China: Fintech / Peer to Peer Lender X Financial Trades on NYSE

Chinese peer to peer lending platform X Financial (NYSE: XYF) completed its initial public offering (IPO) today trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. were joint book runners on the IPO.

The IPO saw the Class A ordinary shares priced at $9.50. The offering was for 11 million American Depository Shares (ADSs) thus representing a raise of about $104.5 million. Shares initially traded much higher jumping to over $20/share at one point but are now currently hovering around $13/share.

The underwriters have been granted an option to purchase up to 1,650,000 additional ADSs at the IPO price less the underwriting discount.

X Financial joins a number of China based Fintechs that operate domestically but trade on a US exchange. X Financial is a peer to peer lending platform that also provides other services such as wealth management and insurance.

China is the largest Fintech market in the world with a highly digitized financial services sector.

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