Conyers advises China Kingstone Mining on Hong Kong IPO and Global Offering – March 2011

Posted 30/03/2011 • Updated 28/09/2011

First Chinese Marble Mining Company to List in Hong Kong

Conyers has advised China Kingstone Mining Holdings Limited (Kingstone), China’s largest marble mining operator, on its HK$1.3 billion (US$167 million) initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with a rule 144A/Regulation S placement to global investors.

Kingstone is a marble mining company with operations in Sichuan province, western China and is the largest marble mine operator in China in terms of reserves and capacity. The listing took place on March 18, 2011, under Chapter 18 of the listing rules which governs the listing of mineral companies. The sponsor was Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited. Five cornerstone investors have bought a total of US$48 million of shares in the offering.

Christopher Bickley of Conyers’ Hong Kong office provided Cayman Islands law advice to China Kingstone Mining Holdings Limited. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Commerce & Finance Law Offices, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Jingtian & Gongcheng also advised.

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