Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Macquarie Capital Limited and China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Limited as joint sponsors of Cathay Media and Education Group Inc.’s mainboard listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Cathay Media and Education Group is one of the pioneers in the private TV programme production industry in China. It operates the Communication University of China, Nanjing, which was ranked first in independent media and arts colleges in China in 2020.
Against the ongoing disruption caused by the pandemic, the company raised approximately HK$1.24 billion, with the listing on 15 July 2020.
Cathay Media and Education Group attracted four cornerstone investors including Orchid Asia, Snow Lake Funds, Foresight Orient Global Superior Choice SPC and Oceanic.
"We are delighted to have worked with Macquarie Capital Limited and China Merchants Securities on this IPO,” said Hong Kong partner Matt Emsley. “The resilient capital market continues to provide companies with welcome opportunities to reinvigorate their capital base after the pandemic.”
"Cathay Media and Education Group is the second education offering on which we have advised in recent months,” said Singapore partner Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan, who advised on US securities law aspects of the offering. "Promising education listings continue to be attractive to the market due to their growing competitive and market potential.”
"This is the fifth Hong Kong IPO in which Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei joint operation office has assisted since establishment almost one year ago,” said Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei joint operation partner Stanley Xie. “We congratulate our clients on their continued success, and look forward to offering even more innovative and efficient legal solutions in the future.”
Partners Matt Emsley, Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan and Stanley Xie jointly led the team, assisted by senior associates Jin Kong and Yuki Chan, associates Stephanie Chan, Afra Li and Karen Liu in Hong Kong, and associate Sean Ji from Kewei. Hong Kong trainee solicitor Kaiwen Sun and Kewei paralegal Jessica Sun also provided support. Joanna Hu led a joint team from Herbert Smith Freehills and Kewei's Alternative Legal Services businesses (assisted by Selina Wang, Huan Meng and Yuanyuan Yin) to provide high-efficiency solutions for document-intensive processes during the offering.
公司上市引入Orchid Asia、Snow Lake Funds、Foresight Orient Global Superior Choice SPC和Oceanic四家基石投资者。
合伙人艾迈修、Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan和谢守德率领律师团队为此次上市提供法律服务。主要团队成员包括香港办公室孔瑾(Senior Associate)、陈婷莉(Senior Associate)、陈颖瑜(Associate)、李宝卿(Associate)、刘晓韵(Associate)和孙凯文(Trainee Solicitor)，以及上海联营办公室季晓源(Associate)和孙菁(Paralegal)。胡西瑞率领的史密夫斐尔和科伟替代性法律服务(ALT)联合团队(主要成员包括王思颖、孟幻和尹圆圆)在发售期间为文件密集型工作提供高效率的解决方案。