Prada Falls Short of Projected IPO, Yet Still a Huge Success

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



Slaughter and May have headed Prada’s official $2.1 billion HKSE listing.  David Polk & Wardell and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have also played a big role in this IPO.  Prada, following recent international trends, on June 24th became the first Italian company to list on the HKSE.  Hong Kong partners Laur...

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Prada Lowers IPO Expectations As Market Declines

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Posted on June 22, 2011 at 4:06 PM



Thursday, in Hong Kong, Samsonite & Prada were disappointed as their projected successes from their IPOs had setbacks.  Prada lowered its price for its listing in Hong Kong and Samsonite fell tremendously on their first trading day in HK.  These actions reflect a global trend of poor market debuts and selling across...

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Deal Watch- 6/20

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Li & Partners, and King & Wood are advising China Everbright Bank on their most recent financial transaction.  China Everbright Bank, which is already listed in Shanghai, is planning its second listing in Hong Kong.  They expect the listing to raise about $6 billion dollars, more ...

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Prada Woos HK Fashion and Financial Markets with Debut Fashion Show

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Posted on June 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Prada in preparation for it’s Hong Kong IPO gave the people of Hong Kong a taste of what their investments would be going towards in a high-end fashion show on Monday.  This event became a hot commodity amongst the people of Hong Kong and seats for the show became relatively exclusive giving it that extra high-end fashi...

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MGM China: Biggest Hong Kong IPO in 2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



As recently mentioned in the New York Times, the joint deal between MGM Resorts International and Pansy Ho, daughter of Hong Kong casino mogul Stanley Ho and chairwoman of MGM China, hit $1.5 billion in it’s first public offering.  Shares of MGM China will be priced at $15.34 (HKD), $1.97 USD.  Based on it’s total proce...

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Deal Watch - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised the joint sponsors, regarding the US $2 billion H-Share listing of Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co Ltd (Shanghai Pharma) on the HKSE.  The joint sponsors is comprised of Deutsche Bank AG Honk Kong Branch, Credit Suisse Ltd (Hong Kong), China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Se...

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Hong Kong's IPO Surge

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 5:12 PM



As Ernst & Young has recently reported, the current surge in Hong Kong IPOs marks a hopeful trend in economic growth that has dominated global IPO activity over the last two years. According to Bloomberg data, Hong Kong IPO activity has increased 40% this year. As of November 30th, Hong Kong raised $61.2bn in 74 I...

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China Red Goes Green

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Posted on June 8, 2010 at 10:06 PM



China has emerged as one of the most attractive investment markets for renewable energy. Last year, China spent an estimated $34.6 billion on renewable energy, almost doubling the United States. Wind energy companies are rapidly expanding into China. Renewable Energy Asia Group recently secured plans to develop and onsh...

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Chapter 18 Regulations Open Up HK IPO Market

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Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:05 PM



The Hong Kong IPO market, which saw a great deal of growth since 2009, may see a jump in resource IPOs as a result of recent regulatory changes. Effective on June 3rd, 2010, the HKSE new Chapter 18 regulations will restrict listings on the exchange. Chapter 18 rules prohibit pure natural resource exploration companies t...

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