China Netcom fixes IPO price

Attractive valuation pays off with large order book.

Chinese fixed line operator China Netcom priced its Hong Kong and New York IPO just above the mid point of the range yesterday November 10 raising HK$8.87 billion $1.14 billion from the deal pre greenshoe. Thanks to a recent uptick in the share price of China Telecom, the IPO valuation started to appear extremely attractive in the last few days of the bookbuilding process resulting in a very strong institutional order book of $16 billion.

The 1.046 billion share deal was priced at HK$8.48 versus a marketed range of HK$7.88 to HK$9. The ADR component of the deal was priced at $21.82 via lead managers CICC,...

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