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Monday, 16 October 2017

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  • Zhongsheng sells short-dated CB

    Zhongsheng keeps it short

    Structured Equity | 13 October 2017

    Hong Kong-listed car dealership Zhongsheng Group Holdings has raised HK$2.35bn (US$301m) from a convertible bond issue with an unusually short tenor, mirroring a structure gaining popularity among Chinese bond issuers facing regulatory restrictions on overseas financing.

  • Asia rebounds despite China curbs

    Equities | 06 October 2017

    Equity and equity-linked offerings in Asia Pacific ex-Japan rebounded in the third quarter, but still fell 13% short of last year in the first nine months of 2017, at US$154bn, after China put the brakes on follow-on offerings.

  • Qudian builds early momentum

    Qudian builds early momentum

    Top News | 06 October 2017

    Online microlender Qudian has drawn strong early support for its NYSE listing as it looks to raise up to US$825m in the biggest US IPO from China’s financial technology sector.

  • Vincom IPO aims for speed and size

    Vincom IPO aims for speed and size

    Equities | 29 September 2017

    Vietnamese mall operator Vincom Retail last week started pre-marketing an IPO that promises to be both the biggest and fastest in the country.

  • ZhongAn swamped on Hong Kong IPO

    ZhongAn swamped on Hong Kong IPO

    Top News | 22 September 2017

    The first major financial technology IPO in Hong Kong has drawn overwhelming demand from both institutional and retail investors, showing the city’s ability to support high valuations for new-economy companies.

  • The logo of the Chinese logistics company Best Inc is seen outside a local delivery hub in Beijing, China.

    Best not the worst

    Equities | 22 September 2017

    Chinese logistics company Best raised half of the targeted amount from its NYSE IPO after investors refused to accept the pricey valuation the Alibaba-backed company had sought.

  • A man walks past a branch of China's Minsheng Banking Corp in Shanghai.

    Morgan Stanley and UBS lead China Minsheng Banking Corp ABB

    Ticker | 20 September 2017

    Topper Link and Fosun International are selling just over 643m shares in China Minsheng Banking Corp this evening to raise up to HK$4.75bn (US$608.2m). The accelerated bookbuild is led by joint bookrunners Morgan Stanley and UBS.

  • A man rides an electric delivery vehicle of the Chinese logistics company Best Inc in Beijing, China June 27, 2017

    Best slashes proposed US IPO

    Ticker | 19 September 2017

    Best, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group, has slashed its proposed US IPO after receiving tepid response from investors to its initial valuation, according to people close to the deal.

  • Chinese 100 yuan banknotes and a 100 dollar Hong Kong banknote

    ZhongAn defiant on valuation

    Top News | 15 September 2017

    ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance scored a coup ahead of its IPO of up to US$1.5bn by bringing in SoftBank Vision Fund as a cornerstone investor for around a third of the float, lifting its chances of meeting its aggressive valuation goals.

  • A SoftBank retail shop

    SoftBank Vision Fund considering US$500m investment in ZhongAn IPO

    Ticker | 14 September 2017

    SoftBank Vision Fund is considering a US$500m investment in the proposed up to US$1.5bn Hong Kong IPO of ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance, according to people close to the deal.

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