Category Archives: Initial public offerings

$40 million offering closed by BVI-registered A-Power Energy

A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd., a BVI-registered company providing distributed power generation systems in China, has announced the closing on $40 million offering of senior convertible notes.

The proceeds of the deal are to be used primarily for purchasing components for A-Power’s wind turbine assembly business. The notes will mature in five years, and will be initially convertible at $10.637 per common share for a total amount of 1.5 mln common shares. The BVI company said it can redeem the notes starting from November 19, 2011, at 110 per cent of the principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest.

BVI-based Hecta Media to Float IPO on the London AIM Exchange

Hecta Media, a British Virgin Islands-based company engaged in acquisition of niche content websites and domain portfolios, on November 14 went public on London’s AIM, having raised approximately $9.5 million. The start of the dealings in the company’s shares was expected exactly on that date, when Hecta Media reported about its plans to float on AIM.

Hecta seems to be different from such companies as domain giant Name Media who had filed for a $175 million IPO, as it is essentially by-passing the venture capital and private equity channel that Name Media passed through to raise cash on the public markets with which to acquire sites and domains. Currently, Hecta does not own any sites or domains but now when it has raised cash it will probably start.