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Herbert Smith Freehills advises sponsors of China's Shanghai Gench Education Group on Hong Kong IPO / 史密夫斐尔律师事务所作为独家保荐人境外律师为上海建桥教育集团赴港IPO提供法律服务

16 January 2020 | Asia
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Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Macquarie Capital Limited as sole sponsor of Shanghai Gench Education Group Limited's main board listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

The IPO raised approximately HK$632.6 million, with the listing on 16 January 2020.

Shanghai Gench Education operates Shanghai Jianqiao College one of the city's largest private universities.

"We are pleased to have advised Macquarie on this IPO," said Hong Kong partner Matt Emsley. "China's private education market continues to be one of the fast growing market segments in China and the country's urbanisation combined with its growing middle class has continued to fuel this growth."

This is the fifth China education Hong Kong IPO on which the firm has advised. Since 2016, the team has advised Virscend Education, China New Higher Education, Minsheng Education and Xinhua Education on their listings.

Matt Emsley, Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan and Stanley Xie led the team advising Macquarie Capital, assisted by senior associate Jin Kong, associates Stephanie Chan, Afra Li, Tracy Lee and Karen Liu. 

 

国际知名的律师事务所史密夫斐尔作为上海建桥教育集团独家保荐人麦格理资本的境外律师,为其在香港联交所主板上市提供法律服务。

上海建桥教育集团通过此前的首次公开募股融资约6.326亿港元,于2020年1月16日开始在香港联交所交易。

上海建桥教育集团经营着中国最大的民办大学之一上海建桥学院。

史密夫斐尔合伙人艾迈修表示:“我们很高兴协助麦格理资本为上海建桥教育集团就此次IPO提供法律服务。中国的民办教育领域是增长最快的细分市场之一,这依赖于中国的城市化进程以及不断壮大的中产阶级,推动这一领域不断实现增长。”

从2016年开始,史密夫斐尔大中华区资本市场团队已经为五家中国教育公司在港IPO提供法律顾问服务,其中包括成实外教育、中国新高教集团、民生教育、中国新华教育,以及此次的上海建桥教育集团。

史密夫斐尔香港办公室合伙人艾迈修、新加坡办公室合伙人Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan、科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室合伙人谢守德率领律师团队为此次上市提供法律服务。高级律师孔瑾,律师陈颖瑜、李宝卿、利卓思和刘晓韵为此次交易提供协助。

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