Brian Ho

Partner


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Jurisdictions Hong Kong
Australia (Victoria)
Languages English, Cantonese

Profile

Brian Ho is one of the partners of HW.  He specialises in corporate finance, initial public offerings, secondary fund raising exercises, mergers and acquisitions, direct investment and corporate restructurings and reorganisations. He also advises on corporate governance and compliance.  Brian qualified as a barrister and solicitor in the State of Victoria, Australia in 1997 and admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2000.

 

Brian has led, executed and completed IPOs for companies based in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Malaysia in consumer products, medical, construction, industrial, technology, food and beverages, property, financial sectors. He previously practiced in the corporate and securities department of various leading local and international law firms in Hong Kong and has advised blue chip listed companies, PRC privately owned or state owned enterprises and multi-national corporations in various corporate finance and corporate compliance transactions. Prior to joining HW, Brian has gained substantial investment banking experience at Standard Chartered Bank in which he has led and participated in the completion of various high profile ECM transactions.

Experience

2012 Howse Williams
2007 Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong
2004 Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong
2002 Stephenson Harwood, Hong Kong
2000 Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo, Hong Kong

Education

2008 MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)
1997 LL.B, Monash University
1995 B.Com in Accounting, Monash University

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

2000 Hong Kong
1997 Australia (Victoria)
Certified Practising Accountant of Australia

Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, CPA Australia
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong Greater China Legal Affairs Committee

IPOs

 

  • Acted for First Shanghai Capital in the HK$125 million IPO of Wah Wo Holdings Group Limited (stock code: 9938) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for Dongxing Securities (Hong Kong) in the HK$400 million IPO of Activation Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 9919) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for CMBC Capital in the HK$477 million IPO of Dalipal Holdings Limited (stock code: 1921) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for Alliance Capital in the HK$125 million IPO of JBB Builders International Limited (stock code: 1903) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for Ample Capital in the HK$95 million IPO of MOS House Group Limited (stock code: 1653) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for Ample Capital in the HK$46 million IPO of WAC Holdings Limited (stock code: 8619) on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for the issuer, Wah Sun Handbags International Holdings Limited (stock code: 2683) in its HK$118 million IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, DBS was the sponsor
  • Acted for the issuer, ZACD Group Limited (stock code: 8313) in its HK$160 million IPO on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, China Everbright Capital and Innovax Capital were the joint sponsors
  • Acted for Halcyon Capital in the HK$155 million IPO of Trio Industrial Electronics Group Limited (stock code: 1710) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for Sunfund Capital in the HK$55 million IPO of Satu Holdings Limited (stock code: 8392) on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for Ample Capital in the HK$104 million IPO of Milestone Building Holdings Limited (stock code: 1667) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for the issuer, GME Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 8188) in its HK$67.5 million IPO on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Altus Capital was the sponsor
  • Acted for the issuer, Able Engineering Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 1627) in its HK$550 million IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Ample Capital was the sponsor
  • Acted for Sinolink Securities (HK) in the HK$262 million IPO of Morris Holdings Limited (stock code: 1575) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for the issuer, Guangdong Adway Construction (Group) Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 6189) in its HK$274 million IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Guotai Junan International was the sponsor
  • Acted for Alliance Capital in the HK$80 million IPO of Gemilang International Limited (stock code: 6163) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for BOSC International in the HK$60 million IPO of Expert Systems Holdings Limited (stock code: 8319) on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for the issuer, China Rongzhong Financial Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 3963) in its HK$211 million IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Alliance Capital was the sponsor
  • Acted for the issuer, BBI Life Sciences Corporation (stock code: 1035) in the HK$230 million IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Haitong International was the sponsor
  • Acted for Shenyin Wenguo Capital in the HK$60 million IPO of Medicskin Holdings Limited (stock code: 8307) on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for the issuer, Nga Chun Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 1462) in the HK$110 million IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Ample Capital was the sponsor
  • Acted for Altus Capital in the HK$45 million IPO of Kate China Holdings Limited (stock code: 8125) on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for the issuer, Koradior Holdings Limited (stock code: 3709), in its HK$525 million IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Haitong International and CIMB were the sponsors
  • Acted for Mizuho Securities in the HK$60 million IPO of Excel Development (Holdings) Limited (stock code: 1372) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted as Joint Sponsor and Joint Bookrunner in the US$395m initial public offering of Chinalco Mining Corporation Internation (stock code: 3668) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted as Joint Sponsor and Joint Bookrunner in the US$68m initial public offering of Xiao Nan Guo Restaurants Holdings Limited (stock code: 3666) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acting as the Sole Sponsor in the listing by way of introduction of Elec & Eltek International Company Limited (stock code: 1151) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted as the Sole Sponsor in the listing by way of introduction of China New Town Development Company Limited (stock code: 1278) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for the manager in the US$910 million IPO of Champion REIT (stock code: 2778) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, BofA Merrill Lynch was the sole listing agent
  • Acted for the issuer, China Coal Energy Company Limited (stock code: 1898), in its US$1.6 billion IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, CICC, Citibank and Morgan Stanley were the sponsors
  • Acted for BofA Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas in the US$504m IPO of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited (stock code: 2689) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for CICC and BofA Merrill Lynch in the US$1.11 billion IPO of Air China Limited (stock code: 753) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

 

Rights Issues

 

  • Acted for the UOB Kay Hian in the HK$156 million rights issue of Q Technology (Group) Limited (stock code: 1478)
  • Acted for the UOB Kay Hian in the HK$719 million rights issue of Coolpad Group Limited (stock code: 2369)

 

Placings

 

  • Acted for China Youzan Limited (stock code: 8083) in the HK$793 million placing of new shares
  • Acted for Haitong International in the HK$328 million placing of new shares of Meilleure Health International Industry Group Limited (stock code: 2327)
  • Acted for Truly International Holdings Limited (stock code: 732) in its HK$199 million placing of new shares
  • Acted for the UOB Kay Hian and China Merchants Securities in the HK$133 million placing of new shares of China Biotech Services Holdings Limited (stock code: 8037)
  • Acted for Dafeng Port Heshun Technology Company Limited (stock code: 8310) in its US$50 million 7.5% senior secured notes due 2021
  • Acted for Morris Holdings Limited (stock code: 1575) in its HK$200 million issuance of convertible loan to International Finance Corporation
  • Acted for the UOB Kay Hian in the HK$436 million placing of new shares of Colour Life Services Group Co., Limited (stock code: 1778)
  • Acted for the UOB Kay Hian in the HK$28.7 million top-up placing of new shares of Centron Telecom International Holding Limited (stock code: 1155)
  • Acted for Truly International Holdings Limited (stock code: 732) in its HK$323 million placing of new shares
  • Acted for Haitong International and Huarong Financial in the HK$1.18 billion top-up placing of new shares of Jiayuan International Group Limited (stock code: 2768)
  • Acted for Haitong International, Emperor Securities and EBS International in the HK$725 million placing of new shares of Carnival Group International Holdings Limited (stock code: 996)
  • Acted for the Medicskin Holdings Limited (stock code: 8307) in the HK$52 million placing of new shares
  • Acted for the Dafeng Port Heshun Technology Company Limited (stock code: 8310) in the HK$97 million placing of new shares
  • Acted for the controlling shareholder of Koradior Holdings Limited (stock code: 3709) in relation to the HK$232 million disposal of shares in Koradior to Fosun Group
  • Acted for Haitong International in the HK$87.5 million placing of new shares of Miko International Holdings Limited (stock code: 1247)
  • Acted for Haitong International in the HK$230 million placing of new shares of China Creative Home Group Limited (stock code: 1678)
  • Acted for Haitong International in the HK$97 million placing of new shares of Xingye Copper International Group Limited (stock code: 505)
  • Acted for Haitong International in the HK$1,275 million top up placing of shares of Sunshine 100 China Holdings Limited (stock code: 2608)
  • Acted for UOB Kay Hian in the HK$900 million placing of new shares of AID Partners Holdings Limited (stock code: 8088)
  • Acted for UOB Kay Hian in the HK$400 million placing of new shares of Beijingwest Industries International Limited (stock code: 2339)
  • Acted for Haitong International in the HK$133 million placing of new shares of C Y Foundation Group Limited (stock code: 1182)
  • Acted for Haitong International in the HK$167 million top up placing of shares and the HK$240 million placing of convertible notes of Up Energy Development Group Limited (stock code: 307)
  • Acted for Haitong International and Huatai Financial in the HK$792 million placing of new shares of Yuzhou Properties Company Limited (stock code: 1628)
  • Acted for Haitong International in the HK$1,724 million placing of new shares of China Oceanwide Holdings Limited (stock code: 715)
  • Acted for CICC, First Shanghai, Kingston Securities and UOB Kay Hian in the HK$1,404 million placing of new shares of Kong Sun Holdings Limited (stock code: 295)
  • Acted for Haitong International, Kingston Securities and UOB Kay Hian in the HK$376 million placing of new shares of Kong Sun Holdings Limited (stock code: 295)

 

M&A Transactions

 

  • Acted for Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Limited (stock code: 566) in relation to its privatisation and delisting from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of a scheme of arrangement
  • Acted for Morris Holdings Limited (stock code: 1575) in its US$35 million acquisition of the entire equity interest in Jennifer Convertibles, Inc.
  • Acted for Dafeng Port Heshun Technology Company Limited (stock code: 8310) in its RMB405 million acquisition of the entire equity interest in Jiangsu Hairong Dafeng Port Petrochemical Product Terminal Company Limited
  • Acted for Huarong Investment Stock Corporation Limited (stock code: 2277) in its HK$120 million investment in Retech Technology Co. Limited, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, by way of shares and convertible bond
  • Acted for Quam Limited (stock code: 952) and its controlling shareholders in relation to the HK$1.05 billion disposal of its controlling interest of Quam and the mandatory general offer for all the remaining shares of Quam by China Oceanwide
  • Acted for Shandong Luoxin Pharmaceutical Group Stock Co., Ltd. (stock code: 8058) in relation to a voluntary general offer over the H Shares of the company and its subsequent delisting from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Acted for the controlling shareholder and the offeree company, Nga Chun Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 1462) in relation to the HK$1 billion disposal of its controlling interest of Nga Chun and the mandatory general offer for all the remaining shares of Nga Chun
  • Acted for the controlling shareholder and the offeree company, Excel Development (Holdings) Company Limited (stock code: 1372) in relation to the HK$647 million disposal of its controlling interest of Excel and the mandatory general offer for all the remaining shares of Excel
  • Acted for the controlling shareholder of Chun Wo Development Holdings Limited (stock code: 711) in relation to the HK$560 million disposal of its controlling interest of Chun Wo and the offeror in relation to the voluntary general offer of all the shares of a private company of Chun Wo
  • Acted for the offeror, Dafeng Port Overseas Investment Holdings Limited in relation to the HK$425 million acquisition of the controlling interest of Gamma Logistics Corporation (stock code: 8310) and the subsequent mandatory general offer for all the shares of Gamma