C-Mer Eye Care Holdings’s $73 Million Initial Public Offering


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., the sole sponsor, global coordinator, and bookrunner, in connection with the offering and listing.

C-Mer Eye Care Holdings Limited, a leading ophthalmic service provider in Hong Kong, completed its IPO and has been listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The offering included an offering of 197,000,000 shares, subject to the over-allotment option, with gross proceeds of approximately HK$571 million. The publicly offered shares were more than 1,500 times oversubscribed.

C-Mer’s pre-IPO investors included companies ultimately owned or controlled by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited or trusts for the benefit of certain family members of the Kwok family, as well as LKF Capital Partners, which is wholly owned by Dr. Allan Zeman. The issuer’s cornerstone investors included an investment company wholly owned by Mr. Huateng Ma, an investment company wholly owned by Mr. Yung Chiu, and a third investment company that is 100 percent controlled by the trustee of a discretionary trust set up by Mr. Michael Lee Yuen Ying.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised China Merchants Securities (HK) Co. with a team including KJ Tan (Picture) Winfield Lau and Yuki Chan.

Involved fees earner: Khoon Jin Tan – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Winfield Lau – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Yuki Chan – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Law Firms: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Clients: China Merchants Securities ;

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Author: Michael Patrini