Corporate Finance

Introduction to Equity Fundraising


This eCourse is part of the HKEX Listing Rules e-training course series which covers major topics related to listed issuers’ obligations. It introduces the equity fundraising requirements under the Listing Rules. It also explains the general principles and requirements applicable to the different types of equity fundraising activities.


By the end of this eCourse, you will be able to:
- Understand the general principles of equity fundraising
- Explain the requirements applicable to the different types of equity fundraising activites

Content Highlight

1. Introduction
2. General principles under the Listing Rules
- Pre-emption
- Types of equity issue
3. Pre-emptive offer
- Rights issue
- Open offer
4. Non pre-emptive placing / subscription
- Specific mandate
- General mandate
5. Specific requirements regarding equity fundraising
- Protection against material shareholding dilution
- Protection against material value dilution
- Additional requirements for pre-emptive offer
- Issue of securities to a connected person
- General requirements

Who Should Attend

This eCourse is primarily targeted at listed companies’ directors, management and compliance staff, market practitioners and professionals.

Administrative Details

Relevant Subject
Type 6 - Advising on corporate finance
Regulatory Compliance
SFC:0.50, PWMA:0.50
All Member: HKD50
Non-Member: HKD100
Staff of Corporate Member: HKD50