By Doreen Jaeger-Soong, Managing Director, Hughes-Castell (HK)
With Europe mired in economic uncertainty and the US still struggling with the economic problems unleashed by the global financial crisis in 2009, Hong Kong continues to build its reputation as one of the world’s leading financial markets, despite current volatility.
In 2010, Hong Kong IPOs raised almost US$58bn, compared to the NYSE tally of US$34.9bn. It is now the largest listing market by fundraising size in the world.
In addition, the M&A market has undergone a substantial rebound. Last year, China-based companies completed 57 outbound M&A deals at an aggregate value of US$13.2bn, a 50 pe...