SHANGHAI--()--Halter Financial Group China (“HFG China”), an international financial consulting group, announced today that the Company will be hosting its annual Halter Financial Summit December 10-12, 2011, in Guangzhou, China. As part of the financial summit, HFG China is providing an in-depth conference on surviving the U.S. capital markets or going private and possibly relisting on a different exchange in the future.
“U.S. Capital Market: Survive, Go Private and Beyond”
Recently, many U.S.-listed Chinese companies have experienced numerous challenges in the capital markets driven primarily by a general negativity towards Chinese companies that has resulted in a depressed valuation. Problems such as accounting irregularities followed by a select few companies being delisted from major exchanges have led to a crisis of credibility that is harming the majority of good, legitimate companies. With all the negativity centered around U.S.-listed Chinese companies, many companies are reevaluating the high listing costs, regulatory burdens and increased SEC scrutiny associated with being a U.S. public company. For companies no longer interested in remaining listed in the United States, they have the option to terminate their U.S. listing by going private.
Going private is the exchange of cash for the shares of a company’s existing public shareholders, so that at the end of the transaction the company’s shareholder base will be reduced to permit the company to terminate its public company status.
The conference “U.S. Capital Market: Survive, Go Private and Beyond” will provide companies with valuable information on deciding whether to remain listed in the United States or to go private and possibly relist on another exchange where a better valuation can be achieved. A panel of experts from the banking and legal industries will discuss in-depth the pros and cons of all the options including costs and benefits of being public compared to going private, effects on the company’s balance sheet, legal responsibilities, dealing with shareholders and SEC scrutiny. They will also review the process of going private including the forms of going private, sources of financing for the transaction, required disclosures and timing to complete the process.
Additional information on the conference can be found at www.halterconferences.com/en/Default.aspx, or you may contact Halter Financial Group directly at 86 21 50120990.
About Halter Financial Summit
Halter Financial Summit is an annual event to facilitate the gathering of global financiers. The Summit is held by Halter Financial Group, and has in attendance influential top-level executives, government officials, financial professionals, economists, and investors. The conference also includes hundreds of discussions at sub-forums and presentations from over a hundred Chinese companies. Presenting companies also have the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings investors. The Conference is an excellent platform of effective and efficient communication and enables investors and companies to connect.
About Halter Financial Group (HFG)
Founded by Tim Halter in 1995, HFG is a comprehensive financial group that provides enterprises with a broad range of financial services. HFG China, founded in 2003, is a leading consulting firm that provides high-growth Chinese enterprises with a wide range of investment banking and asset management services such as public-listing advisory, securities underwriting, and M&A advisory. HFG China also provides Chinese companies with public-listing services in major global capital markets including U.S., Germany and Hong Kong. HFG China has successfully taken numerous Chinese companies public on major U.S. exchanges, and helped a number of companies complete their pre-IPO financing. In 2009, HFG China became a listing partner of Deutsche Börse, the largest exchange in the world, and helped a client company successfully entered the senior market of Deutsche Börse.