PSE to host a series of listing sessions for IPO-ready companies

Published on 27/02/2023

The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) will hold the inaugural PSE LIST (Learn IPO Strategies and Tactics) Masterclass on Thursday, March 2, 2023. The event is exclusive to companies under PSE’s Listing Engagement and Assistance Program (LEAP) that are considered eligible and are prepared to conduct an initial public offering (IPO).


PSE LIST will cover topics such as IPO registration process and procedures, due diligence and compliance requirements, among others. Resource speakers include PSE Issuer Regulation Division Head Atty. Marigel B. Garcia, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director Vicente Graciano P. Felizmenio, Jr., and Fund Managers Association of the Philippines Board of Senior Adviser Mr. Frederico Rafael D. Ocampo. Cebu Landmasters, Inc. President and CEO Mr. Jose R. Soberano III will be sharing experiences and valuable insights on preparing for an IPO, transitioning the company from privately-owned to publicly-listed and the responsibilities post-IPO.


“PSE LIST was designed for companies that may start the paper work on their listing applications anytime. We want the officers of these companies to be better equipped during the IPO application process by getting pertinent information directly from the regulators,” said PSE President and CEO Ramon S. Monzon.


The PSE LIST will be conducted in small groups throughout the year and will be a continuing initiative for companies that are under PSE LEAP.


PSE LEAP is the Exchange’s marketing program focused on assisting interested and potential IPO listing applicants. The program provides handholding guidance to clients via one-on-one advisory sessions, access to online pre-listing assessment tools, and assistance in connecting potential clients to seasoned IPO advisors. The services offered under LEAP are free of charge.


Currently, over 40 companies are registered with PSE LEAP. Companies that would like to join the said program may sign up through the Listings tab on the PSE website, (


For the year, the Exchange will continue to host activities aimed at raising awareness about IPO listing such as the Corporate Connect and Road to IPO programs. The Corporate Connect activity is co-organized in partnership with select financial advisors and business organizations to drive awareness and create interest in tapping the equities market for capital raising. The Road to IPO, on the other hand, is a roundtable discussion featuring prominent executives from PLCs and stakeholders in the listing process to give potential listing applicants a preview of what to expect when preparing to go public.


The PSE will also be joining SEC’s Roadshow on Capital Formation for MSMEs and start-ups for the rest of 2023. After the successful run in Davao this month, the Exchange will take part in the same activity that will be conducted in Cebu in March and Cagayan de Oro in April to discuss fund raising through the stock market and introduce PSE LEAP to business owners based in the key cities outside of Metro Manila.