Due to its size, perceived credibility and eagerness of its participants to invest, the US securities markets represent the richest source of capital in the world. There are other international markets that attract investors for varied reasons. While the rewards can be great, the challenges are many for foreign companies which are unfamiliar with the stringent demands of the US and other international markets.
If this is your situation
For a Pakistani company to successfully enter and prosper in the US or other international markets, whether for the purpose of raising capital or listing their securities, a well thought out plan and deep knowledge of the regulatory and other requirements are essential. There is a need to speak in a global financial language. IFRS have been most acceptable and trusted languages in the financial arena for the foreign investors as nearly 100 countries currently require or permit the use of, or have a policy of convergence with, IFRSs.
How A. F. Ferguson & Co. can help:
PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Capital Markets Group (GCMG) is a dedicated global team of professionals that provides high-value advisory services to non-US companies keen to enter the US and other international capital markets.
Within PricewaterhouseCoopers, GCMG is supported at the national level by professionals specialized in US accounting and reporting guidelines. The SEC-FPI Services, which forms part of PwC's Assurance and Business Advisory Services (ABAS) is staffed by renowned cross border filing experts some of whom have worked with the SEC in this space. The SEC-FPI Services provides technical support to the GCMG regarding US GAAP, SEC reporting and other related matters. The GCMG is also supported by the PwC's Global Corporate Reporting Group, based in London, for consultative support on IFRS and other pronouncements, and where applicable, accounting standards and pronouncements of other countries.
Our intimate knowledge of the SEC, international accounting rules and complex multi-national project management expertise enable us to support clients in following key areas of activity: