SHANGHAI, China, Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinduoduo Inc. (“Pinduoduo” or the “Company”) (PDD), an innovative and fast growing “new-ecommerce” platform and one of the leading Chinese e-commerce players, today announced that it intends to offer and sell 37,038,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each representing four Class A ordinary shares of the Company, and several shareholders (the “selling shareholders”) to offer and sell 14,815,000 ADSs, subject to market and other conditions, in an underwritten public offering. The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 7,777,950 additional ADSs from the Company and the selling shareholders.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the proposed offering to enhance and expand its business operations, for research and development, and for general corporate purposes and working capital, including potential strategic investments and acquisitions. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the ADSs to be offered by the selling shareholders.
Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, CICC, and China Renaissance will act as the joint bookrunners for the proposed ADS offering.
A preliminary prospectus related to the proposed ADS offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, the securities described herein, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Pinduoduo is an innovative and fast growing “new e-commerce” platform that provides buyers with value-for-money merchandise and fun and interactive shopping experiences. The Pinduoduo mobile platform offers a comprehensive selection of attractively priced merchandise, featuring a dynamic social shopping experience that leverages social networks as an effective and efficient tool for buyer acquisition and engagement.
For more information, please visit http://investor.pinduoduo.com/
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