The right time to list

Following the crowd is not always the best option when it comes to preparing from an initial public offering.

The right time to list

When Kevin Wang joined Kingsoft Corporation as chief financial officer in February 2005, his main task was to prepare the China-based software company for a Nasdaq listing. By the end of that year, Wang had not only postponed the listing, but had also set about overhauling Kingsoft’s entire business model.

Established in 1989, Kingsoft quickly became a household name in the mainland thanks to its word processing office product written by co-founder, now also chairman...

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