Chinese electronic materials supplier DK Electronic Materials (DKEM) has raised $56 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the ChiNext market, while home appliances supplier Crastal Technology is all set for its bell-ringing ceremony this Friday.
Electronic materials supplier DKEM raises $56m in ChiNext IPO
DKEM, a Chinese developer and supplier of electronic materials, rang the bell on Shenzhen’s startup board ChiNext on Thursday after raising 399 million yuan ($56 million) in an IPO.
The company sold a total of 25 million shares at a price of 15.96 yuan ($2.25) apiece in the offering.
Established in 2010, DKEM is engaged in the research and development, production, and sale of electronic paste and other electronic materials in photovoltaics, display and lighting, and semiconductor industries. Its major products are front silver metallization paste for silicon solar cells.
The company is based in eastern China’s Wuxi city with a global R&D centre in California and a wholly owned subsidiary in Tokyo.
Following the listing, the company’s chairman Shi Weili remains its largest shareholder with a combined 35.60 per cent stake through direct and indirect holdings.
Shenzhen-based venture capital firm Oriental Fortune Capital owns a 6.45 per cent stake through two investment platforms. Investment vehicles managed by semiconductor fund China Fortune-Tech Capital and Beijing-based Hua Capital Management are among its minority shareholders.
DKEM registered 220 million yuan ($31 million) in revenue in the first quarter of 2020, down 8.31 per cent compared with the same period in 2019, according to its prospectus. The net profit attributable to shareholders stood at 35 million yuan ($5 million) in the first three months.
The lower revenue in Q1, the Chinese electronic materials producer said, was largely due to the pandemic which had impeded its downstream clients from resuming businesses after China’s originally week-long Lunar New Year holiday.
The company is expected to book a revenue of no more than 520 million yuan ($73 million) in the second half of 2020, which represents an up to 16.71 per cent decrease from a year ago.
Its shares are listed under the symbol “300842.” Hong Kong-listed Everbright Securities, which is controlled by Chinese state-owned financial conglomerate China Everbright Group, served as the lead underwriter for the deal.
Home appliance maker Crastal sets sight on $45m ChiNext IPO
Crastal Technology, a Chinese home appliance developer and manufacturer that operates under the brand Buydeem, is all set for an IPO on Shenzhen’s ChiNext market this Friday.
The company plans to sell 54.35 million shares at a price of 5.91 yuan ($0.83) per share, which amounts to an offering size of over 321 million yuan ($45 million).
Crastal Technology was founded in May 2003 to operate as a manufacturer and distributor of kitchen appliances that mainly include toasters, electronic kettles, electronic food steamers and electronic stoves.
Its largest clients include US home appliance firm Whirlpool Corporation, Australian small home appliance brand Breville, and UK-based Morphy Richards.
The company reported 551 million yuan ($78 million) in revenue in 2019, down 9.23 per cent from about 607 million yuan ($86 million) a year ago.
Its net profit was almost 66 million yuan ($9 million) in 2019, representing a year-on-year decrease of 2.94 per cent, according to its prospectus.
After the IPO, George Zhang Mohan, founder and chairman of Crastal Technology, will remain its the largest shareholder with a 28.06 per cent stake through Crastal Electric Group Limited. His father Zhang Bei will be the second-largest shareholder with a 24.30 per cent stake.
The company will float shares under the symbol “300824.” China’s Zhongshan Securities serves as the lead underwriter for the deal.