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DouYu Ends First Day at Its Offer Price in $775 Million IPO

Michael Hytha and Yueqi Yang
(Bloomberg) -- Chinese video-game live-streaming platform DouYu International Holdings Ltd. ended flat in its trading debut after its $775 million U.S. initial public offering.Shares of the company, backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd., closed their first day of trading Wednesday at $11.50, the same price as when they were sold in its IPO on Tuesday.DouYu, which delayed its listing amid market jitters in May, sold 44.9 million American depository shares and its investors sold another 22.5 million. The shares, which which had been priced at the bottom of the marketed range, opened down 4.2% and never rose more than 0.4% on Wednesday.The offering, which valued DouYu at $3.73 billion, was the biggest cross-border listing from China since Tencent Music Entertainment Group raised $1.07 billion in its U.S. IPO in December.DouYu, one of China’s top two video-game live-streaming platforms, initially planned to start its IPO roadshow in May but postponed it following President Donald Trump’s threat to boost tariffs on China, people familiar with the matter said at the time. The Wuhan-based company had filed for its IPO on April 22, almost a year after its biggest competitor, Huya Inc., went public in the U.S.DouYu had net income of $2.7 million on revenue of $222 million in the first quarter, according to its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That compared with a loss of about $23 million on revenue of $97 million during the same period last year.Existing investors that sold shares in the IPO included Aodong Investments and Co-Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Zhang Wenming, according to the company’s filings.Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and CMB International Capital Ltd. led the offering. The shares are trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol DOYU.(Updates with closing share price in second paragraph)\--With assistance from Crystal Tse.To contact the reporters on this story: Michael Hytha in San Francisco at mhytha@bloomberg.net;Yueqi Yang in New York at yyang492@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Polina Noskova at pnoskova@bloomberg.net, ;Liana Baker at lbaker75@bloomberg.net, Michael Hytha, Matthew MonksFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

(Bloomberg) -- Chinese video-game live-streaming platform DouYu International Holdings Ltd. ended flat in its trading debut after its $775 million U.S. initial public offering.

Shares of the company, backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd., closed their first day of trading Wednesday at $11.50, the same price as when they were sold in its IPO on Tuesday.

DouYu, which delayed its listing amid market jitters in May, sold 44.9 million American depository shares and its investors sold another 22.5 million. The shares, which which had been priced at the bottom of the marketed range, opened down 4.2% and never rose more than 0.4% on Wednesday.

The offering, which valued DouYu at $3.73 billion, was the biggest cross-border listing from China since Tencent Music Entertainment Group raised $1.07 billion in its U.S. IPO in December.

DouYu, one of China’s top two video-game live-streaming platforms, initially planned to start its IPO roadshow in May but postponed it following President Donald Trump’s threat to boost tariffs on China, people familiar with the matter said at the time. The Wuhan-based company had filed for its IPO on April 22, almost a year after its biggest competitor, Huya Inc., went public in the U.S.

DouYu had net income of $2.7 million on revenue of $222 million in the first quarter, according to its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That compared with a loss of about $23 million on revenue of $97 million during the same period last year.

Existing investors that sold shares in the IPO included Aodong Investments and Co-Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Zhang Wenming, according to the company’s filings.

Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and CMB International Capital Ltd. led the offering. The shares are trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol DOYU.

(Updates with closing share price in second paragraph)

--With assistance from Crystal Tse.

To contact the reporters on this story: Michael Hytha in San Francisco at mhytha@bloomberg.net;Yueqi Yang in New York at yyang492@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Polina Noskova at pnoskova@bloomberg.net, ;Liana Baker at lbaker75@bloomberg.net, Michael Hytha, Matthew Monks

For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com

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