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Data due diligence: Leading the new trend of IPO due diligence

May 2019

The total amount of funds raised in the IPO market in Hong Kong led the world in 2018,  “listing in Hong Kong” became a hot word. Along with this is the strict punishment of the regulator for the sponsor's misconduct. Since March 2018, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has issued a series of circulars to clarify its regulatory focus on the due diligence work performed by sponsors. It requires “Sponsors should develop robust, comprehensive and customised due diligence plans at the start of each engagement, instead of merely relying on a generic due diligence checklist”, also emphasise their intention to strengthen supervision and enforcement in the future especially . 

The traditional due diligence process has become inadequate in the business scenarios of large transaction volume and business premises. PwC provides IPO data due diligence services by analysing the data of the full reporting period, it helps sponsors identify risk points and abnormal conditions in massive transaction data, effectively solving the “Pain points and difficulties” of sponsor's past experience in traditional due diligence, thereby reducing the sponsor’s risk and assisting the sponsor to meet the new requirements of the regulatory.

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Eric Ye Wang

Mainland China and Hong Kong Technology, Media and Telecommunications Risk Assurance Leader, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 7101

Lisa Li

Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (10) 6533 2312

Leo Hsu

Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (755) 8261 8120

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