Mr. Simon Chan is responsible for the management and strategic development of Business Valuation Services at Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Appraisal and Advisory department. His training and experience in corporate finance, audit, valuation and financial advisory services was gained helping clients in a wide array of industries. Simon continues to offer his expertise to particularly challenging valuation assignments which are common within the energy & resources industry as well as in real estate development projects. Always with a good-humor, he is known for bringing solutions in a new and unusual light with his lateral thinking.
Mr. Chan has over 20 years of work experience in valuation and financial advisory services. His experience is both wide-ranging and enhanced by in-depth specialisms. His corporate finance advisory experience is particularly wide and includes company equity valuation, purchase price allocation, intangible asset identification and valuation (e.g., trademark, customer base, patent, etc.), biological asset valuation (e.g., trees, livestock, orchard, etc.), current asset and liability valuation, goodwill and other asset impairment evaluation, convertible bond valuation, employee share option valuation, and derivative valuation. He combines this with specialisms in energy and resources (e.g., mining right and resource valuations) and real estate (project valuation and development advisory) contexts. He has provided valuation services to numerous listed companies in different industries predominantly in China, Hong Kong, Singapore as well as globally in connection with these journeying clients. The profile of Simon’s clients includes numerous large scale IPOs of state-owned and privately-owned enterprises in China as well as various international MNCs invested in China. In previous firms, Simon gained much of his practical experience in audit or corporate finance capacities.
Mr. Chan obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia with majors in accountancy and finance. He is a Fellow (FCPA) of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and Certified Public Accountants of Australia (CPA (Aust.)). He is a Chartered Surveyor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) where he now serves on their North Asia Valuation Practice Group. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), an International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS), a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).