China Solar Company Longi Picks CICC for $4 Billion GDR Sale, Sources Say

Nov 22, 2022 12:41 PM ET
  • Zurich offering might occur in 2023 and also more banks might join
  • Longi Swiss GDR sale could be most significant ever by Chinese company
China Solar Company Longi Picks CICC for $4 Billion GDR Sale, Sources Say
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Chinese solar power tools business Longi Green Energy Technology Co. has actually picked China International Capital Corp. for a sale of international vault invoices in Switzerland, according to people knowledgeable about the matter.

The Shanghai-listed firm might offer GDRs in Zurich as quickly as in the first fifty percent of following year, individuals said, asking not to be determined as the details is personal. Longi, the world's largest solar company by market capitalization, said in an exchange declaring last month that it can market the GDR equivalent of as long as 8% of its outstanding shares, which would certainly be almost $4 billion worth, according to Bloomberg computations.

The business could make a decision to sell less than that depending on market problems, individuals said.

Considerations are recurring, details could alter and also more banks could be added later, individuals said. Representatives for CICC and also Longi declined to comment.

At $4 billion, Longi's Swiss GDR offering would be the biggest by a Chinese business considering that the nation's regulators started urging its firms to take into consideration selling shares there, as policy uncertainties and geopolitical stress make listings in the US harder.

China's securities regulator said in February that the Shanghai-London Stock Connect, which permits firms that are detailed on one exchange to offer depositary invoices on the various other, would be encompassed consist of companies listed in Switzerland, Germany and also Shenzhen.

Four Chinese firms including battery manufacturers GEM Co. and Gotion High-Tech Co. raised regarding $1.5 billion in total amount in Swiss listings in July. While the debuts opened the gate for even more GDR sales, they were met with low-key trading.

Founded in 2000, Longi has nearly 50,000 staff members and holds almost 1,400 patents, its website programs. The business is amongst numerous Chinese makers whose products have been apprehended by United States Customs beginning last year, after the US outlawed some solar product from Xinjiang because of claimed civils rights misuses. China's foreign ministry has actually repetitively denied cases of forced labor, labeling them as an attempt to damage its organizations.



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