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Conyers Dill & Pearman acted as special legal counsel in the Cayman Islands to Qudian Inc. (the “Company”) and certain Cayman Islands selling shareholders in connection with its US$900 million initial public offering (IPO) of 37.5 million American depositary shares on the New York Stock Exchange (Ticker Symbol: QD).
The offering from Qudian represents the biggest-ever U.S. listing by a Chinese financial technology firm. It is also the most high-profile company to take part in a resurgence of U.S. listings by Asian firms this year.
Qudian Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates online consumer finance platforms in the People’s Republic of China. It offers small cash and merchandise credit products. The Company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
Partner Anna Chong and Associate Charissa Ball of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised on the matter working alongside Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (US) and Fangda Partners (PRC).