Strong cornerstone support for Citic Securities' H-share IPO

Investors are attracted by the firm's big name and reasonable offer price. Sources say the institutional tranche of the $1.9 billion deal was two times covered on day one.

Strong cornerstone support for Citic Securities' H-share IPO

Having helped hundreds of Chinese companies to list, Citic Securities knows what it takes to lure investors to a deal. And China’s largest brokerage is making good use of that as it is now looking to list in Hong Kong. The firm kicked off the institutional bookbuilding for a Hong Kong IPO of between HK$12.8 billion and HK$15.1 billion $1.6 billion to $1.9 billion on Friday and is said to have received strong demand from institutional...

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