Laekna Announces Largest 18A IPO Year to Date at HK$791 Million
June 29, 2023
Cooley advised China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited (CICC) and other underwriters on Laekna’s HK$791 million (US$101 million) initial public offering of 63,728,000 shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the largest 18A offering year to date.
Cooley advised STAR CM, a variety program intellectual property creator and operator, on its HK$390 million ($50 million) initial public offering of 14,731,600 shares at a public offering price of HK$26.50 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, subject to the overallotment option.
Cooley advised GOGOX, an online intracity logistics platform in Asia focused on the transportation of freight and goods in urban areas, on its HK$675 million (US$86 million) initial public offering of 3,120,000 shares (subject to an overallotment option to issue an additional 4,680,000 shares), which now trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Partners Michael Yu and Will Cai led the Cooley team advising GOGOX, which also included Lisa Yuan, Marcus Chen, Ying Liu, Keke Wu, Jasmine Li, April Wang, Cindy Pan, Shuaiwen Wang, Jieting Zhang and Freeda Li.
Cooley advised Asymchem Laboratories, a contract development manufacturing organization (CDMO) serving the global pharmaceutical industry, on its HK$7.15 billion (US$916 million) initial public offering – marking the largest healthcare IPO in Hong Kong this year – of 18,415,400 H shares, which now trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Partners Yiming Liu and Michael Yu led the Cooley team advising Asymchem.