AMTD supports the successful listing of Meitu IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
On 15 December 2016, Meitu, Inc. (1357.HK, “Meitu” or the “Company”) commenced trading on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (the “Transaction”). Not only is the Transaction the largest technology company IPO in the Hong Kong market in the last decade after the e-commerce giant Alibaba’s B2B business was listed in Hong Kong in 2007, it is also the second largest IPO of Hong Kong’s non-financial companies year-to-date. AMTD acted as the Joint Bookrunner and Joint Lead Manager of the Transaction.
Meitu has become one of the largest listed technology companies in Hong Kong, after raising US$630mm from the IPO, with its market capitalization reaching over HK$35bn. Widely considered as “a landmark IPO transaction that may impact the Hong Kong capital market”, Meitu’s IPO attracted much attention in international capital markets and was well-received by a diversified mix of Chinese and overseas investors, ranging from high-net-worth individuals, international and domestic institutions and corporates.
AMTD Group Chairman & President Mr. Calvin Choi and Meitu Chairman Mr. Cai Wensheng
AMTD acted as the Joint Bookrunner and Joint Lead Manager of Meitu’s IPO and successfully brought in high quality orders. Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman & President of AMTD Group and his team were invited to attend the listing ceremony of Meitu held at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Lee Kaifu, Mr. Bob Xu, Mr. Charles Xue, Mr. Gavin Ni, Mr. Yang Xiangyang, Mr. Feng Bo and other leaders of the Chinese investment community were all invited to attend the ceremony.
From right to left: AMTD Group Chairman & President Mr. Calvin Choi; Zero2IPO Founder, Chairman & CEO Mr. Gavin Ni; Meitu Chairman Mr. Cai Wensheng; CCBI Chairman & CEO Mr. Hu Zhanghong and CCBI Deputy CEO Mr. Liu Shoujian
Meitu is a world-leading mobile Internet company, with a mission to make the world a more beautiful place, and a vision to build an ecosystem around beauty and make everyone a user of Meitu products. Meitu has built strong brand recognition and user loyalty through a series of software and hardware products, including Meitu, BeautyCam, Meitu smartphones, Meipai, Makeup Plus and SelfieCity. Meitu’s portfolio of mobile apps had been activated on over 1.1 billion unique devices as of 31 October 2016. Meitu repeatedly ranked among the top eight iOS non-game app developers globally in terms of number of downloads from June 2014 through October 2016, along with global Internet giants such as Alibaba, Apple, Baidu, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Tencent, according to App Annie, a globally recognized and independent app analytics company. Meitu recorded approximately 456 million MAUs globally as of 31 October 2016, including at least one million total users from each of 26 overseas countries and regions.
As a leading financial services platform headquartered in Hong Kong with a network across Asia, AMTD attaches great importance to innovation and technology, and has been expanding its investment in various areas of the new economy and new technology. Over the years, AMTD has completed a number of transactions related to the new economy. AMTD Strategic Capital Group, a platform that focuses on providing asset management, private equity and risk solutions under AMTD, has strategically invested in a number of innovative enterprises such as China’s leading internet finance company, Dianrong.com; China’s top online car rental service brand, UCAR; the U.S. internet finance company and distinctive student loan refinancing platform, Credible.com; and the U.S. online teaching services provider, Peachjar. In addition, AMTD Strategic Capital Group has joined force with the world’s largest and most influential Fintech summit organizer LendIt, to establish the “AMTD – LendIt Joint Global Office”. The collaboration aims to create a premier conduit for optimal and seamless exchange between Asian/global capital and the leading global internet/Fintech universe. Furthermore, AMTD’s support to the successful completion of Meitu’s debut – making it one of the largest listed technology companies of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange – has further increased AMTD’s presence in the new economy universe.