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Tencent-backed Maoyan Drops in Hong Kong Stock Debut

Stock MarketsFeb 03, 2019 11:48PM ET
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Investing.com - Beijing-based movie ticketing app Maoyan Entertainment traded lower in its Hong Kong debut stock on Monday.

Shares in Maoyan fell as much as 3% earlier in the day, after opening near flat at HK$14.82. Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd (HK:0700) is Maoyan’s second-largest shareholder, owning about 16.3% of the company ahead of its initial public offering.

The Tencent-backed company is China’s biggest movie-ticketing platform by sales. It raised $250 million in a smaller-than-expected IPO, and could raise up to $287 million if a greenshoe, or over-allotment option, is exercised within the first month of trade.

Maoyan had initially been looking to raise $500 million to $1 billion in its IPO, Bloomberg reported back in September. Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) were joint sponsors for the Maoyan listing.

“We are a company that focuses on long-term value creation. We're not worried about short-term market fluctuations,” Peter Zheng Zhihao, the Maoyan chief executive, said on Monday. “The most important thing is to create value for the industry and for our partners.”

Tencent-backed Maoyan Drops in Hong Kong Stock Debut
 

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