Nio completes Hong Kong stock debut without raising new capital

Nio’s et5 electrical sedan is set to start deliveries in Sept. 2022.


Shares of Chinese electric-car or truck maker Nio started buying and selling on Hong Kong’s exchange on Thursday, immediately after the firm selected a shortcut path to listing that did not contain increasing new cash.

That route, referred to as a listing “by way of introduction,” allowed Nio’s shares to commence investing a lot less than two months just after it announced its prepare to list in Hong Kong. The stock shut at HK$158.90 in its 1st working day of buying and selling, when compared to a shut of $20.17 ($HK157.72) for its New York-listed American depositary shares on Wednesday.

Nio’s U.S.-listed shares rallied to shut up about 12.2% on Wednesday, but had been however down about 36.3% this year by Wednesday’s shut.

Nio joins a escalating record of U.S.-traded Chinese businesses that have picked out to listing on Hong Kong’s exchange in new months, seen as a way to hedge in opposition to the risk of currently being delisted from U.S. exchanges amid escalating U.S.-China tensions. Two of Nio’s U.S.-traded domestic rivals, Xpeng and Li Vehicle, both of those stated on the Hong Kong exchange final yr.

Chinese ride-hailing organization DiDi World wide, under stress from its household government, declared options to delist from the New York Stock Exchange in December.

Both Xpeng and Li Vehicle chose much more common paths to their Hong Kong listings, increasing $2.1 billion and $1.5 billion respectively. But Nio, which ended the third quarter of 2021 with $7.3 billion in funds on hand and lifted an additional $1.7 billion in an at-the-market providing in New York in November, failed to sense the need to raise more money with its Hong Kong investing debut.

Nio will report its fourth-quarter and whole-calendar year 2021 earnings soon after the U.S. marketplaces shut March 24.