Thursday March 27, 2014 : CHINESE SPORTS LOTTERY TO RAISE MORE CAPITAL
500.com's latest move could raise $480 million.
The Chinese online sports lottery operator 500.com has SEC-filed a follow-on trade and convertible bond offering that could raise $480 million.
The New York-listed firm's proposed American Depository Shares transaction is expected to contain a mix of primary and existing shares made available by two major shareholders – Brothers Union International and Clear Treasure Group.
The deal will comprise 66.5 million A ordinary shares and 262.1 million class B shares, according to a company announcement.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc are acting as representatives of the underwriters for the proposed offering of the ADSs, and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is acting as the representative of the underwriters of the proposed offering of the Notes.
In connection with the proposed offerings, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., the sole bookrunning manager in the company's initial public offering of 66,539,000 ADSs representing the company's ordinary shares, are releasing the lock-up restrictions with respect to up to 49,627,409 Class B ordinary shares of the company held by two directors. The release will take effect on or about April 8, 2014, and the ADSs representing such ordinary shares may be sold on or after such date.