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  • China tech board lures first international sponsor

    18 April 2019

    UBS has become the first international bank to sponsor a proposed IPO on China’s new tech board, even after the Shanghai Stock Exchange said earlier this week that sponsors would be required to invest in the deals they bring to market.

  • Kakao Page mandates banks for KRX IPO

    18 April 2019 By Candy Chan

    Kakao Page, a Korean digital content marketplace, has mandated NH Investment & Securities and KB Securities to work on a proposed Korea Exchange IPO, according to people with knowledge of the transaction.

  • Books covered for SNK's KRX IPO

    18 April 2019 By Candy Chan

    The books of SNK’s KRX IPO of up to W170bn (US$150m) are multiple times covered, according to a person close to the deal.

  • Life360 to raise A$145m via ASX IPO

    18 April 2019 By Candy Chan

    US family tracking app operator Life360 is set to raise A$145m (US$104m) from an ASX IPO that could be Australia’s largest technology float in three years.

  • Two clear CSRC IPO hearing

    18 April 2019

    Shandong Yuanli Science and Technology and Hongta Securities have cleared a China Securities Regulatory Commission hearing for proposed Shanghai IPOs.

  • Shenwan Hongyuan raises HK$9.08bn from HK listing

    18 April 2019

    Chinese brokerage Shenwan Hongyuan Group has raised HK$9.08bn (US$1.16bn) from a Hong Kong listing, according to people close to the deal.

  • Quartet clubs Asia's largest unitranche

    18 April 2019 By Sophia Rodrigues

    Four lenders have clubbed a unitranche loan of around A$1.125bn (US$808m) for the leveraged buyout of Australian education provider Navitas, in what is the largest such financing from Asia.

  • China to embrace first CDR listing

    18 April 2019

    Ten months after regulations were put in place, a Chinese company has filed for the first time to issue Chinese depositary receipts.

  • Malaysia’s Hextar sells M$121m Halex shares

    18 April 2019 By S Anuradha

    Hextar Holdings has raised M$121m (US$29m) through the sale of 155m shares in Malaysia’s Halex Holdings at a fixed price of M$0.78, people with knowledge of the transaction said.

  • Sterling and Wilson starts investor education for Rs45bn IPO

    18 April 2019 By S Anuradha

    Indian solar engineering procurement and construction company Sterling and Wilson has started investor education for an IPO of up to Rs45bn (US$646m), according to a term-sheet.

  • Hollysys Auto withdraws share offering

    18 April 2019

    Nasdaq-listed Hollysys Automation Technologies has withdrawn a proposed follow-on offer of 7.8m primary American depositary shares after its stock tumbled since the sale was announced.

  • Times China raises HK$1.57bn from upsized top-up

    18 April 2019

    Hong Kong-listed property developer Times China Holdings has raised HK$1.57bn (US$200m) from an upsized top-up placement.

  • Shagang seeks £800m for Global Switch stake buy

    17 April 2019 By Evelynn Lin

    Jiangsu Shagang Group, China’s largest privately owned steelmaker, is seeking a loan of about £800m (US$1bn) to back its planned acquisition of an additional 24% stake in British data centre owner Global Switch Holdings, even as the latter prepares for an initial public offering.

  • Times China launches HK$1.51bn top-up

    17 April 2019

    Hong Kong-listed property developer Times China Holdings has launched a top-up placement of up to HK$1.51bn (US$193m).

  • OCBC throws its hat in China JV ring

    17 April 2019 By Thomas Blott

    Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation is looking to set up a securities joint venture in China, joining a growing list of foreign banks seeking to take advantage of a relaxation of ownership rules in the world’s second largest economy.

  • China pushes credit hedging for corporate bond issues

    17 April 2019

    Chinese regulators have told private-sector bond issuers that they must offer credit hedging tools alongside corporate bond sales in the exchange market, according to people familiar with the guidance.

  • MOVES-JP Morgan appoints Yoneda as corporate banking head

    17 April 2019 By Wakako Sato

    JP Morgan has appointed Takenori Yoneda as head of corporate banking for Japan, effective June 1, to replace Takasuke Kevin Sekine, sources said.

  • ICBC Singapore prices US$2.2bn-equivalent three-currency Green 'Silk Road' bond

    17 April 2019 By Frances Yoon

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, acting through its Singapore branch, has issued a US$2.2bn-equivalent Green ‘Silk Road’ bond offering in three currencies, one week after Bank of China’s similar exercise.

  • MOVES-UBS names Bassolino, Dangayach to lead new division

    17 April 2019

    UBS has appointed Gaetano Bassolino as head of Asia Pacific debt capital markets and Deepak Dangayach as head of leveraged capital markets for the region.

  • ABSF poised to expand Australian securitisation market

    17 April 2019 By John Weavers

    The Australian ABS market is about to broaden following parliamentary approval of the A$2bn (US$1.42bn) taxpayer-funded Australian Business Securitisation Fund.

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