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  • 1. FRIEDLAND GLOBALCAPITAL GLOBAL STOCK MARKET LISTING PROGRAM Enabling Privately-Held Companies Worldwide to Access Foreign Capital and Obtain Stock Market Listings in Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • 2. Introduction I’m pleased to introduce you to Friedland Global Capital (“Friedland Capital”), a global financial services firm with offices in China, Singapore and Panama. We also have representatives in Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Logistical support and coordination services are provided by U.S. based Global Corporate Strategies LLC. Since 1979, Friedland Capital has enabled emerging growing companies worldwide to achieve their business and financing objectives and most importantly to obtain stock market listings. Depending on the jurisdiction where the services are provided, Friedland Global Capitals services include investment banking, merchant banking, fund management and corporate finance advisory services. Our specialty is in assisting privately-held, entrepreneurial and growing companies worldwide, to access capital for growth, working capital and/or acquisitions, and as part of the process becoming publicly-traded in Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom or United States. Our program makes the process of obtaining a stock market listing achievable without a company having to use its own working capital to finance the process, but instead through a pre-listing equity private placement financing. Not only can our process provide ongoing access to foreign capital for growing companies in growing economies, but also lead to an increase of wealth for the company’s shareholders. We understand that making the decision to access foreign capital and obtain a stock market listing is one of the most significant decisions a business will ever take. We hope that the following information will be helpful and we look forward to the opportunity to learn more about your business and meet your management team and major shareholders. Jeffrey Friedland Managing Director Friedland Global Capital
  • 3. Listings on Stock Exchanges WorldwideFriedland Global Capital enables entrepreneurial, emerging growth companies worldwide to obtainforeign equity capital for growth, working capital or acquisitions. This is typically achieved byobtaining pre-listing private placement equity capital, becoming publicly-listed, and then obtainingadditional equity capital through private equity, public equity or warrant exercise strategies.Friedland Global Capital assists companies with listings: • In the United States on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE Amex, or the OTC BB-OTC QB • In Germany on the Deutsche Börse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange) • In Canada on the Toronto Stock Exchange or TSX Venture Exchange • In Australia on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) • In London on AIM and the London Stock Exchange • In Singapore on the SGX
  • 4. Friedland Capital’s Full Scope of ServicesFriedland Global Capital provides and coordinates a full scope of services for client companies, bothbefore and after the stock market listing.Before the company obtains its stock market listing these include:• Advisory services regarding appropriate corporate structuring• Preparation of a business plan, investor slideshow and other materials• Pre-auditing services to convert the companies accounting records for compliance with the required auditing standards• Coordination between local legal counsel and legal counsel in the country where the stock market listing will be obtained• Identification of an appropriate auditing firm• Identification of an appropriate contract Chief Financial Officer (CFO)• Obtaining of pre-listing private placement financing• Coordination between the company and all the professionals to ensure the obtaining of the stock market listingAfter the company’s shares are listed these include:• Ongoing corporate finance advisory services• Coordination of investor relations (IR) and financial marketing services• Investment banking services including introduction to sources of private equity or public equity financing
  • 5. Stock Market Listings in Australia Listing on Australia’s ASX has helped thousands of companies achieve their growth ambitions and successfully move to public ownership With a relatively high-growth and low-inflation economy supported by robust political and economic institutions, and an internationally competitive business sector, Australia now ranks as the 14th largest economy in the world (measured by GDP), and the 4th largest in the Asia Pacific region. The ASX’s international standing is reflected in the fact that Australia’s three largest trading partners – China, Japan and the United States - are also the three largest economies in the world; and its two largest investment partners - the US and UK – are home to the world’s largest capital markets. Such solid trade and investment relations have helped see real economic growth average 3.0% per annum over the past decade, positioning Australia as one of the stronger performers among developed countries during the period. Australia is also home to a well-developed, innovative and highly-regarded financial services sector and capital market, which includes: • An equity market, the ASX, with over 2200 listed companies, which is the 8th largest in the world (based on free-float market capitalization), with A$1.3 trillion market capitalization and average daily secondary trading of over A$5 billion a day. • Australia boasts the largest pool of funds under management in the Asia-Pacific region, and the 4th largest in the world. Spurred by its healthy political and economic position, Australia has become an attractive investment destination for global investors. With a diverse investor group comprised of 40% foreign investors, 40% domestic institutional investors and 20% retail investors, the Australian equity market is well placed in the global economy.
  • 6. Stock Market Listings in Canada Over 3600 companies are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Toronto Venture Exchange, more than any other exchange in North America and second in the world. With over CDN$2.3 trillion in market capitalization, the two Canadian exchanges result in Canada’s ranking as the seventh largest exchange group by market capitalization in the world. The two exchanges have listings of over 300 international companies. An increasing number of international companies have utilized a listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange or the Toronto Venture Exchange as a way to access North American capital, the largest pool of capital in the world for companies seeking growth and expansion capital. In 2010 more than 500 companies went public on the two Canadian exchanges. In the same year, companies listed on the exchanges raised CDN$64.9B in equity financings, ranking the two exchanges as the sixth largestin the world based on the amount of public equity capital raised. With over 150 years of experience in minerals and metals, the two Canadian exchanges are world leaders in financing for the natural resource sector, with 58% of the worlds public mining companies having a listing on the two exchanges. In the past five years, over 80% of all mining equity financings worldwide were done on the two exchanges. While the two Canadian exchanges are global leaders for listing international mining and oil and gas companies, companies listed on the exchanges represent a broad range of global industries. Including companies in the industrial, life sciences, technology, clean technology and financial services sectors. The TSX Venture Exchange is a public capital marketplace for emerging companies, providing a market where growing companies can raise capital to develop and market their properties, products and services. For investors, companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange provide opportunities to seek ground-floor investments in growing companies. The more than 2000 companies listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange represent a diverse mix of industry sectors,
  • 7. Stock Market Listings in Germany Not only is the Frankfurt Stock Exchange one of the world’s largest stock exchanges, it is also one of its oldest, with a history that stretches back to the 9th century. By the 16th century Frankfurt developed into a wealthy and busy city with an economy based on trade and financial services. Companies from more than 80 countries have listings on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange with 49% from North and South America, 31% from Europe including Russia, 14% from Asia and 6% from Australia and Africa. Investors directly connected to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange represent 35% of the worlds investment capital. At the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, companies may list in the EU-regulated market segments, the Official Market or Regulated Market, or they may choose to list their shares on the Open Market (Regulated Unofficial Market), which is regulated by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange itself. The three market segments, Official Market, Regulated Market and Regulated Unofficial Market, provide the legal frameworks for three different transparency levels: Prime Standard, General Standard and Entry Standard. Friedland Global Capital suggests that most companies start with a listing on the Open Market of the Entry Standard. The Entry Standard affords young small and medium-sized companies a cost-efficient access to the capital market, and provides companies with an easy, fast and cost efficient way to access the EU’s capital markets.
  • 8. Stock Market Listings in Singapore In just over four decades, Singapore has become a thriving international financial center, serving not only its domestic economy, but also the wider Asia-Pacific region and the world. A key aspect of Singapore’s financial center is its deep and liquid capital markets. With one of the more well-established capital markets in Asia-Pacific, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the preferred listing location of close to 800 global companies, with a market capitalization approximating S$650 billion. Headquartered in Asia’s most globalized city, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is positioned as “the Asian Gateway,” connecting investors in search of growth opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region with growing companies. The SGX is focused on regional, Southeast Asian companies as well as Asia’s three largest economies, China, India and Japan. SGX represents the premier access point for managing Asian capital and investment exposure, and is Asia’s most internationalized exchange with more than 40% of its listed companies having their base of operations outside of Singapore.
  • 9. Stock Market Listings in the United Kingdom With its roots stretching back to the coffee houses of 17th century London, the London Stock Exchange is built on a long history of integrity, expertise and market knowledge. It has become one of the world’s largest and most international stock exchanges, playing a pivotal role in the development of global capital markets. Approximately 3000 companies from over 70 countries are listed on the the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and its AIM market. The London Stock Exchange’s Main Market has long been home to some of the UK’s and the world’s largest and best-known companies. There are over 1,400 companies in 40 industry sectors on the Main Market with a combined market capitalization of £3.7 trillion. AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies. A wide range of businesses are listed on AIM with their primary objective being the access to growth capital as a public company. Since its launch in 1995, over 3,000 companies worldwide have chosen to join AIM. A listing on London’s Main Market or AIM can provide access to one of the largest pools of international equity capital in the world. This culture is embedded in London’s investment management community, which understands companies from home and abroad and is eager to invest in the global economy.
  • 10. Stock Market Listings in the United States Friedland Global Capital enables entrepreneurial, growing companies in growing economies to access capital for growth, workingcapital or acquisitions, by becoming publicly-listed, in the United States, on Nasdaq, the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSEAmex, the OTC BB-OTC QB or the new Nasdaq managed BX Venture Market. The US capital markets represent access to thelargest pool of capital worldwide. The NASDAQ Capital Market is a tier of the NASDAQ Stock Market for companies with a lower market capitalization requirementthan the NASDAQ Global Select Market or NASDAQ Global Market. All companies listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market mustmeet certain financial requirements and adhere to NASDAQs corporate governance standards.The NYSE Amex is a stock exchange formed by the combination of the NYSE Euronext and the American Stock Exchange. It is apremier US equities market for listing and trading small and mid-cap growth companies. The NYSE Amex’s easiest listingrequirements consist of a market value of publicly-held shares of $3 million; pre-tax income of $750,000; a minimum bid price of$3; and a minimum of $4 million of stockholder equity.The OTC Bulletin Board®-OTC QB, provide listing facilities for companies registered with the U.S. Securities and ExchangeCommission (SEC) to become traded in the U.S. over-the-counter market. This is often a first step to the company upgrading itslisting to Nasdaq, the New York Stock Exchange, or the NYSE Amex.
  • 11. Our LocationsFriedland Global Capital Pte. Ltd.42B Horne RoadSingapore 209066Tel. 65-62923892Friedland Capital - Beijing Representative OfficeChina Central PlaceTower One ● Suite 608No. 81 Jianguo RoadBeijing, P.R. China 100025Tel. 86-10-6505-6996Friedland Capital Latin America S. A.Via Espana and Elvira Mendez StreetDelta Tower ● Fourteenth FloorPanama City, Republic of PanamaTel. 507-836-5167
  • 12. Our Websites & Online PresenceWebsites: Our Newsletters and Blogs:Friedland Global Capital Friedland Global Capital www.friedlandglobalnews.comGlobal Stock Market Listings Big Emerging Economies (BEEs) www.BigEmergingEconomies.comFriedland Join Us on Twitter:Friedland China FriedlandGlobalWe sponsor the following groups at LinkedIn:Going Public in the US or EuropeBig Emerging Economies – For Investors