MarcumAsia‘s Co-Founder Drew Bernstein shares with Deal Street Asia how his team is pioneering the next wave of U.S. equity listings in booming Southeast Asia
Drew Bernstein, co-founder and co-chairman of Marcum Asia, shares how MarcumAsia’s expertise in IPOs can help companies enhance their readiness to go public.
This includes evaluating listing options, uncovering material weaknesses in need of improvement, strengthening their corporate governance with an emphasis on controls and transparency and ultimately increasing their ability to earn and retain investor trust and confidence.
“As for what gives us the edge, we decided early on to build a strong team on the ground in China rather than relying on third parties. We made huge investments in training the team in U.S. GAAP and SEC accounting. When my partner Neil Pinchuk and I started the company, we employed local consultants like other audit firms. But we knew early on that it would take an initial upfront investment to build the firm in a quality way and equip us with the capabilities that we need to do this kind of work.”