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RICS Hong Kong Online Series: Understanding Corporate Finance [APR 2020]

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (HKT)

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Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Format: Online learning*
Course fee: $1,000 (APC / RICS member) ;$1,500 (Non-member)
CPD hour: 3 hours
Language: English


*This online event will be conducted through Skype Business. You will be provided with the link and further instructions in a separate email, 1 to 2 days before the event. Please visit to download Skype Business. 

Event overview


For professionals in the construction or property industry the concepts and processes used by those in corporate finance may not be entirely familiar but may form a part of your everyday work.



Using a straightforward, jargon-busting delivery the world of corporate finance will be demystified. The focus will be on the financial objectives of companies, and the techniques they use to achieve those objectives. Real-life examples and case studies will be used to show why companies make the decisions they make.

Learning objectives

  • Define the concepts of shareholder value and stakeholder value
  • Describe the purpose and processes of a flotation Initial Public Offering (IPO)
  • Describe the purpose and processes of corporate acquisitions and disposals
  • Apply the principles of corporate finance in determining appropriate capital structure in a range of circumstances
  • Demonstrate comprehension of the application of leverage to company and asset valuation
  • Interpret the jargon of corporate finance


Course Structure



  • Objectives of corporate finance, considering the roles of shareholders and other stakeholders
  • Main activities within corporate finance: raising finance and investing capital
  • Principles of capital raising: debt vs. equity, with consideration of a range of structures including asset-based lending, mortgages and securitisation
  • Debt finance: lending criteria for banks
  • Debt structures and terms with particular reference to real estate
  • Equity finance: private companies vs. public companies vs. private equity backing
  • Considerations and processes of stock market listing and secondary issues
  • Brief overview of regulatory considerations
  • Considerations and processes of private equity investment, including return analysis overview
  • Corporate acquisition and disposal processes and financing
  • Public takeovers and regulatory overview; the issues for real estate including valuation
  • Current market issues will be discussed throughout
  • Hong Kong market case sharing


Who should attend


This course is suitable for those with limited knowledge of corporate finance, who are working with companies involved in real estate capital transactions, or who need to understand the issues that companies face when making real estate decisions.


Ms. Stella KY Law

RICS Registered Valuer (Business & Intangible Assests)


Co-founder & COO, Fonto Holdings Limited

Stella specializes in valuation of business and intangible assets with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. She has extensive experience in all phase of M&A activities, from pre-IPO investment/pre-transaction analysis to due diligence negotiation process, as well as financial reporting process upon the deal completion for a wide range of industries.  She has served the owners of small-to medium size privately held companies, listed companies and state-owned enterprises.




She often works with business owners' advisors such as financial advisors, sponsors, lawyers and auditors to develop optimal client solutions. Currently, business valuations is her primary focus, which are in compliance with listing rule and financial reporting purpose. Prior to founding CHFT Advisory & Appraisal, she was the co-founder of the valuation arm for a one of top-ten accounting firm in Hong Kong and Singapore; and formerly, she was leading a business valuation department for an S&P 500 company.



She provides valuation services to cover a wide range of industries including construction, apparel, food & beverage, property, hotel and leisure, infrastructure, environmental protection, construction, manufacturing, etc.





Mr Peter Au, Business Development Manager

Tel: 2116 9719



  • The organiser reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the training at its discretion.
  • No refund or cancellation will be accepted, but a substitute delegate is normally permitted. Please inform the organiser of your substitute delegate at least 5 days before the training.
  • If a typhoon signal no. 8 or above, or black rainstorm warning is in force at least 3 hours before the programme is scheduled to begin, the training will be postponed until further notice. Otherwise, it will continue as scheduled.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of completed registration form and full payment.
  • Upon completion of this event, a CPD certificate will be granted. A payment receipt along with the CPD certificate will be sent to you by email with 10 business days after the training.
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RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.


We accredit 125,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers property, asset valuation, real estate management; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are involved the same professional standards and ethics apply.

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