AMTD completes the successful IPO of Wanka Online
On 21th December 2018, Wanka Online Inc. (“Wanka Online”, stock code: 1762.HK), China’s leading innovative technology company in the mobile internet market, was successfully listed on the Mainboard of Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). Serving as a Joint Bookrunner and Joint Lead Manager, AMTD successfully completed the IPO of Wanka Online. This IPO deal was another landmark case of AMTD in assisting new economy companies to land on the international capital markets after completing the IPO deals under Weighted Voting Rights (WVR) structure of leading new economy companies such as Xiaomi and Meituan Dianping, making the 17th IPO issuance of AMTD in 2018.
Wanka Online Inc. (1762.HK), China’s leading innovative technology company in the mobile internet market, was successfully listed on the Mainboard of HKEX with AMTD serving as the Joint Bookrunner and Joint Lead Manager
Wanka Online is a fast-growing technology company in the mobile internet market, helping connect businesses from various industries to hundreds of millions of Android-based smartphone users in China. Wanka Online provides Android-based content distribution services for marketers seeking mobile advertising, online-video distribution and game co-publishing services. According to the F&S Report, Wanka Online was the third largest third-party advertising service provider in 2017.
From left to right: Grace Zhou, CFO of Wanka Online , Ros Lam, Chief Strategy Officer of AMTD Group, Alex Gao, Chairman and CEO of Wanka Online, Bill Zheng, Vice Chairman of Wanka Online, Timothy Lee, Vice President of Capital Markets & Advisory of AMTD Group
Wanka Online offered 76.39 million shares with issue price at HKD3.56 per share and gross proceeds of around US$35 million before exercising over-allotment option.
AMTD has always attached great importance to technological innovation and its transformative power. The Group is committed to undertaking the “super-connector” role between the leading FinTech companies as well as internet companies and Asian capital markets. Since 2016, AMTD has acted as joint underwriter to help various new economy companies successfully complete their IPO in Hong Kong and the US, including Xiaomi, the unique and comprehensive company that covers e-commerce, hardware and internet and the first WVR stock in Hong Kong capital markets; Meituan Dianping, China’s largest life service e-commerce platform and the second WVR stock in Hong Kong capital markets; Meitu, the pioneer of technology IPO in Hong Kong’s capital market in a decade; , the largest leisure tourism resorts group worldwide; Mobvista, a leading technology services platform for global app developers; Babytree, China’s largest and mostactive maternity and child-focused unicorn; Tongcheng-Elong, a leading company in China’s online travel industry; X Financial, China’s leading FinTech company; TuanChe, China’s leading omni-channel automotive marketplace; Weidai, a leading Hong Kong based medical innovation and biopharmaceutical company Aptorum, China’s largest auto-backed FinTech platform and 7Road, China’s leading web game developer.