AMTD completes the HK IPO of Koolearn
On 28th March 2019, Koolearn Technology Holding Limited (“Koolearn”, stock code: 1797.HK), a leading online extracurricular education service provider in China, was successfully listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). Serving as a Joint Bookrunner and Joint Lead Manager, AMTD successfully completed the IPO of Koolearn and assisted the Company to land on the international capital markets. Koolearn’s listing is AMTD’s 3rd education stock IPO in past 3 years and the 7th IPO completed by AMTD in 2019.
Koolearn Technology Holding Limited (“Koolearn”, stock code: 1797.HK), a leading online extracurricular education service provider in China, was successfully listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange. AMTD served as Joint Bookrunner and Joint Lead Manager of this IPO.
Koolearn offered 165 million shares with issue price at HK$10.2 per share and gross proceeds of US$214million. The Company is a leading online extracurricular education service provider in China, with a comprehensive portfolio of well-recognised brands and strong capabilities in after-school tutoring and test preparation. The Company’s business was established in 2005 by New Oriental, a pioneer in China’s private education industry with over two decades of experience. Leveraging New Oriental’s extensive experience, the Company offers superior online learning experience to students through a wide spectrum of high-quality programmes categorized into three core segments, namely university, K-12, and pre-school online education segments.
Mr. Minhong Yu (2nd left), Chairman of New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Mr. Marcellus Wong (1st left), Vice Chairman of AMTD Group, Mr. Neil Wang (2nd right), Head of SpiderNet of AMTD Group and Mr. Tim Fang (1st right), Head of Capital Markets of AMTD Group attended the listing ceremony
AMTD has long term commitment to the education sector. AMTD actively promotes the development of scientific research and supports the education and training for innovative talents. AMTD has launched Hong Kong’s first university-industry collaboration-backed fintech center “AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business” together with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and established “University of Waterloo-AMTD Innovation Hub” in Hong Kong jointly with University of Waterloo from Canada. Prior to Koolearn’s IPO, AMTD successfully assisted Australian Top Education Group (1752.HK) and China Chunlai Education Group (1969.HK) in landing on international capital markets in 2018.