Feb. 8, 2012 (China Knowledge) - A total of 14 Chinese companies launched initial public offerings in markets around the world to raise a combined RMB 1.14 billion in January 2012, according to a report by Zero2IPO Research Center.
The IPO size was down 85.2% from December 2011 and 84.5% from January 2011, while the number of IPO cases declined 56.3% month on month or 64.1% year on year partly because the Lunar New Year holiday fell last month.
Of the total, ten firms started IPOs on the mainland stock markets, raising a total for US$1.01 billion, and the remaining four enterprises launched IPOs in Hong Kong
. There were still no Chinese firms listed on the overseas stock exchanges last month.
Four enterprises floated shares on China's Nasdaq-style ChiNext board, while five firms launched IPOs on the Small and Medium Enterprises Board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange
. Only one enterprise was listed on the Shanghai
bourse in January.
In January this year, eight of these IPO companies were backed by 16 venture capital or private equity firms, which booked an average return of 6.15 times after exits through IPOs.