Powerlong Real Estate Holdings Ltd.'s Powerlong Commercial Management Holdings Ltd. kicked off a public offering of 150 million shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The indicative price of the IPO shares will be between HK$7.50 and HK$10.00, with the final price to be determined on or around Dec. 19. If priced at the top end, the Chinese commercial operational service provider will be able to raise HK$1.50 billion before the exercise of the overallotment option.
Powerlong Commercial said it will use the amount raised from the IPO for strategic acquisitions for the expansion of its portfolio, to improve its technology, for investments in certain tenants and suppliers, for the refurbishment of retail commercial properties and for working capital and other general business expenditures.
As of Dec. 31, 2018, Powerlong Commercial had 45 retail properties under management with a total gross floor area of approximately 4.5 million square meters excluding car parks. It is expected to debut on the bourse on Dec. 30.
ABCI Capital Ltd., China Industrial Securities International Capital Ltd., Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) Ltd., CRIC Securities Co. Ltd., Zhongtai International Securities Ltd. and CMB International Capital Ltd. are the joint book runners for the offering. They are also joint lead managers along with Lead Securities (HK) Ltd.