head of Research and co-Head of Asia ex-Japan for Schroder Securities and was later Head of Asia Pacific Equity Research for Schroder Investment Management. He is a co-founder of AnaLec, an Indian-based provider of software systems for investment banks.


John graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Engineering Science. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA and an MSc from Henley Business School. John has an ongoing interest in how markets operate and has lectured in finance at business schools in the UK and Asia.

Matthew Gorman

Matthew Gorman


Reed Smith

Matthew is a corporate partner based in Reed Smith’s Singapore office and a member of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Group. He has extensive transactional experience across a range of corporate and commercial disciplines including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets and private equity and venture capital.


Matthew provides strategic advice to both private and public companies and his knowledge of complex financing issues and his experience in understanding clients’ objectives makes him a skilled advisor in sectors spanning, energy and resources, transportation and logistics, media, real estate and financial services.


Having worked in London for over 10 years before moving to Asia, Matthew has built up particular expertise in advising companies, financial institutions and intermediaries on transactions on the London Stock Exchange and its AIM market in particular. He also brings to any fund-raising transaction his thorough knowledge of the investment process and his understanding of Asian markets, cultures and corporate business styles.


Matthew’s extensive cross-border experience cover a wide range of jurisdictions throughout Asia and beyond – including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Oman and Georgia.


Matthew is recognised by Chambers Asia 2015 as a Leading Individual in the Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets categories.


Robin Stevens
Partner, Corporate Finance
Crowe Clark Whitehill

Robin is a partner in our London office and heads our corporate finance team specialising in capital market transactions in China and South East Asia. He has extensive experience in corporate advisory and reporting assignments for emerging businesses including raising development capital, due diligence investigations, management buy outs, capital reconstructions, business valuations and pre-flotation planning.


Robin has been the assignment partner responsible for advising on many acquisitions by public and private companies, in the UK and overseas and for IPO’s on the main and secondary market involving companies in North America, China, S E Asia and China. In addition Robin has acted in connection with the IPO’s for companies operating in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong. He has been involved in advising clients on privatisation issues and undertaking international due diligence and valuation assignments”

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Gavin Wilkins


Minerva Trust & Corporate Services

Gavin is a Client Relationship Director at Minerva, a global independent provider of corporate and private client administration services. Minerva has been working with Asian businesses for over 35 years and is present in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Gulf. Gavin has extensive experience across a variety of asset classes in the areas of private client, corporate and fund administration. Gavin is a regular traveller across South and South East Asia and has assisted with IPOs and transactions on the London Main Market, AIM and ISDX in 2016.

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