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Understanding Corporate Finance

Together, we will demystify the world of corporate finance using straightforward, jargon-busting lanugage and terminology. The focus of this course will be on the financial objectives of companies and the techniques they use to achieve them.

Fri 27 Mar 2020
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
RICS Office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
6 hours CPD

Early bird offer is available until 28 February 2020



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

Who should attend?

This course is most suitable for those with limited or no previous 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.

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

Meet the trainer

Ms Stella K Y Law  MRICS, Executive Director, CHFT Advisory And Appraisal Limited

Stella specialises 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.


For enquiries or further information, please contact Mr Peter Au, RICS Partnership Development Manager, on +852 2116 9719 or

  • Early bird RICS professionals
    Expires on 28 February 2020 HK$3000
  • Non- RICS professionals
    Expires on 28 February 2020 HK$3500
  • Standard fee RICS professionals HK$3500
  • Non-RICS professionals HK$4000
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