JinkoSolar mulls providing on Shanghai's STAR market to fuel new growth

Sep 22, 2020 12:45 PM ET
  • Leading 'Solar Module Super League' (SMSL) manufacturer JinkoSolar has actually exposed it is thinking about providing its primary operating subsidiary on Shanghai's STAR Market.

In a declaration released today, Jinko claimed its board had actually authorized a strategy to listing Jiangxi Jinko, the team's main running company, on the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Sci-Tech advancement board, or else known as the STAR Market, within the next three years, based on an "intragroup restructuring".

Equity financing has actually been sought to sustain the listing, with JinkoSolar's creators Xiande Li, Kangping Chen and Xianhua Li, as well as elderly monitoring workers at the firm, consenting to co-invest some RMB3.1 billion (~ US$ 458 million) for a 26.7% equity risk.

Jinko said that deal had actually been bargained at arm's length at an evaluation of RMB8.5 billion (US$ 1.26 billion), some 15.6% greater than JinkoSolar's market cap at the previous trading close last week.

The purchase, based on popular closing problems, is anticipated to complete by the end of next month.

Kangpin Chen, chief executive at JinkoSolar, claimed providing the subsidiary on the STAR Market while preserving JinkoSolar's existing listing on the New York Stock Exchange would certainly enable the business to elevate its account with financiers both in China and internationally, while giving it with "additional possibilities to expand in the future".

"Listing Jiangxi Jinko on the STAR Market will enable it to access a new resource of growth funding, which our company believe will eventually enhance our leading setting in the solar component industry and support our constant growth over the long term," he said.

Information of the strategy comes just months after Jinko's project development subsidiary Jinko Power Technology provided on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, increasing around US$ 366 million at the same time.

JinkoSolar Holding Co, which is listed on the NYSE, conducts most of its organization through two wholly-owned production operating subsidiaries in China, Jiangxi Jinko and also Zhejiang Jinko.

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