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Chinese live-streaming platform DouYu unveils IPO pricing

Chinese live-streaming platform DouYu unveils IPO pricing

Live-streaming platform DouYu International Holdings Limited has revealed the pricing of its initial public offering of 67,387,110 American Depository Shares ("ADSs").

Each share is priced at $11.5 per ADS, and one ordinary share will be comprised of 10 ADSs. Trading began on Nasdaq under 'DOYU' yesterday, July 17th. 

The ADSs are offered by two parties, a majority 44,924,730 ADSs have been released by the company and the remaining 22,462,380 ADSs are offered by shareholders in DouYu.

Streaming platforms are growing rapidly in China, and a lack of access to sites such as YouTube and Twitch in the region has allowed local platforms to thrive. DouYu is backed by gaming behemoth Tencent, and is competing against rival platform Huya which also released a US IPO last year. Huya is also backed by Tencent

DouYu announced the $500m US IPO back in April, but was halted just one week after its unveiling due to threats made by Donald Trump to implement new tariffs on Chinese goods in the US.

The sale of the shares expects to raise $775 million, netting DouYu a cool $517 million of capital. 


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Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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