Accelink Technologies launches IPO

AUGUST 21, 2009 -- Accelink offered 40 million shares of common stock at an initial price of RMB 16.00 ($2.34) per share.

AUGUST 21, 2009 -- Chinese optical components and subsystems supplier Accelink Technologies (search Lightwave for Accelink) was listed for the first time today on the China A-Share Market. The shares were listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Accelink offered 40 million shares of common stock at an initial price of RMB 16.00 ($2.34) per share. The total funds raised via the offering were RMB 640 million (approximately $93.6 million), of which RMB 64 million come from the National Council for Social Security fund. The 40 million shares put on the market represent 25% of Accelink's total 160 million shares, whose total market value, at the closing price today, is 4.76 billion RMB.

According to Quam via the website ChineseStock.org, Accelink's shares opened at $3.95 a share and closed at approximately $4.36.

Accelink says it is the first public company in the space to issue stock.

The company says the offering funding exceeded the funding plan Accelink targeted when it received an IPO permit from the government. Accelink Secretary of the Board Mr. Mao says that, besides investment in new projects, Accelink will use the additional funds as a supplement of circulating capital. The new projects include improvements in capacity for EDFAs and subsystems, strengthening the company's abilities in photonic integration and fundamental components, and expansion and optimization of its marketing networks.

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