SHENZHEN, CHINA, 13 December 2019 (Bernama) – OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd. (OneConnect), a leading technology-as-a-service platform for financial institutions in China, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 31,200,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs), each representing three ordinary shares, at a price to the public of US$10.00 per ADS.
OneConnect has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 4,680,000 ADSs to cover over-allotments. The total gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately US$358.8 million if the underwriters choose to exercise their over-allotment option in full.
The ADSs have been approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange and are expected to begin trading on December 13 under the symbol “OCFT.” The offering is expected to close on December 17, 2019, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Ping An of China Securities (Hong Kong) Company Limited are acting as active joint bookrunners and as representatives of the underwriters, BofA Securities, Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., are acting as passive joint bookrunners and as representatives of the underwriters, and CLSA Limited and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. are acting as co-managers for this offering.
A registration statement on Form F-1 relating to the securities being sold in this offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and declared effective. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed on the website of the SEC at www.sec.gov.
The offering is made only by means of a prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement.