Ascletis Pharma breaks new ground with HK$3.6bn IPO

Chinese firm Ascletis Pharma has launched bookbuilding for a HK$3.58bn ($456.9m) IPO, the first company to take advantage of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s new biotechnology-friendly listing regime.

  • By Jonathan Breen
  • 18 Jul 2018
Left lead Morgan Stanley and sponsors China Merchants Securities and Goldman Sachs began taking orders for the deal on Tuesday, marketing a float of 224.1m primary shares at HK$12 to HK$16 apiece. On top of the base offer, which represents 20% of the issuer’s enlarged share capital, there ...

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 14.44
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.65
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.33
4 CITIC Securities 8.41
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.17

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 1,472.64 4 9.31%
2 CITIC Securities 1,389.13 8 8.78%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 1,340.29 6 8.47%
4 UBS 1,119.14 7 7.08%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,105.27 8 6.99%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 5,431.62 41 10.56%
2 JPMorgan 3,619.90 21 7.04%
3 Citi 3,555.05 26 6.91%
4 UBS 2,356.80 22 4.58%
5 Deutsche Bank 2,285.67 18 4.44%

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